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.

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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Ulysses 15 Released Today; Split View Ramblings

We have just released Ulysses 15 to the App Store and Mac App Store. Go grab it, if you haven’t already; there really is no reason to miss out.

Ulysses 15 features a couple of noticeable enhancements for images, search, and keywords. It also improves usability on several fronts and fixes a variety of bugs. If you‘re curious, you can read up the latest additions in our version history.

What I want to focus on today, is one particular new feature, which we are introducing to the macOS version: “Second Editor”, aka split view. It’s a good example of how we’re thinking with regards to new features, how our emphasis on design affects release schedules, and why sometimes stuff takes longer than anticipated. It also shows how much work actually goes into a seemingly simple feature, even one which, by default, is hidden from view (no pun).

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Preview: Your New Keyword Manager

Ulysses 15 is coming! We’re currently in the process of beta testing, smoothing and polishing the new version. In the meantime, we’re giving you a sneak peek at the new features.

The new version adds a new way to search for sheets with specific keywords – you know that already. But that’s not all! Ulysses 15 will bring much more power to keywords (on Mac for starters): with a global keyword manager!

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Preview: Resizing Images for Export

Ulysses 15 is coming! We’re currently in the process of beta testing, smoothing and polishing the new version. In the meantime, we’re giving you a sneak peek at the new features.

Those who add a lot of images to their texts, will rejoice about this handy new feature: With Ulysses 15, you’ll be able to set the size of an image in an exported document, from within the editor!

Specify the desired width or heigth of the image, et voilá! With Ulysses 15, manual resizing of your images for export will finally be a thing of the past.