Use Colored Keywords for a Better Overview

Categorizing your Ulysses sheets with keywords can help you keep track of your writing. With the latest Ulysses version, things got even better! You can now also assign colors to these keywords, which will be applied to all its occurrence in your library. With a colored keyword, a tagged sheet is much easier to spot.

There’s a wide range of possible applications for keywords. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Writing a novel? Assign dedicated keywords for storylines or character point of views (as described by Matt Gemmell) to the novel scenes.
  • Mark the stage of your writing with keywords from “Idea” to “Finished”.
  • Assign a “To Do” keyword to texts that need work.

All keywords are initially grey, but changing their color is simple.

On Mac, right-click on a keyword and select a color. On iOS, tap the keyword, select “Color…” and make your choice.

If you would like to know more about the use of keywords, please have a look at our comprehensive tutorial.

Rebekka Honeit

Blog-curating writing maniac and public relations person. Loves coffee, chocolate cookies and literature. Finds peace in tweaking press copy.