A Word About Apple’s OS Betas

In Short: Don’t Install iOS 13, iPadOS, or macOS Catalina

During the last couple of weeks, quite a few people contacted us about crashes, hangs and other problems with Ulysses on devices running the beta versions of iOS 13, iPadOS and macOS Catalina. We’ve been asked a couple of times if we couldn’t offer a beta version of Ulysses that works fine on the new OSes. Unfortunately, for the time being, we can’t.

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Chinese Celebrity Author Fangzhou Jiang: “Literature Has Chosen Me”

Fangzhou Jiang has been writing for more than 23 years: She started at the age of six, published her first book at ten, and never stopped. Fangzhou is still popular all over China as “the talented young writer”. Today, she works as the associate editor of New Weekly, one of China’s most important and influential magazines and has more than eight million followers on the Chinese social media service Weibo

Fangzhou Jiang (Chinese: 蒋方舟)
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Ulysses on iOS 13, iPadOS, macOS Catalina — and Beyond

Photo of Catalina Island, with Ulysses logo

At WWDC, Apple announced new versions of their operating systems: iOS 13, macOS Catalina, and (to some surprise) iPadOS. While macOS Catalina will be rather straight-forward in terms of support, the mobile/touch systems are going to introduce a host of new features, some of which are already present in Ulysses today. So let’s talk about two of those.

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Ulysses Says Hi From WWDC

It’s the same procedure as every year: In June, some members of Ulysses’ development team travel to the US in order to attend Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference. But what is it all about? Götz tells us, live from San Jose.

From left to right: Max, Friedrich, Götz
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Ulysses 16: Ghost Publishing, iPad Split View

We have just released Ulysses 16 to both the App Store and the Mac App Store. Go grab the update, as it features a couple of fixes and improvements, as well as the option to publish your texts to Ghost.

For a full list of changes, please check the version history.

And speaking of changes, Ulysses 16 introduces something rather special to iPad: Split View aka Second Editor, and it’s so powerful and versatile, I’ll use the rest of this post for nothing else.

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Doctor and Book Author Matt Morgan: ”Just as in Life and Medicine, Time Is the Biggest Challenge in Writing”

For Matt Morgan, writing is a means to relieve work stress and turn it into something useful. In his first book, which will soon be published with Simon & Schuster, he shares stories from the intensive care unit, one of the most fast-paced, pressurized places in a modern-day hospital.

Matt Morgan
Matt Morgan

Please tell us something about you and what you are working on.

I am a 39-year-old medical doctor from Wales, UK who is passionate about science and making sense of patient stories. Outside of work, I enjoy CrossFit and ice cream in equal measures.

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Images in Ulysses – The Complete Tutorial

Are you a purist who accepts words and nothing but words in your writing app? Then you can stop reading here.

But who is, really? If you’re a blogger, you’re probably a medium to heavy embedder of images. (Visualize a travel blog without photos. So sad.) When writing manuals, you may want to add illustrations; as an author of nonfiction books, you could use infographics to get your points across. If you’re a novelist, you probably won’t embed images into your manuscript, but you may want to attach photos or drawings to envision the setting and the characters of your story. Ulysses has a function for that, too.

In our new, fully-fledged image tutorial we’ve collected everything there is to know about the use of images in Ulysses. You’ll learn

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Learn Ulysses With The Sweet Setup

The Sweet Setup have published a new video course. For launch week, you can save 20%.

Until a couple of years ago, Shawn Blanc had no system for his ideas, notes, and writing. Everything scattered over various apps, pieces of paper, and notebooks – it was frustrating and inefficient.

But then he started using Ulysses and turned the app into his central spot for all of his writing. And it turned out that this was very conducive to his productivity and focus.

Shawn runs The Sweet Setup, a website dedicated to in-depth app reviews and trainings aiming to help people become more productive. This week, The Sweet Setup have launched their wholly revised and extended “Learn Ulysses” course. The course is aimed at beginners and advanced users alike and comprises more than 30 videos. It covers Ulysses’ features into great detail, introduces concrete workflows and shows how to use the app effectively in conjunction with other apps. Furthermore, Shawn shares a number of strategies to become a better writer.

“Learn Ulysses” costs $57, owners of the old, less extensive course will receive a discount. What’s more, you can save 20% with launch week pricing, which is available until March 29, 2019.

You’ll find detailed information about “Learn Ulysses” by The Sweet Setup here.