→ Ulysses III

Earlier this week, Soulmen GBR released an major new update to their text editor: Ulysses III1 I did not use the previous versions of Ulysses, but the buzz surrounding this version2 prompted me to give it a try. I am extremely glad that I did.

Ulysses offers a minimalist Markdown editor, with some basic Scrivener-like project / file management. It also syncs to Daedalus Touch on iOS. Basically, it gives me the Markdown editing I was using iA Writer for and the document management I missed while I was not using Scrivener. I am really, really liking it.

That said, I am making this post before really putting the app through it’s paces to make sure potential purchasers can take advantage of it’s current introductory sale.3 Thankfully, there are a lot of good write-ups about the the update, including:

  • Ben Brooks – This is the review that convinced me to give Ulysses a shot. Since he said he replaced iA Writer with it, I figured that it would work for me.

  • Brett Terpstra

  • Gabe WeatherheadNOTE: Gabe seems to have beaen considering Ulysses as replacement for his directory of text files / nvAlt. This is different than my use case, where I use Ulysses for documents I am drafting.

  • David SparksSame comments as the Gabe Weatherhead review

If you are on the fence, I encourage you to read some of the reviews and decide if Ulysses is a good fit for you.


  1. Affiliate Link (as is the post link and the other links to apps in this post) 

  2. I will get to that buzz in a second 

  3. It’s currently $19.99, but is expected to go up to $39.99