Ulysses

Developer: Ulysses GmbH & Co. KG

Current Version: 11.1

Last Updated: 10 days ago

Download Size: 14 MB - Download

Description:

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.

### Pricing
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.

### Questions
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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Subscriptions automatically renew, unless auto-renew is turned off no later than 24 hours before the end of the current period. 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.

Terms of Use:
https://ulyssesapp.com/kb/terms-and-conditions

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Release Notes:

With this release we’re switching Ulysses to a subscription model.

- A single purchase to unlock Ulysses on all devices (Mac, iPhone, iPad)
- Fully featured 14-day trial (including sync, export, everything)
- Yearly, monthly, and student plans available

You can now get “the greatest text editor the world has ever seen” for less than the cost of a coffee/month.

If you have previously purchased Ulysses – for either macOS or iOS –, we are offering special migration deals to ensure your investment hasn’t been in vain. These include up to 18 months of free use for recent customers, and a lifetime discount on our yearly plan.

For details about the transition, info on all offers, and some background concerning the switch to subscription, please visit our blog: ulyssesapp.com/switch

Thanks for your ongoing support!

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Ulysses 11.1: Modified the in-app-store to be more precise and less confusing (hopefully).

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 11.1
Review by npydyuan

It’s worth it - Ulysses is such a polished, thoughtful, consistent, well-supported app that’s truly a joy to work in, it’s totally worth the subscription price. I can’t even remember when I paid for this app in the first place, but it’s been years, and since then I’ve gotten tons of hours of wonderfully productive use out of it, and I’ve had multiple email conversations with the developers, who seem to actually care about the feedback and comments I’ve offered. Some of the exact, specific changes I’ve suggested have been, actually rather swiftly, implemented—I’m not saying it was just because of me, but still! For an existing owner of the app, the new pricing model comes out to less than $3 a month. A MONTH. I can handle it. I’m glad to handle it. I know the concerns about subscriptions—EVERYONE wants a little piece of you each month now. I get it. But some products and services are worth paying for, and… maybe some aren’t. Maybe the growing predominance of the subscription model means we just need to be a little more selective? I’m not sure that’s a bad thing. Anyway, Ulysses is top of my list. Aesthetics, spotlight integration, balance of simplicity and features, great support as I already mentioned, iCloud syncing that never fails, awesome iOS version (included with the subscription—as many devices as you need, come on!!)… Like I said, it’s unambiguously worth it.

Found helpful by 7 out of 24 people
1/5
Version 11.1
Review by VisualSeed

Not worth the subscription. - Sorry guys. My wife and I religiously used your mobile and desktop apps, but after your recent change to a subscripotion only model, I have to say we will no longer use them or buy anything further from your company. It’s one thing to point out that development costs money and new features aren't cheap and change your business model. It’s an entirly different thing to hold customers hostage by extorting money from them in oder to use software they had already paid for under a previous license term. It would have been much smarter for you to begin your subscription model with an entirly new version of the software and "end of lifed” this version so it would have been usable for all those that had paid full price.

Found helpful by 38 out of 45 people

More Reviews for Current Version

5/5
Version 11.1
Review by npydyuan

It’s worth it - Ulysses is such a polished, thoughtful, consistent, well-supported app that’s truly a joy to work in, it’s totally worth the subscription price. I can’t even remember when I paid for this app in the first place, but it’s been years, and since then I’ve gotten tons of hours of wonderfully productive use out of it, and I’ve had multiple email conversations with the developers, who seem to actually care about the feedback and comments I’ve offered. Some of the exact, specific changes I’ve suggested have been, actually rather swiftly, implemented—I’m not saying it was just because of me, but still! For an existing owner of the app, the new pricing model comes out to less than $3 a month. A MONTH. I can handle it. I’m glad to handle it. I know the concerns about subscriptions—EVERYONE wants a little piece of you each month now. I get it. But some products and services are worth paying for, and… maybe some aren’t. Maybe the growing predominance of the subscription model means we just need to be a little more selective? I’m not sure that’s a bad thing. Anyway, Ulysses is top of my list. Aesthetics, spotlight integration, balance of simplicity and features, great support as I already mentioned, iCloud syncing that never fails, awesome iOS version (included with the subscription—as many devices as you need, come on!!)… Like I said, it’s unambiguously worth it.

Found helpful by 7 out of 24 people
1/5
Version 11.1
Review by *Peripatetic*

Paid premium. Now force subscription. - How can I trust devs? Spent over $60 on Mac and iOS apps. Now I can "beneficently" receive from devs 25% off new user annual price? Unfair. Should have been grandfathered in. Won't be subscribing. Will be disrecommending previous recommendation to others to try Ulysses. Now have to go through time dump of transferring data to another app. Ugh. Thanks for nothing.

Found helpful by 6 out of 8 people
1/5
Version 11.1
Review by Quark Gluon Plasma

Lost me as a customer forever - The new subscription model and its cost killed whatever affection I had for Ulysses. I have been a fan of Ulysses and Markdown more in principal than as a matter of utility. As a working physical scienctist, I need LaTeX for my research, and the majority of markdown editors, including Ulysses, do not support it. For casual notes, I have usually found Apple Notes adequate. Still, I enjoyed having Ulysses as part of my toolkit. The cost of an annual subscription is about $40 USD, or $30 USD for prior users, and the app does not have enough value for me to justify that cost. I am not opposed to subscription models, but the cost has to be commensurate with value to me.

Found helpful by 6 out of 8 people
5/5
Version 11.1
Review by cfanaic

Supporting The Development Of An Indispensable Writing Tool - I purchased Ulysses for Mac and iOS a while ago, and ever since then it has become one of my most-used apps. The reasons why it is great have been well documented in other reviews. The reason I’m here is to support the developers and their transition to a subscription model. The fact is that software development is expensive and it never ends. The developers have to support this app, indefinitely. It’s not like a physical product where there is a fixed cost up front. They need to maintain revenue to maintain their workforce and their business, and with the old model the only way is to expand their market indefinitely; it is unsustainable. This is especially an issue for apps that cater to a somewhat niche market like writers. That is why for indispensable apps like Ulysses, I’m happy to support their long-term development. The subscription price is reasonable, especially for those who have previously purchased the app. I hate when a great app is discontinued, and if this helps ensure Ulysses is around for the long haul, then I’m in.

Found helpful by 5 out of 21 people
5/5
Version 11.1
Review by puritan

TANSTAAFL - TANSTAAFL. There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch. Was I happy to hear that Ulysses is transitioning to a subscription model? I have to admit, initially I was angry. I paid good money for this app and now it’s like I went from owning it to renting it. However, I quickly got over that. I use Ulysses nearly every day because it’s an excellent app. I’ve personally requested features to be added via Twitter that were eventually added. People don’t work for free. So, while I’m writing at Starbuck with my $3 coffee, I can rest assured that this excellent app will continue to be excellent for less than the cost of my coffee PER MONTH. Your coffee won’t synch flawlessly across all your devices, but Ulysses will. Your coffee won’t get better with time, but Ulysses will. Your coffee may help you in one day with creative inspiration, but Ulysses will facilitate your creativity EVERY day. Your coffee won’t provide you with tons of choices on how to personalize your work enviornment, but Ulysses will. Your coffee won’t provide you with a clean, neat, decluttered interface to find all your creative work, but Ulysses will. My advice? If you really can’t afford $3/month for this excellent app, then forego a cup mediocre coffee to make up the difference. Or, go to the theater one time less in the course of the year. You’ll get far more milage out of Ulysses than you will the coffee or the movie.

Found helpful by 4 out of 22 people
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