Ulysses

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Description of App

++ Apple Design Award Winner 2016 ++

“The app is amazing. An absolute delight to use. Well done.” – David Hewson, Bestselling Author
“It’s hard to imagine a better experience on any platform.” – Macworld
“It’s the best journal, word processor, writing, distraction free, note taking, zen app I have on my iPad.” – The Brooks Review

### DESKTOP-CLASS WRITING APP ###

Ulysses is your one-stop writing environment on iOS. Whether you’re a novelist, a journalist, a student or a blogger – if you love to write and write a lot, Ulysses gives you a uniquely streamlined toolset, covering every phase of the writing process:

- A powerful, yet simple text editor.
- A familiar, no-nonsense text library.
- A comprehensive and truly flexible multi-format export.

Of course, the heart and soul of a writing app is its editor. And Ulysses is said to have the best text editor in the world. It offers everything you need – from markup to images and footnotes, from links to comments and code –, and it still manages to stay completely out of the way. It’s a beautiful and focused experience, which turns writing on mobile into *actual fun*.

But since Ulysses takes writing seriously, it does not stop at the editor. Its unified library offers unprecedented access to everything you’ll ever write, be it snippets and ideas, be it blog posts or manuscripts. Every text is at your fingertips, and Ulysses perfectly scales from scratchpad to diary to Great American Novels – and to everything in-between.

Best of all, Ulysses offers fully-fledged, no-holds-barred, all-out iCloud sync. Ulysses is available for all your devices, be it iPad, iPhone or Mac, and every device has access to everything and anything you’ll ever write. Synchronization is simple, seamless and automatic. It neither requires third-party apps, nor any kind of interaction. If you got iCloud, you got sync.

And once you’re finished, Ulysses transforms your text into beautiful PDFs, web pages, ebooks and Word documents. You can copy as HTML, save as Markdown, and even publish to your WordPress and Medium accounts. Export is as easy as selecting a format, choosing a style, and picking a destination. Yes, 1-2-3.

### FEATURES ###

iPad & iPhone
- Ulysses runs on all devices, from iPad Pro to iPhone 4s

Focus & Productivity
- Clean, distraction free interface
- Markup-based text editor
- Typewriter mode
- Fullscreen mode
- Writing goals (characters, words, pages etc.)
- Comprehensive text statistics
- Split View, Slide Over and 3D Touch on supported devices
- Full keyboard navigation with external keyboards
- Fully accessible using VoiceOver

Write & Edit
- Simple markup for headlines, lists, comments, quotes, important passages and more
- Easy insertion of links, annotations and footnotes
- Simple pasting of images
- Keywords, notes and image attachments
- Search & Replace
- Spell check, auto correction, dictionary, dictation
- Shortcut buttons for comfortable editing with onscreen keyboard

File & Organize
- A single library for all your texts
- Groups, filters, favorites, bookmarks
- Glueing, Split & Merge
- Sorting by date, by title or manually
- Import of DOCX, Markdown and text files
- Editing of external text files stored on Dropbox
- Global search, Spotlight integration
- Built-in Share Extension
- Automatic, scheduled backups

Export & Publishing
- Export as PDF, DOCX, RTF, TXT, Markdown, HTML and ePub
- Publish to WordPress and Medium

iOS & macOS
- Available for iPad, iPhone and Mac
- Full iCloud synchronization

and so much more…

### SUPPORT ###

Please visit ulyssesapp.com for more information. You can also reach us via support@ulyssesapp.com or on Twitter @ulyssesapp – we’re happily awaiting your feedback!

Version

2.6

Free or Paid

Paid

Apple Watch Support

No

iOS Version

9.3.4

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone
iPod Touch

Accessibility Comments

Fully accessible.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments

The Solemn GbR has done a fantastic job in making Ulysses for iOS as accessible as their Mac version of Ulysses.

Developer's Twitter Username

@ulyssesapp

Recommendations

4 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Scott H 2 months 1 week ago

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Comments

Submitted by Karina Velazquez on Saturday, July 3, 2021

I don’t know if I’m missing something, but can’t manage to change format. I need to use centering text, justification for paragraph, bold and normal letters, and so on, but I don’t see any button for this things.
Thanks in advance.

Submitted by Voracious P. Brain on Tuesday, July 6, 2021

In reply to by Karina Velazquez

You're frankly missing the basis of what Ulysses is. It's a markdown writing environment, which means using markup characters instead of visual formatting, plus templates to handle things like centering for headings or justification of paragraphs. Then everything gets formatted according to your guidelines when you export to Word, EPub, HTML, or PDF. Read through the intro tutorial. If your main use case is short formatted documents, it's not the best tool--Pages is for desktop publishing, whereas Ulysses is designed for long-form manuscripts.

thanks, yes, I knew that markdown was supported by the app, but all what I have read mentioned this app as the best solution to write on iOS and iPadOS.

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