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Import Your Vesper Notes Into Ulysses

I never used Vesper (because it didn’t have sync or a Mac version), but if you did, this is a good way to make the switch.

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Ulysses for iPad now Available

My favorite writing app for Mac[^note], *Ulysses*, now has an [iPad version]([^f3651]. I’ve been on the beta for this app for the past couple of months and have written everything from blog posts, to contracts, to full legal briefs in it. It’s everything you love about *Ulysses* but in a much more portable format. Highly recommended.[^f3816]

[^f3816]: Ben Brooks [also has a review]( if you want more information.

[^f3651]: Affiliate Link (as is the post link and other app links in this post).

[^note]: Version 2.0 of the Mac App is also [available today in the Mac App Store](

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Ulysses III Updated

My favorite app for writing long form pieces in Markdown, [Ulysses III](,[^fn1] has just been updated with some great new features.[^fn2] I highly recommend giving it a shot.

[^fn1]: Affiliate Link (as is the post link).

[^fn2]: My personal favorites are upgraded Microsoft Word export, global search, and auto-completing tags.

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Scrivener for iOS Delayed

What a major bummer. On the plus side, I can fully commit to switching over to Ulysses III.

(h/t [Curious Rat](


Ulysses strives and seeks to be a better text editor for Mac

TUAW’s review of [Ulysses III](*bqlTuiXSo&offerid=146261&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=1826&[^f0200], in case you are still on the fence.

[^f0200]: Affiliate Link

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Ulysses III

Earlier this week, Soulmen GBR released an major new update to their text editor: [Ulysses III](*bqlTuiXSo&offerid=146261&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=1826&[^fn1] I did not use the previous versions of Ulysses, but the buzz surrounding this version[^fn2] prompted me to give it a try. I am extremely glad that I did.

Ulysses offers a minimalist Markdown editor, with some basic [Scrivener]( project / file management. It also syncs to [Daedalus Touch](*bqlTuiXSo&offerid=146261&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=1826& on iOS. Basically, it gives me the Markdown editing I was using [iA Writer](*bqlTuiXSo&offerid=146261&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=1826& 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.[^fn3] 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 Weatherhead]( – *NOTE: 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 Sparks]( – *Same 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.

[^fn1]: Affiliate Link (as is the post link and the other links to apps in this post)

[^fn2]: I will get to that buzz in a second

[^fn3]: It’s currently $19.99, but is expected to go up to $39.99