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Bear vs Obsidian

Both Bear and Obsidian are Markdown plain-text editors, that can be used to link together notes.
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Bear

Bear stands out as a more polished, aesthetically pleasing product with a simpler set of features. Unlike Evernote, it is an Apple-exclusive app.

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Obsidian

Obsidian is a lot more sophisticated in its note-linking abilities. You can easily build and navigate whole knowledge bases with Obsidian. That said, it's definitely more complicated and less aesthetically pleasing than Bear.

Fan of minimal note-taking apps? 🤔

Maybe Paper is what you're looking for.