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 ++

“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.

### Built-In Proofreader and Editing Assistant
Write with confidence, thanks to Ulysses’ integrated grammar and style check. Available for over 20 languages, it analyzes your text and offers informed suggestions for capitalization, punctuation, semantics, redundancy, style and more.

### 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 proofread before submission.

### Pricing
Ulysses requires a subscription. We offer monthly and yearly subscription plans. They include a fully functional 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 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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What’s New

Version 21.4

Fixed swipe-from-left gesture when editing on iPhone.

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

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
198 Ratings

198 Ratings

Frank B Stewart ,

Worth the cost

You should pay for it, you get the iOS and Mac app for 40 a year, which is still good.

If you are a student it’s even cheaper!

The sync with apple devices is amazing.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your positive review, Frank. In case of any issues, questions or feature requests, you can always contact us via –Lisa 

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

TheKaiChronicles ,

Finally, a Full Featured iPadOS Writing App

I am incredibly impressed with how much the developers were able to pack into the iPadOS and iOS versions of Ulysses. They update it regularly with significant improvements. As soon as Apple upgraded iPadOS with mouse support, Ulysses had mouse support. I was also shocked how quickly they were able to integrate the grammar and style check update after they released it on MacOS. Also, the iCloud integration is flawless (especially after struggling with Scrivener’s very poor Dropbox syncing).

I really enjoy Scrivener’s desktop app, but the iPad version is so reduced in features that I just couldn’t stick with it. Given that my iPad is my main writing device, I needed something more reliable. I have been very pleased with Ulysses.

I know a lot of people are iffy about subscription based apps, and I definitely am not a fan if it’s not done right. But in my first year with Ulysses, the significant improvements made to the app have made me feel comfortable with continued financial support.


Monthly Plan
Full access on all devices.
Free Trial
Yearly Plan
Full access on all devices.
Free Trial

App Privacy

The developer, Ulysses GmbH & Co. KG, indicated that the app's privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


Ulysses GmbH & Co. KG
92.4 MB

Requires iOS 13.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


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

Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Monthly Plan $7.99
  2. Yearly Plan $66.99
  3. Yearly Plan $52.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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