Posts Tagged ‘Ulysses’

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.


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!


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!

The Case of the Missing Serial Numbers (or Screw the Gmail Spam Filter)

September 4th, 2009

We’re currently experiencing a pretty hefty problem: A lot of customers are contacting us via email, saying they’re still waiting for the registration info to show up in their mailboxes.

Turns out 99% of them are using — which, plain and simple, is treating our registration email as spam.

Now, I find this rather curious, and to be honest, I’m angry as hell, but before I let my temper run amok, I’ll take a deep breath and just leave it at this. For now. It’s pretty obvious that Google have messed up their spam filter for good; just do a… haha… google search on gmail filtering legit mail, and you know which provider NOT to use for day-to-day correspondence.

I bet their confirmation mails still get through, but whatever.

Sooooooooo, if you’re wondering why you haven’t heard from us regarding your registration: Check your spam filter and go blame Google. You should do this more often anyway. Blaming Google, that is.

2.0 done and I am finished…

July 13th, 2009

Well, here we are. Ulysses 2.0 is finally out, and apart from a few early hickups with the store, everything seems to go rather smoothly. This may change, of course, once everybody comes rushing in, but so be it. We’re prepared. ;)

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everybdy involved with this rather stupid idea of taking a small software company and turning it around 180 degrees. Max and I had this vague concept, and while it took us far too long to make it happen, we’re very happy with where the Soulmen are today and glad everything worked out just the way it currently does.



New pricing for Ulysses

July 2nd, 2009

A view on a road in Mojave National Preserve, CA.

As we already announced yesterday, Ulysses 2.0 and Ulysses core 2.0 will be released on Wednesday, July 8. This Update hosts a tremendous list of features, refinements and polishes.

One change that we never spoke about and one that has not been brought up so far is the pricing. After six (!!!) years of free Updates, bringing Ulysses 1.0 to 1.6r2, we finally decided to do a paid update.

And we decided to make Ulysses cheaper. Not because we think it’s overpriced or not worth what we charge. It’s rather that we want to make it more affordable for many users. We don’t want people to choose a different application just because of the price.

As of July 8, 2009 this will be the new price tags:

  • Ulysses 2.0 full version EUR 44.99
  • Ulysses 2.0 educational EUR 34.99
  • Ulysses core 2.0 full version EUR 24.99

For all Users who purchased after January 1st, 2009 version 2.0 will be a free update. For all others there are two options:

  • Updating any version to Ulysses 2.0 full version EUR 24.99
  • Updating any version to Ulysses core 2.0 full version EUR 14.99


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 Release Date

July 1st, 2009

Dear readers,

we are proud to announce hereby that we are proud that on the sixth anniversary of the first public release of Ulysses 1.0 we proudly announce that the final release date for Ulysses 2.0 will be in exactly one week.

In short: Yep, we’ve made it. We are nearly done. Actually we wanted to have the release today, but you know… The website wasn’t yet quite finished. Now it’s the 8th of July, 2009.

And as it’s our sixth birthday today, we also have a little present for all of you: Later today there will be the release candidate for Ulysses 2.0. Available here and through the internal update mechanism.

Cheers, Max

It’s been a long time comin’

April 7th, 2009

Ulysses at The Soulmen

A warm welcome to everybody who’s visiting from our old site. This is it. It’s true, for real, no going back now.

As announced over at the travelog, we’ll be bringing every single blue-tec application to our new home — The Soulmen. Beginning with Ulysses 1.7, which is due in a just a few weeks, The Blue Technologies Group as you know it will cease to exists.

These are exciting times and we got a long road ahead.
Welcome aboard, we hope you’ll enjoy the ride.