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 14

### The Dark Side Update

- Dark Mode – revamped for macOS 10.14 Mojave.
- D14 – a new, dark-mode-optimized editor theme.
- Sheet list – fresh new design for better overview and legibility.
- Share extension – send content from other apps to Ulysses.

- Command-clicking a link in the editor now opens the link in the default browser.
- Four spaces are no longer replaced with tabs.
- Comment blocks no longer add to paragraph count.
- Double-pressing arrow keys in editor no longer switches between sheets.
- Improved reliability when editing goals.

- Fixed a bug when calculating the deadline date for goals.
- Fixed broken Smart Paste popover when repeatedly pasting texts.
- Fixed a number of crashes when searching.
- Fixed faded selection color when editing in dark editor.
- Fixed a crash when exporting a group containing a broken sheet.
- Fixed a crash when merging sheets.
- Fixed various smaller crashes while writing.

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Ratings and Reviews

The Best Long Form Writing Application + Using with Other Apps


Out of the numerous writing apps I have tried, Ulysses is the best I have used. As one who runs a start-up, I am often writing a lot. This app gives the best writing EXPERIENCE and I find the organizational tools very helpful (folders, subfolders, icons, etc.). Also, the depth in which you can customize this app is amazing. Whether from light mode/dark mode background color, color of the text when you bold it, having multiple markdown templates for different apps, the ability to download different templates created by other users, etc. is incredible. This is such a great app.

I also use the Day One journal app in tandem with this application. I type up all my entries in Ulysses because it gives the best writing experience. When I am finished, I then copy the text (markdowns included) and paste it into Day One. Like many other apps, Day One uses markdown but have a slightly different set up than the default Ulysses markdown set up. I created a Day One markdown template in Ulysses where, with one click of a button, converts everything I write into a form that Day One can read. It’s a very smooth process.

I am very happy that Ulysses is now on a subscription model. Because the app market is ever changing, I am often saddened when an app I have poured all my energy into learning and intergrated into my life for a number of years become obsolete because they cannot frequently add new functions.

It took me years to find this perfect writing app

Tom Snyder

I have been a professional writer for 20 years. I created and wrote the animated show "Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist" for comedy central on a laptop in a bar, as I did with all the other animated shows I created. These days, writing comedy and musicals, I work at the same bar but now with an iPad. I can safely say that I have tried every single writing app available and have given to each one a really thorough try. Now, with Ulysses, I can stop looking and spend all of my time writing. Any serious writer who has lived with writing programs will find out very quickly that the Ulysses team is thoroughly committed to a powerful but simple work environment that gracefully renders anything from short documents to novels, scripts, everything. When I first read about it I was hesitant because there were several references to markup language and that sort of thing which has never interested me or been necessary for me. You can safely ignore your similar concerns, should you have them, because "Markup" simply refers to their way of formatting text.

I look forward to writing every day (I never order a glass of wine till 5 PM) and those writing with me feel the same way. The synchronization is blazingly fast and reliable. I look at the Microsoft word app now with a shudder, and if I want to send a word document to someone, that is trivially easy to do within this App. I just love it.

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.


Ulysses GmbH & Co. KG
22.6 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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