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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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Subscriptions automatically renew, unless auto-renew is turned off no later than 24 hours before the end of the current period. 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.

Terms of Use:

What's New in Version 11.1

With this release we’re switching Ulysses to a subscription model.

- A single purchase to unlock Ulysses on all devices (Mac, iPhone, iPad)
- Fully featured 14-day trial (including sync, export, everything)
- Yearly, monthly, and student plans available

You can now get “the greatest text editor the world has ever seen” for less than the cost of a coffee/month.

If you have previously purchased Ulysses – for either macOS or iOS –, we are offering special migration deals to ensure your investment hasn’t been in vain. These include up to 18 months of free use for recent customers, and a lifetime discount on our yearly plan.

For details about the transition, info on all offers, and some background concerning the switch to subscription, please visit our blog:

Thanks for your ongoing support!


Ulysses 11.1: Modified the in-app-store to be more precise and less confusing (hopefully).


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Customer Reviews

It’s worth it

Ulysses is such a polished, thoughtful, consistent, well-supported app that’s truly a joy to work in, it’s totally worth the subscription price. I can’t even remember when I paid for this app in the first place, but it’s been years, and since then I’ve gotten tons of hours of wonderfully productive use out of it, and I’ve had multiple email conversations with the developers, who seem to actually care about the feedback and comments I’ve offered. Some of the exact, specific changes I’ve suggested have been, actually rather swiftly, implemented—I’m not saying it was just because of me, but still! For an existing owner of the app, the new pricing model comes out to less than $3 a month. A MONTH. I can handle it. I’m glad to handle it. I know the concerns about subscriptions—EVERYONE wants a little piece of you each month now. I get it. But some products and services are worth paying for, and… maybe some aren’t. Maybe the growing predominance of the subscription model means we just need to be a little more selective? I’m not sure that’s a bad thing. Anyway, Ulysses is top of my list. Aesthetics, spotlight integration, balance of simplicity and features, great support as I already mentioned, iCloud syncing that never fails, awesome iOS version (included with the subscription—as many devices as you need, come on!!)… Like I said, it’s unambiguously worth it.

Excellent professional writing app; getting dinged because swith to sub

Rate the app not the purchasing model, people. Ulysses app is an excellent piece of software. I’m a professional writer and use it daily. (I also use Scrivener frequently, for different reasons and different types of writing.) Ulysses rates five stars for quality, ease of use, UI, and support. Do I like subscription models in general? No. Do I understand why the Ulysses folks decided to go this route? Yes. Could they have implemented the change in a smoother manner, communicating more with the user base before making the switch-over? Yes. Does any of that affect the intrinsic value of the app as a professional writing tool? No. And, frankly, if I’m not willing to support ongoing development in a way that the developer needs to make the future of this powerful app viable for the company, then I am free to choose another app that may or may not meet my needs as well as Ulysses does. As are all other users. If you detest subscription mdels, change softwares; don’t take your anger out on the developers in the guise of reviewing the app. If you are going to knock stars off your rating because of the pricing model, at least be honest to readers about why you are rating the application low so that they don’t confuse your personal financial preference with how well Ulysses gets the job it was designed to do, done.

I use it every day.

The title is the main takeaway. It’s one of a small toolbox of apps that I use daily for so many things. So of course I want it to keep going.

The whiners about subscriptions can’t seem to get their heads around the simple truth: often developers aren’t making enough off of their apps to make developing the app their fulltime job. When an app becomes as feature rich as Ulysses, subscriptions are the only way to insure the developer can keep adding more complexity (features), without starving. I’ve invested a lot of time in apps in the past that were perfectly suited for my needs, only to see the developer fold, or be bought, then discontinued and canniablized (Sunrise Calendar). Subscriptions keep the wheels turning, and those paying the fees get more room to complain when things break…we aren’t customers anymore…we’re now subscribers. The service must function and grow, or we stop paying.

To the developers: I do agree with other folks about the unexpectedness of this, and also agree this should have been implimented in a new version that introduces more value. Changing the pay structure out of nowhere with nothing added..well that’s just poor planning.

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  • Category: Productivity
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  • Version: 11.1
  • Size: 14.0 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
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Compatibility: OS X 10.11.0 or later, 64-bit processor

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