Ulysses
Ulysses
18.6

4.1

Ulysses free download for Mac

Ulysses

18.6
24 March 2020

Your one-stop writing environment.

Overview

Ulysses lets you focus when you need to concentrate. It keeps all your texts neatly stuffed in its intuitive library. With a few clicks, Ulysses can create beautiful documents from your manuscripts: PDFs, web pages, even iBooks-ready ePubs. With its simple, clutter-free interface, it will turn work hours into fun time. And mere thoughts into powerful stories. If you love to write, and write a lot, Ulysses is made for you.

What's new in Ulysses

Version 18.6:

Note: This application contains in-app and/or external module purchases.

  • Allow opening files from the Transmit app in place instead of importing them.
  • Fixed an issue where the creation date of sheets was not correctly shown.
  • The application window’s state and position is now restored more reliably.
  • Solved a problem where sheets would accidentally open in the second editor.
  • Improved performance when loading large sheets.
  • Fixed some crashes that could happen when launching Ulysses.
  • Fixed some crashes that happened at no particular circumstance.

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Svenster
28 August 2019

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I too bought Ulysses before it became proscribed and was very disappointed as I had just paid large amounts for it. So I stopped using it for over a year. The next time I looked at it the subscription prices appeared to have become more realistic and the feature set begun t improve significantly so I reluctantly resubscribed to find that the feature set had significantly improved and in a direction I found to be appropriate for my needs. Since then Ulysses has continued to add functions and respond to its user base and kept the price somewhat realistic.
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Version 17.1
Anotheruser
24 March 2020
Not free. Trial, monthly subscription price. This is happening on macupdate way too frequently.
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Version 18.6
LuxLogica
24 March 2020
It touts itself as a 'writers' tool', but I can't see how it can possibly compete with comprehensive tools like Scrivener. App has a nice interface, but it's essentially a glorified note-saving app - like Evernote, but with less compelling features. The subscription model is also somewhat unrealistic, considering how much competition there is in this space, including many free tools, and better, lifetime licensed ones. Loose 1 star for being subscription-ware. Loose 1 star for having a misleading 'FREE' listing - the app is paid, and the fact that you have a 'free trial' does not make it free. Loose 1 star for using a 'unified database' - i.e., collecting all your notes for every writing project in a single database (unless you want to jump through hoops to do different). Loose another star for using a proprietary file format, requiring cumbersome export. Overall, after so many years, still a hard pass from me.
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Version 18.6
Tannin
04 March 2020
Ulysses has been my world since 2003. The upgrade from version 2 to 3 was massive, but totally worth it, even though it meant a lot of work for me initially, as I export to LaTeX, which was easier under version 2 than it is today. (You now have to rely on Pandoc for conversion, which has its bugs.) There are advantages too: the markdown method means that it is easy to export to a variety of formats from Ulysses, easy to sync (as markdown files are tiny, unlike Word or PDF files), and everything is designed in a very non-distracting way, leading the pack as far as I'm concerned by quite a distance. I write daily in Ulysses, so I dod not hesitate to subscribe: I'd rather have a viable business model for the software I use for a living. The shortcuts are great, the design is great, there's nothing I do not like. Yes, I preferred version's 2 filter mode instead of the tired folder structure, but I can live with that concession to normality ;) especially since footnotes have become so much more user-friendly. Note-taking I still do in Tinderbox, my other staple software, which I use in tandem with Ulysses every single day.
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Version 18.5
Simon3
07 December 2019
An other app i won't use because of the subscription model. Fortunately, there are many other options, and a few that go beyond and above Ulysses.
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Version 18.5
Svenster
28 August 2019
I too bought Ulysses before it became proscribed and was very disappointed as I had just paid large amounts for it. So I stopped using it for over a year. The next time I looked at it the subscription prices appeared to have become more realistic and the feature set begun t improve significantly so I reluctantly resubscribed to find that the feature set had significantly improved and in a direction I found to be appropriate for my needs. Since then Ulysses has continued to add functions and respond to its user base and kept the price somewhat realistic.
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Version 17.1
Appleday88
20 August 2019
NEIN zu Software-Abos!
NO to software subscriptions!!!!!!!
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Version 17
Macintosh-Sauce
28 May 2019
I was going to have a look at the new version, but when I read that it was now a subscription product - NO THANKS! I am divesting myself of all subscription products on my Mac. Going to check out Scrivener instead, because I'm writing a book at the moment and so is my wife. e.g. Instead of using Microsoft Office 365 I now use LibreOffice - free to use and I'm even going to donate something to them because the suite of programs is really great and available on macOS, Windows, Linux. I saved myself $99/year.
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Version 16
Gazman
29 September 2018
Great despite misgivings about subscription. I'd owned the previous two versions of Ulysses (that didn't require a subscription) and when the new version came out, I just stuck with the previous version because it still worked well. However, I've now upgraded to the new, subscription model (I get a lifetime discount due to purchasing the previous versions) and I've got to say I just feel at home writing in Ulysses. I have a number of other writing apps, however, I feel Ulysses nails that sweet spot between features and ease of use. I love writing in it, so much so that I've now deleted the other writing apps from my MacBook because I find myself doing all my writing in Ulysses.
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Version 14.2
KenGetz
29 July 2018
Love the app. Using the Setapp version now.
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Version 13.2
nobody2011
19 June 2018
Contains free 14-day trial on all devices.
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Version 13.1