Could Bear 2.0 be a new approach to manage my Second Brain ?

Stéphane Sulikowski
PKM Playbook
Published in
5 min readJul 24


An exploration of note-taking and knowledge management apps for the modern user

As a content producer and an avid user of Obsidian, I have explored various note-taking apps in search of the optimal tool for managing my knowledge workflow. I had the chance to participate to the beta of the newly released Bear 2.0, and it has caught my attention and made me reconsider my choice.

Obsidian: A Robust Tool for Knowledge Management

Obsidian has been my go-to tool for a significant period, offering a powerful platform for managing my knowledge workflow. However, Obsidian can sometimes looks complex and I would expect more streamlined solution. This is where Bear 2.0 comes into play.

Bear 2.0: A Simplified Approach to Note-Taking

Upon my first interaction with Bear 2.0, I was impressed by its sleek interface and user-friendly design. It seemed like a promising alternative to Obsidian, offering a range of features that cater to my needs:

  • Seamless User Experience: Bear 2.0 offers smooth navigation and an intuitive design, enhancing the overall user experience.
  • Markdown and Wikilinks Support: Bear 2.0 supports markdown and wikilinks, making it easy to write and link notes together.
  • Shortcut Actions: While Bear 2.0 does not offer templates, it provides shortcut actions that help streamline the workflow.
  • Simplicity: Bear 2.0’s simplicity is a refreshing change from the extensive features offered by Obsidian.

It’s important to note that Bear 2.0 is available exclusively within the Apple ecosystem. This means it’s accessible on devices like the MacBook, iPad, and iPhone, ensuring a seamless experience across all your Apple devices. However, this is a strong limitation for those who use other operating systems.