Ulysses: Writing App 4+

Write a novel, story, book

Ulysses GmbH & Co. KG

    • 4.8 • 218 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 35.1

This version brings various bug fixes and other tweaks.

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

4.8 out of 5
218 Ratings

218 Ratings

Editors’ Choice

Focus on your prose with Ulysses’ distraction-free editor and character, word, and page goals, then organize your documents using keywords and document groups. With built-in blog publishing, grammar and style checkers, and Shortcuts support, this can be your do-everything writing app.

Writing Beast ,

The best writing app I have ever used!

You just sit down and write. Zero distractions. Just you and your text. Focus mode is a real gamechanger. In addition, the use of the application is really simple - it's hard not to find what you're looking for in it.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your wonderful review! We're delighted to hear that Ulysses helps you stay focused and that you appreciate our simple and intuitive design. Your feedback means a lot to us. Thank you for supporting our work with your subscription. Happy writing! — Andrea

jrychter ,

Excellent app

Ulysses is the tool I use for most of my writing. I can create content without worrying about file organization, and the ability to define my own stylesheet means that I can have direct export to customer-ready documents. It's a fantastic tool.

Developer Response ,

Thank you very much for your review and for taking the time to write it — we really appreciate it. It's great to hear you find its features so helpful, for example being able to customize your style sheet. Should you have any questions, suggestions, etc, please don't hesitate to let us know: help@ulysses.app. —Max

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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