When it first launched, Bear was an intriguing alternative to bloated note-taking apps like Evernote and OneNote, but it was still a little too new to dive into. After a couple of minor iterations, I'm convinced it's a worthy alternative for those sick of the bloat of other notes apps and for those who like the take-home simplicity of plain text. Provided you're in the Apple ecosystem, anyway.


Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: A look back at the video games banned in Australia, watch astonishing HD footage of Mars' surface, government outlines proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act.


There are currently over two million apps available for Apple iPhone. Android has even more. When you throw in Windows, Mac, Linux and myriad browser extensions, the number of apps to choose from is truly overwhelming.

To help simplify things, Lifehacker's experts have hand-picked around 200 apps for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, Chrome and iOS that every technology user should own. Best of all, most of them are completely free!


Lifehacker Australia is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. Since 2007, we've dispensed tens of thousands of tips, guides and life hacks on every conceivable topic - from setting up a VPN to nude selfie-taking. To commemorate our tenth birthday, here are the ten most popular Lifehacker Australia articles of all time...