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Ulysses III

By The Soulmen GbR

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“Welcome to the future of writing.” – Cult of Mac
“It’s the one app modern writers need.” – MacAppStorm
“An impressive text-editing powerhouse” – The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)

*Best of Mac App Store 2013*

Ulysses III is the premier text editor for writers, meeting even the highest standards in both design and editing comfort. Its clean, modern interface lets you focus on your work, without making any functional compromises whatsoever.

The revolutionary editor, heart and soul of the application, offers the full suite of text editing options: Headlines, markers, lists and quotations, even images, annotations and footnotes are no more than a keystroke away. Even bloggers will rejoice: Code blocks and comments, links and videos are natively embedded – ne need to insert or wade through clumsy HTML.

All texts are stored in Ulysses’ library. They are automatically saved, easily found, and readily accessible. Even large projects are handled with ease, and thanks to a fully-realized iCloud integration, you can access all your texts from all connected Macs at all times.

Ulysses’ export function is similarly vast and flexible: With just a few clicks, you can turn your plain text writings into beautiful PDF documents, web pages and ebooks.

Whether you’re writing for your own enjoyment or for the world to see, whether you’re editing a blog or the Great American Novel – Ulysses III is the perfect fit for authors of all kinds.

You’ll love it.

### FEATURES ###

Focus & Concentration
- Markup-based text editor
- Light and dark full screen modes
- Typewriter Scrolling
- Clean, distraction free interface

Write & Edit
- Simple markup for headlines, lists, comments, quotes, important passages and more
- Easy insertion of links, annotations and footnotes
- Drag’n’drop placement of images and videos with live preview
- Option to attach keywords, notes and images
- Smart Copy & Paste
- Search & Replace
- Spell check, grammar check, auto correction & dictionary
- Dictation & Speech support
- Comprehensive text statistics

File & Organize
- A single library for all texts
- Groups, intelligent filters, favorites
- Full iCloud synchronization
- Automatic versioning and version control
- Import and editing of text files from external sources
- Integration of Daedalus Touch for iOS
- Global search

Export & Processing
- Export as PDF, Word, RTF, TXT, Markdown, HTML and ePub
- Live preview, send as email
- Pre-selected styles for export
- Edit styles via CSS
- Share files via Dropbox

User Interface & Navigation
- Simple, three-paned layout (library, sheet list, editor)
- Option to hide library and sheet list
- Functional markup bar (aka cheat sheet)
- Full keyboard navigation
- Easy text navigation via structure and bookmarks
- Various writing modes: light, dark, paged
- Hand picked color palettes

and so much more…

### SUPPORT ###

Please visit for more information. You can also reach our team via or on Twitter @ulyssesapp – we’re happily awaiting your feedback!

What's New in Version 1.1.2

# Ulysses 1.1.2 – the full disclosure update

According to our bug tracker, this update closes 56 issues. We seem to have added 4 new functions, made 7 changes, fixed 22 bugs and resolved 23 crashes. That’s a lot, and if you’re interested in checking out each and every entry, complete with original tracking number and title, you can do so at

What follows are two highlights from each category. Hand picked, but otherwise unaltered. Update now, it’s a good one.

## NEW
[2553] - Place insertion pointer after @: when creating new external sheets
[2675] - Remember last insertion pointer position

[2595] - Create new sheets by double-clicking sheet list
[3602] - Added image pasting from Preview or other image apps

[3550] - Improve editor performance with proportional fonts
[3572] - “footnote-placement: end-of-section” and “end-of-document” won’t display footnotes at all in PDF export

[3498] - Crash when pressing Return at end of inline code block
[3591] - Crash when exporting nested blockquotes to PDF


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Customer Reviews


Were it still selling for its introductory price of $19 or less, this new app for writers would not be a bad deal at all. Though it still crashes often, it seems to do so now without any loss of data, and comes right back up. It is an ingenious app in a minimalistic, iAWriter-influenced way and does a lot of what Scrivener does, except that its minimalist approach unfortunately extends to the documentation. That means that you need to be quite ingenious yourself to figure out how to make the best use of its gnomic features. You have to tinker, and that runs counter to the minimalist ethos of eliminating distractions. It’s not user-friendly so much as user-challenging: When it comes to outputting formatted documents as you would want them, you actually need to have some knowledge of coding. (Are the developers assuming that in today’s world everyone has, or should have, some basic literacy in coding? Well, perhaps they’re right.) One key Scrivener-like thing that Ulysses 3 does not do is split documents (called “sheets” in this app) or merge them back. The developers initially promised this — but two or so updates later, it’s still not there. They seem to have enormous attention deficits when it comes to certain crucial things — which explains why Scrivener, which admits to borrowing a lot from the original Ulysses, stole the march on them and remains well ahead. To sum up, I’m afraid this is a poorer version of Scrivener, for the price of Scrivener.

Long-Overdue App for a Long-Neglected Segment

This is a great app. Great. No two ways about it. I have been using it a week now and brought over a 250+ page book I am working on. I do not foresee using any other writing app for a long time to come. It does everything I need it to do and it does those things well. I write for physical publication, PDF, epub and blogs. This does everything from one source—like RAW in photo applications. Having used it a while, yes, I have identified some minor points I’d like to see added, fixed or adjusted, but for this level of polish, they are triffling concerns. Furthermore, if I ask for them, I bet they show up at some point. I had a brief panic moment where I thought Ulysses III had lost my 250+ pages of text. I emailed The Soulmen and they were back to me inside of five minutes with the fix for a problem that they didn’t create. Solid. I’m a believer. If you are looking at this for whatever it is you write, you can set aside the hesitation and go for it. If you’re still unsure, get the demo from their website. It won’t be long after that you plunk down your $45!

This update fixes several little bugs

I really enjoy working with Ulysses 2 to manage content for the web. The sidebar works a lot like Apple Mail and makes it easy to keep projects in order. It's perfect to manage content for the web. This update solves several small bugs and is highly recommended.

One little suggestion for the future:
I manage content for several large websites and regularly receive articles and documents from contributors that I place online. Ulysses is perfect for managing this, except that contributor content almost always comes to me as Word Documents. I can't change the habits of the authors. My present workflow is to use another OSX Markdown editor that has the capability to import and covert Word to Markdown, then paste this Markdown text into Ulysses 2. It would be great if Ulysses would import MC Word docs directly like some of the other Markdown editors.

Great update and keep them coming!

Ulysses III
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  • $44.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated: Jan 17, 2014
  • Version: 1.1.2
  • Size: 15.8 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
  • Seller: The Soulmen GbR

Compatibility: OS X 10.7.3 or later, 64-bit processor

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