Obsidian allows you to easily migrate your notes from Bear using the [[Importer|Importer plugin]]. This will convert your Bear data to durable Markdown files, that you can use with Obsidian and many other apps. ## Export your data from Bear Obsidian uses Bear's backup format `.bear2bk` files. You can find Bear's instructions for creating the backup [on Bear's website](https://bear.app/faq/backup-restore/). 1. Open Bear. 2. Create a backup 1. On macOS: **File** → **Backup notes**. 2. On iOS: click the more menu (⋮) at the top of the sidebar and choose **Backup all notes**. 3. Choose a location for your backup file. 4. Click **Export notes**. 5. You should now have one `.bear2bk` file that contains all your notes. ## Import your Bear data into Obsidian You will need the official Obsidian [[Importer]] plugin, which you can [install here](obsidian://show-plugin?id=obsidian-importer). 1. Open **Settings**. 2. Go to **Community Plugins** and [install Importer](obsidian://show-plugin?id=obsidian-importer). 3. Enable the Importer plugin. 4. Open the **Importer** plugin using the command palette or ribbon icon. 5. Under **File format** choose **Bear (.bear2bk)**. 6. Select the location of your Bear backup file. 7. Click **Import** and wait until import is complete. 8. You're done!