Developer: Ulysses GmbH & Co. KG
Current Version: 12.1
Last Updated: 3 days 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
Experience using Ulysses by Independant Consultant and Adj. Professor - If you like using Markdown and also find yourself doing long form writing or dealing with the minutia of managing serialized writing, I think this is the best tool for the job. I have been using Ulysses for several years and I make a living on my writing. In the past I have use Scrivener (which is great as well, but didn't work well for my style: Markdown), Word, Sublime Text with Plugins, and a multitude of iOS and Mac apps. For me Ulysses has several killer features: 1) You can write long form texts broken up into sections that are automatically put together in order. Think of having 10 word docs each in a specific order, that you can then rearrange. 2) It is easy to write in a non-linear fashion. You can just start free writing, then split up the text and rearrange. This is so much more specific and less confusing than traditional copy & paste, especially for long form writing. 3) It is super easy to write an outline (or take this from another program such as MindNode (another favorite), then break up each heading (splitting the text) then you can write about any part you want in any order. Later everything is put back together. 4) It sync's instantly with iCloud allowing you to start on your mac, then switch to your iPhone or iPad (preferred) and take your work on the go. I especially like using this app on my 12.9" iPad Pro with Apple Smart Keyboard. The simple and distraction-less interface of the iPad is well suited to this program. 5) You can easily work with and export markdown, my preferred writing format. 6) You can set a per document goal or per part goal which gives you a simple way to know if you are hitting the right number. This is great for articles that need to be a specific length (and no more) or you are working towards a daily writing amount minimum, such as 1.5k words daily. I am just learning some of the more advanced features, but you can leave notes, tags, and use smart lists to do some really cool things. I know several other writers that use this program for their daily work (or at least drafting) and I find myself using this program daily. I like the interface so much that I even use it as a way to take notes in meetings or on client calls. I usually just put these in Evernote afterwards, but there is something about the interface (much like many Apple products) that just "feels right." I think that is why it has become a daily tool that I use constantly. Note: there are a lot of negative reviews about the subscription / pricing. If you are new to the program I would try and find reviews that represent actual use of the software and if it has benefits or features that will work well for your workflow. There is also a new 14-day "free" trial which allows you to try out the program on every platform. I highly recommend you take advantage of it. I have been using the program since 2014 and the developers are consistently shipping new features, bug fixes and have a very open and transparent way of communicating on their blog. I was happy to subscribe, even though traditionally I try to avoid software subscriptions if a single purchase license is available, because I get so much productivity out of the software and I think the developers are committed to a platform and writing process / philosophy that resonates with me.
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.