Content Strategist Kelly Wade: “I Decided to Use My Skills to Help People”

Kelly Wade is an independent content strategist and copywriter from Australia. Graduated in forensics and chemistry and holder of a PhD, Kelly worked for the Australian government before she decided to switch careers. Finding the balance between the demands of her writing and strategy business and her obligation as a mother of two young children is not always easy. Still, Kelly enjoys the freedom to dispose of her time, and to work with businesses that sell products and services that really help their customers. Read more in our interview.

Portrait of Kelly Wade
Kelly Wade

If you want to know how Kelly is making use of Ulysses, and which other apps and tools are essential to her workflow, hang on: Kelly will share information about this here in a couple of days.

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

I would describe myself as a creator. At the moment, I spend most of my time creating things with words — copy, web content, marketing strategies, epic fantasy, children’s picture books and gardening books. But my creative pursuits aren’t restricted to the written word. For instance, I also illustrated all three of my picture books, I create images for my patrons on Patreon, I took all the photos for my upcoming gardening book and in a past life I created new chemicals.

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Back to School Sale, Rare Opportunity

So, have you got all the materials for the new term yet? If you’re a student and still in search for the right writing app for your assignments and papers, our Back to School sale is the perfect opportunity. Subscribe now to the annual plan and pay only half the price for the first year!

The offer is available for a limited time only. Oh, and you actually don’t have to be member of a university or college to make use of it; journalists, novelists and copywriters may save as well 😀

To claim the offer, download Ulysses from the App Store or the Mac App Store. In the in-app store, choose the annual subscription plan with the discount.

To all students and scholars: Good luck for the new term! To everyone: Good luck with all your writing endeavours!

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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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.

Everything You Need to Know About Editor Split View

Split view editing – a new feature that was recently released with Ulysses 15 – is helpful if you want to refer to one text while writing another.* Do you want to see your outline while drafting a chapter? Or display a text in its original language while translating it? We’ve assembled everything you need to know about it in a tutorial. Find out how to

  • enter editor split view on your Mac,
  • switch your vertical split view for a horizontal one,
  • toggle the active editor highlight,
  • scroll through two texts simultaneously,
  • and switch between the two editors with simple shortcuts.

Read the full tutorial here.

* For the time being, editor split view is available only with Ulysses for Mac.

Introducing the New Styles & Themes

Ulysses 15 has been published only a couple of days ago, but there’s more news! We’ve relaunched our platform for exchanging styles and themes, formerly know as the Ulysses Style Exchange. It’s got a new name – Styles & Themes –, a new look, and will hopefully make it a lot easier for you to find what you’re looking for in terms of styles and themes.

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