Developer: Ulysses GmbH & Co. KG
Current Version: 12.1
Last Updated: 2 months ago
Download Size: 20.4 MB - Download
Ulysses is your one-stop writing environment for Mac, iPhone and iPad. Its pleasant, focused writing experience, combined with effective document management, seamless sync, and flexible export, make Ulysses the first choice for writers of all kinds.
++ Apple Design Award Winner 2016 ++ Best of App Store 2015 ++ Best of App Store 2013 ++
“The app is amazing. An absolute delight to use. Well done.”
– David Hewson, Bestselling Author (The Killing)
### A Text Production Powerhouse
Ulysses’ markup-based, distraction-free editor lets you focus on your most important task: Write, edit, and write some more. Formatting is kept for later, so you can completely immerse yourself in the text. Ulysses’ uniquely streamlined toolset covers the entire writing process, and its clean and simple interface will boost your productivity. From first to final draft, from prologue to closing chapter – Ulysses keeps you in the flow, so you can get stuff done.
### All Your Texts, All the Time
Everything you’ll ever write is stored in Ulysses’ unified library. You can manage projects of all kinds and sizes, be it novels, diaries or study notes – they are always save, and automatically in sync. And since Ulysses offers feature parity across macOS and iOS, it doesn’t matter where you are or when inspiration hits: All its tools, and all your texts, are always at your fingertips.
### Create eBooks, DOCX, PDFs and HTML
Ulysses’ export is flexible enough to cover any writer’s needs: Transform your text into beautiful PDFs, Word documents or eBooks. Or export HTML code, ready to be used anywhere on the web. You can even choose between a variety of pre-made formatting styles for all kinds of purposes, or create your own and share it with other users.
### Publish to WordPress & Medium
Do you blog? Ulysses’ offers best-in-class WordPress & Medium publishing. You can post to WordPress from right within the app – complete with images, tags, categories etc. Publishing to Medium works just as easy, and both offer a built-in preview to proof-read before submission.
Ulysses requires a subscription. We offer monthly and yearly subscription plans, as well as a special discount for students. There’s also a fully functional 14-day trial, so you can test Ulysses (including export and sync) before you commit.
All plans unlock the app on Mac, iPhone and iPad, and feature full iCloud synchronization.
Please visit ulyssesapp.com for more information. You can also reach us via [email protected] or on Twitter @ulyssesapp – we’re happily awaiting your feedback!
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Duration and price of each subscription are displayed in Ulysses’ storefront, updated at the time of purchase. Payment will be charged to iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off no later than 24 hours before the end of the current period. Subscriptions and auto-renewal can be managed/turned off in the iTunes account settings. Any unused portion of a free trial period is forfeited as soon as a subscription is purchased. Student subscriptions automatically terminate after their duration, as shown in Ulysses’ storefront at the time of purchase.
This update fixes a few stability issues that snuck into the previous version.
- Added support for inline image previews in editor
- Added shortcuts to move lines up or down
- Added ability to filter sheets for “any keyword” or “no keyword”
- Added ability to search and replace newlines and tabs
- Now supports/honors system preferences for “sidebar icon size” in the library
- Major improvements to scrolling editor and resizing sidebars
- Marked tags are now correctly exported to HTML or ePub
- Improved integration with Timing App
- VoiceOver: Added custom accessibility rotor to navigate between headings and misspelled words
- VoiceOver: Style preferences are now fully accessible
- Fixed bugs and improved overall stability of the app
Most Helpful Reviews
Great app worth the subscription, and yes I had paid full price previously - Ulysses is a great app for writing in a minimal environment with the power and flexibility to output to a variety of formats and platforms. There is a learning curve for markdown. It is not a wysiwyg kind of app like Pages or Mellel. So it isn’t for everyone. But it is for many. And yes, I had purchased the versions for Mac and iOS before they went subscription, and I was happy to get the discount on the subscription and keep using it. Don’t let the one-star rating undermine your objective opinion of the app itself. The developers are honest and hard working. I suppor them in their efforts and business model. Some people are unhappy that Ulysses has gone the way of the subscription model. The fact of the matter is that this is the way software is going. Adobe, Microsoft, DayOne, ToDoist, Evernote, Ulysses. It used to be that companies could survive by occasional paid upgrades and releases. That was when the home computer was still being adopted by every user in a home, and new users meants new sales. Now we are at a point where a home has two or more computers. There aren’t droves of new users constnatnly buying product. There are established users and companies have to make their money somehow. $50 every couple years from each user can’t cover it.
Another worthless update - Update: I’m reviewing each version from the perspective of a user who already purchased the old version, before they went to a subscription model. I’ll judge each update based on whether it’s worth the $3 they are charging per month. Version 11.4: Offers no worthwhile functionality over pre-subscription version. Collectively, September 2017 updates are not worth $3. Version 11:2: For those of us who aren’t affected by new localizations, offers no worthwhile funcitonality over pre-subscription version. Not worth $3. Previous review: This developer chose to treat their existing customers horribly when implementing subscription model. Don’t be fooled! There’s no new functionality in these new updates. The writing is on the wall: this developer is in trouble. How long until they close up shop and swallow your subscription fee? Also, they claim to be a “premium” app. Guess what—the “premium” qualifier applies to the ENTIRE customer experience, not just the app. Pulling moves like the subscription model is nowhere near a premium experience. It’s tantamount to charging people for doing no work at all.
More Reviews for Current Version
What? - Wait, you not only switched to a new SKU solely to implement a subscription model —but the non-subscription SKU is completely removed from the App Store? So I paid $49.99 for the original Ulysses, only to be completely abandoned??
Meh - SnippetsLab is ten bucks to own and does almost everything that this app does.
The best for longform writing - I am writing my entire dissertation in this app. It’s customizability and writing environment remains the best, in my view. That said, those who are writing nonfiction/academic stuff should know that this app will introduce a number of huge hassles to your workflow. For example, this is not the best environment to create and edit footnotes because the app basically hides them from view in a bubble that is far more suited for reading rather than writing/editing. It leaves a huge margin for error since you have to click on each footnote just to read it (and forget about search/replace in footnotes, thus making quick citation formatting an impossibility). Creating your own Markdown style to mitigate the issue only introduces new issues when it comes to exporting. And speaking of exporting, it is virtually impossible to create a professional-looking document from any of their built-in templates, since they have so many little spacing oddities. And the style exchange really isn’t much better since it’s highly customized for specific purposes. You’ll have to spend a lot of time with their CSS, learn pandoc, or simply export your stuff to Markdown and take it to a different Markdown app/script/service that handles exports better (pretty much most of them).
Nice editor, but app doesn’t recognize subscription renewals - Things I like about Ulysses: document management, markdown editing, iCloud sync. Things I don’t mind: paying $4.99/month. Devs gotta eat, too. One thing that’s really starting to annoy me: every month, the App Store reports that my subscription has auto-renewed; the credit card reports that I have paid $4.99; and the apps - all of them, across all my devices - report that my subscription has expired. It happened last month, it happened again this month. (No, the “restore purchases” link did not help. Thanks for asking!)
Really, Fix the Messed Up Search & Replace - I love this app, use it every day, am willing to pay the subscription, but given that, I really don’t think the Search & Replace should still be messed up (starting with v12). If I paste a term to search for into the Find field, it doesn’t find it. Says there’s no instances. In fact, if I had a previously searched for term, it’ll find THAT term instead. The only way to get the Search to work is to delete a character and type it in again, then the app seems to catch on. If you want people paying every month, you can’t have problems like this going on for so long. If it goes on much longer, I cancel my subscription and move on. Gone back to v2.8 for now.