Ulysses free download for Mac


11 October 2019

Your one-stop writing environment.


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 18.3:

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

  • 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.

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11 August 2017

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¿Another app with subscription model? To the trash... At this rate this will be a painful for many people.
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Version 11
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.
Version 17.1
20 August 2019
NEIN zu Software-Abos!
NO to software subscriptions!!!!!!!
Version 17
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
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.
Version 14.2
29 July 2018
Love the app. Using the Setapp version now.
Version 13.2
19 June 2018
Contains free 14-day trial on all devices.
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Version 13.1
16 June 2018
Subscription for text files, no thanks.
Like (8)
Version 13
30 May 2018
It is in fact subscription-ware, which is FALSELY ADVERTISED here as "free". It is a note-taking app - think 'Evernote' - not a "writing project management tool" - like the far superior Scrivener (although it bills itself as one). As a note-taking app, it stores every single piece of text you write - for every project and client - and puts it into one single 'database' - a nightmare, if you have to juggle multiple writing projects with widely varying content and styles. Exporting all this data, properly separated into individual projects, to other apps is a bit of a chore.. It uses a proprietary file format, lacks the research management and the export tools that the competitors have. With many freeware and cheaper (buy-once) markdown editors around - see LightPaper - it's a wonder that this has lasted as long as it has.
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Version 13
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30 May 2018
Devs are not 'advertising' it here. Macupdate lists all freely downloadable apps as free.

App also does *not* put everything into a single database... unless you want that. But you can easily add external files (on Mac Dropbox, whatever) if you want.
11 April 2018
What's wrong with developers these days? They all want to charge a suscription for a piece of software. It's not a service like Netflix, so I don't see why they expect people to keep paying... Thankfully there exists Scrivener, which is much better and complete.
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Version 12.3
19 March 2018
Big NO. Try Scrivener or Quiver instead.
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Version 12.3


App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.13.0 or later
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