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Ulysses III 1.2 – Creative writing text editor.

Appked/ Featured/on 2014-05-02 22:02

Ulysses III 1.2

Ulysses 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

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


Version 1.2:

  • Added split & merge for sheets.
  • Added goals to sheets and groups.
  • Added keyword editing to sheet list.
  • Added options to show goal, modification date and keywords in sheet list.
  • Sheets can now be sorted by date and first character(s).
  • Number of preview lines in sheet column is now adjustable.
  • Added sharing of styles and themes on Ulysses Style Exchange.
  • Color palettes can now be created and edited within Ulysses.
  • Reworked theme section of preferences.
  • Added a Quick Open option for opening from the currently selected group.
  • Keywords can now be added to sheets in External Sources as Mavericks tags.
  • Dark sidebars can now be enabled independently of Pure Mode.
  • Line highlight can now be enabled independently of Typewriter Scrolling.
  • Added average words/sentence and sheet count to Statistics HUD.
  • Added preview to export styles.
  • Added options for disallowing orphans and widows in Ulysses Style Sheets.
  • Improved print settings.
  • Improved error handling for file operations.
  • Allow dragging of doc/docx files directly into Ulysses.
  • Fixed problem when changing case of file names in external sources.
  • Fixed a crash when resuming editing of a style item.
  • Fixed crash when deleting multi-stage input text in inline tags.
  • Improved editor stability.


OS X 10.7.3 or later, 64-bit processor