Posts Tagged ‘Public Beta’

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.

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.


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!


Ulysses 2.0 — Release Candidate

July 1st, 2009

We finally have it.
Here it is — the release candidate for Ulysses 2.0 and Ulysses core 2.0. Please feel free to download it and submit anything you do not like or would like to have in a later version to our bug tracker Mantis.

There are some very small hiccups remaining. We want to make a perfect release this time, please help us in doing so. How to help? It’s quite easy:
1) Go 2) Grab 3) A Copy.


PS: Someone interested in the new pricing?

Ulysses 2.0 Beta 6

May 30th, 2009

Beta 6 is up, go “Check for Updates…”

This release is the feature-complete. We might change the look of some buttons, might add or modify a shortcut here or there, might even juggle some menu items around — but that’s about it.

Preferences will need to get cleaned up, some interface strings have errors. Localizations are incomplete, and the Help does not reflect the change from 1.7 to 2.0 or much of the new features, for that matter. The links in the Help menu still lead to unfinished webpages.

Other than that, this will be it.
Happy testing, you know where to report. ;)

BTW: The release version will include several project templates as well as five to six default themes for use via Fonts & Colors. We might even include some freely available fonts, though this is still undecided (e.g. Gentium).

Introducing Ulysses 2.0 — Project Templates

May 29th, 2009


We know you guys have been waiting centuries for this one feature. And now it finally made its way into Ulysses. As a ultra-last-minute-feature we are proud to present you:

Project Templates.

Steve would have said: “This is HUGE”. Just save projects you want to use as templates to the “Templates” folder and you’re done.

Disagree? Agree? Want to argue? Want to send some praises? (he)
… this is the place to go.

your professional Ulysses 2.0 Development Team.

Ulysses 2.0 Beta 5

May 27th, 2009

Ulysses 2.0 Console Mode Notes Block Cursor

Hello ‘ya all!

We just uploaded another update for the public beta of Ulysses 2.0. As the previous one you can get it through the built-in update mechanism. Just select “Search for Updates…” from the Ulysses menu. The change list is quite long, major new things include themes support, preferences import, a new look for the console mode notes window and a blinking block cursor option for console mode.

Have fun, happy bug reporting :)

UPDATE: We just uploaded another update for the beta 5. This gives the console mode notes the final look and – more importantly – solves several major bugs.

Ulysses 2.0 Public Beta Update

May 22nd, 2009

We’ve just uploaded a new version of Ulysses 2.0 for all your beta needs. Select “Search for Updates…” from the Ulysses menu NOW! Else grab the old version over here and then do the update. Yup, we’re also testing the new update mechanism.

Update. There, I wrote it again.

Oh, just don’t forget to tell tell us what you think, how you like it, what you hate, and what you want.

Ulysses 2.0 Public Beta

May 6th, 2009

We’ve just started the Public Beta for Ulysses 2.0. If you’re interested, head over to the blue-tec forum, grab a copy, and let us know what you think.

Introducing Ulysses 1.7 — 2.0

April 24th, 2009

Ulysses 2.0

After much debate and even more added features, we’ve decided to take Ulysses to version 2.0. That’s right: The next version will be a major release, our first full version jump after almost six years (!), and it will be an update more than worthy of the version change.

And yes, we will indeed charge an update-fee from long-time users. We’re still evaluating our grace-period policy, but please don’t worry. If you’re considering buying 1.6 right now, we won’t charge you again in a couple of weeks.

The move to 2.0 will also bring with it some changes to the way we handle updates and registrations. For one, we’re ditching the current registration process in favor of a simple serial number scheme. I could go into great lengths explaining why we implemented our system in the first place, but it will be gone for good anyway, so I don’t want to bother.

Second, we’ll be moving to Sparkle for automatic updates. This might be of minor interest to most users, but when we started Ulysses, Sparkle wasn’t available at all, so we came up with our own system. Turned out to be pretty much identical to Sparkle, so for 2.0 we’re giving up our own solution for a system that has become the defacto standard on Mac OS X — for third parties at least. Helps us focus on more important tasks.

There are still lots of as-of-yet unannounced features, but my guess is that you’ll rather play around with 2.0 yourself then read about it. If so, I’ve got news for you: We’ll be starting a public beta run of Ulysses 2.0 within the coming weeks. The application will be available for download over at the blue-tec forum, where we’ll also set up a PB-section again to exchange thoughts, comments and, uhm, bug-reports.

And that’s that.

I’m off to a two week’s holiday now. No web, no gaming consoles, no mobile phones. Let’s see if the kids play along, he…

Have fun!