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

4.2 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

geneduffy ,

They had me until monthly subscription.

IT seems every app wants you to pay a monthly fee and for some that makes sense. Unfortunately this is not one of those. I really hope the developer smartens up its a nice app but not worth what you’d pay for it in a year. I would have bought this had it been a reasonably priced single purchase.

Haylestrom ,

To little for too much $$

Again with the subscription model, and for what?? Not mucking futch......

Developer Response ,

We are sorry that you feel this way. We have added multiple highly-requested features in version 13 that make working with Ulysses more efficient than ever (e.g. daily goals, syntax highlighting in code blocks etc.). However, Ulysses still retains its distraction-free editor even with the introduction of new features. Also, if you have purchased Ulysses in the past, you can still benefit from the lifetime discount (25% off the yearly subscription price), since we have extended its use until 31 July 2018. If you are interested in this, please do not hesitate to contact us via –Lara

vaporisharc ,

Please introduce a one time payment tier

The subscription model completely turned me off this app. It’s quite off putting to make it seem like your app is free and having users download it, only for them to find out that they can’t use the app without a subscription. And no, mentioning it in one sentence in the description box isn’t enough, at least make it obvious for users. Thanks, but no thanks!

Developer Response ,

We are sorry about the confusion! We opted for a free download so we can offer a fully-functional 14-day trial in the App Store and there is no other way to realize this. The trial ends automatically after 14 days and needs no cancellation, so you are not going to be billed. A list of available subscription options is listed right next to the app as in-app purchases. As for our move to subscription: We did not take this decision lightly. We had been thinking about moving to a subscription for a pretty long time and weighed all possible options. In the end, we reached the conclusion that a subscription is best way to move forward for Ulysses as a product (and therefore also our users) and also us as a company. You can read up on our exact reasoning here: Should you have any questions about the subscription options or using Ulysses in general, please contact us via


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Ulysses GmbH & Co. KG
131.6 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


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

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2019 Ulysses GmbH & Co. KG
In-App Purchases
  1. Monthly Subscription $6.49
  2. Annual Subscription $52.99
  3. Annual Subscription $36.99


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