Ulysses 2.7 Brings Touch Bar Support, macOS Sierra Tabs and More to Popular Writing App

by

German developers The Soulmen today released a new version of popular writing app Ulysses, bringing Touch Bar support, Tabs in macOS Sierra, and a host of other new features and performance improvements.

From Wednesday, users launching version 2.7 of the award-winning app on Touch Bar equipped MacBook Pros will see new contextual functions for Ulysses in the OLED strip, bringing the ability to assign markup tags directly while they write.

macbook_touchbar ulysses
Ulysses 2.7 now also includes tabbed windows in macOS Sierra, making it possible to switch between multiple open texts within the same window.

Elsewhere, Ulysses now offers full support for the TextBundle format outside its iCloud library. TextBundle combines Markdown text and all referenced images into a single file for convenience, and Ulysses now allows writers to use images when working from Dropbox or other storage providers.

The latest update also makes it easier to switch from Evernote to Ulysses, by allowing users to import ENEX Evernote export files containing multiple notes, upon which individual sheets are created for each note.

In addition, a new Reading Time writing goal has been added to the existing options (number of characters, words, or pages), while a number of more general improvements, bug fixes, and stability enhancements have also been implemented in the latest version of the app.

Ulysses 2.7 is available for MacOS and iOS on the Mac App Store and App Store respectively, and is a free update for existing users. The Mac app costs $44.99, while the universal iOS app costs $24.99.

Top Rated Comments

(View all)
Avatar
51 months ago
Fantastic app - and no, I didn't get it for free, I purchased both the Mac and iOS versions myself.

Despite being aimed at writers, I primarily use Ulysses to write lecture notes for my Law degree. It's a beautiful and simple interface for holding all of my lecture notes which can then be keyword-searched easily. If I'm in a seminar / tutorial / whatever people call them, and someone mentions a case, I can pop the name into the keyword search and instantly be taken back to the exact spot in the lecture where the case was introduced.

It also provides a complete library of my three years of lecture notes, all backed up to the cloud, and easily exported to PDF and so on.

Not to mention I can access my lecture notes on all my devices thanks to iCloud sync and brilliant Mac-iOS interplay.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
51 months ago
These guys are seriously among the cream of the crop for app development. I've been using Ulysses for two years now, and it's all I need. Beautiful, bullet-proof, cross-platform functionality. There's simply nothing better. Worth every last penny. I've used it for two novels, all my journal writing, and more and more just for miscellaneous thoughts and notes. The dev are super-responsive, too. This one's a no-brainer if you're looking for something that'll handle writing.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
51 months ago

Fantastic app - and no, I didn't get it for free, I purchased both the Mac and iOS versions myself.

Despite being aimed at writers, I primarily use Ulysses to write lecture notes for my Law degree. It's a beautiful and simple interface for holding all of my lecture notes which can then be keyword-searched easily. If I'm in a seminar / tutorial / whatever people call them, and someone mentions a case, I can pop the name into the keyword search and instantly be taken back to the exact spot in the lecture where the case was introduced.

It also provides a complete library of my three years of lecture notes, all backed up to the cloud, and easily exported to PDF and so on.

Not to mention I can access my lecture notes on all my devices thanks to iCloud sync and brilliant Mac-iOS interplay.

I second that. Worth every $. Uses this every day for meeting notes. Exports to word or publish to wordpress. This does it all.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
51 months ago
I LOVE their apps. I found out about them 2 years ago and use Ulysses for iPad and Mac almost exclusively for writing now. They constantly are improving things and the developers are super awesome people too. I wish them all the best.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
51 months ago
I'm another fan. I started using Ulysses purely and simply because Scrivener was not then available on iOS. Now it is, but I find that Ulysses is still my writing (and reading) app of choice. I can echo what's said about about developer responsiveness; I have emailed them so many times, often about things relating to readability rather than writing and they've given me pretty much everything I've asked for. Brilliant, brilliant app, on both iOS and Mac OS. So much so that I'd now think a million times before going android or windows because I can't bear to lose the simplicity, elegance, and all round functionality of Ulyssses.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
51 months ago
Wonderful app and update.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Top Stories

Early iPhone 12 Tests Show Ceramic Shield is Stronger and More Scratch Resistant Than iPhone 11 Glass

Friday October 23, 2020 1:21 pm PDT by
Apple's new iPhone 12 models are protected by a Ceramic Shield cover glass that has nano-ceramic crystals infused right into the glass to improve durability. According to Apple, Ceramic Shield offers four times better drop protection than the glass used for the iPhone 11 models. YouTube channel MobileReviewsEh conducted some tests on the iPhone 12 using a force meter to compare its performance ...

First Impressions From New iPhone 12 and 12 Pro Owners

Thursday October 22, 2020 4:20 pm PDT by
It's already Friday, October 23, in Australia and New Zealand, which means some customers who purchased an iPhone 12 or 12 Pro already have their new devices in hand. We've seen dozens of reviews of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro from media sites, but now first impressions from regular Apple customers are available. Image via MacRumors reader Boardiesboi New iPhone 12 and 12 Pro owners are...

iPhone 12 Pro Allows You to Measure Someone's Height Instantly Using LiDAR Scanner

Saturday October 24, 2020 11:12 am PDT by
iPhone 12 Pro models feature a new LiDAR Scanner for enhanced augmented reality experiences, but the sensor also enables another unique feature: the ability to measure a person's height instantly using the Measure app. You can even measure the seated height of a person in a chair, according to Apple. When the Measure app detects a person in the viewfinder, it automatically measures their...

Apple VP Kaiann Drance Interview Addresses Battery Life, MagSafe, and Power Adapter Concerns

Friday October 23, 2020 3:37 am PDT by
Apple's Vice President of iPhone Marketing, Kaiann Drance, has provided a new interview to Rich DeMuro on the Rich on Tech Podcast, to discuss the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. Although much of the interview repeated points from Apple's "Hi, Speed" event, there were a number of interesting tidbits regarding the affect of 5G on battery life, MagSafe concerns, and the lack of a power adapter in...

iPhone 11 Pro Outlasts iPhone 12 and 12 Pro in Extensive Battery Life Test

Friday October 23, 2020 8:36 am PDT by
Arun Maini today shared a new side-by-side iPhone battery life video test on his YouTube channel Mrwhosetheboss, timing how long the new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro models last on a single charge compared to older models, with equal brightness, settings, battery health, and usage. All of the devices are running iOS 14 without a SIM card inserted. In the test, the iPhone 11 Pro outlasted both ...

Apple Distributing New Heated Display Removal Machine for iPhone 12 Repairs

Thursday October 22, 2020 6:20 pm PDT by
Apple is providing Genius Bars and Apple Authorized Service Providers with a new heated display removal fixture for iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro repairs, according to information obtained by MacRumors from a reliable source. To open iPhone 12 models, technicians will be required to slide the device into a specialized tray, and then place the tray into the high-temperature fixture for two...

Apple Warns MagSafe Charger Can Leave Circular Imprints on Leather Cases

Friday October 23, 2020 3:23 pm PDT by
If you keep your iPhone in a leather case while charging with Apple's new MagSafe Charger, the case might show circular imprints from contact with the accessory, according to a new Apple support document published today. Apple's leather cases for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are not available until November 6, but a MacRumors reader has already shared a photo of a circular imprint on...

MagSafe Charger Teardown Reveals Simple Design With Magnets and Charging Coil Encircling a Small Circuit Board

Friday October 23, 2020 7:50 am PDT by
iFixit has today shared a teardown of Apple's new MagSafe charger for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. An X-ray of the MagSafe charger courtesy of Creative Electron reveals the internal charging coil surrounded by a circular arrangement of magnets within the puck. The only seam that iFixit was able to leverage to open the device was where the white rubber circle meets the metal rim,...

PSA: Non-iPhone 12 Models Charge Super Slowly With MagSafe Charger

Friday October 23, 2020 4:11 pm PDT by
Alongside the iPhone 12 models, Apple introduced a new $39 MagSafe Charger that's meant to work with the magnets in the iPhone 12 Pro models to charge them up at a maximum of 15W. The MagSafe Charger is technically able to be used with older iPhones, but it's not a good idea because the charging with non-iPhone 12 devices is so slow. We did two tests with the iPhone XS Max, draining the...

New Photos Offer Better Look at iPhone 12 Color Options

Tuesday October 20, 2020 2:34 am PDT by
As we wait for the iPhone 12 review embargo to lift later today, more pictures are circulating of the devices in real-world lighting conditions, providing a better look at the different colors available. Leaker DuanRui has shared images on Twitter of the iPhone 12 in white, black, blue, green, and (PRODUCT)RED. The black and white colors are similar to the iPhone 11 colors, but the other...