A couple of weeks ago, I saw a tweet on my Twitter feed that was a retweet from the Ulysses account noting that creators of Ulysses were releasing a new universal version of Ulysses for iOS. I was mildly interested so I followed the link and saw a list of notable users who recommended Ulysses include Andy Ihnatko. I knew Andy was a big proponent of Scrivener so I was intrigued to find out what the “buzz” was all about.
I also looked up the Mac version and it was obvious that there was nice tight integration between the Mac and iOS versions, something that I haven’t seen in very many text editors. Ulysses uses a form of Markdown but includes some nice tools that make it easy to use the formatting from Markdown even if like me you are not fluent in Markdown.
The price for the Mac version is around $49 and the iOS version is currently priced at $24. Although that is a higher price tag than a lot of applications, it certainly is reasonable for a quality application. Since I have to do a significant amount of writing for my business, I had no problem justifying the expense.
A nice bonus is that the creators just announced this week that there will be a new release with some great features and global search and WordPress integration. I am excited to see those features come to Ulysses.