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 13.2

Fixes and House Keeping

- Fixed Arabic text in lists. So sorry… :(
- Vastly improved performance for long sheets and texts with lots of lists.
- Fixed the problem where footnotes and annotations might appear empty.
- Fixed jumping text and cursor with paragraph spacing enabled.
- All export formats now preserve enumeration numbers during export.
- Better display and performance for deadline goals set in the far future.
- Improved color consistency of built-in themes for code and raw source.
- Pressing backspace right behind a code block now selects the code block.

- Fixed a problem where sheets could occasionally not be dragged into groups.
- Fixed an issue where paragraph highlighting in Dark Mode would render text illegible.
- Tweaked colors for better contrast in keyword search matches.
- Editor search highlights are now updated correctly when resizing a window.
- Fixed various UI issues on macOS 10.11.

- Improved compatibility with future versions of macOS.

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Ratings and Reviews

Change in payment model


Despite the change to a subsciption model which I must say I really do not like but I think this software is worth the money I pay for it. I use it everyday, it manages my fiction writing, my blog and if I really want to, it can handle being a makeshift journalling app as well. Being able to output into PDF, HTML and markdow makes my life so much easier. The only other direct competitor is Scrivener but Ulysses wins for me.

single payment vs subscription


Upfront: great app. Design reduced to the minimum, yet plenty of functionality under the hood. Very well done.

However, I chose Ulysses precisely BECAUSE of your single payment business model, and that was only a couple of months ago, in July.
I wanted future certainty. You have removed exactly that.
You chose to join the band wagon of subscription based businesses bent on bleeding the customers dry until they have died the death by a thousand cuts.
I don't want to die that death. I am and will remain in charge of my wallet and of my own destiny.
Good luck in your future endeavours.


Ulysses GmbH & Co. KG
22.8 MB
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Ulysses GmbH & Co. KG


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