What’s New

Version 17.1

- The completion of tags and categories when publishing to WordPress or Ghost works again.
- Fixed an occasional crash on launch when running OS X 10.11.
- Fixed a crash when importing styles and themes on OS X 10.11.
- Fixed a possible crash while editing keywords.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Winter Zero ,

The note taking app I’ve been waiting for!!

Finally — the right mix of hierarchal-based note taking, lightweight design, and ease of use. As a past user of Scrivener, Evernote, and OneNote, I have long craved something in between — a simple, bare-bones note taking app that would allow me to stash notes in a hierarchy, so I could easily keep related pieces of research and meeting notes together. OneNote and Evernote come close, but recent releases have changed the ease by which you can create and collapse hierachies, that aspect of their features/design feels at times limited or heavy-handed. Scrivener was a great go-to for awhile because of the support for sliding things around in hierarchy, but honestly I find Ulysses to be simpler and easier to manage the hierarchy. I can see this has some powerful markup/structured authoring features as well, but I’m not currently using those. Just basic note-taking, each project in its own folder (group), and it’s really great for just that!!

bwintx ,

Sync issues — like most “shoebox” apps

Editing my previous review (bumping it up to four stars from three)...

A couple of weeks ago, I slammed Ulysses for recent iCloud sync issues. Then I did some more research and learned it’s not alone in that regard. Indeed, many if not most so-called “shoebox” or central-library apps — like, to name two very familiar examples, Apple’s own Notes and Photos apps — are prone to them, too. It seems to be the nature of the beast. If you value having all your work together in the same library at all times without having to futz around with individual files and folders, the risks that go with the “shoebox” method are part of the price of admission. So I withdraw that previous complaint.

Indeed, if it were not for that method of file storage and the occasional (but sometimes scary) glitches that accompany it, I’d give Ulysses five stars. For most of my work, I prefer the advantages of MultiMarkdown and a more transparent file structure than what Ulysses offers. That said, I still recommend it highly; it’s a great app and a marvelous writing environment in which you’ll spend many hours working happily and productively.

law4 ,

The Only Writing App I Use

The most clear way I can express Ulysses is this: it's an indispensable tool that I use every day.

I'm currently writing a book, and frequently write articles, podcast episodes, emails, and other web and businessy things. Everything I write starts in Ulysses.

Reasons I love it:
* Cloud syncing to iCloud is flawless
* Fantastic export options
* The minimal interfact has plenty of hidden features, and the Markdown rendering is fantastic
* It exports directly to WP and Medium (though I've moved my site to Squarespace, which can translate both Markdown and Rich Text exports from Ulysses without any additional formatting)
* The organization of text snippets, notes, chapters, etc. is first class
* Dark mode...

There are a few features I wish they'd add though. Here's my short list of cons:
* Tagging could be better implemented, preferably with hashtags within documents
* Linking between docs with an @ mention would be quite useful
* Some mechanism for collaboration would be fantastic
* Export to Google Docs for editing and collaboration help please; exporting rich text into Google Docs renders a poorly formatted text, which may be a limitation of Google Docs, but come on Ulysses team...ubiquity, ya know?


Overall I absolutely love this app and highly recommend it. If you're serious about writing, and especially if you frequently publish to email or the web, this is your app. Look no further.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for leaving a review! We are glad to hear you like our app. I've +1'd all the requests for missing features in your name, so please consider your vote counted. I can't make any promises when or whether we will implement these features, but your feedback is highly appreciated. If you have any further suggestions or questions in general, please don't hesitate to contact us directly via –Alex


Ulysses GmbH & Co. KG
23.7 MB

OS X 10.11.0 or later, 64-bit processor


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

Age Rating
Rated 4+
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