Tackle NaNoWriMo with Ulysses.

For Free.

Download Ulysses for NaNoWriMo

Hi Wrimo,

Writing a novel in a single month is an ambitious goal. It takes passion, dedication, and an iron will to stay focused and productive. It also takes the right tool to help you along the ride. We believe Ulysses is that tool. And so we’re inviting you to tackle NaNoWriMo with Ulysses for Mac — completely free of charge!

The free trial of Ulysses for Mac is fully functional and syncs via iCloud with the sales version of Ulysses for iOS. You can use the trial until December 7, 2016.

Also, check out our introductory video and the free e-mail course for Wrimos — and don’t miss the chance to win one of 50 copies of Ulysses for Mac.

Enjoy writing, and let us know what you think!

We’re wishing you best of luck with NaNoWriMo 2016.

The Soulmen, makers of Ulysses

Here’s Why Professional Writers Love Ulysses

(And how you will benefit, too.)


  • "The longer I’ve spent writing the more I’ve been convinced that simplicity beats complexity every time. But a lot of minimalist writing apps are just too simple. Ulysses is the only app I know that combines a very minimalist writing interface with the backend power to manage and shuffle around the many different parts and scenes that go into a book."
    David Hewson is a bestselling British mystery author, who has published over 20 novels and several guidebooks for aspiring authors. His books have been translated into more than 25 languages. Read the Interview
  • "I had been toying around with an idea for a novel for some time and had made a few false starts, but it never seemed able to take off. The first time I opened Ulysses I just started writing. I don’t exaggerate when I say that my first novel probably wouldn’t have been written without Ulysses."
    Janz is a university teacher and writer from Stockholm, Sweden. He has published two fantasy novels for young adults, the second which recently came out in paperback. Read the Interview.

  • "It’s simple, fast and secure. I don't want to spend a second thinking about text formatting while typing. Just hit the fullscreen shortcut and start. And I want to be able to quickly move my chapters (even though I usually don’t have to). The output works like a charm, the new DOCX option is great."
    Murmel Clausen is a German screenwriter and novelist. Among other things, he collaborated on the western parody “Manitou’s shoe” which was one of the most successful German movies since 1945. Read the Interview.
  • "It took me a while to realize that everything that drags my focus away from the text is distraction. Ulysses allows me to focus on my text. Its strength is understatement and simplicity. Everything is there when you need it, but not distracting you when you don’t."
    Jakait made the headlines when she crossed the Atlantic ocean all by herself in a row boat, an adventure she later made into a book. she lives as an author in Germany. Read the Interview.

Learn All You Need to Know: A Video Introduction to Ulysses

Quickstart for busy writers: Lea, member of the Ulysses support team, introduces you to the app’s basic concepts. She gives a rough overview of the app’s interface and demonstrates its most important features.

Download Ulysses for NaNoWriMo

50 Ulysses Licenses for NaNoWriMo Participants

We’re giving away 50 Ulysses for Mac licenses to NaNoWriMo participants!

25 licenses will be subject to raffles during October and November; just make sure to follow us (on Facebook, on Twitter, on the Ulysses blog or in the NaNoWriMo forum) to find out how to participate.

The other 25 licenses are slated for NaNoWriMo winners. Don’t miss to check out the NaNoWriMo’s winners‘ goodies page (available from December 1, 2016) for details.


Good luck, have fun, and don't forget:
We're here to help. Now write!