Apr 3, 2023

Otavio Cordeiro wrote in his weekly notes:

Last week Bear released Bear 2 Beta on TestFlight and, as a big Bear fan, I downloaded it to try. The editor was rebuilt from scratch, adding features users were asking for a long time. One of my favorite features is backlinks, something all Obsidian users know well. Currently Bear supports [[WikiLinks]], allowing one to link another note (as Obsidian does), but the new version implements backlinks, showing which pages link the one selected. It also shows pages that mention the page but don’t link them (Unlinked Mention). This is big! I exported all my Zettelkasten notes from Obsidian and imported on Bear and will use it for now on. And it’s a native application, and I’m a sucker for good native applications.

Really happy to hear that the backlinks feature is working for you @otaviocc@social.lol! And that’s a huge deal if it can pull you from Obsidian. It was a difficult feature, as none of us really use backlinks, so this is encouraging to hear. Please let me know if there’s anything missing though, or something that could be done better!