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 for more information. You can also reach us via 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.

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What's New

Version 12.3

- Fixed editor not scrolling to search results
- Fixed several issues related to Typewriter Mode (“Action…” menu, CMD-Shift-C, shaky scrolling…)
- Improved PDF export performance when using underlines
- Fixed a crash when exporting to DOCX with fonts that had only bold styles

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5

21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Editors' Notes

A clean and simple writing interface.

I liked it when it worked


Support is really slow to respond and Dropbox sync seems to be causing some serious issues (the app won’t even open on my phone). So I wouldn’t recommend this app for now. I use the macOS version daily and I really hope they get it fixed soon as I’ve paid for a 6-month subscription.

I will never pay for this app again!


I bought this app just before they decided to make it available as a subscription based model. Guess what? I happily rate it with one star and never download it again.

LE: developer’s ”solution” doesn't apply to my case. Since I deleted the app, I can't download again the same app. Now I can use it only for 2 weeks as a trial. So once again, dear developer, how I download and use the app I paid for without paying for it again?

Developer Response

Hello. We are sorry to hear that you feel this way. However, there seems to be a misunderstanding: the old version of Ulysses is yours and you are more than welcome to keep using this one, you do not need to use the subscription version. We have optimized this version for iOS 11 and macOS 10.13, so it should be fine for the time to come. Our switch to subscription was necessary to keep Ulysses sustainable for the future. We've put together a blog post that explains why we have made this choice in more detail here: If you have further feedback regarding the app, please don't hesitate to write us via

Edit: You can still download the pre-subscription version. Open the App Store, tap your account icon on the top right, select “Purchased” and locate “Ulysses” in the list of apps. Tapping the cloud icon with the down arrow will install the pre-subscription version again.



Monthly Subscription

Full access. For starters.

59,00 kr

Annual Subscription

Full access. On all devices.

479,00 kr


Ulysses GmbH & Co. KG
103 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Ulysses GmbH & Co. KG
In-App Purchases
  1. Monthly Subscription 59,00 kr
  2. Annual Subscription 359,00 kr
  3. Annual Subscription 479,00 kr


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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