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.
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.
Please visit ulyssesapp.com for more information. You can also reach us via firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Fixes a crash on launch on iPhone 5, iPhone 5c and iPad 4.
Ratings and Reviews
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A minimalists dream
I tried about 6 different writing apps before Ulysses came out. I’ve been using Ulysses for Mac since around version 1.0.9 or something like that. Long enough to use it on 2 different Macs across 5 different Mac OS updates. Never once had an issue. I’ve used the iOS app since it came out and I’ve used it across 2 different iPads and iPhones without any issues. It’s a minimalists dream. The app gets out of the way when all you want to do is write. When you want your library it’s just a swipe away. When you want to add some markdown it’s just a tap away. When I open Microsoft Word now I feel like I’ve walked into the cockpit of a 747. There’s just too much going on to ever focus on writing. Ulysses is more like a Tesla. It doesn’t have all the visible buttons, knobs, switches, and gauges the 747 has. It’s power is out of sight, but it’s present and easy to use when you need it. I use the iOS app as a dictation drop box for thoughts and to reference my library on the go. I use the Mac app for writing and editing. The switch to the subscription model didn’t bother me at all. I’d gladly pay $100 a year to support a team like this. Subscription means sustainability for the company, quicker updates, more features, and a better product. I was hooked from the beginning, and it’s just gotten better and better. Great job guys!!!
Where’s my data...
It was nice while it worked. However it appears all of my data is gone. On my iPad pro In the non-subscription app, everything says “Downloading”. In the subscription app, everything says “Downloading”. ON my iPhone it says there’s nothing in iCloud. It does not make me feel any better to find out others have had similar issues, and that the developer basically says on their site that it is not their fault because they have limited visibility into how iCloud works or any iCloud logs. It hurts even more when I see they say that they do not store your data in iCloud - as in iCloud is not a backup service but is only for synchronizing between devices??? Really? That’s why have have 2TB just for syncing between my devices? Anyway - it appears all of my data is gone no matter what I do. All of my other apps update right away - but theirs I can wait hours and it still says “Downloading”. Nice! What a feature! To think I bought the app and less than a month later they changed to subscription - and based on confusing e-mails from them I ended up paying full price again - wonderful - and then to find out they cannot even make sure I still have my data months later. Wonderful! I did not know how good I had it before I used their service. Great markup. Easy to use. And evidently easy to lose all of your data too.
Developer Response ,
We are very sorry about the problem you're experiencing. Backups are not stored in iCloud to avoid synchronization conflicts, but locally on each device. Would you mind checking if your sheets could be restored from the automatic backup with the instructions outlined at ulysses.app/tutorials/backup. Also, could you please contact our support team again (email@example.com)? We would be more than happy to look into your iCloud logs once more and find the cause for the syncing problem, so you can continue to work with Ulysses.–Lara
- Ulysses GmbH & Co. KG
- 117.7 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2018 Ulysses GmbH & Co. KG
- In-App Purchases
- Monthly Subscription $4.99
- Annual Subscription $29.99
- Annual Subscription $39.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.