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Coinciding with the release of Apple’s new operating systems iOS 12 and macOS Mojave we published new updates for Ulysses.
Ulysses’ dark mode has been reworked and fine-tuned for macOS Mojave. On Mac, you can now opt to match light or dark mode to your system preferences, or continue to switch manually between the two. A new editor theme – D14 – specifically optimized for the new dark mode is also included.
On Mac, the sheet list gained bigger titles and a lighter appearance, improving its clarity and legibility, and bringing its design closer to Ulysses’ iOS version.
A share extension has long been part of Ulysses for iOS and is now available on macOS as well. Use it to send links, texts, and images from Safari and many other apps directly to Ulysses.
Ulysses now supports the new Siri Shortcuts in iOS 12, letting you assign voice commands to a number of Ulysses actions. You can, for example, teach Siri to create a new sheet in your *Diary* group. Also, Siri will make recommendations based on your most used actions. Read more...
Ulysses is now optimized for both iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR.
This update fixes a crash on launch on iPhone 5, iPhone 5c and iPad 4.
This update adds full support for the new iPad Pro models, and fixes a few minor issues.
The lucky number release: Ulysses now lets you set daily writing goals and deadlines, features revamped code blocks with syntax highlighting, and adds color to keywords.
Code blocks can now span as many paragraphs as needed, and they’re always set in a monospace font in the editor and during export. What’s more, they import from and export to GitHub-style fenced code blocks, and can be used in external folders as well.
The new code blocks can recognize over 40 different programming languages and color their syntax, both in the editor and during export. The color palette is available in two versions for light and dark editor themes.
Writing goals can now have deadlines. What’s more, a goal with deadline will calculate the amount of text that needs to be written every day to finish in time.
It is now possible to set a daily writing goal to a Ulysses group. The goal is reset every morning.
For group goals there is a dedicated history view available, delivering a visualization of the writing performance in the last days, plus selected statistics (Today, Daily Average, Daily Best, This Week). The statistics for all days ever recorded can be export as a CSV file.
Keywords can now have a color that is applied to all occurrences of the keyword throughout the library.
It is now possible to display image previews in full color in the editor.
iPad and iPhone users can count on major functionality enhancements, as we have brought the iOS app closer to its Mac counterpart. We’ve adopted the latest iPhone/iOS features and design concepts. Also, we added the much requested editor image previews.
Much requested, finally here: Instead of the `img` tag, images can now also have a preview in the editor. You can toggle image previews, and determine their size, via Preferences (Mac) or the editor settings (iOS).
We have incorporated Drag and Drop throughout the iOS app: You can reorder sheets, move sheets between groups, drop images and text into the editor, move text around in the editor, drag text from Ulysses to Page, drag links from Safari in Ulysses, and more.
We merged all sources on iOS into the main Library. As an added bonus, you can now also have content “On My Device”, right next to iCloud and/or Dropbox.
Bringing the iOS app ever closer to Mac, you can now keep the sheet list (and Library, if you’re on the big iPad Pro) open while writing. Or the attachments.
Swipe a group to the right – and hide everything else. Extending “distraction-free” to the Library…
With a polished visual appearance and a number of reworked interactions, Ulysses now looks great on iPhone X. And it supports Face ID, the face recognition system on iPhone X. When enabled, writers can literally unlock their text libraries at a glance.
The new default editor theme features sparingly applied colors and bold black headlines, making for a simpler, cleaner and more typographic look & feel.
With this release we switched Ulysses to a subscription model.
A single subscription unlocks Ulysses on all devices (Mac, iPhone, iPad). There are yearly, monthly and student plans available – and a 14-day free trial for all your devices, including sychronization. Read more...
Ulysses is now available in Russian, Korean and Brazilian Portuguese. Read more...
This update fixes an issue where the transition offer was not shown to some customers.
This update improves the clarity and reliability of Ulysses’ in-app subscriptions.
This update introduced three new languages: Russian, Korean and Brazilian Portuguese.
We also added Smart Copy and Smart Paste to Ulysses for iOS. Plus we squashed a few annoying bugs.
This update modified the in-app store to be more precise and less confusing (hopefully).
The Touch ID update – hide your texts from prying eyes and unlock Ulysses with your fingerprint. Plus: New filter options, more icons, and fixes, fixes, fixes.
You can now protect your text library via Touch ID or with a personal password. The idle time, after which Ulysses locks itself and requires Touch ID or a password to unlock, can be determined individually.
Filters can now also be used to narrow down the library content according to negative criteria, i.e. to search for texts that do not contain a certain word, phrase or keyword.
A number of new icons for labelling groups and filters have been added.
Combined text statistics for groups and filters, so far limited to the Mac version of Ulysses, are now available on iPad and iPhone as well.
The update improves the support of x-callback-urls on both macOS and iOS, and adds a number of new x-callback-actions. Also, Ulysses 2.8 adds support for VoiceOver to its Touch Bar controls.
This update fixed a few problems with future versions of iOS.
This update fixed a few annoying bugs and prepared Ulysses for upcoming macOS and iOS releases.
We’ve taken the time to dive into some of the more complex issues and are happy to report stability improvements throughout the app.
This update fixes a few minor and not so minor issues that appeared in the previous version. Most notable:
We spent the last couple of months fixing smaller issues and optimizing performance. We also made sure Ulysses feels at home on the latest OS releases, adding support for both Sierra tabs and the new MacBook Pro's Touch Bar.
With Apple’s latest MacBook Pro, the Touch Bar replaces the function keys and can display app specific, contextual functions. Within Ulysses, users can now assign markup tags directly via Touch Bar while they write, assign keywords and toggle the sidebars. Read more...
With macOS Sierra tabs are available as a system feature, and they also made it into Ulysses 2.7. Tabs allow you to quickly switch between multiple open texts within the same window. Read more...
Ulysses now offers full support for the TextBundle format outside its iCloud library. TextBundle combines Markdown text ﬁles and referenced images in a single ﬁle. This addition allows you to use images when working from Dropbox or other storage providers. Read more...
Ulysses 2.7 allows to import ENEX ﬁles, Evernote’s proprietary export format. Users can even import ENEX ﬁles containing multiple notes — Ulysses will then create a separate sheet for each imported note. Read more...
Writing goals allow Ulysses users to determine the length to achieve when writing a text: a number of characters, words, or pages. With Ulysses 2.7 the feature was extended: users can now even set a reading time goal. Read more...
The support of x-callback-urls, so far limited to the iOS version of Ulysses, has been extended to the Mac.
This update fixes an issue that causes Ulysses to crash when trashing/restoring sheets. We apologize for any inconveniences this may have caused.
This update enhances the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro, for example by allowing sidebars to slide in while long-pressing the respective button. And despite fixing the usual bunch of crashes and hangs, it includes also these notable changed:
We spent the last couple of months fixing smaller issues and optimizing performance. We also made sure Ulysses feels at home on the latest OS releases, adding support for both Sierra tabs and the new MacBook Pro's TouchBar.
With this update, we finally deliver on an old promise. Bloggers can now publish their texts with just a few clicks or taps to their WordPress blogs; no more exporting as HTML or Markdown, no cumbersome pasting to the WordPress backend.
Bloggers can add tags, categories, excerpts and featured images, even schedule a publishing time, and preview their posts – all from within Ulysses. Best of all, WordPress publishing is available on both macOS and iOS, allowing writers to seamlessly publish on the go. Read more...
iPhone and iPad users, who wish to sync their texts via Dropbox (as opposed to iCloud), can do so with Ulysses 2.6: As on the Mac, Ulysses now offers full support for adding Dropbox folders to its text library. Read more...
It was one of the most requested features from Ulysses for Mac: “Quick Open”. Writers can search their entire text library within seconds, and instantly open a text for editing, without the need to navigate through their group hierarchies. Read more...
Writers can ﬁne tune Typewriter Mode to their personal needs, from highlighting paragraphs and sentences, to ﬁxed scrolling and marking of the current line – for the most focused writing experience ever in Ulysses. Read more...
With version 2.6, Ulysses is fully accessible on both macOS and iOS, so it can be utilized using Apple’s VoiceOver technology. Read more...
This is it. Ulysses is now a universal app for iPhone, iPad and iPad Pro. One year in the making, free update. We love you!
Ulysses becomes available for iPhone. Start a text at home, finish and share it on the road – all possible with Ulysses thanks to seamless iCloud sync and next-to-perfect feature parity on all devices. Read more...
Ulysses has been optimized for iPad Pro and now offers support for Split View and Slide Over, the new multitasking features Apple introduced with iOS 9. Read more...
The new share extension allows iPhone and iPad users to send content from third party apps – like texts, photos or links – directly to Ulysses. Read more...
Ulysses now supports 3D Touch. Users can, for example, create a new sheet from Ulysses’ icon on the home screen, or preview a sheet in the sheet list and mark it as favorite.
Groups can now be sorted individually – manually, by alphabet or by creation/ modification date. This used to be a global setting applied to the entire library and is now available on a per-group basis. Read more...
Ulysses lets you export your texts to beautiful PDF or DOCX documents, fully formatted. For Ulysses 2.5 we revised the built-in styles thoroughly and added a few new ones. Read more...
Now users can import text created with Word into their Ulysses library, so that important text elements such as headings, emphasis and footnotes remain intact. Read more...
Keywords can now be edited from the sheet list of Ulysses for iOS. Read more...
Spotlight search is now also supported on iOS, making Ulysses’ sheets and groups accessible from the the list of results. The direct publishing of story drafts to the Medium platform – to date limited to Ulysses for Mac –, is now fully available on mobile devices. With Ulysses 2.5, a reading aloud metric becomes available with text statistics. New x-callback actions have been added to Ulysses for iOS, e.g. for creating new sheets and opening groups and filters.
This release further polishes our most polished release and fixes a couple of old and new crashes in the progress. And from now on, we'll never claim a superlative again. Never ever…
Stability Release — our most polished version yet.
Improvements & Fixes on iOS
Improvements & Fixes on Mac