Developer: Ulysses GmbH & Co. KG

Current Version: 20.2

Last Updated: 11 days ago

Download Size: 20.5 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 saved, 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.

### Built-In Proofreader and Editing Assistant
Write with confidence, thanks to Ulysses’ integrated grammar and style check. Available for well over 20 languages, it analyzes your text and offers informed suggestions for capitalization, punctuation, semantics, redundancy, style and more.

### 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, Ghost & Medium
Do you blog? Ulysses’ offers best-in-class publishing to WordPress, Ghost, and Medium. You can post to WordPress and Ghost from right within the app – complete with images, tags, categories etc. Publishing to Medium works just as easy, and all three offer a built-in preview to proofread before submission.

### Pricing
Ulysses requires a subscription. We offer monthly and yearly subscription plans. They include a fully functional trial, so you can test Ulysses (including export and sync). There’s also a special discount for students.

All plans unlock the app on Mac, iPhone and iPad, and feature full synchronization.

### Questions
Please visit ulysses.app for more information. You can also reach us via [email protected] or on Twitter @ulyssesapp – we’re happily awaiting your feedback!

Terms of Use: https://ulysses.app/app-terms-of-service
Privacy Policy: https://ulysses.app/app-privacy-policy


Release Notes:

- Improved preview texts of navigation items in the dashboard.
- You can now drag text to the dashboard to create new notes.
- Fixed dashboard layout when scroll bars are always visible.
- Fixed problems when checking long texts.
- Spelling suggestions will no longer offer huge numbers of options.
- Improved import of HTML and DOCX files.
- Fixed various of crashes.

If you're happy with the app, please rate it, or even leave a review. This is a great way to support us indie developers. Thanks a lot!


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 19
Review by Slade Roberson

An Elegant Alternative to Scrivener - I use Ulysses for writing ficiton. I was a Scrivener user for years. It's a powerful program that reminds me in some ways of Photoshop - incredibly powerful yet complex in ways I often never get around to using. The #1 reason I choose to write in Ulysses is the ability to sync and access my Ulysses projects from all my Mac devices - iPhone, iPad, MacBook Pro. This is where Scrivener falls apart - their iPad app is a different program, and syncing across multiple devices requires third party programs and platforms ... and then it still doesn't work that great. I can write anywhere, anytime. My other favorite feature is being able to write in Markdown -- so with two keyboard clicks, I can leave inline notes to myself within the text that do not export to the finished document and don't exist in a sidebar. The simplicity of the design in relationship to the variety of function is great. Two feature requests - I still use Pacemaker for project wordcount setting and goal keeping. I'd love it if Ulysses' in app goal setting features were so robust. I also wish the color coding on keywords was more saturated/ high contrast, and that colors could be assigned to elements in the Library.

Found helpful by 122 out of 125 people
Version 12.1
Review by BurningTin

Might be for you if... - … you love markdown and don’t mind continually paying for the same feature set. There are lot’s of Ulysses fanboys clamoring to give it five stars, but honestly, this app isn’t that special. I don’t see it. I do understand why it has gotten so many one stars--just read the blogs about what happened to their existing customers when they switched over to subscription. But my low review isn’t because of that. The app has a basic minimal feature set for a premium price: a you pay forever for it like it were a service. That’s silly. Plus the transition to subscription has resulted in nothing but instability and bugs. What was a basic but solid little app is now an expensive irritation. There are better apps out there that you can simply buy--I’ve bought most of them. The one I ended up using is far more powerful for long writing, and I use another now for markdown blogging. Problem solved, no ongoing payments required so that I can keep access to my writing life.

Found helpful by 114 out of 133 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 20.2
Review by surelybworkh

Really Enjoying Ulysses - What sold me on Ulysses was the markup and the ability to readily publish to WordPress. I haven't done that yet, but I'm finding there is so much more here. This is quickly becoming the home for all of my writing!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 20.2
Review by Taralivi15

Unable to Uninstall - This app won't let me uninstall it from my computor. I even deleted and hoid the purchase on the App Store. Yet, nothing worlks. There's just no way to uninstall it and it's really frustrating me. If there's a way I can get rid of this app off of my computor, please PLEASE let me know! I've run out of options to rid of it.

Found helpful by 0 out of 1 people
Version 20.2
Review by SStomper

Excellent Program - First time I used Ulysses the desk top version (I prefer over SAS). I use to write fiction stories and novellas. For simple plots it's a great program. When I build complicated plots I rely on Scriviner or Storyist. My complaint about on-line software is getting access when net fails, as happened. I could not open the online program but the desktop version I have worked great. The second issue with SAS is boot time and crashing. Last night 42 seconds to load a ten page document. For writing its great, makes it simple and easy to format a document. This might sound odd it is not feature heavy like MS Word. Easy and simple layout. i wish Ulysses would push out a desktop update in case the on line cannot be accessed. That aside I use it every day.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 20.2
Review by JonathanC66

Features - If they would add a web-based application and the ability to collaborate in real time with co-authors, this would be the perfect app.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people