Developer: Ulysses GmbH & Co. KG
Current Version: 19.2
Last Updated: 15 days ago
Download Size: 20 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.
### 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 proof-read before submission.
Ulysses requires a subscription. We offer monthly and yearly subscription plans. They include a fully functional 14-day 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.
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!
- Improved performance when exporting long lists to PDF
- Keywords are no longer included when exporting to Markdown
- Fixed broken footnotes in ePub export preview
- Better behavior when splitting & merging material sheets
- Improved accessibility of menu shortcuts
- Improved accessibility of the export preview
- Improved accessibility of material sheets
- Correctly shows the title of minimized windows after relaunching Ulysses
- Fixed some crashes when using code blocks
- Fixes a crash when trashing an external folder
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Most Helpful Reviews
The note taking app I’ve been waiting for!! - Finally — the right mix of hierarchal-based note taking, lightweight design, and ease of use. As a past user of Scrivener, Evernote, and OneNote, I have long craved something in between — a simple, bare-bones note taking app that would allow me to stash notes in a hierarchy, so I could easily keep related pieces of research and meeting notes together. OneNote and Evernote come close, but recent releases have changed the ease by which you can create and collapse hierachies, that aspect of their features/design feels at times limited or heavy-handed. Scrivener was a great go-to for awhile because of the support for sliding things around in hierarchy, but honestly I find Ulysses to be simpler and easier to manage the hierarchy. I can see this has some powerful markup/structured authoring features as well, but I’m not currently using those. Just basic note-taking, each project in its own folder (group), and it’s really great for just that!!
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.
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So close... - I could go on and on about all the ways Ulysses is an incredible app, because it is. I use it enthusiasticaly every single day. But I'm writing this review because for the 100th time, there are sync issues. If you're hoping to jump from Mac, to iPad, to iPhone, and have everything sync across perfectly it will work most of the time, just not _all_ of the time. When it doesn't work, it's really frustrating. Ulysses blames Apple's iCloud sync service. Fine, but other apps I use that utilize their own custom sync engine work every, single, time, perfectly (Omnifocus, Day One). This means it's possible to get it right. Maybe creating their own sync engine is the long term solution for Ulysses? Until they get it figured out it's still a phenomenal app that will occastionally drive you crazy, so close to being perfect. If you're jumping back and forth beween devices you should always pause before starting work on a new device, and confirm that any changes have been synced. If you don't get into this habit you'll end up navigating sync conflicts on a regular basis
Amazing - I can write freely without succumbing to my tendency to micro-manage the formatting as I write. Then later use the markdown to format things to my liking. It's greatly improved my productivity and sync across devices is seamless.
Not letting me write - Here is the thing: I can’t write at all! It dosen’t let me add anything.
Much to like, some dislikes - I find that I tend to come back to this app. What I wish for is that it would write more like writing in Pages or Word. I like to copy and paste into other documents and sources, but bolded type, quotes, and italicized sections don't paste well.
As powerful as you need it to be - While I haven't yet needed its more advanced features, Ulysses works great as a clean focused writing app.