If you've ever written a longer text, you certainly wanted to know how much you've actually written so far. This is where statistics come in pretty handy. In Ulysses, access to word count or the number of pages is very easy.
If you're working with Ulysses for Mac, simply click the gauge icon on the top right or hit ⌘7 (command-7) to open the Statistics popover. It's filled with all sorts of useful information about the current sheet:
However, what if you want to know the average number of words per sentence? How is the number of pages actually calculated? For this, you need to switch to the settings view of the Statistics popover. Simply drag it at its edges to detach it from the main window. Then, click the small gear button at the top right to reveal the settings view:
Here, you can enable (or disable) any metric you want. Don't want to see a sentence count? Simply untick the corresponding checkmark. You can also adjust how many characters fit into one line (or how many lines fit into one page). Just click the corresponding numbers at the bottom to change these settings. Click the gear button again to save your settings - and you're done! If you want, you can leave the statistics popover open for live update while you're writing.
On iPad or iPhone, you can access your text statistics in the bottom left corner of the editor. Per default, the number of characters of your current sheet is displayed here. Simply tap this number to reveal the statistics bar.
The statistics to choose from are the same as on the Mac. If you want, you can choose another counter for permanent display (the blue selection). Tap the gear icon on the right hand side to see other metrics and manage which ones are displayed.
On iPad, you can also show the statistics bar by tapping the gauge icon in the button row:
Finally, a little extra for desktop writers: On Mac there are also group statistics available. Just right-click a group and choose “Statistics…” from the context menu. You can even select several groups or sheets at a time and do the same, letting Ulysses display their combined statistics.