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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What’s New

Version 17

# The summer release

Ulysses 17 adds favorite keywords, image captions in the editor, and a cool new fullscreen mode on iPad.

## Features
- Keywords
- Added dedicated keyword manager to rename, merge and delete keywords
- Mark keywords as favorites
- Quickly assign favorite keywords
- Icons of keyword filters now show their keywords’ color
- Editor
- Show image captions on image previews
- Automatically update numbering of ordered lists
- Repeatedly press Return within a list to reduce indentation level
- New fullscreen mode on iPad
- When in fullscreen, all unnecessary distractions are hidden
- Shortcut bar is hidden when using an external keyboard
- Sidebars can be shown as overlays to switch sheets or access attachments
- Export
- Added four new PDF/DOCX export styles
- Image captions are now supported in PDF, DOCX and RTF export

## Fixes
- Ensure that manual order of keywords is always retained
- Fixed handling of images with whitespace in the filename in TextBundles
- Allow to export syntax highlighting and raw HTML when publishing to Ghost
- Fixed uploading images to Ghost blogs when custom domains are used
- Fixes problem with long filenames when publishing to Ghost blogs
- Fixed crash when re-opening app when focus was in search field
- Fixed crash when merging sheets

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
169 Ratings

169 Ratings

barefoot_doc ,

Wouldn’t be without it

It’s so well made, it’s a pleasure to work with a toolset like this. But what makes it an absolute must for me is the internal file system. Large notes, small scraps, complete drafts, outline schemes, odd thoughts . . there’s no way I could work with such diverse materials in a word processor, in the MacOS or IOS operating system . . and shuffle and reshape work-in-progress, as inspiration reaches me.

Yes, i’m a typography nerd, and use a word processor to produce published pdf versions. Output formatting is a bit clunky and tedious to manage, if you’re crafting, rather than producing text by the yard, pushed to various platforms. But Markdown is nice and clean, for getting the content down, and in the right shape.

entiendo ,

Just Brilliant!

I’ve used Ulysses for Mac for a few years now and love it. But I couldn’t imagine why I’d want to use it on the small screen. I’d tried Daedalus but found it confusing by comparison to Ulysses – too ‘Appy’. However I could not have been more wrong about Ulysses fo iPhone. It is the same program I love on the Mac beautifully tailored for use on the small tall portrait screen of a mobile device. It’s all there! Making this one of the most powerful and useful apps I have ever seen on an iPhone. You really could write a book in it! So a big thank you to the soulmen for an exemplary job!

MuddyDogs ,

Love the minimalist approach and the use of Smart Folders

Ulysses is one of the best apps for taking notes and writing. I use it for feeding all my blogs with material. Being able to write in markdown is great for speedy writing without breaking your rhythm. Using smart folders based on tags means I can move items through the stages of work - Notes; Writing; Review; Publish, just by changing the tags. It also means I can keep different blogs separated, but still have posts appear in multiple streams if it's a post that will cross-over. Brilliant 👍🏻


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Ulysses GmbH & Co. KG
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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+
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