The motives of the icons are diverse, but seemingly not diverse enough: Every now and then there are users who can’t find what they need to represent their writing properly. We would like to change that! Which icons would you like to see added to Ulysses in the next release? Possibly a big bad wolf (“Little Red Riding Hood”), a skull (“Hamlet”) or bow and arrow (“Robin Hood”)?
Before actually publishing a text as ebook or on your own blog, or mailing it around as PDF or DOCX file, you will want to properly proofread it. Time for a focused self-editing session with Ulysses’ live preview!
When Apple enabled the use of tabs in all apps with macOS 10.12 Sierra, we were thrilled to adopt this new feature into Ulysses. Whether you’re an academic writer or a prolific poet who can work on multiple poems at the same time: this is for you.
When writing, your actual draft usually isn’t the only thing you need. For instance, writing this blog post requires me to keep several bits of information next to the sheet I’m writing in, such as a list of possible shortcuts and other research materials.
Are you syncing your Ulysses writings via Dropbox or another sync service instead of iCloud? If that’s the case, you will be pleased to hear that you can now embed images into your texts. Skip the next paragraph and find out how this works.
If you usually sync your Ulysses sheets via iCloud, or work locally (“On My Mac”), we should probably elaborate a bit: You can use Ulysses to edit plain text files which are stored outside Ulysses’ library, in what we call “External Folders” — for instance, files located inside a Dropbox folder. This may be useful if you want to collaborate with others on these files or access them from a Windows PC. This works, but with some limitations. In Ulysses 2.7, we’ve eliminated one of these limitations: You can now insert images into plain text files stored in External Folders, while keeping the ability to open and edit these files with other text editors.
Ulysses’ goals help you to keep track of your writing progress. In version 2.7 we’ve introduced a new metric for goals: reading time. Ulysses’ reading time goals may help you, for example, to bring a blog post or a speech to the right length. They work on both your Macs and your iOS devices, and will of course sync back and forth.
Eline, originally from The Netherlands, is currently doing an English Language and Linguistics Master and is a member of The Soulmen’s support team. In her column, she responds to some of the most frequently asked questions and share support answers that could be of interest for more Ulysses users out there.
Ulysses isn’t just used by those who write fiction – it is also suited for mathematicians and other scientists that have to include equations in their writing. In this blog post, we will present you with two of the most commonly used workflows: on the one hand, you can use LateX to write your equations, rendering them with Pandoc. On the other hand, you can use MathJax, a powerful web-based script which can render your equations in HTML.
Since version 2.6 you can publish your texts directly to WordPress using Ulysses, which we’ve already explained in a previous post. Of course, like for all other exporters, Ulysses offers a preview for blog posts that will show you what your post will look like online:
With Ulysses, exporting is fast — your text in a beautifully formatted PDF, as an ebook or a WordPress blog post is always just a few clicks away. This tip for Mac users is about making export even faster, thanks to keyboard controlled navigation of the Quick Export panel.
If you love to work without having to reach for the mouse too often, you’re probably aware that, in Ulysses, you can evoke Quick Export with the shortcut ⌘6 (command-6). Now, did you know that you can control the Quick Export panel for the most part with your keyboard, too? There’s only little you need to memorize: Read …
Eline, originally from The Netherlands, is currently doing an English Language and Linguistics Master and is leading The Soulmen’s support team. In her column, she responds to some of the most frequently asked questions and shares support answers that could be of interest for more Ulysses users out there.
Posting on Other Platforms Than WordPress or Medium
Now that Ulysses allows for direct posting on WordPress and Medium blogs, we get increasingly more requests about publishing on other popular platforms such as Ghost and Squarespace. Here’s how it works.
When publishing to Ghost and Squarespace, it’s important to know Ulysses doesn’t offer a direct way for doing so yet. Instead, both platforms offer a Markdown editor into which you can paste your works.