The Evolution of a Writing App

We constantly seek to add new, useful features to Ulysses, improve its functionality, adapt to the latest technical advancements, and solve occurring issues. The following version history will give you an overview of what happened so far.

New features, improvements and fixes — the following version history will give you an overview of what happened so far.


Adjusted to iOS 15’s Look & Feel

Throughout the interface, we adjusted Ulysses to match the look and feel of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15.

iPad Multitasking

Export on iPad is now more convenient, as it always opens in a new window. Through the new multitasking menu, you can choose to display it in full screen, split view, slide over or in a centered window.

Improved Keyboard Navigation

Working on iPad is now more convenient, as we vastly improved the app’s feedback when navigating with an external keyboard.

V24 for iOS
Released September 20, 2021

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

V24.1 for iOS

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


Ulysses 23 improves and refines the app’s blog publishing feature and brings a reworked writing session history.


You can now quickly identify published posts in Ulysses. The respective sheets are now indicated with a paper plane icon in the sheet list.

Publishing Widget

The dashboard receives a widget to display your blog’s name, the publishing status of the post (Draft, Published, Scheduled) and the date of your last upload.

Publishing Status Sync

Starting with Ulysses 23, the publishing status of your sheets uploaded to WordPress, Ghost, and Medium syncs between all of your devices

Ghost Post Updating

As a Ghost blog owner, you can update previously published posts from with Ulysses — for example, to fix a mistake that had managed to sneak in.

Revamped Writing Session History

We’ve completely revamped the session history of group writing goals. The calculation should now work just as you would expect.

RELEASED August 5, 2021

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

RELEASED 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.
  • Fixed a problem with some fonts in marked up text on macOS 10.14. 
  • Fixed a crash on launch. 
  • Fixed a crash when editing keywords. 
  • Improved robustness of the editor for future operating system versions. 
  • Improved robustness of the editor for future operating system versions. 


  • 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.  


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


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


Ulysses 22 expands and improves the app’s publishing capabilities. Additionally, you get new options to customize the visual appearance of your writing environment. Publishing

Ulysses does not only offer a focused and pleasant writing environment — you can also publish your texts conveniently from within the app to various blogging platforms. Say hello to a new member in the publishing family:

WordPress Post Updating

The new Ulysses version also improves publishing to WordPress: You can now update previously published posts from within Ulysses — for example, to fix typos after an article has already gone live.

Color-Customizable Group Icons

Ulysses lets you determine what you want your writing environment to look like. The new version gives you even more freedom: You now have the option to choose colors for your group icons.

Larger Headings

You can now display headings in a larger size in the editor to make them easier to distinguish from the rest of the text. This is now a setting of the editor theme, where the heading size can be fine-tuned.

Further Features

  • We revamped the look & feel of several panels, e.g., you can now type to filter in the markup and the navigation panel.
  • Ulysses 22 ships with a new default theme that has larger headings in place: D22.
  • The “New Sheet” button returned to the sheet list.
  • Ulysses now remembers your last scroll position when switching between sheets.
  • On iPad, double-tapping a sheet in the sheet list now opens the sheet instantly for editing.
  • On iPad, we also added a setting to keep the editor active when switching between sheets.

Released March 22, 2021

  • The shortcut ⌘9 now opens the markup panel 
  • The shortcut ⇧⌘D now takes you to Favorites.
  • Added the system font “New York” to font selection.
  • The Quick Export panel now closes automatically after export has finished.
  • 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.
  • Improved performance when switching between Ulysses and other apps.
  • Improved VoiceOver support in various parts of the app.
  • Fixed a couple of bugs that could cause display errors when editing block quotes or bookmarks.
  • Numerous small bug fixes and improvements.


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

RELEASED May 25, 2021

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


Ulysses 21 adds revision mode to iOS (including our advanced grammar and style check) and adapts the app to the new design concepts in iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur.

Revision Mode (iOS)

Revision mode was conceived for focused text review and gathers the user’s own annotations and comments as well as Ulysses’ grammar and style suggestions in one spot. It also hides unnecessary features, dims the editor theme, and highlights annotations and suggestions.

Grammar & Style Check (iOS)

Ulysses’ advanced grammar and style check is now available on iPad and iPhone. It offers informed suggestions in categories such as capitalization, punctuation, semantics, redundancy, typography, and style, and is available in over 20 languages.

Ready for iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur

The app interface has been refreshed across the board to leverage the look-and-feel of Apple’s new operating systems iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur.

New Default Editor Theme: D21

D21 is a clean, simple, classic theme with a monochrome basis. Highlight, deletions etc. apply common colors for such tasks, like yellow and red, based on the operating system’s palette.

New App Icon

The Ulysses icon received a makeover to account for the new design standards under macOS Big Sur and reflect the idea of Ulysses as one unified writing tool.

V21 for iOS
RELEASED October 6, 2020

  • Sheet ordering could become lost on rarely used devices
  • Fixed a bug where version history was not correctly preserved

V21 for macOS
RELEASED November 11, 2020

  • Revision mode now has a dedicated view outside the dashboard.
  • Revision mode has also been updated and refined based on user feedback.
  • Introducing “editor focus”; a new mode that hides all chrome and presents sidebars as overlays.
  • 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.

V21.1 for iOS

  • Spelling suggestions now correctly recognise British English (blimey, how could we miss this!)
  • Optimized the app for the new iPhone screen sizes
  • Solved an issue that prevented adding a new publishing accounts
  • Entries in the goal history can now be deleted again
  • Fixed incorrect spelling suggestions in words with diacritics
  • Improved accessibility of pulldown menus on iOS 13
  • Fixed a crash when using password protection on iPad
  • Fixed a crash activating a student subscription
  • Lots of minor tweaks and improvements of revision mode

V21.1 for macOS
RELEASED November 23, 2020

  • The new D21 theme should now appear for all users.
  • Scrolling in theme and style preferences now works on macOS 10.14.
  • Export preview is no longer truncated on macOS 10.14.
  • Revision mode now works more reliably with no internet connectivity or when editing multiple sheets.
  • Fixed a crash when trying to add a goal for Markdown sheets.

RELEASED december 14, 2020

  • Added keyboard shortcuts to rearrange sheets and groups.
  • Improved error handling for text checker.
  • Reduced minimum width of main window.
  • Editor focus is now restored when relaunching the app.
  • The color of the “Filename” tag for external files can now be edited in Markup preferences.
  • Improved selection behavior in Quick Open.
  • Improved sheet preview when using one-line preview.
  • Improved error handling for text checker.
  • Improved switching between preference panes on macOS 10.14.
  • Fixed truncated text counts in goal view.
  • Fixed initial navigation window size when restarting the app.
  • Fixed modification and creation dates when importing Evernote files.
  • Fixed crash when switching between backups.
  • Fixed crash when opening Markup preferences on M1 Macs.
  • Added custom VoiceOver rotor to navigate text check suggestions.
  • All selected sheets are now exported when exporting in a new window.
  • Improved animations when navigating suggestions in revision mode.
  • Improved navigation from dashboard to editor using VoiceOver.
  • Improved text input when inserting Asian characters.
  • Improved ePub previews on new iPhone devices.
  • Fixed hidden on-screen keyboard when rotating on some iPhone devices.
  • Fixed truncated text counts in goal view.
  • Fixed crash when switching apps while dashboard is open.
  • Fixed various crashes when using text checker.
  • Fixed crash when adding note attachment.
  • Fixed crash when sharing sheets.

RELEASED December 17, 2020

Improves the display of trials inside the app.

  • Repeatedly saving exported files now suggests the right filename.
  • Text alignment in PDF export is now correct on M1 Macs.

RELEASED January 6, 2021

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

RELEASED February 17, 2021

  • Minor bugfixes and improvements


  • Download indicators for groups in iCloud should now hide correctly after all sheets have downloaded.
  • When opening a new tab in fullscreen, the settings of the current tab are now used.
  • Increased the maximum size of footnote popovers.
  • We also fixed a number of crashes.
  • 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.


  • Fixes a bug that prevented selecting text using a trackpad or mouse on iPad.


Ulysses 20 introduces the dashboard — a sidebar that serves as a statistics panel, a navigator, a comments section, a media overview, and an advanced multilingual text-, style- and grammar checker. 

Grammar and Style Check (Mac)

Ulysses’ comprehensive grammar- and style check is available in over 20 languages and provides informed suggestions in categories such as capitalization, punctuation, semantics, redundancy, typography, and style.


The new dashboard offers convenient access to all information relevant to the text. You can attach keywords, writing goals and notes, review your text’s structure, get an overview of footnotes and embedded images, and much more.

Outline Navigator

Part of the new dashboard is an improved outline navigator, which allows users to examine their text’s structure and navigate directly to elements like headings, links, annotations etc. On iPad and iPhone, outline navigation is entirely new.

Revision Mode (Mac)

There’s a dedicated revision mode within the dashboard that combines in-text annotations, the system’s spell check, and the advanced grammar and style check. 

V20.2RELEASED July 30, 2020

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



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


  • Modernized keyboard menus for adding tags and special characters
  • Addressed stability issues on iOS 14 and iPadOS 14


The Home Alone Release: Ulysses adds material sheets, mouse and trackpad support on iPad, and keywords in Markdown Files.

Material Sheets

You’re now able to indicate selected texts or notes as material. By default, material is excluded from export and statistics, and won’t be considered when calculating the progress of a writing goal.

Mouse Support on iPad (iOS) 

Ulysses now supports using a mouse or a trackpad with the iPad.

Keywords in Markdown Files

You can now use keywords in Markdown files. They’re compatible with many third party editors, and you can sync them between Ulysses for Mac and Ulysses for iOS.

External Folders (iOS)

On iPad and iPhone, you’re now able to embed external folders from locations in the Files app, such as cloud storage providers or Git clients, and edit the contained files with Ulysses. 

Further Features

  • You can now export and import your backups.
  • Filters have gained new criteria such as “has goal“, “has note attachment” or “is material”.
  • The WordPress preview now uses the Twenty Twenty theme.
  • The Ghost preview now also uses the latest theme.
  • Added SF Mono to the list of editor fonts.
  • Added a toilet paper group icon for your convenience. 

V19.3RELEASED June 29, 2020

  • Fixed a bunch of text editing issues, especially for Asian scripts
  • Fixed a crash when importing certain ENEX files
  • Added a keyboard shortcut for switching between dark and light mode 
  • Smaller list indentations on small devices to show more text 
  • Improved accessibility support for glued sheets 
  • Fixed an issue where print preview could show a false page orientation 
  • File URLs can now be revealed in Finder when inside an external folder 

V19.2RELEASED May 18, 2020

  • Improved performance when exporting long lists to PDF
  • Keywords are no longer included when exporting to Markdown
  • Fixed broken footnotes in ePub export preview
  • Better behavior when splitting & merging material sheets
  • Improved accessibility of material sheets
  • Fixed some crashes when using code blocks
  • Improved mouse behavior inside the editor
  • You can now command-click (with a mouse) on links to directly open them
  • Improved compatibility when using external folders with Working Copy and Drafts
  • Improved accessibility of the editor search field
  • Fixes a crash when deleting files in an external folder from Secure Shell Fish
  • Improved accessibility of menu shortcuts
  • Improved accessibility of the export preview
  • Correctly shows the title of minimized windows after relaunching Ulysses
  • Fixes a crash when trashing an external folder


V19.1RELEASED APRIL 28, 2020

  • Fixes a crash when editing a document. 

V19RELEASED April 28, 2020

  • Improved initial download performance when syncing with Dropbox. 



The iOS 13 update: Ulysses 18 adds full support for iOS 13 and iPadOS.

System Dark Mode (iOS)

Ulysses supports the new iOS 13 Dark Mode. You don’t need to activate Dark Mode from inside the app anymore –  instead, Ulysses will honor your global preference and also react to the new scheduled appearance switch (e.g. Light until sunset).

iPadOS Multitasking (iOS) 

You can now work with multiple instances of Ulysses in Fullscreen, Split View and Slide Over.

iOS 13 and iPadOS Finetuning (iOS)

We added context menus to the library and the sheet table as well as full integration with the new Shortcuts app. On iPad, there’s now a quick edit mode in the sheet table: hold command or shift while tapping a sheet. Last but not least, we added iOS 13 styled icons throughout the interface.

Ulysses Files in External Folders

We now let you save Ulysses files in external folders (though on iOS only in Dropbox).No more compromising in functionality: Make use of Markdown XL, attachments, writing goals etc. as you see fit. And you can sync your Ulysses sheets through Dropbox!

New Localizations

Ulysses is now available in Dutch and Traditional Chinese.




  • Fixed a crash when renaming a keyword.


V18.6RELEASED March 23, 2020

  • Fixed an issue where the creation date of sheets was not correctly shown.
  • Improved performance when loading large sheets.
  • Fixed some crashes that could happen when launching Ulysses.
  • Fixed some crashes that happened at no particular circumstance.
  • Solved a crash when exporting Markdown or HTML to other apps.
  • The “Get Current Sheet” shortcut action works more reliably now.
  • Improved Dropbox sync download performance.
  • Allow opening files from the Transmit app in place instead of importing them.
  • The application window’s state and position is now restored more reliably.
  • Solved a problem where sheets would accidentally open in the second editor.

V18.5RELEASED December 6, 2019 

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


This update introduced two new languages: Dutch and Traditional Chinese.

  • You can now toggle Dark Mode independently from the system setting
  • Improved performance when running shortcut actions
  • The default theme now adjusts the editor background when in Dark Mode and Split View
  • Improved VoiceOver labels in export preview
  • Improved VoiceOver performance when editing text
  • Fixed a number of crashes on launch (sorry about that!)
  • Smart quotes work again when using an external keyboard and editor fullscreen
  • Fixed opening plain text files in the External Files section
  • Fixed opening external files from OneDrive
  • Fixed editing lists when using multi-stage input
  • Fixed adding keywords at the end of the keyword list
  • Fixed crash when rotating iPhone while the keyboard menu was open
  • Fixed display of line breaks in WordPress preview
  • Fixed a crash when using the “Create Sheet” shortcut
  • Password protection can now unlock using Apple Watch (requires macOS 10.15)
  • Multi-stage input works better with Typewriter Scrolling enabled
  • Improved rendering of text objects inside right-to-left text
  • Improved display of keywords in Dark Mode
  • Fixed opening files directly from DEVONthink
  • Fixed display of line breaks in WordPress preview
  • Fixed a bunch of crashing issues


  • Improved compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina.
  • Fixed shortcuts to paste text as Markdown or plain text.
  • Fixed a problem that prevented the “What’s New” window from being closed.
  • Editing keyword filters no longer crashes. (Sorry!)
  • On iOS 13, you can now move the insertion point by dragging it.
  • Fixed selecting words and sentences using double- and triple-tap.
  • Fixed editor margins in landscape orientation on iPhone.
  • Fixed various user interface glitches on iOS 13.
  • Fixed a crash when rearranging keywords.



  • Fixes a crash when editing categories and tags in WordPress publishing.



  • Fixed scrolling issue in editor
  • Fixed crash when dragging keywords to favorites
  • Fixed a bunch of other minor problems and bugs

V18RELEASED September 30, 2019

  • Added search to group icons
  • Styles and themes can now be added to Ulysses via an “Install” button on our website.
  • VoiceOver support has been improved.
  • Keywords can now be reordered via Drag and Drop.
  • Added Command-↑/↓ to quickly navigate to the beginning/end of the sheet list
  • Added compatibility with Voice Control for increased accessibility
  • Keywords can now be dragged between keyword fields and the keyword manager.
  • Added moving sheets and groups using copy and paste shortcuts
  • Improved first launch experience to make it easier for new users to get to know the app
  • Fixed toggling sheet search via Touch Bar



The summer release: Ulysses 17 adds favorite keywords, image captions in the editor, and a cool new fullscreen mode on iPad.

Keyword Management (iOS)

Keyword management comes to iOS! There’s now a panel that lets you display and organize all your keywords. You can edit or delete keywords, customize their colors, and merge several keywords into one.

Keyword Favorites

You can now mark your most-used keywords as favorites and enjoy easy access to them throughout Ulysses, both on Mac and iOS.

New Export Styles

We’ve added four new export styles to let you make your PDF/DOCX output look good.

Revamped iPad Fullscreen Mode (iOS)

On iPad, you can now hide all unnecessary distractions. With an external keyboard attached,  you can open and close fullscreen mode with the shortcut ⌃⌘F (command-control-F).

Image Captions in the Editor and PDF/DOCX Export

Captions are now shown on image previews in the editor, and export to PDF/DOCX.


  • The completion of tags and categories when publishing to WordPress or Ghost works again.
  • Fixed an occasional crash on launch when running OS X 10.11.
  • Fixed a crash when importing styles and themes on OS X 10.11.
  • Fixed a possible crash while editing keywords.
  • Fixed a crash with Dropbox syncing.
  • Fixed a crash when opening export in second editor.
  • Fixed tapping a sheet while holding the Command or Shift key.


V17Released August 19, 2019

  • Icons of keyword filters now show their keywords’ color
  • Automatically update numbering of ordered lists
  • Repeatedly press Return within a list to reduce indentation level
  • Ensure that manual order of keywords is always retained
  • Fixed handling of images with whitespace in the filename in TextBundles
  • Allow to export syntax highlighting and raw HTML when publishing to Ghost
  • Fixed uploading images to Ghost blogs when custom domains are used
  • Fixes problem with long filenames when publishing to Ghost blogs
  • Fixed crash when merging sheets
  • Fixed crash when re-opening app when focus was in search field 
  • Fixed crash when dragging out broken sheet
  • Fixed crash when creating empty markup 


Bloggers and web writers are now able to publish articles to the Ghost platform. What's more, we're taking iPad productivity to a new level by adding a full-featured iPad split view.

Ghost Publishing

You can now upload your texts to the Ghost publishing platform, conveniently from within Ulysses, and include metadata such a featured image, keywords, excerpt and post URL.

Split View (iPad)

You’re now able to keep two editors open at the same time in landscape orientation. Also, use this feature to see an export preview while editing.


V16.1RELEASED May 31, 2019

This update fixes a bunch of localization issues and minor bugs. Also addresses an issue where keywords were reordered automatically.

V16RELEASED MAY 27, 2019

  • Added syntax highlighting for more programming languages: Mathematica, Vimscript, Smalltalk, GraphQL, Handlebars
  • When sharing or dragging out sheets, they are now exported in a compressed format (fixes a multitude of sharing issues)
  • Updated first launch experience to make it easier for new users to get to know the app
  • Fixed deleting goals for groups
  • Fixed word count for Chinese text
  • Fixed crash when exporting with a broken export style
  • Fixed performance when including lots of images in a sheet
  • Fixed crash in keyword layout
  • Fixed crash when loading share extension



The winter release: Ulysses 15 comes with a brand-new keyword manager and a cool editor split view on Mac. On all devices, the new version lets you preview remote images, set image sizes during export, and ships with a pair of sunglasses. No joke. Hot stuff.

Editor Split View (Mac)

On Mac, you now have the option to split the editor vertically or horizontally to display two texts at once. Shortcuts allow for fast switching between and simultaneous scrolling of the two editors. Thanks to a highlight, the currently active editor is easy to recognize.

New Keyword Search (Mac)

In group search, you can now display all keywords in use in a group. With only a click on a keyword, you can confine the search results to the sheets that are tagged with it; and you can search for keyword colors.

Keyword Manager (Mac)

There’s a new panel that lets you display and organize all your keywords. You can rename keywords, change their colors, merge two or more of them into one, or delete them.

Resizing Images for Export

You’re now able to set the size of an image in an exported document, from within the editor! Manual resizing is finally a thing of the past.

Web Images Preview

Ulysses now displays previews of web images inside the editor, i.e., images that are referenced with a URL. Web images are now also supported when exporting to PDF, DOCX, or ePub.

Dark Export Preview

When in dark mode, you can switch to a dark preview of your exported sheets.

Support for WordPress 5.0 “Gutenberg”

Ulysses now supports WordPress 5.0 “Gutenberg”.

Further Features (iOS)

  • Added dark mode to export preview. 
  • Show activity history for groups if a goal is set. 
  • Include editor selection in Statistics view. 
  • Added support for opening OneDrive files as external files.


V15.2RELEASED MARCH 22, 2019

  • Fixed a crash during startup.
  • Fixed a crash when inserting an empty image.
  • Fixed a crash when editing text while the Navigation panel was detached.
  • Fixed a crash while a backup was created in the background.

V15.1RELEASED March 15, 2019

  • Fixed scrolling to last edit position when double-clicking sheet.
  • Command-F opens editor search again when focus was outside editor.
  • Improved line breaks when publishing to WordPress.
  • Tweaked a few details of code block handling in the editor.
  • Fixed an issue where images would appear rotated on export.
  • Fixed state restoration when launching in fullscreen mode.
  • Fixed toggling dark theme when changing window color mode.
  • Fixed background color in plain text and PDF export preview on OS X 10.11.
  • Fixed a crash when loading invalid markup.
  • Fixed a crash when converting a sheet to a different markup.
  • Fixed a crash when locking a window while a popover is open.
  • Added a shortcut to show export preview for selected group.
  • Added a shortcut to begin editing objects such as links, footnotes or annotations.
  • Improved line breaks when publishing to WordPress.
  • Fixed an issue where images would appear rotated on export.
  • Fixed a crash when converting a sheet to a different markup.

Changes and

  • Reworked main window keyboard navigation to better handle editor split view.
  • Empty links, images and footnotes are now greyed out in the editor.
  • Empty sheets are erased immediately when moved to the trash.
  • When deleting a style, theme or markup, it is now deleted on all synced devices.
  • Improved error handling for iCloud syncing problems.
  • Added TextPack export option. 
  • Visual improvements to dark mode throughout the app.
  • Improved performance when typing in editor with large images.
  • Improved error handling for iCloud syncing problems.
  • Empty links, images and footnotes are now greyed out in the editor.
  • Empty sheets are erased immediately when moved to the trash.
  • When deleting a style, theme or markup on one device, it is now deleted on all synced devices.
  • Improved dismissal of modal dialogs using keyboard shortcuts.
  • Improved memory usage when re-indexing sheet contents.
  • Two-column view now allows editing when in split view on 12.9” iPad Pro.
  • Export to TextPack instead of TextBundle.
  • Fixed import of PDF files using Share Extension.
  • Fixed preview of PDF images in editor.
  • Fixed export preview when changing order of glued sheets.
  • Fixed handling of umlauts and other characters in URLs.
  • Fixed crash when editing a goal.
  • Fixed crash when editing text with smart tags.
  • Fixed crash when typing Tcl code in code blocks.
  • Fixed crash in Share Extension when importing large images.
  • Fixed crash when backup runs too long in background.
  • Fixed resizing of the navigation panel.
  • HEIC files are now converted to JPEG during export.
  • Focus is immediately set to search bar when using ⌘F (command-F).



Coinciding with the release of Apple’s new operating systems iOS 12 and macOS Mojave we published new updates for Ulysses.

Revamped Dark Mode

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.

Face-Lifted Sheet List

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.

Mac Share Extension

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.

Siri Shortcuts

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...

iPhone XS Max Support

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.

  • Improved performance when selecting groups with large sheets.
  • Improved smart punctuation behaviour in some cases.
  • Fixed a crash when importing a plain text file from an external folder.
  • Fixed a crash when undoing a code block indentation.


  • Improved performance when selecting groups with large sheets.
  • Window buttons no longer grown when showing the sidebar.
  • Fixed a crash when detaching the statistics panel.
  • Fixed a crash when selecting groups from different sections.
  • Fixed a crash when importing a plain text file from an external folder.
  • Fixed a crash when undoing a code block indentation.
  • Fixed a crash when rapidly creating sheet attachments.


  • Fixed crashed when editing while the Statistics panel was detached.
  • Fixed Spotlight and Quick Look plug-ins.
  • Fixed stepping through search results with Typewriter Scrolling enabled.
  • Fixed crash when adding attachments to a sheet.
  • Improved entering divider and code block tags when smart punctuation is enabled.
  • Fixed crash when adding attachments to a sheet.


  • Polished various areas of the app’s interface. Squashed a few bugs … like you do. 
  • Fixed a crash when sharing exported PDF and DOCX documents. 


  • Command-clicking a link in the editor now opens the link in the default browser.
  • Four spaces are no longer replaced with tabs.
  • Comment blocks no longer add to paragraph count.
  • Double-pressing arrow keys in the editor no longer switches between sheets.
  • Improved reliability when editing goals.
  • Fixed a bug when calculating the deadline date for goals.
  • Fixed broken Smart Paste popover when repeatedly pasting texts.
  • Fixed a number of crashes when searching.
  • Fixed faded selection color when editing in dark editor.
  • Fixed a crash when exporting a group containing a broken sheet.
  • Fixed a crash when merging sheets.
  • Fixed various smaller crashes while writing.


  • Ulysses is now optimized for both iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR.


  • Four spaces are no longer replaced with tabs.
  • Links get resolved when sharing a website via the share extension.
  • Improved reliability when editing goals.
  • Fixed a bug when calculating the deadline date for goals.
  • Fixed a crash when merging sheets.
  • Fixed various smaller crashes while writing
  • V13

    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.

    Improved Code Blocks

    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.

    Syntax Highlighting

    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.

    Daily Goals

    It is now possible to set a daily writing goal to a Ulysses group. The goal is reset every morning.

    Goal Writing History

    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.

    Colored Keywords

    Keywords can now have a color that is applied to all occurrences of the keyword throughout the library.

    Full-colored Image Previews

    It is now possible to display image previews in full color in the editor.



    • Quick Open keeps its scope after app restarts
    • Special character buttons behave more intelligently (in some cases).
    • Added support for importing folders from iCloud Drive and other sources.
    • Fixed Arabic text in lists. So sorry… :(
    • Vastly improved performance for long sheets and texts with lots of lists.
    • All export formats now preserve enumeration numbers during export.
    • Better display and performance for deadline goals set in the far future.
    • Improved color consistency of built-in themes for code and raw source.
    • Pressing backspace right behind a code block now selects the code block.
    • Tweaked colors for better contrast in Dark Mode and with dark themes.
    • Fixed broken display of goals in various scenarios.
    • Improved usability on iPhone devices with external keyboards.
    • Tapping status bar now always shows navigation controls, even in short sheets.
    • Fixed various rare crashes when navigating the Library.
    • Fixed an occasional crash when editing settings of Dropbox folders.
    • Fixed a crash when pasting text from Paste 2 app.
    • Improved compatibility with future versions of iOS.

    V13.2RELEASED JULY 17, 2018

    • Fixed Arabic text in lists. So sorry… :(
    • Vastly improved performance for long sheets and texts with lots of lists.
    • Fixed the problem where footnotes and annotations might appear empty.
    • Fixed jumping text and cursor with paragraph spacing enabled.
    • All export formats now preserve enumeration numbers during export.
    • Better display and performance for deadline goals set in the far future.
    • Improved color consistency of built-in themes for code and raw source.
    • Pressing backspace right behind a code block now selects the code block.
    • Fixed a problem where sheets could occasionally not be dragged into groups.
    • Fixed an issue where paragraph highlighting in Dark Mode would render text illegible.
    • Tweaked colors for better contrast in keyword search matches.
    • Editor search highlights are now updated correctly when resizing a window.
    • Fixed various UI issues on macOS 10.11.
    • Improved compatibility with future versions of macOS.

    V13.1RELEASED JUNE 16, 2018

    • Added syntax highlighting support for more programming and markup languages, including OCaml, Erlang and F#. Overall, Ulysses now supports over 60 languages.
    • Improved performance when parsing code syntax
    • Added keyboard shortcut for collapsing and expanding groups in the library 
    • Fixed crash when editing large sheets 
    • Fixed crash when double-clicking text while holding alt key 
    • Fixed crash when double-clicking keyword 
    • Fixed crash on OS X 10.11.3 
    • Fixed rare crash on launch 
    • Fixed a couple of rare crashes 

    V13RELEASED May 28, 2018

    • The status bar is now hidden by default when editing on larger iPhones
    • Fixed crash when editing export styles
    • Fixed crash when replacing text in editor
    • Fixed rare case of missing goal in editor
    • Code blocks in ePub exports are now wrapped properly
    • Improved standards conformance of ePub exports
    • Ordered lists now use correct start index when exporting to HTML and ePub
    • The ⌥⌘C/V shortcuts now always copy/paste as Markdown 


    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.

    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).

    iOS 11 Drag and Drop

    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.

    Single Library on iOS

    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.

    iPad Multi-Pane Editing

    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.

    Library Focus on iOS

    Swipe a group to the right – and hide everything else. Extending “distraction-free” to the Library…

    Fully Optimized for iPhone X

    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.

    New Editor Theme

    The new default editor theme features sparingly applied colors and bold black headlines, making for a simpler, cleaner and more typographic look & feel.

    V12.3Released January 15, 2018

    • Fixed editor not scrolling to search results 
    • Fixed several issues related to Typewriter Mode (“Action…” menu, CMD-Shift-C, shaky scrolling…) 
    • Re-added “Services” submenu to the Editor context menu 
    • Fixed an issue with entering CJK characters into the editor search field
    • Added shortcut (⌃⌥⌘C) for conveniently copying X-Callback URLs
    • Improved PDF export performance when using underlines
    • Fixed a crash when exporting to DOCX with fonts that had only bold styles
    • Less steamy color variable names in Troy export style

    V12.2Released December 22, 2017

    • Added D12 as default editor theme
    • Added smart copy and paste to editor context menu
    • Fixed crashes when editing export styles
    • Fixed crash when printing on macOS 10.13
    • Fixed crash when replacing newlines and tabs in editor
    • Fixed crash when exporting content to the Marked app
    • Fixed various issues with the editor search field
    • Fixed Touch Bar button behavior when sheet list is active
    • Improved scrolling when using Typewriter Mode
    • Fixed large paragraph spacing below image previews
    • Fixed oversized group headers in sheet list
    • Improved pasting content from specialized clipboard apps (e.g.
    • Moving paragraphs via shortcuts now always scrolls the editor
    • Text is no longer auto-converted to smart dashes/quotes when typing markup tags
    • Text counter is now always shown on iPad
    • Fixed editor margins when using app in Split View
    • Improved scrolling when using Typewriter Mode
    • Fixed a number of selection issues when using an external keyboard
    • Improved handling of shortcuts when using an external keyboard
    • Fixed an issue when opening an external URL in HTML export preview
    • Fixed crashes when inserting content using iOS text replacements
    • Fixed crash when trying to import a zip file
    • Now always shows Touch ID dialog when in Split View

    V12.1RELEASED November 27, 2017

    • Fully optimized for iPhone X
    • Completely reworked look & feel of element editors (i.e. links, images, annotations and footnotes)
    • Added image preview for PDF files
    • Fixed a bug concerning Dropbox files with umlauts
    • Improved ePub preview on 10.5” iPad
    • Improved import of zip files
    • Fixed a crash when dropping certain files into Ulysses
    • Fixed a crash when removing a Dropbox source
    • Fixed a couple of obscure crashes and minor bugs
    • Improved accessibility in various parts of the app

    V12.0 RELEASED October 19, 2017

    • Revamped interface to fit iOS 11 look & feel
    • Updated the way Ulysses behaves in various split view scenarios on iPad
    • Added sheet list swipe actions for keywords and favorites
    • Library sections can be collapsed and/or hidden
    • Added shortcuts to move lines up or down (currently requires external keyboard in iOS, sorry)
    • Added ability to filter sheets for “any keyword” or “no keyword”
    • Added ability to search and replace newlines and tabs
    • Login passwords for WordPress can now be auto-filled from the system keychain
    • Marked tags are now correctly exported to HTML or ePub
    • Major improvements to scrolling editor and resizing sidebars
    • Improved integration with Timing App
    • Now supports/honors system preferences for “sidebar icon size” in the library
    • VoiceOver: Added custom accessibility rotor to navigate between headings and misspelled words
    • VoiceOver: Style preferences are now fully accessible
    • Fixed bugs and improved overall stability of the apps


    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 synchronization. Read more...

    New Localizations

    Ulysses is now available in Russian, Korean and Brazilian Portuguese. Read more...

    V11.4 RELEASED SEPTEMBER 12, 2017

    This update fixes an issue where the transition offer was not shown to some customers.
    Sorry everybody! 

    V11.3 RELEASED September 5, 2017

    This update improves the clarity and reliability of Ulysses’ in-app subscriptions.

    V11.2RELEASED AUGUST 29, 2017

    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.

    V11.1RELEASED AUGUST 13, 2017

    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.

    Touch ID / Password Lock

    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.

    Negative Filters

    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.

    New Group/Filter Icons

    A number of new icons for labelling groups and filters have been added.

    Group Statistics on iOS

    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.

    Improved X-Callback Support, Touch Bar Accessibility

    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.

    V2.8.4RELEASED AUGUST 22, 2018 

    This update fixed a few problems with future versions of iOS.





    V2.8.3 Released July 13, 2017

    This update fixed a few annoying bugs and prepared Ulysses for upcoming macOS and iOS releases.

    • Fixed crash when closing popover
    • Fixed crash when trying to unlock the app
    • Fixed crash when creating link using Japanese input method
    • Fixed crash when changing sheet using Chinese input method
    • Fixed crash when changing sheet content via X-Callback-URLs
    • Improved handling of WordPress blogs on HTTP domains
    • Fixed editor button row menus not showing up on iPhone
    • Fixed crash when dragging text into editor

    V2.8.2 Released April 28, 2017

    We’ve taken the time to dive into some of the more complex issues and are happy to report stability improvements throughout the app.

    • Re-added missing WordPress group icon
    • Fixed scrolling of Export Preview in Split View
    • Fixed password locking of tabbed and hidden windows
    • Improved compatibility of X-Callback-URLs with Editorial
    • Fixed a number of crashes (thanks for your reports!)

    V2.8.1  Released April 8, 2017

    This update fixes a few minor and not so minor issues that appeared in the previous version. Most notable:

    • Sharing Extension can now save to ”On my iPhone/iPad”
    • Fixed crash when creating a backup on 32-bit devices
    • Fixed a few crashes when using the app with VoiceOver
    • Fixed a crash with too long paths in Dropbox folder

    V2.8.0 Released April 5, 2017

    • Removed unnecessary characters and tags when importing ENEX files
    • Fixed an issue with font weights when zooming in editor 
    • Fixed dragging groups below the last group
    • Fixed a connectivity issue when publishing to WordPress on OS X 10.11
    • Fixed rendering of superscript text when exporting to PDF on OS X 10.11
    • Fixed crash when editing footnotes in torn-off panels
    • Fixed crash when reopening Ulysses after Mac was sleeping
    • Fixed crash when closing Export Preview
    • Fixed crash when starting search in the sheet list
    • Fixed crash when importing corrupted lists in ENEX files
    • Fixed crash when undoing input
    • Fixed crash when editing links or footnotes using Chinese input sources
    • Fixed crash when spell-checking very large sheets
    • Fixed crash when adding footnotes using the Touch Bar
    • Removed unnecessary characters and tags when importing ENEX files
    • Improved handling of conflicting changes in Dropbox 
    • Improved performance of Dropbox syncing
    • Fixed issue when trying to publish to WordPress with lots of images
    • Hide “Publishing Post…” modal dialog after publishing to WordPress completed
    • Fixed keyboard issue when trying to share text from Ulysses
    • Allow auto-capitalization when using external keyboards
    • Fixed crash when removing links or footnotes
    • Fixed crash when trying to import sheets
    • Fixed crash in Share Extension when trying to share images to Dropbox folders
    • Fixed crashes when using X-Callback-URLs
    • Fixed crash when syncing large Dropbox folders


    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.

    Touch Bar Support

    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...

    Sierra Tabs

    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...

    Images in External Folders

    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...

    Evernote Import

    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...

    Reading Time Goals

    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...

    X-Callback Support on macOS

    The support of x-callback-urls, so far limited to the iOS version of Ulysses, has been extended to the Mac.

    V2.7.2 Released Dec 21, 2016

    This update fixes an issue that causes Ulysses to crash when trashing/restoring sheets. We apologize for any inconveniences this may have caused.

    V2.7.1 Released Dec 20, 2016

    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:

    • WordPress gains a new preview theme.
    • Search matches can be selected again.
    • Evernote import is more stable.
    • Improved Dropbox login on iPad.
    • Editor no longer shows thin fonts or gets slow while typing.
    • Ulysses is no longer the default handler for plain text files.
    • Fixed some crashes during startup.

    V2.7.0 Released Dec 7, 2016

    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.

    External Folders

    • Generally improved compatibility with various WordPress blogs
    • Improved error detection on sign-in and when uploading posts and images
    • Publishing status is now stored for each account
    • Fixed a crash when opening publishing settings in full screen
    • Fixed sign-in failure when a blog does not have a favicon
    • Added a limit on the number of tags and categories downloaded from a blog
    • Fixed a bug where tags and categories where not properly refreshed
    • Improved help texts when preparing a post for upload

    External Folders

    • Fixed a crash when using fenced code blocks in external sources
    • Fixed a crash when searching inside external folders
    • Fixed a bug when using long CJK file names in external folders


    • Focus mode is now disabled when scrolling to improve readability
    • Fixed several drawing problems
    • Fixed several crashes while editing sheets
    • Fixed a crash when pasting from the app 'Copied'
    • Type writer mode now stays in line when using arrow keys
    • Fixed dictation on iOS 10
    • Fixed a bug where images could not be taken from the camera on iOS 10
    • Fixed slow typing performance on macOS 10.12
    • Fixed a bug limiting the number of glued sheets that could be opened at once
    • Fixed drawing issues when using certain font weights on macOS 10.12
    • Improved performance when scrolling with line highlight enabled


    • Updated Medium preview style to latest version
    • Fixed several compatibility issues with DOCX and latest versions of Word and Pages
    • Added support for importing CSS files as HTML styles
    • Fixed wrong font display in HTML export preview
    • Fixed a crash when rotating the PDF preview
    • Fixed a bug where the ePub exporter duplicated image files


    • Generally improved reliability and performance of the Dropbox sync
    • Added support for using the Share Extension with Dropbox
    • Fixed an issue when authorizing Ulysses to use an existing Dropbox account
    • Improved handling of server-side errors in Dropbox
    • Fixed a bug where sheets created via X-Callback used the wrong filename

    Other Fixes

    • Fixed a crash when moving several sheets
    • Fixed a wrong error message when browsing backups
    • Fixed a crash when emptying the trash
    • Fixed a bug where upload/download indicators did not disappear on iCloud/Dropbox
    • Reduced CPU usage when indexing files for search
    • Fixed a bug that crashed Ulysses when going to background
    • Fixed a crash when removing a Dropbox folder
    • Improved compatibility with iCloud when "Optimize Mac Storage" is enabled
    • Fixed a crash when printing on macOS 10.12
    • Fixed an issue with state restoration
    • Made sure icon selection shows number icons without scrolling
    • Fixed display of backup windows on macOS 10.12
    • Fixed dozens of other crashes



    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.

    WordPress Publishing

    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...

    Dropbox Support on iOS

    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...

    Quick Open on iOS

    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...

    New “Typewriter Mode”

    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...

    V2.6.0 Released AUG 3, 2016

    • Improved introduction, added section on Markdown XL
    • Updated some PDF/DOCX export styles
    • PDF export: Reset page numbers after section breaks
    • Re-added a simplified RTF exporter
    • Glued sheets are again exported together
    • Read fenced code blocks as Raw Source in external folders
    • Fixed crash when editing keywords of an already broken sheet
    • Added searching for keywords and group names in Quick Open
    • Added sheet search for keywords
    • Updated iOS-style insertion point
    • Improved dragging of external folders/files to other applications
    • Added ability to edit color for filename tag
    • Reworked sorting of markup definitions
    • Fixed errors when creating backups
    • Fixed crash when trying to register a markup for a sheet
    • Fixed crash when waking Mac from sleep
    • Fixed some hard-to-reproduce crashes when working with Ulysses for a longer time
    • Fixed crash when working under older versions of OS X 10.10
    • Fixed crashes when working under newer versions of macOS
    • Sheets can now always be filtered by their filenames

    • Allow pasting images directly into editor
    • Added option to duplicate groups and filters
    • External sheets can now be filtered by their filename
    • Allow selection of sheets using external keyboard if selection is empty
    • Disabled auto-capitalization when using external keyboard
    • Improved handling of X-Callback URLs
    • Allow hiding introduction
    • Reworked library view sections
    • Reworked fonts section in editor settings
    • Split iOS preferences into general settings and editor settings
    • Can now import CSS files as HTML export style
    • Fixed look of alerts in dark mode
    • Improved legibility of filename tag in dark mode
    • Back buttons are not broken anymore when rotating on an iPhone 6 plus


    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!

    Available for iPhone

    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...

    Optimized for iPad Pro, Split View and Slide Over Support

    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...

    Share Extension on iOS

    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...

    3D Touch on iOS

    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.

    Individual Sorting of Groups

    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...

    New PDF/DOCX Export Styles

    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...

    DOCX Import

    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...

    Improved Keyword Handling on iOS

    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 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.

    V2.5.2 iOS Released May 24 2016


    • Improves integration with Workflow 1.5
    • Adds an X-Callback-URL action for attaching images and keywords to sheets
    • Provides result values to all X-Callback-URLs
    • Fixes a bug when importing Markdown text via X-Callback actions
    • Fixes a bug when copying sheet and group identifiers for X-callback actions

    V2.5.2 Mac Released APR 20, 2016

    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…

    • Working with multiple windows no longer kills the app
    • No sudden termination when closing an inline `code` tag under specific circumstances
    • Double-favoriting a sheet no longer makes Ulysses go down

    V2.5.1 Released APR 12, 2016

    Stability Release — our most polished version yet.


    • X-Callback: You can now append to a sheet and also add attachments
    • X-Callback: You can now specify the input text format (HTML, Markdown, Text; defaults to Markdown)
    • X-Callback: We have added Share actions to copy both sheet and group IDs/URLs
    • We have vastly improved the Markdown import of our Share extension
    • Send as Mail no longer adds an empty line to the email body
    • Fixed dismiss button in Editor on iPad Pro
    • You can now import ULSS files


    • Fixed crash when swiping right in Library view on iPhone
    • Fixed crash when importing DOCX file
    • Fixed crash when adding empty attachments
    • Fixed crash when accessing duplicated sheet in Favorites
    • Fixed crash when selecting another sheet while element editor (link, image etc.) was open
    • Fixed crash when opening Export Preview if no sheet was selected (duh)
    • Fixed crash when tapping norm page settings cell in Manage Counters view
    • Fixed a bunch of other crashes (rare stuff)


    • Quick Export now remembers last save location
    • You can once again change the name of the Inbox (sorry)
    • Closing statistics popover using ESC no longer triggers text completion
    • Single sheets can now be dragged directly into
    • We now allow smaller window sizes, especially in Demo
    • Improved import of external folders into library
    • Improved generation of ePubs to fix validation issues
    • Improved title generation when publishing to Medium
    • Improved performance and memory usage


    • Fixed copying as Rich Text to clipboard
    • Fixed display of search matches in sheet table
    • Fixed issues with smart tags when using multi-stage input
    • Fixed crash when hitting return inside two-char inline tag
    • Fixed crash when adding image attachment
    • Fixed crash when opening Export Preview
    • Fixed wrong list indentation after page break (DOCX, PDF)
    • Fixed a bunch of startup crashes

    V2.5.0 Released Mar 9 2016

    • Now always shows keywords in attachment sidebar
    • Now allows filtering by creation date
    • Improved iCloud syncing reliability and conflict handling
    • Fixed a bunch of bugs and crashes

    Improvements & Fixes on iOS

    • Now syncs collapsed groups across devices iOS
    • Completely reworked button row iOS
    • Improved startup time iOS
    • Improved navigation using external keyboards iOS
    • Improved discoverability of keyboard shortcuts with shortcut overlay iOS
    • Fixed CMD-B and CMD-I shortcuts

    Improvements & Fixes on Mac

    • Reworked syncing of favorites across devices
    • Added syncing of Medium integration tokens across devices (iCloud keychain sharing)
    • Added shortcut to split sheets
    • Now uses San Francisco as default editor font
    • Improved handling of long line widths in editor
    • Improved Medium error reporting
    • Improved reliability of backups
    • Fixed some issues when publishing drafts to Medium
    • Fixed persistent sheet search field memory
    • Fixed some nasty crashes