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By Ulysses GmbH & Co. KG

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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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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 in 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


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Customer Reviews

Okay, Maybe I Am an Idiot

This new version, the Find still does not work. Worse yet, I can’t even get individual sheet Find to show up. When I hit the Find icon on an individual sheet, I get the multi-sheet Find (which STILL does not take me to the found word when selected). When I hit Cmd-F on my external keyboard, I get nothing.

Oh, okay. I finally figured out that I have to put the editing cursor somewhere in the text before the Find field will show up. Why doesn’t hitting Cmd-F do that for me (like on the Mac, OR THE PRE-SUBSCRIPTION iOS VERSION for that matter)? Why make me have to reach up and touch the screen, which is not only extra effort, but also puts me into the position of possibly typing over my text instead of in the Find field?


Also, a longstanding gripe: why, when I’ve selected a group and do multi-sheet find on them, it defaults to searching whole library? Why do I have to go through the effort of going up and changing it to searching only this group. Doesn’t it seem reasonable, my wanting to find what I want to find in the files I’m actually focusing on (like on the Mac)?

I love this app. I use it EVERY day. I am getting to dislike this company, though. It used to be so problem free. Now, it just seems like flailing.

Another leak in my wallet - pause for thought!

I don’t mind paying a small one time fee for a good app with the basics. And I don’t mind paying for additional functionality.

But to have to pay $40 a year, or $5/month?

It’s this death by a thousand cuts that I don’t like.

Fool me once...

The developer keeps posting updates in order to quash reviewers who are upset that they paid a lot of money and now are being asked to subscribe. Very unfair!

Soon after my review appeared another review appeared making the claim that we shouldn't expect to get quality apps for little or no money. What a joke. It's this sort of "review" that makes one suspect that there are shills writing some of the positive ones (I guess it's possible that these are real customers that are just woefully uninformed or easily duped).

I don't say the above lightly. However, the whole bait and switch pricing scheme-model is really unfair and disturbing. I did NOT pay little or no money for both the Mac and the iOS versions of Ulysses. In fact, I shelled out about $70 for both apps! For that amount of money upfront, I expected to get a fairly long life of updates and the continued ability to use the app and all of my writing that is contained within it. Instead, I'm offered the joke of a 50% off lifetime subscription, which turns out to be really only a 25% reduction (corrected recently by the developer). What would've been closer to fair? Being grandfathered in for putting up so much money upfront. Or being offered one or two years of "free" use of the new Ulysses, and then a real life time reduction on subscription fees of 50% or 75%. It really should, for original purchasers, cost nothing more than $.99 a month or at most $1.99 a month.

Update 10/19: looks like a good update, but unfortunately all of the above still applies. I already paid about $70 for Ulysses and find it grossly unfair to not receive these updates unless I continue to pay them monthly at a fairly steep rate.

Update 11/24/17: again looks like another nice update. Would have been nice to have received it instead of paying about $70 to the company for what amounts to abandonware. Wouldn’t trust.

Update 12/22/27: Happy holidays! Thanks for taking about $70 from me for abandonware. Looks like a nice update for those willing to pay all over again. Fool me once…

Update 1/15/18: same problem. Out $70. Buyer beware.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 12.3
  • Size: 103 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, 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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