08/5: ePub Export

August 5th, 2010

ePub Export

Here’s our second beta for the Web Export. We added a brand-new Template that allows you to export your Documents to the ePub format, which is the default format for iBooks, Apple’s eBook reader for the iPad and the iPhone. We also fixed some bugs in the user interface and the exporting algorithm along the way.
You can grab the new beta here.
Again, if you find any bug or want to request a feature: every kind of feedback is welcome. You can e-mail us, use the bug tracker or discuss the Web Export with fellow beta testers in the forum.


Update: We just uploaded an updated version of the Web Export, so in case you’ve already downloaded this Beta, please download it again and update the Exporter. Happy testing!

Update x2: If you already upgraded to Mac OS X Lion, the above exporter is broken. Instead, you can use the WebExport Beta for Lion.

07/29: New Ulysses Teaser

July 29th, 2010

We just finished a brand-new teaser for Ulysses, which we didn’t want to hold back from you. It’ll be part of a minor restructuring of the Ulysses webpage. Whether you want a quick tour of the interface or want to learn more about Ulysses’ core features, just go ahead and watch it.

05/29: The Issue with Ulysses and the iPad

May 29th, 2010

Compared to our measurements, we have received like a zillion inquiries lately that asked us when an iPad version of Ulysses will be available. First things first, here’s the answer: We have no clue…

This does not sound too promising, I guess, but let me explain. We are having major technical and/or legal problems. All of Ulysses can easily be realized on the iPhone — except one part: Ulysses’ heart. Semantic text editing.

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05/7: Web Export Public Beta

May 7th, 2010

We finally have our public Beta for the Web Export ready and we’d like you to try it out yourself! The Web Export is pretty feature-complete, but since it’s a beta, some problems might show up. You can see this public beta as a glimpse at what will come in Ulysses 2.1 — the soon to be released update with lots of improvements around exporting.

To get the Web Export up and running, download it here. Every kind of feedback is very welcome — either via e-mail, in our forum or in our bug tracker.


04/16: A new Exporter for Ulysses!

April 16th, 2010

Screenshot WebExport

As you probably noticed, this blog has been pretty quiet lately. The last few months have been pretty busy for us Soulmen, some of us had to take some time off from Ulysses. Nonetheless, development of Ulysses is now going ahead at full speed and we’ll have a public beta of Ulysses’ sparkling new Web Export ready soon. This exporter has taken us quite a while, but we wanted to make it just perfect for all your blogging and publishing needs. Stay tuned!


12/21: XMAS Sale, 20% off

December 21st, 2009

Just a quick note: We’re currently doing a christmas sale. By entering “XMAS” into our shop’s coupon field, you can grab any of Ulysses licence types at a drastically reduced price:

  • Ulysses – 35.99
  • Ulysses edu – 27.99
  • Ulysses core – 19.99

That’s it, nothing else to add.
Oh, well… Merry Christmas everybody. :)

Update: The christmas sale is over. Happy New Year everybody!

11/20: Fixing the Snow Leopard issue…

November 20th, 2009

This is just a quick notifier that we just released Ulysses 2.0.4 and Ulysses core 2.0.4. Both versions bring some minor bug fixes, but also solve an issue we just recently understood completely. If you have the recent items on Snow Leopard deactivated (maybe also by accident), Ulysses now performs all projects saves correctly again!

Have a nice weekend, as so will I!

11/10: Starting Ulysses Mobile Beta

November 10th, 2009

Hey folks,

recently it has been hard to miss that we are developing Ulysses Mobile. There have been some pictures and videos around. This might have wetted your teeth… But now we want you to get your hands on the nearly finished version — as an exclusive beta tester!

So what do you need?

  • An iPhone or an iPod touch with at least OS 3.0
  • Some good use for an semantic text editor on the go
  • A little tolerance to bugs and quirks.
  • Warmheartedness and stuff …

Wanna participate? Just send your application to ulysses@the-soulmen.com, and make sure to include some information about the type of device (iPhone/iPod) and the installed system. We have not yet decided how many people will participate, nor do we know when we’ll start exactly, but it might still happen this week :)

Update: Wow, the response was overwhelming! We do now have enough beta testers for Ulysses Mobile. Thank you to everyone who applied!

Have fun,


10/12: Progress Report: Semantic Editing on the iPhone via Ulysses Mobile

October 12th, 2009

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10/11: iPhone Apps We Won’t Make, Pt. 1: The Good Vibe

October 11th, 2009

The Good Vibes iPhone App Concept

Today I was skimming through a bunch of iPhone mockups on my desktop and rediscovered some old app concepts. They’re mostly minimal in nature, and if we had the time and resources we would just code them up and try to release them on the App Store for free.

Well, we have neither, so I decided to share some of these ideas on this blog rather than trying to catch a new coder and convince him to create non-profit two-minute distractions. ;)

So here I go, first up: The Good Vibe.

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