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Do you want to put Ulysses to the test? Download it right now from the App Store! All subscription plans contain a free trial. It is fully functional and syncs to all your Macs, iPads and iPhones.
Ulysses is packed with tools for a better writing life. Here is a best-of selection – for a comprehensive overview please see the feature table.
Ulysses offers a simple and intuitive workspace you can customize according to your taste.
The interface leverages modern OS X concepts. This beautifully familiar environment will stay out of your way – and help you get around in no time.
Ulysses’ editor is text, and text only. With a few characters you mark headlines, important passages or comments. No need to lift your fingers from the keyboard.
Ulysses still offers all the features you’d expect from a traditional word processor. Even images, footnotes and links are handled with ease – and unprecedented style.
You decide what your editor looks like – choose from handpicked color palettes, or download user-generated themes from the Ulysses Style Exchange.
You can operate Ulysses via keyboard only, so no need to reach for the mouse. On iPhone and iPad, you can make full use of external keyboards.
When enabled, the line you’re currently typing remains vertically fixed – top, center, bottom, whatever you prefer. Line highlight is also supported.
Ulysses offers a full suite of organizational tools, from note taking to novel writing – and everything in between.
Ulysses’ library holds everything you’ll ever write. No Save dialogs, no Finder searches. It’s all just there. All the time.
Groups let you organize your writings project- or subject wise. You can break them into sub-groups and sub-sub-groups as you see fit.
Additional information that belongs to but not in a text can be attached to it: Images, PDFs, notes, keywords, you name it.
With filters you can narrow down your library’s content according to keywords, text occurrences and even creation or modification date.
Ulysses automatically saves your writings and keeps local backups of your entire text library.
Pursue a daily writing goal, or set word or character limits to your texts and define deadlines. Goals help you track your progress and let you brag about it on social media.
Ulysses lets you write anywhere, without the need to spend a thought about your setup.
Synchronization is simple, seamless and neither requires third-party apps, nor any kind of interaction. All content is always available, no matter where you are.
From iPhone to iPad to Mac – Ulysses is available for all your devices, and the apps share an identical feature set. No matter what you are writing on – you get the real Ulysses.
Ulysses lets you add Dropbox folders to your text library. So if you prefer to store your texts in plain text files, or collaborate with others, you can.
No matter what you write and who your readers are, Ulysses’ versatile export function has you covered.
Export your writings as plain or rich text, as a Markdown file or HTML code. Create beautiful PDFs, Word documents and eBooks, properly formatted and styled.
The built-in live preview shows what your output is going to look like, and you can watch your changes take effect instantly.
Ulysses ships with a number of export styles for all supported formats and various use cases. ADA-style PDF? Check. That classic manuscript look? Also check.
On the Styles & Themes website, you can download plenty of export styles and editor themes for all kinds of purposes, created by the Ulysses community.
Attach a Word manuscript to an e-mail, or open an ePub file with iBooks: Ulysses lets you conveniently share your texts, or send them directly to third-party apps.