Ulysses is a powerful writing app available on Mac and iOS. It utilizes Markdown, iCloud syncing, and sheet-grouping to work as a comprehensive all-in-one writing tool for bloggers, script-writers, and anyone else who enjoys writing short or long-form content. You can read more about Ulysses on iOS in our Friday 5 feature.
Ulysses Overview Updated August 3, 2021
14 'Ulysses' stories
May 2016 - August 2021
Ulysses Stories August 3
Ulysses is releasing version 23 of its iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps today. With this update rolling out to all users, the app is gaining a new blog post experience, daily writing goals, and more.
Ulysses Stories March 22
Ulysses 22 writing app adds new blog publishing tools and more
Ulysses is updating its app for version 22 with new alternatives to customize the visual appearance of the writing environment as well as a new publishing option.
Ulysses Stories November 11, 2020
The popular writing and Markdown editor app Ulysses is getting another important update following the official release of macOS Big Sur to the public this week. Ulysses 21, which is already available for iOS, is coming to the Mac with an improved interface and a refined Revision Mode.
Ulysses Stories September 30, 2020
Ulysses Stories July 14, 2020
Ulysses Stories April 28, 2020
Ulysses has done a great job implementing the new iPadOS cursor, offering the full range of behaviors you would expect. Hover over buttons and the cursor snaps to them; right-click on a sheet or group to open a context menu containing all sorts of actions; swiping left and right on a trackpad with two fingers provides a fast, easy way to open and close the app’s various panes. I can’t think of anything I would change …
Ulysses Stories September 30, 2019
Ulysses writing app gets the iOS 13 treatment with Dark Mode, multi-window iPad support, more
Well-rated iPhone and iPad writing app, Ulysses, has received an update today to leverage the new functionality possible with iOS 13 and iPadOS 13. New features include Dark Mode, multi-window iPad support, iOS 13-styled icons, new context menus, full integration with the Shortcuts app, Dropbox support, and more.
Ulysses Stories August 8, 2019
Ulysses update will bring fresh iPad fullscreen mode, keyword management to iOS, more
Ulysses Stories May 24, 2019
Ulysses Stories October 19, 2017
Ulysses Stories August 10, 2017
The recurring subscription model is a business strategy that a growing list of app developers have decided to adopt, and the latest such move comes from the folks behind the stellar iOS and Mac writing app Ulysses. Users can now enjoy a 14-day Ulysses trial, and thereafter subscribe for $4.99 per month or $39.99 per year.
Subscriptions are beneficial to developers because it provides them with a recurring source of revenue as they work to continually update the app, provide fixes and support, and develop new features. Software products are never “done” and software engineers, designers, and support staff never stop working, so it makes sense from a sustainable business perspective.
That said, it’s also understandable that, despite the considerably lower cost of entry, there may be pushback among consumers who aren’t interested in yet another subscription fee to add to their ever-growing list of recurring payments.
So the folks at Ulysses are sweetening the deal for already-existing customers, providing a lifetime 50% discount off the $5 monthly, which means paying $30 a year for full access to Ulysses on Mac and iOS. expand full story
Ulysses Stories July 7, 2017
Ulysses is a writing app that I use each and every day on my iPad Pro; I even use it on iPhone to make quick edits or changes to in-progress work. I’ve briefly covered Ulysses on Friday 5 in the past, but tonight I’d like to dig deeper and discuss some of the features that make it my go-to iOS (and macOS) writing app. expand full story
Ulysses Stories March 14, 2017
Whether you are tentatively planning your first ever blog post or are a best-selling novelist working on your latest blockbuster, there are plenty of apps out there designed for writers. But as writers are sometimes known for their procrastination techniques, and choosing the right app could be the excuse for putting off work on your Great American Novel for several days, we thought it would be helpful to provide a few pointers.
All of the apps featured are available for both Mac and iOS, as I feel it’s important that you can work on the move as well as at a desk. In my comments, though, I’m focusing on the Mac versions as that’s the platform on which most people are likely to do the bulk of their writing.
The obvious starting point, of course, is the app Apple gives you for free: Pages. In fact, some might question why you would ever need anything else, so let’s start with this before considering some of the alternatives …
Ulysses Stories May 19, 2016
I don’t use as many apps on my 12.9″ iPad Pro as I do on my iPhone, but the ones that I do use I’ve grown to love. And while I appreciate what the Apple Pencil can do, I’m not an artist, and prefer typing over handwriting. With that said, I tend to use my iPad Pro in the more traditional way.
The great thing about the iPad Pro is that it’s a flexible device that can adapt to a variety of workflows. Here’s a look at five of my favorite apps for Apple’s extra large tablet. expand full story