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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What's New

Version 12.3

- Fixed editor not scrolling to search results
- Fixed several issues related to Typewriter Mode (“Action…” menu, CMD-Shift-C, shaky scrolling…)
- Improved PDF export performance when using underlines
- Fixed a crash when exporting to DOCX with fonts that had only bold styles

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5

335 Ratings

335 Ratings

No justification for requiring a subscription


This “software as service” model is blatantly anti-consumer, and is simply about getting more profit for developers. When my web host charges a subscription, I get it, since there’s ongoing costs involved. But these folks have decided that you should rent their app, even though they host nothing. Virtually every other developer on the planet is able to fund ongoing development with sales alone. Perhaps our company here doesn’t trust their app enough for this to be viable?

Edit: I realized it wasn’t Ulysses that I had bought, it was the predecessor to Ulysses, called Daedalus. It is no longer supported. It is downloadable if you’d bought it before, but is unusable (you can’t actually delete anything). Still, that part of my review wasn’t accurate, so I got rid of it.

Still, my main gripe is this idea of renting software, which is just a cash grab and is not justifiable. Pages is free, and there are plenty of other good word processors for iOS that don’t expect a subscription. Even Scrivener, at $20, would pay for itself in 4 months compared to Ulysses. There is absolutely nothing this app does that justifies the cost.

Interface Changes Give Me a Nervous Breakdown


Bad Ulysses! I was going to drop a star, but after continuing to dig, I found the settings that will (eventually) allow me to get back to work. The app is so good, even giving me interface poisoning, it's still better than anything I've used. <grumble>

The worst change is that, in pursuit of an interface to match the Mac, this update cluttered up limited real estate with additional menus. Some you can turn off, some you can't. (The iPhone and Mac are two different platforms and did not require "matching!")

My theme changed to underline (>>shudder<<) the top level header, instead of a highlight color. (To change: go to an individual doc, tap the 'AA' text menu, which will change the theme. Not intuitive.)

It may just be my imagination, but is the line height tighter? Or is it the font ? Or the kerning? (To tweak this, go to the lines and characters settings buried in the statistics menu that you get by tapping the word count, which now floats over text.)

And when you want to search inside the doc, that search is inside the keyboard menu.

Everything you want is there, but now you have jump through additional hoops to get to it.

Still the best, Ulysses, but you are testing my patience with this interface!!


Jamdi D

I have used Ulysses for pretty much all text documents including a large reference book I’m in the process of writing. Until this latest update Ulysses has served virtually every pressing need for a text editor—it’s the best editor I’ve found in the thirty years I’ve been writing books. But I am now tearing my hair out. This last update has broken both the general and the in-document search function. In short, a search string won’t locate the word or words being looked for. It will oh-so-helpfully tell you how many instances of the word(s) occur, but you are left to hunt for them yourself. This is true on both my iPhone and my iPad. The search function is still working on my Mac though, so I am not completely lost when desperate. Come on, Ulysses, you are better than this, especially when we are paying a hefty subscription fee! Please fix.


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Ulysses GmbH & Co. KG
103 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+
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