Writing App 'Ulysses' Gets iPhone X Redesign and Face ID Text Library Lock Support

Popular writing program Ulysses received an update to its iOS app today, bringing a revised interface and full compatibility with iPhone X.

Various interactions in the Ulysses UI have been reworked, and the app now fully complies with the all-screen design of the iPhone X's OLED display.


Beyond the changes induced by the iPhone X screen, the update brings redesigned editors for objects like images, annotations, notes, and footnotes. The text counter has also been tweaked based on user feedback, as has the automatic fullscreen mode.

In addition, Ulysses now also supports Face ID, Apple's new facial authentication system, to complement its privacy options, which previously only offered passcode protection. With Face ID enabled, writers can unlock their text libraries with a simple glance.

Lastly, the app ships with a new default editor theme, featuring sparsely applied colors and bold black headlines, which the developers say is simpler, cleaner, and more typographic.

Ulysses can be downloaded for free on the App Store and the Mac App Store. After a 14-day trial period, a subscription is required to unlock the app on all devices. A monthly subscription costs $4.99, while a yearly subscription is $39.99. Students can use Ulysses at a discounted price of $11.99 per six months. The discount is granted from within the app.

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26 weeks ago
Now that it’s a subscription service, it could Still be using iPhone 3G resolution for all I care
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26 weeks ago
All that subscription money and they’re just now getting around to releasing a version optimized for the X?

Oh well, I guess it’s worth it; the headlines are “more typographic” now.
Rating: 6 Votes
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26 weeks ago

A monthly subscription costs $4.99

well, good luck with that
Rating: 5 Votes
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26 weeks ago
:rolleyes:

That about sums up attitude towards app now.
Rating: 4 Votes
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26 weeks ago

I strongly recommend just subscribing to the great Setapp service.

Ulysses is in it, so for a really quite reasonable $10/mo, you get this app and a hell of a load of others that are useful.

Sure they'll be stuff in there that is rubbish or you personally simply won't need. But the great thing about it is there is something for pretty much everyone, so it offers a way forward instead of having to buy apps that don't do what they say they do, only to have the money gone forever, and having to buy another to get the job done.

Subs have pros and cons, but with entertainment streaming services being massive, surely it doesn't take a leap of the imagination to guess app subscription services are the next way forward in this realm.
[doublepost=1511475103][/doublepost]Another thing to add, is that subscription services also mean the app can offer things like website access, so you can access and use your 'stuff' on the web, along with the apps themselves.

And what's good for the big boys (Office365, et al.) is therefore good for the more moderate boys too, lol!


Nice advertisement lol
Rating: 4 Votes
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26 weeks ago
Ulysses? What's Ulysses? The little app I once bought and used, to abandon it later when the authors decided in the future they wanted me to pay them forever?

Couldn't care less...
Rating: 3 Votes
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26 weeks ago
I strongly recommend just subscribing to the great Setapp service.

Ulysses is in it, so for a really quite reasonable $10/mo, you get this app and a hell of a load of others that are useful.

Sure they'll be stuff in there that is rubbish or you personally simply won't need. But the great thing about it is there is something for pretty much everyone, so it offers a way forward instead of having to buy apps that don't do what they say they do, only to have the money gone forever, and having to buy another to get the job done.

Subs have pros and cons, but with entertainment streaming services being massive, surely it doesn't take a leap of the imagination to guess app subscription services are the next way forward in this realm.
[doublepost=1511475103][/doublepost]Another thing to add, is that subscription services also mean the app can offer things like website access, so you can access and use your 'stuff' on the web, along with the apps themselves.

And what's good for the big boys (Office365, et al.) is therefore good for the more moderate boys too, lol!
Rating: 2 Votes
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26 weeks ago
What's the use, iPhone X is not available.
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26 weeks ago

Ulysses? What's Ulysses? The little app I once bought and used, to abandon it later when the authors decided in the future they wanted me to pay them forever?

Couldn't care less...


This is one of the reason I don't use it anymore.
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26 weeks ago
I tried Setapp for a month or two but couldn't quite justify the $120/year, especially considering I'd already bought the standalone Mac and iOS versions of Ulysses and there wasn't a lot more on there I needed that much.

For what it's worth, the previous versions of Ulysses still seem to be working fine under High Sierra and iOS 11. When they start breaking, that's when I export everything and move on, probably to Scrivener, maybe something else. Still livid Ulysses pulled the "cup of coffee a month" bull**** when really all the app is quite full-featured and could easily be in maintenance mode at this point.
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