Ulysses · Writing App 4+

Write a book, blog, journal

Ulysses GmbH & Co. KG

    • 4.0 • 13 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



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 & More
Do you blog? Ulysses’ offers best-in-class publishing to WordPress, Ghost, Medium, and Micro.blog. You can post to WordPress, Ghost and Micro.blog from right within the app – complete with images, tags, categories etc. Publishing to Medium works just as easy, and all four 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 ulysses.app for more information. You can also reach us via help@ulysses.app or on Twitter @ulyssesapp – we’re happily awaiting your feedback!

Terms of Use: https://ulysses.app/app-terms-of-service
Privacy Policy: https://ulysses.app/app-privacy-policy

What’s New

Version 28.1

This update fixes an issue where links would be displayed incorrectly for some fonts. Also fixes a crash when opening the action menu for tables.

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

4.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

emmaland13 ,

Good app, but I've had better

Really good app, exactly what I'm looking for actually. But the subscription is a bit too pricey, I would prefer if I can just pay $50 once and enjoy the app for the rest of my life. Paying that yearly is too much.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for leaving a review. Regarding pricing, we believe the price for our subscription to be justified, though. Being a professional writing environment, Ulysses offers incredible organizational opportunities, an advanced spelling and grammar check, a fully customizable export, the ability to set writing goals/material sheets and to publish blog posts to all three major platforms. Our app is appreciated by tens of thousands of users because writing in Ulysses allows you to fully focus on your writing without being distracted thanks to a simple and intuitive interface. That being said, please be assured that we did not take the decision to move to a subscription-based business model lightly. It was necessary so we can keep developing the best version of Ulysses possible. If you’d like to learn more about why we took this decision back in 2017, please have a look at this article from Max, one of our founders: ulys.app/move Taking this decision, we did keep people of lower income in mind and introduced a discount for students and academic staff. If you are eligible for this discount please don't hesitate to apply from within the app. In case of further questions, please don't hesitate to reach out directly via help@ulysses.app. —Andrea

Tarto Green ,


Excellent app!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your kind words. We are glad you like our app and that helps in all your endeavors. If you have any question or suggestions how to improve Ulysses even further, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly via help@ulysses.app —Alex

DeiFloreincya Wangkay ,

Please fix this !!!

Please remove this app from my iCloud storage..!! Because if I delete data & document Ulysses from my iCloud storage, Ulysses can’t be removed or deleted, it still on my iCloud storage.
Idon’t want this app still add in my iCloud storage.
Please fix this..!!!


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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 based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

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