Ulysses lets you focus when you need to concentrate. It keeps all your texts neatly stuffed in its intuitive library. With a few clicks, Ulysses can create beautiful documents from your manuscripts: PDFs, web pages, even iBooks-ready ePubs. With its simple, clutter-free interface, it will turn work hours into fun time. And mere thoughts into powerful stories. If you love to write, and write a lot, Ulysses is made for you.
It’s not about countless menus, endless preferences and fancy formatting. That’s why Ulysses’ editor is text, and text only. A few characters will mark headlines, important passages or comments. No need to lift your fingers from the keyboard. There are almost no distractions, but if it’s still too much, Full Screen mode helps you block out everything.
Be it love letters, simple notes, daily blog posts or the Next American Novel. You can search it, filter it, mark it as favorite. You can keep all of it in one large group, or split your work into smaller chunks. Full iCloud sync ensures you'll have it all at hand – wherever you are, and whenever inspiration hits.
Yet it offers all the features you’d expect from a traditional word processor. Comments, lists and block quotes are as readily available as headlines and annotations. And while most markup tools choke at images, or leave you scratching your head when it comes to footnotes, Ulysses will handle them with ease. And unprecedented style.
Getting your stuff out can be as hard and time consuming as the actual creative process. Especially if you want the results to look great everywhere – and not just on paper (again, no pun). Ulysses III can transform your text into beautiful PDFs and eBooks, properly formatted and styled. It can also create standard HTML, ready to be used anywhere on the web. It’s all just a click away, with on-the-fly switching of styles and a live preview built right in.
The interface leverages modern OS X concepts, such as sidebar navigation and on-demand toolbars. This beautifully familiar environment will stay out of your way – and help you get around in no time.
Enclose keywords, notes and images to your texts.
Combine multiple sheets into one, or break a long text into passages.
Keep up-to-date on word, characters, even reading time.
Keep an eye on your progress – and brag about it on Twitter.
Full integration of our iOS writing app Daedalus Touch.
Line highlighting is also supported. No need to go for a cursor hunt.
Directly edit text files from any folder (think Dropbox).
Change fonts and colors of the editor to your liking.
Travel back in time and access old versions of your sheets.
Fully supported, as is text-to-speech. Dave?
Also with grammar check. Because of corse it’s not wrong.
Why should books have all the fun?
It’s made writing so much simpler. I often hear writing best practices say around 25% of you time should be planning, 50% writing and 25% editing. I now actually do this – the minmal design makes planning easier, and with less distractions it encourages you to to get in the flow and write. Then I export to MS Word where I can edit and finalise any formatting tweaks.
I’m really most productive in three pane layouts, and Ulysses nails the balance of clean and muscle featured – enough options without choking the flow of clarity and ‘have to get this down right now’ moments when thoughts and ideas are moving at speed. Thanks for a perfect writing studio.
I look forward to seeing where Ulysses continues to go, but it’s already become my absolute #1 favourite environment for doing any kind of writing, from short notes to long-form articles. From the time saved thanks to the enhanced Markdown syntax and customizable export styles and the ease of managing hundreds of documents, Ulysses has proven it’s worth several times over.
After years and years of trying different writing software I think this is it. The search is over. Ulysses III is the best writing software I have used and the one that makes me WRITE the most.
What makes me like Ulysses so much is how easily it organizes and syncs my writing files. The interface is just completely gorgeous. I haven’t come across anything this nice anywhere else. It’s a beautiful environment to work in
Ulysses has been growing since it debuted and it has just been getting better and better. With the amazing export options, it really is a great way to get serious writing done and then be able to export it as PDF or RTF. […] Highly recommended.
Ulysses invites me to write. The three-pane design and full-screen focus, fast and powerful search capabilities, adjustable colors, intuitive menus and commands, approach to footnote entry, and overall simplicity enable me to write faster and longer. Ulysses is more intuitive than the capable Scrivener, with organizational tools that are not integrated into the otherwise excellent Byword.
I do a lot of academic writing, and this is the first Markdown editor that I feel handles footnotes well and it a way that I do not find distracting. The interface is simple and elegant, but so far I have found it capable of accomplishing everything I wanted done. […] This is by far my favorite Markdown editor.
The opportunity to write my own stylesheets in the very-similar-to-CSS stylesheet format means I can truly concentrate on content, export it, and boom, I have a PDF or Word document that looks exactly like I want. […] I have spent many years and many dollars trying to get what Ulysses III gave me today.
Passion, dedication, and a decade-long experience of creating apps for creative writers. That’s the foundation on which Ulysses for Mac is built. Our goal is to offer a great tool to write just anything, and we hope you love it.