Ulysses III 1.0.1 – Creative writing text editor.

Ulysses III 1.0.1Ulysses III is a brand-new writers’ environment from the Soulmen — the fine folks that brought you Daedalus Touch for iPad.

It’s built around a revolutionary engine, dubbed “plain text enhanced”, which combines the very best parts of minimal markup (i.e., Markdown, Textile) with the power, beauty and simplicity of OS X.

As a single-library app, Ulysses holds all your texts in just one window. No “Open”, no “Save”, no Finder safari. Full iCloud integration lets you access *everything* from all your Macs.

If you own Daedalus Touch (available on the App Store as a universal app for iPad and iPhone), Ulysses III can even sync your writings across all your devices. Start on the bus, continue at home, finish mid-flight. Export to RTF, PDF, TXT, or HTML.

Ulysses III is flexible, adaptive, and built to grow. Use it as a sophisticated notepad, create your next couple of novels, or continuously feed your blog. Keep everything neatly organized, or mess around at will.


Beefed-up, minimalistic three-pane interface

  • Sources › Groups & Filters › Sheets › Editor
  • Select across sources
  • Select multiple groups & filters
  • Edit multiple sheets as one
  • Export and statistics from every part of the library
  • Full keyboard navigation
  • Simply beautiful

Most advanced text editor on the planet

  • “Plain Text Enhanced”
  • Links, Lists, Quotes & Footnotes
  • Comments, Code, Keywords & Annotations
  • Drag-and-drop of images and videos
  • Preview of images and videos
  • Text structure navigation
  • Bookmarks & Favorites
  • Multiple text statistics
  • Functional markup cheat sheet
  • Dark, light, pure, and paged writing modes
  • Several hand-picked color schemes
  • Export to PDF, Word, RTF, TXT, Markdown, and HTML
  • Copy as PDF, HTML, RTF, and Plain Text
  • Paste from HTML, Markdown, and RTF
  • Inspiring typography

OS Integration

  • Full iCloud Sync
  • Versions
  • Full Screen
  • Spelling and Grammar
  • Text Substitutions
  • Dictionary
  • Speech
  • Spotlight Search
  • Enhanced for Retina
  • A true fit

External Sources

  • Import and edit text files from anywhere on disk
  • Share files via Dropbox
  • Preview in Marked.app

Inside jokes

  • Support for umlauts (ä, ü, ö)
  • Apostrophes and dashes
  • Auto-Capitalization when holding the Shift key
  • Line breaks and spaces
  • Left-to-right writing direction
  • Simple launch via double-click

What’s New

Version 1.0.1:
Works now:

  • Dragging images into sheet attachments
  • Spell check (i.e., without "check spelling as you type")
  • Versions UI (allows Copy)
Works better:
  • Daedalus integration
  • External Sources (assume .txt files to be Markdown by default)
  • Interoperability with other apps when using Multi-Markdown footnotes (that "newline thingy", yay!)
  • Escape sequences (Editor, External Sources)
  • Insertion point & footnotes (no more jumping)
  • Editor View (now updated with newly selected sheet when moving a sheet to Trash)
  • Increase/Decrease Heading Levels (now separate menu commands)
Crashes crushed:
  • Crash when using Sidebar with iCloud disabled (the Conspiracy crash)
  • Crash with certain files in External Sources (the WhyDidntWeThinkOfThat crash)
  • Crash when home folder was on second hard drive (the PowerUser crash)
  • Crash when creating custom Markup (the WTH crash)
  • Crash with Shift-Tab in an enumeration (the ZeroMinusOne crash)
  • Crash when trying to modify sheets in Trash (the WhyWouldYou crash)
  • Crash during state restoration (the Huh? crash)
  • Crashes with sheets reappearing after being deleted (the SheetZ crash)


OS X 10.7.3 or later, 64-bit processor


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