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

4.3 out of 5
81 Ratings
81 Ratings
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The best! If you are serious about writing, this is the App!

By far the best app for writers. It seamlessly recedes into the background and allows you to be in a state of creative flow. Elegantly simple, it is a powerhouse below the surface. Professional writers are using this app for their main writing software. But where it shines is also for beginner writers where it removes all excuses and distractions that feed the writer's block and gets you to the actual writing. The ability to sync across platforms is amazing. A quick online search for reviews for Ulysses will show further details. 
Please do not give much credence to the negative reviews that were about the subscription model. This is the industry standard now for practically all quality apps that allows the developers to continue to enhance and improve upon an already polished product. 

Samuel Whitefield

The best applicaiton for writers

I spend most of my time writing and I've tried most of the apps available on Mac. Ulysses is by far the best. It has become an indispensable part of my workflow. A lot of my work is writing, both in short form and books, and if writing is a signficant part of what you do you need to try out Ulyssess. It's amazing how flexible and powerful it is. It also has a great, clean design that is not in any way cluttered.

Some complain because of the subscription, but it is worth far more to me than what it costs and I'm happy to pay it. I understand the company's need for steady revenue streams andlong-term sustainability.


My Favorite Writing App

I've used Highland 2, Scriviner, Final Draft 10 and Bear extensively. Ulysses is my favorite for capturing my book draft, blog post, podcast outline, or any creative writing other than a script.

I believe that Scriviner is a bit stronger for writing a book, especially one with heavy research material, but in the early stages of a draft I prefer Ulysses. i use Highland 2 for script format. Simpler to jump in and out of a script than Final Draft. I also prefer dark mode which FD 10 didn't have when I last used it.

Ulysses strengths are quick entry, quick reshuffle of sections, great keyword tagging for finding what you need, writing goals, writing metrics, dark mode, excellent typewriter mode (flexibe to your preferences) and superb overall organization of my work.

The "best" writing app is the combination of features that work best for you so try them all. Just know Ulysses has a strong feature set that can cover most writing needs. Everything else is personal taste.


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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