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 saved, 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, Ghost & Medium
Do you blog? Ulysses’ offers best-in-class publishing to WordPress, Ghost, and Medium. You can post to WordPress and Ghost from right within the app – complete with images, tags, categories etc. Publishing to Medium works just as easy, and all three offer a built-in preview to proof-read before submission.

### Pricing
Ulysses requires a subscription. We offer monthly and yearly subscription plans. They include a fully functional 14-day trial, so you can test Ulysses (including export and sync). There’s also a special discount for students.

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 your iTunes Account after the free trial, if there is any; otherwise 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. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal. Subscriptions and auto-renewal can be managed/turned off in the App Store account settings. Student subscriptions automatically terminate after their duration, as shown in Ulysses’ storefront at the time of purchase.

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What’s New

Version 16.1

This update fixes a bunch of localization issues and minor bugs. Also addresses an issue where keywords were reordered automatically.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 Ratings

Ryza1975 ,


I was a little dubious when it came time to switch from the previous version I paid for to the subscription-based model...but my concerns quickly faded. So much time and attention goes into the seamless functionality of Ulysses, I'm happy to support the developers and their ongoing commitment to providing such a quality writing experience. I write every day and publish frequently in online and print journals, blogs, magazines, and have deleted my extensive collection of writing programs in favour of Ulysses. The customisation is great, the sync between Mac/ipad/iphone (where I jot my notes) is seamless, and the whole experience is a pleasure. The real strength lies in the ability to write in markdown and publish the same document to multiple output formats without changing a thing in your document. Brilliant. I also love the filing system, ease of search, pinning my word count/stats to whatever I'm writing, being able to change/customise the editor to my mood, having everything I need so close and accessible...pretty much everything about this program. If there was a lifetime subscription option, I'd happily jump on board. Kudos to the development team from a happy convert :)

Woolnoir ,


I use this app for pretty much all my note taking, article writing and work prep. I would be lost without it. I love its ability to split articles up into smaller managable pieces and the ability to export is super-useful.

TfaovwaftM ,


I have been a writer for more years than home computers. When the earliest computers became available (I actually made mine from a kit) I saw the possibilities as a valuable tool for writing, but I found myself using pen or typewriter more often than my computers—that is, until WYSIWYG. My typewriters took space on the shelf, and my computer started taking the load. I have used several diferent wordprocessors over the years, and I try everything that comes along hoping for absolute perfection. But it is all to no avail: Pages, Word and Scrivener seem to be close, but not perfect for my needs. Everything else either copies those three (almost to the tee) or wants you to go back to play with the limitations of a typewriter.
Ulysses, at least give us the option. You might have a fair app if you did.


Ulysses GmbH & Co. KG
23.5 MB

OS X 10.11.0 or later, 64-bit processor


English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
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