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++ 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
“It’s hard to imagine a better experience on any platform.” – Macworld
“An excellent value for anyone who wants to become a better, more efficient writer.” – The Sweet Setup


Ulysses is your one-stop writing environment on OS X. Whether you’re a novelist, a journalist, a student or a blogger – if you love to write and write a lot, Ulysses gives you a uniquely streamlined toolset, covering every phase of the writing process:

- A powerful, yet simple text editor.
- A familiar, no-nonsense text library.
- A comprehensive and truly flexible multi-format export.

Of course, the heart and soul of a writing app is its editor. And Ulysses is said to have the best text editor in the world. It offers everything you need – from markup to images and footnotes, from links to comments and code –, and it still manages to stay completely out of the way. It’s a beautiful and focused experience, which turns the every-day chore of writing into *actual fun*.

But since Ulysses takes writing seriously, it does not stop at the editor. Its unified library offers unprecedented access to everything you’ll ever write, be it snippets and ideas, be it blog posts or manuscripts. Every text is at your fingertips, and Ulysses perfectly scales from scratchpad to diary to Great American Novels – and to everything in-between.

Best of all, Ulysses offers fully-fledged, no-holds-barred, all-out iCloud sync. Ulysses is available for all your devices, be it Mac, iPad or iPhone, and every device has access to everything and anything you’ll ever write. Synchronization is simple, seamless and automatic. It neither requires third-party apps, nor any kind of interaction. If you got iCloud, you got sync.

And once you’re finished, Ulysses transforms your texts into beautiful PDFs, web pages, ebooks and Word documents. You can copy as HTML, save as Markdown, and even publish to your WordPress and Medium accounts. Export is as easy as selecting a format, choosing a style, and picking a destination. Yes, 1-2-3.

### FEATURES ###

Focus & Productivity
- Clean, distraction free interface
- Markup-based text editor
- Typewriter mode
- Minimal mode
- Writing goals (characters, words, pages etc.)
- Comprehensive text statistics
- Split View support
- Full keyboard navigation
- Fully accessible using VoiceOver

Write & Edit
- Simple markup for headlines, lists, comments, quotes, important passages and more
- Easy insertion of links, annotations and footnotes
- Drag’n’drop placement of images
- Keywords, notes and image attachments
- Smart Copy & Paste
- Search & Replace
- Spell check, grammar check, auto correction & dictionary
- Dictation & Speech support

File & Organize
- A single library for all your texts
- Groups, filters, favorites, bookmarks
- Glueing, Split & Merge
- Sorting by date, by title or manually
- Import of DOCX, Markdown and text files
- Editing of text files from external folders
- Global search, Spotlight integration
- Automatic versioning
- Automatic, scheduled backups

Export & Publishing
- Export as PDF, DOCX, RTF, TXT, Markdown, HTML and ePub
- Publish to WordPress and Medium

OS X & iOS
- Available for Mac, iPad and iPhone
- Full iCloud synchronization

and so much more…

### SUPPORT ###

Please visit for more information. You can also reach us via or on Twitter @ulyssesapp – we’re happily awaiting your feedback!

What's New in Version 2.7.2

This update fixes an issue that causes Ulysses to crash when trashing/restoring sheets. We apologize for any inconveniences this may have caused.

Changes from Ulysses 2.7.1:
This update enhances the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro, for example by allowing sidebars to slide in while long-pressing the respective button. And despite fixing the usual bunch of crashes and hangs, it includes also these notable changes:

- WordPress gains a new preview theme.
- Search matches can be selected again.
- Evernote import is more stable.
- Editor no longer shows thin fonts or gets slow while typing.
- Ulysses is no longer the default handler for plain text files.

If you’re happy with the app, please rate it, or even leave a review. This is the best way you can support us indie developers. Thanks a lot!


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Customer Reviews

The best writing app I’ve every used - Syncing feature priceless.

I’ve used several of the apps available for the Mac/PC over the years. Ulysses is far and above the best solution I’ve ever used. It easily allows for breaking writing into any level of resolution you want and allows for special areas like research. My writing style usually means I like to keep lots of images with the chapters I am working on for resources and reminders of details I want to add, and this program handles them easily WITHOUT making it difficult to extract the images later on. Most important, the syncing feature instnatly updates my computer, tablet and phone, so all writing, research and images stay together. To be able to quickly input an idea into my phone and then later flesh it out on the macbook is so useful. No more napkins with scribbles or worse - ideas you promise to remember, but don’t. I love this app.

Solid, professional writing app

I decided to go all in with this Mac version as well the iOS apps. I am so pleased with how well they work together. I’ve written things on my iPad, iPhone, and Mac and it all feels the same. At first I was a little wary of having all my writing organized in sheets and groups in one single library, but after using Ulysses for more than a month, I like not having to worry about where I saved something. Syncing via iCloud has been seamless and without problem. It’s nice how quick is to launch the app and get writing when you have a good idea or note you want to jot down. The developers have done a wonderful job balancing a full featured app with keeping the interface intuitive and user friendly.

I recommend this app as well as its iOS compliment. You’ll really love the integration across all devices.

Large projects in Ulysses appear to be a no no

Ulysses was my go-to writing app for more than three years but my experiences in the last few months lead me to believe that Ulysses has a problem rendering sheet names, particularly in the context of a large writing project containing many sheets. When I attempt to navigate and select sheets within a listing, the sheet names show multiple horizontal lines through individual sheet name making them unreadable. I tried several times to get rid of horizontal lines, but they always return without any warning. So for me, working on a large project with hard-to-read sheet names became a huge distraction. The problem surfaced so often that I moved my entire writing project to another writing tool. Support is aware of the problem, and it is believed to be an issue with the Mac OS. I hope to see it fixed in a future release.

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  • $44.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.7.2
  • Size: 17.9 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
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Compatibility: OS X 10.10.0 or later, 64-bit processor

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