Release Notes

This is the overview of all past releases including fixes and improvements. For just the most notable changes, check out the latest feature additions.

28.1 NOVEMBER 7, 2022


  • Fixed an issue where links would be displayed incorrectly for some fonts.
  • Fixed a crash when opening the action menu for tables. iOS

28 OCTOBER 24, 2022


New

  • Support for macOS 13 Ventura, including improved sharing of sheets and support for adding images from Photos.
  • Support for iPadOS 16, including full support for Stage Manager.
  • Images inside paragraphs and tables now also show previews.
  • Revision mode will now check text inside tables.

Fixes

  • Improved experience when pasting on iOS 16 with VoiceOver enabled. iOS
  • Various tweaks, so that editor search behaves as expected on iOS 16. iOS
  • Corrected an issue where text would no longer appear both bold and italic. iOS
  • Fixed a crash when navigating the library. iOS
  • Fixed a number of smaller crashes, for example when working with code blocks and numbered lists.

27.6 iOS SEPTEMBER 28, 2022


  • Minor bugfixes.

27.5 iOS SEPTEMBER 16, 2022


  • Fixed PDF images not being visible inside the text and dashboard.

27.4 iOS SEPTEMBER 14, 2022


  • Support for iOS 16, including improved Find & Replace within the editor.
  • Improved table cell selection when using a trackpad.
  • Fixed a crash when undoing code block creation.
  • Fixed a crash when removing image attachments.

27.3 AUGUST 12, 2022


  • Fixed a problem when using undo in external folders.
  • Improves compatibility with certain WordPress blogs.

27.2 JULY 20, 2022


  • Added a shortcut to delete table rows and columns using ⌘⌫
  • Improved table cell layout when using multi-stage input such as Pinyin.
  • Fixed handling of links and images inside tables when using Markdown files.
  • Improved working with tables when VoiceOver is active.
  • Minor improvements and bugfixes for PDF/DOCX table export.
  • Improved overall stability when editing sheets.
  • Fixed a crash when searching sheet contents. macOS
  • Fixed a bug when stepping through search results. macOS
  • Browsing suggestions in revision mode should now work correctly again. iOS
  • Fixed a bug when moving typewriter highlights. iOS
  • Fixed a crash when double-tapping table cells. iOS
  • Improved mouse pointer support for tables. iOS

27.1 macOS JUNE 25, 2022


  • Fixed a regression where sheets created in prior versions could not be opened.
  • Resolved an issue where Dashboard could show wrong items or lose selection.
  • Fixed several crashes related to editing tables and working with multiple windows.

27.1 iOS JUNE 23, 2022


  • Fixed a crash when returning from another app on iPad
  • Fixed a crash when using multiple windows on iPad

27 JUNE 20, 2022


New

  • Tables
  • (tbl)
  • Ok, seriously: Tables! TABLES!!! It took some time, but Ulysses now features full table support on all devices. Create, edit, import, export, publish, you name it. Tables are easy to use and nice to look at. Like… really nice. Beautiful even. We believe this matters.
  • Just remember: || Don’t | use tables | when | a list will suffice ||

Tables

  • Quickly create tables in the editor
  • Set header rows and columns
  • Align columns left, right or center
  • Size columns to either stretch or fit
  • Merge cells horizontally (colspan)
  • Comfortably add, move or delete rows and columns
  • Add a caption
  • Import from DOCX (Word), HTML and Markdown
  • Export to PDF, DOCX (Word), HTML, ePub and Markdown
  • Publish to WordPress, Ghost and Micro.blog
  • Tables!!!!

Changes relating to tables

  • Filters now know about tables
  • The dashboard gained support for tables
  • Search & Replace now works with content inside of tables
  • ULSS now offers extensive styling for tables

Other changes

  • Markup in footnotes, annotations and notes now uses adequate styling (bold/italic) instead of tinted text iOS
  • The Markup Bar now offers much smarter suggestions macOS
  • We’ve renamed several items on the Markup Bar so they’re easier to read and understand (e.g. “List” instead of “Dashed List”, “Annotate” instead of “Annotation”) macOS
  • The Markup panel now works inside footnotes and annotations macOS
  • Markup in footnotes, annotations and notes now uses adequate styling (bold/italic) instead of tinted text macOS

Fixes

  • Fixed several sign-in errors to WordPress (Rest-API hickups, sigh)
  • Micro.blog no longer exports height/width attributes on images
  • You may once again select your own preview style for Micro.blog (sorry)
  • Keywords on WordPress, Ghost and Micro.blog now ignore any case of casing (cAtEgOriEs)
  • Footnotes would not open when searching inside a sheet (oops) macOS

26 MAY 5, 2022


New

  • Modernized the WordPress integration using the WordPress REST API.
  • Optimized the flow for publishing blog posts.
  • Added a dedicated publishing menu/button and publishing preview.
  • Added a permanently visible counter in the editor. macOS

Fixes

  • Fixed a crash when dragging a sheet from Mac to iPad using Universal Control.
  • Fixed a crash when sharing a sheet from Ulysses.
  • Fixed a potential delay when typing in the editor.
  • Fixed a rare crash on app launch.

25 FEBRUARY 7, 2022


Improvements

  • For Ulysses’ editor, you can now choose fonts from third-party font apps installed on your device. iOS
  • The writing goal feature received a visual revamp. iOS
  • The Ulysses share extension now works better and has a new look. iOS
  • We also modernized the appearance of the library on iPhone. iOS
  • You can now run Shortcuts actions directly from the share menu in Ulysses. iOS
  • When using an external keyboard, you can now use the shortcuts ⌘+, ⌘- and ⌘0 to change the text size in the editor. iOS
  • The writing goal feature received a visual revamp. macOS
  • There’s now a new menu item to share Ulysses sheets and groups. macOS
  • Adding Ulysses sheets to Quick Notes now also works when using the “On My Mac” section. macOS

Fixes

  • Fixed a crash when creating a material sheet using a Shortcuts action.
  • Fixed a crash when Ulysses was in the background. iOS
  • Improved robustness of adding Ulysses sheets to Quick Notes. iOS
  • Fixed a crash when replacing many search matches at once. macOS
  • Fixed a crash when adding a goal. macOS
  • Fixed a crash when opening the share extension. macOS

24.6 iOS JANUARY 10, 2022


  • Fixed a rare crash while typing in the editor.
  • Scrolling large groups is now smoother in the sheet list.

24.5 iOS DECEMBER 15, 2021


  • This update fixes scrolling issues in the editor when using an external keyboard.

24.3 OCTOBER 27, 2021


  • This update fixes a few stability issues that snuck into the previous version.

24.2 OCTOBER 25, 2021


The California-Here-We-Come Update

New

  • You can now link Ulysses sheets from the new Quick Note feature.
  • We improved Micro.blog publishing: You can now update previously published blog posts from within Ulysses.
  • We renamed some markup tags to improve clarity.
  • We added two new shortcut actions: inserting an image into a sheet and creating a material sheet.
  • Running Ulysses shortcut actions is now faster and more reliable.
  • We added the keyboard shortcut ⌘D to duplicate sheets or groups.
  • We grouped the shortcuts listed in the keyboard shortcuts view on iPadOS 15 for a better overview. iOS
  • We added support for working with x-callback identifiers in shortcut actions. iOS
  • We added two new keyboard shortcut ⌘⌫ to move a sheet or group to the trash. iOS
  • We brought our iOS integration with Apple’s Shortcuts app to Mac. macOS
  • There’s now a brand-new markup bar at the bottom of the editor. macOS
  • We improved the flow for unlocking Ulysses’ password protection with Touch ID or Apple Watch. macOS
  • Quick Look sheet previews in Finder and Spotlight now look much better. macOS

Fixes

  • Fixed appearance of footnotes in ePub export preview in Dark Mode.
  • Changed the keyboard shortcuts for marking a sheet as a favorite to ⌃⌘U and showing the Favorites group to ⇧⌘U.
  • Fixed a crash when showing keyboard shortcuts in the editor. iOS
  • Fixed a number of crashes and user interface bugs. iOS

24.1 iOS SEPTEMBER 30, 2021


  • This update fixes the TextExpander integration plus a few stability issues that snuck into the previous version.

24 iOS SEPTEMBER 20, 2021


Support for future systems (iPadOS only)

  • Export always opens in a new window.
  • Vastly improved feedback when navigating with an external keyboard.

Improvements and fixes

  • Sheet files have previews in apps like Files and Messages.
  • Adjustments throughout the interface for an updated look and feel.
  • External folders can now be hidden from the Library.
  • Fixed layout issues when large iPhones were rotated to landscape mode and back to portrait.

23.5 macOS SEPTEMBER 29, 2021


  • This update fixes a few stability issues that snuck into the previous version.

23.4 macOS SEPTEMBER 7, 2012


  • Fixed a crash that affected Chilean users due to the switch to Chile summer time.

23.3 AUGUST 30, 2021


  • This update fixes a few stability issues that snuck into the previous version.
  • Updated the icon for Ghost publishing.
  • Fixed the calculation of the weekly writing progress in the writing session history.
  • Fixed a bug where not all backups older than a month would be visible in the backups overview. iOS

23.2 AUGUST 23, 2021


  • Fixed a problem when opening sheets on older versions that were edited with Ulysses 23.
  • Updating a blog post on Ghost does not update the publishing date anymore.
  • Improved robustness of the editor for future operating system versions. iOS
  • Fixed a problem with some fonts in marked up text on macOS 10.14. macOS
  • Fixed a crash on launch. macOS
  • Fixed a crash when editing keywords. macOS

23.1 AUGUST 5, 2021


  • This update fixes a few stability issues that snuck into the previous version.

23 AUGUST 3, 2021


More Treats for Bloggers

  • Published blog posts now receive a little paper plane icon in the sheet list, making it easier for you to spot them.
  • A new widget in the dashboard will display a post’s publishing status, the chosen blogging platform, plus the date of its upload.
  • As a Ghost user, you can now update your previously published posts.
  • The publishing status of blog posts uploaded to WordPress, Ghost, Micro.blog and Medium is now synced across all of your devices.
  • We overhauled the session history of group writing goals — the calculation is now much more accurate and reliable.

22.2 MAY 21, 2021


  • Fixed missing featured image when updating blog post for some WordPress blogs.
  • Improved preview of ePub export for short sheets on iPad. iOS
  • Fixed a rendering issue when removing text with a block highlight. macOS
  • Fixed moving sheets using the ⌃⌘↑/↓ shortcuts in Favorites. macOS
  • Fixed resetting a built-in theme in Markup preferences. macOS
  • Improved support for Voice Control in the dashboard and the export preview. macOS

22.1 APRIL 6, 2021


  • Fixed a spurious error message shown when saving sheets.
  • Fixed a crash when adding older Micro.blog accounts.
  • Fixed a bug where the account overview appeared empty on iPad. iOS
  • Fixed a crash when using Scribble or dictation in Typewriter Mode iOS
  • Fixed a crash when using the keyword manager with hundreds of keywords. macOS

22 MARCH 22, 2021


The “Blogger’s Delight” Release

New:

  • There is a new publishing integration: You can now upload posts to your Micro.blog account from within Ulysses.
  • WordPress publishing gained the option to update previously published posts.
  • You can now color-customize your group icons.
  • You can now display headings in the editor in a larger size.
  • The new default theme D22 demonstrates this new setting and lets you easily distinguish your headings.
  • The “New Sheet” button returned to the sheet list. iOS
  • Ulysses now remembers your last scroll position when switching between sheets. iOS
  • On iPad, double-tapping a sheet in the sheet list now opens the sheet instantly for editing. iOS
  • On iPad, we also added a setting to keep the editor active when switching between sheets. iOS
  • We revamped the look & feel of several panels, e.g., you can now type to filter in the markup and the navigation panel. macOS

Changes, Improvements & Fixes:

  • Added the system font “New York” to font selection.
  • Typewriter Mode was reworked to fit better with large images and headings.
  • The WordPress preview was updated to the new Twenty Twenty-One theme.
  • Improved the compatibility with gallery plugins under WordPress 5.
  • When publishing HTML posts to WordPress, the syntax for code blocks is now set correctly.
  • Numerous small bug fixes and improvements.
  • The shortcut ⇧⌘D now takes you to Favorites. iOS
  • Improved performance when switching between Ulysses and other apps. macOS
  • Improved VoiceOver support in various parts of the app. macOS
  • Fixed a couple of bugs that could cause display errors when editing block quotes or bookmarks. macOS
  • We changed the following shortcuts: ⌘9 now opens the markup panel, ⇧⌘D takes you to Favorites. macOS
  • The Quick Export panel now closes automatically after export has finished. macOS

21.7 iOS MARCH 5, 2021


  • This update fixes a bug that prevented selecting text using a trackpad or mouse on the iPad.

21.6 iOS MARCH 3, 2021


  • Fullscreen mode is not ended anymore when switching to another app on iPad.
  • Smart punctuation now works as expected when using text auto-completion.
  • Quick Open will now work correctly in the All and Last 7 Days filters.
  • Navigating to a link or footnote from the dashboard with typewriter scrolling active works as expected.
  • Fixed a number of crashes in revision mode.
  • Fixed a crash when returning from backups.

21.4 JANUARY 6, 2021


  • Fixes a crash when displaying note attachments on M1 Macs. macOS
  • Fixed swipe-from-left gesture when editing on iPhone. iOS

21.3 DECEMBER 17, 2020


  • This updates improves the display of trials inside the app.
  • Repeatedly saving exported files now suggests the right filename. macOS
  • Text alignment in PDF export is now correct on M1 Macs. macOS

21.2 DECEMBER 14, 2020


Lots of smaller fixes and improvements

  • Added keyboard shortcuts to rearrange sheets and groups.
  • Added custom VoiceOver rotor to navigate text check suggestions. iOS
  • All selected sheets are now exported when exporting in a new window. iOS
  • Reduced minimum width of main window. macOS
  • Editor focus is now restored when relaunching the app. ::maxOS::
  • The color of the “Filename” tag for external files can now be edited in Markup preferences. macOS

Improvements

  • Improved error handling for text checker. iOS
  • Improved animations when navigating suggestions in revision mode. iOS
  • Improved navigation from dashboard to editor using VoiceOver. iOS
  • Improved text input when inserting Asian characters. iOS
  • Improved ePub previews on new iPhone devices. iOS
  • Improved selection behavior in Quick Open. macOS
  • Improved sheet preview when using one-line preview. macOS
  • Improved error handling for text checker. macOS
  • Improved switching between preference panes on macOS 10.14. macOS

Fixes

  • Fixed hidden on-screen keyboard when rotating on some iPhone devices. iOS
  • Fixed truncated text counts in goal view. iOS
  • Fixed crash when switching apps while dashboard is open. iOS
  • Fixed various crashes when using text checker. iOS
  • Fixed crash when adding note attachment. iOS
  • Fixed crash when sharing sheets. iOS
  • Fixed truncated text counts in goal view. macOS
  • Fixed initial navigation window size when restarting the app. macOS
  • Fixed modification and creation dates when importing Evernote files. macOS
  • Fixed crash when switching between backups. macOS
  • Fixed crash when opening Markup preferences on M1 Macs. macOS

21.1 OCTOBER 20, 2020


Improvements

  • Spelling suggestions now correctly recognise British English (blimey, how could we miss this!)
  • Optimized the app for the new iPhone screen sizes iOS

Fixes

  • Solved an issue that prevented adding a new publishing accounts iOS
  • Entries in the goal history can now be deleted again iOS
  • Fixed incorrect spelling suggestions in words with diacritics iOS
  • Improved accessibility of pulldown menus on iOS 13 iOS
  • Fixed a crash when using password protection on iPad iOS
  • Fixed a crash activating a student subscription iOS
  • Lots of minor tweaks and improvements of revision mode iOS
  • The new D21 theme should now appear for all users. macOS
  • Scrolling in theme and style preferences now works on macOS 10.14. macOS
  • Export preview is no longer truncated on macOS 10.14. macOS
  • Revision mode now works more reliably with no internet connectivity or when editing multiple sheets. macOS
  • Fixed a crash when trying to add a goal for Markdown sheets. macOS

21 OCTOBER 6, 2020


The Parity Release

  • Ulysses 21 adds revision mode to iOS (including our advanced grammar and style check), and adapts the fresh new look of iOS 14 across the whole interface. iOS
  • Ulysses 21 moves revision mode into a dedicated view, adapts the fresh new look of macOS 11, and introduces a new app icon in the process. macOS

New

  • Introducing revision mode on iOS, combining in-text annotations and the system’s spell check. iOS
  • Revision mode also includes an advanced grammar and style check, which offers comprehensive suggestions in over 20 languages. iOS
  • The interface has been refreshed across the board, to leverage the look & feel of iOS 14. iOS
  • The app icon has been updated to reflect the new approach of universal, cross-platform icons. iOS
  • Introducing D21 as new default editor theme. iOS
  • Revision mode now has a dedicated view outside the dashboard. macOS
  • Revision mode has also been updated and refined based on user feedback. macOS
  • The interface has been refreshed across the board, to leverage the look & feel of macOS 11. macOS
  • Introducing “editor focus”; a new mode which hides all chrome and presents sidebars as overlays. macOS
  • Introducing a new app icon which reflects the new approach of universal, cross-platform icons. macOS
  • Introducing D21 as new default editor theme. macOS

Improvements and fixes

  • Sheet ordering could become lost on rarely used devices.
  • Fixed a bug where version history was not correctly preserved.
  • Fixed incorrect highlight of search matches in sheet list. macOS

20.2 JULY 30, 2020


  • Improved import of HTML and DOCX files.
  • Fixed various of crashes.
  • Reordering of sheets using drag & drop works as expected again. iOS
  • iPad: Added shortcuts ⌃⌘←/→ to navigate between dashboard views. iOS
  • Improved display of navigation items in the dashboard. iOS
  • Improved preview texts of navigation items in the dashboard. macOS
  • You can now drag text to the dashboard to create new notes. macOS
  • Fixed dashboard layout when scroll bars are always visible. macOS
  • Fixed problems when checking long texts. macOS
  • Spelling suggestions will no longer offer huge numbers of options. macOS

20 JULY 14, 2020


The Dashboard Release

  • Ulysses 20 introduces the dashboard – a slide-over/sidebar which serves as a statistics panel, a navigator, a comments section, and a media overview. iOS
  • Ulysses 20 introduces the dashboard – a user-configurable sidebar which serves as a statistics panel, a navigator, a comments section, a media overview, and an advanced multilingual text-, style- and grammar checker. macOS

New:

  • Introducing the dashboard with quick access to statistics, navigation and attachments.
  • Navigation includes headlines, comments, media, links and footnotes.
  • Statistics include counters and reading time, as well as writing goals. iOS
  • Modernized keyboard menus for adding tags and special characters. iOS
  • Introducing revision mode, combining in-text annotations and the system’s spell check. macOS
  • Revision mode also includes an advanced grammar and style check, which offers comprehensive suggestions in well over 20 languages. macOS