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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 in Version 11.4

This update fixes an issue where the transition offer was not shown to some customers. Sorry everybody!


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Customer Reviews

Great app worth the subscription, and yes I had paid full price previously

Ulysses is a great app for writing in a minimal environment with the power and flexibility to output to a variety of formats and platforms. There is a learning curve for markdown. It is not a wysiwyg kind of app like Pages or Mellel. So it isn’t for everyone. But it is for many. And yes, I had purchased the versions for Mac and iOS before they went subscription, and I was happy to get the discount on the subscription and keep using it. Don’t let the one-star rating undermine your objective opinion of the app itself. The developers are honest and hard working. I suppor them in their efforts and business model.

Some people are unhappy that Ulysses has gone the way of the subscription model. The fact of the matter is that this is the way software is going. Adobe, Microsoft, DayOne, ToDoist, Evernote, Ulysses. It used to be that companies could survive by occasional paid upgrades and releases. That was when the home computer was still being adopted by every user in a home, and new users meants new sales. Now we are at a point where a home has two or more computers. There aren’t droves of new users constnatnly buying product. There are established users and companies have to make their money somehow. $50 every couple years from each user can’t cover it.

Amazing writing app — I think it’s the best one out there

There are a number of good writing apps for the Mac. We’re pretty spoiled in that regard. This app is minimalist, but very powerful. It has the benefits of markdown, coupled with some great features to customize your writing environment and formatting when you export. The syncing works really well, regardless of whether you’re on a laptop or using the iOS version.

It used to be you had to pay for the iOS app and the desktop version separately, but since they’ve changed their pricing model, you get both and you always have access to the latest. Most of the recent reviews are a commentary on changing the pricing structure to subscription, and not on the quality of the software. This app is great, and if you are a previous customer you get a lifetime discount on the subscription anyway. In the end, it depends on whether you think you’re getting enough for your money. In my case, that was a very easy answer — Yes!

For now, for me, it’s the best writing app / environment out there. I don’t mind supporting the company that made it.

Love This App

People will complain over everything. The new pricing model for this app is not a new concept and people need to get over it. Out of all the ways people choose to spend their money, this seriously isnt expensive. I say this on a budget, as a strugging writer with three kids in a single income home. I recently switched to Mac to use this program and it has signifcantly improved my productivity. It is easy to learn and implement and I have thoroughly enjoyed it. I learn new things about it every time I use it and seriously love the functionality.

For once I found a program that works for my writing style and keeps me organized in one place. I have used several other writing apps (Dramatica Pro, Novel Factory, YWriter, Scrivener) and none of them worked for me long term. The simplicity, no frills, linear setup of this app is just perfect for me.
I dont have to pay for the subscription righy away since I recently purchased the MacOS version but I would pay for it.

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  • Category: Productivity
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  • Version: 11.4
  • Size: 14.5 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
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Compatibility: OS X 10.11.0 or later, 64-bit processor

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