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 14.4

- Improved performance when selecting groups with large sheets
- Window buttons no longer grown when showing the sidebar
- Fixed a crash when detaching the statistics panel
- Fixed a crash when selecting groups from different sections
- Fixed a crash when importing a plain text file from an external folder
- Fixed a crash when undoing a code block indentation
- Fixed a crash when rapidly creating sheet attachments

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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
99 Ratings
99 Ratings
Meeno ,

Best writing app.

Clean, clutterless, words. I need my mind to be a light with all visions, I need my writing space to be spartan and ready. Ulysses does just that, clears all the rest away so I can write.

Count Sparagmos ,

Works beautifully on my new Macbook Air

I love this app, it is by far the easiest and best maintained writing app out there. I've been using Ulysses for a few years now, and never once lost data, had icloud fail, or even have the app fail to lauch or cut out. The developers pour thier hearts into this and it shows.

I don't get butthurt like others when it comes to a subscription. It costs, like, a cup of coffee.

Seriously, I think there are fromer users whose sole purpose is to bad mouth this great app. If you don't like it, it's your loss, and just move on. Go use the 2nd class writing apps and your poopy dropbox support.

Bowsertune ,

Writing without Ulysses? Bold move.

Ulysses has it all.
- The ability to write a full length novel.
- The goods to deliver a technical manual, fully loaded with your images as well.
- The minimalist interface to allow for that zen creation of a weekly blog post.

The Ulysses team is people-oriented, all about great design and allowing us creatives to write without distraction. No small feat. Bravo, Ulysses!


Ulysses GmbH & Co. KG
22.9 MB
OS X 10.11.0 or later, 64-bit processor
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Ulysses GmbH & Co. KG


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