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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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Subscriptions automatically renew, unless auto-renew is turned off no later than 24 hours before the end of the current period. 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 in Version 11.1

With this release we’re switching Ulysses to a subscription model.

- A single purchase to unlock Ulysses on all devices (Mac, iPhone, iPad)
- Fully featured 14-day trial (including sync, export, everything)
- Yearly, monthly, and student plans available

You can now get “the greatest text editor the world has ever seen” for less than the cost of a coffee/month.

If you have previously purchased Ulysses – for either macOS or iOS –, we are offering special migration deals to ensure your investment hasn’t been in vain. These include up to 18 months of free use for recent customers, and a lifetime discount on our yearly plan.

For details about the transition, info on all offers, and some background concerning the switch to subscription, please visit our blog:

Thanks for your ongoing support!


Ulysses 11.1: Modified the in-app-store to be more precise and less confusing (hopefully).


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Customer Reviews

An upgrade for the ages.

A note: When Ulysses went "subscription only" recently, it appeared to have upset some people. I, for one, am proud to support an app developer who wishes to ensure that a sustainable, future proof payment model is the norm, such that the app gets updated regularly. If you love when an app updates and gets new features, then I'd think you'd be a fan of this payment model. While one time payment options are great, it would be the equivalent of purchasing a vehicle and never putting gas in it. That's a subscription model right there. Wait - you drive it off the lot with a full tank, why does it need to be refilled? Whether you realize it or not, you are "subscribing" to many services and products constantly. This is no different. Rant over.

Ok, about the app: It's what I used to write a book, and where I am writing the novel I'm now working on-none of which would have been possible without Ulysses. You can organize chapters, glue sheets, have a multitude of export options and make the writing eye-pleasing and content-heavy. It's a Swiss Army knife (they literally have a preview option called, "Swiss Army" in the app) in your writing. It allows you to do so much. You certainly have the option to look elsewhere, but after years of writing, I can tell you that no other writing/blogging app marries so vividly beauty and function while doing so at a reasonable price. Thanks, Ulysses, and keep the updates coming!

Supporting The Development Of An Indispensable Writing Tool

I purchased Ulysses for Mac and iOS a while ago, and ever since then it has become one of my most-used apps. The reasons why it is great have been well documented in other reviews.

The reason I’m here is to support the developers and their transition to a subscription model. The fact is that software development is expensive and it never ends. The developers have to support this app, indefinitely. It’s not like a physical product where there is a fixed cost up front. They need to maintain revenue to maintain their workforce and their business, and with the old model the only way is to expand their market indefinitely; it is unsustainable. This is especially an issue for apps that cater to a somewhat niche market like writers. That is why for indispensable apps like Ulysses, I’m happy to support their long-term development. The subscription price is reasonable, especially for those who have previously purchased the app.

I hate when a great app is discontinued, and if this helps ensure Ulysses is around for the long haul, then I’m in.

I'm perfectly happy to subscribe for a fully supported app

I wrote a review for Ulysses sometime earlier this year when a six month delay in updating the app had led to an error in the .docx export functionality. I wrote in that review at the time that I'd rather see Ulysses move to a subscription model if it meant they could continue to provide timely support for the app.

Today they did just that, and while I expect to see many users complain in the coming months, I'm personally perfectly happy to subscribe to an app if it provides the motivation and resources for the developers to provide long-term support and updates. I depend on Ulysses a great deal. As someone who uses iOS as my primary OS, I realize iOS apps require constant updating to function without bugs. I've lost access to so many great apps over the years after they lost developer support. I hope to see more and more robust apps developed for iOS that use the same subscription model.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 11.1
  • Size: 92.8 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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