Smart, Smarter, Smartest: New Copy & Paste Options on Your iPhone/iPad

Let’s face the facts: Writers often need to use the Copy and Paste commands when working with texts. Be it for reusing text snippets, collecting research notes on the web, or transferring content from one application to another. With Ulysses’ latest release, we finally brought the beloved Smart Copy and Smart Paste features to its iOS version. They are especially helpful when working with different text formats, as basic formatting often gets messed up or lost when using the standard copy and paste functions.

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Syncing Ulysses and Daedalus via Dropbox

If you want to write on the go, you can do so with the iOS app Daedalus Touch. Sync with Ulysses to be able to edit these texts on your Mac. By default, synchronization between Daedalus and Ulysses happens via iCloud. Do you prefer not to rely on iCloud because your company does not allow using it, you like to edit your files with 3rd party apps, or for any other reason? You can actually use any file-based sync service. This blog post explains how to set up syncing with Dropbox.

To set up Dropbox syncing in Daedalus, tap on the action icon and select the sync icon. If you work with an iPad, you can simply tap on the sync icon located in the upper left corner. Select Last Sync on the red bar to get to the accounts available for syncing. In the appearing list, tap on Dropbox and sign in. After verification, the Dropbox account settings will pop up. You can adjust them to your needs.

Stack View Sync Button Sync View

Account View Dropbox Linking Dropbox Settings

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