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.

### Built-In Proofreader and Editing Assistant
Write with confidence, thanks to Ulysses’ integrated grammar and style check. Available for well 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 20.2

- Improved preview texts of navigation items in the dashboard.
- You can now drag text to the dashboard to create new notes.
- Fixed dashboard layout when scroll bars are always visible.
- Fixed problems when checking long texts.
- Spelling suggestions will no longer offer huge numbers of options.
- Improved import of HTML and DOCX files.
- Fixed various of crashes.

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

4.7 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Bchewyyy ,

A whole new writing experience

I really really love writing on Ulysess ever since i first bought it. It's been awesome and i've been writing a lot ever since. Love it!

Keep the good work up devs!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for leaving a review. We are really glad to hear you enjoy using Ulysses!

Cuchi8 ,

No visible customer service

I liked it. Installed a couple of weeks ago. Late night i decided to set a password for the app in my macbook.. Next day couldnt remember it. Im locked out and cant find a way to open the app in FAQ or help. that is relevant to my problem.
Here I am with a brand new app, unable to use. ANYBODY THERE???

Developer Response ,

We’re sorry about the trouble you’re experiencing. On your Mac, you can view your password by following these steps: 1: Open the app “Keychain Access” (located in “Applications” › “Utilities”). 2: Enter “com.ulyssesapp.mac.Password” in the search field in the upper right corner. 3: Double-click on the entry and check “Show Password”. 4: Enter your login password. Should you have trouble accessing your password, please don’t hesitate to reach out via —Lisa

natsora ,

Change in payment model

Despite the change to a subsciption model which I must say I really do not like but I think this software is worth the money I pay for it. I use it everyday, it manages my fiction writing, my blog and if I really want to, it can handle being a makeshift journalling app as well. Being able to output into PDF, HTML and markdow makes my life so much easier. The only other direct competitor is Scrivener but Ulysses wins for me.


Ulysses GmbH & Co. KG
20.5 MB

macOS 10.13 or later, 64-bit processor


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

Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Monthly Plan S$ 8.98
  2. Yearly Plan S$ 73.98
  3. Six Months S$ 15.98


  • Family Sharing

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

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