Ulysses 1.5 – The text editor for creative writers
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Attention Writers: Spend time creating your own literary masterpieces and less time fussing with formatting and multiple documents!
Writing is the fun part, isn’t it? Now you can focus on creating awesome content for YOUR next best seller, and let others worry about how it will look.
Ulysses is for writers who work creatively with text and want or need to realize large amounts of text.
Typically a creative work, such as a book, a play or screenplay is not written in a single document. A book that ends up being 200+ pages results from fractions, starting points, discarded ideas and many more — all neatly distributed along a total of about 800 pages, most likely with over 100 different documents, combined with notes, Post-Its, scribblings on the margins of numerous daily papers, beer covers, napkins and the back sides of photos.
What this looks like on your computer is (in the worst case) several hundred documents from a bunch of different applications that were put into different folders on your hard disk. The organization of these pieces requires the writer to be extremely disciplined (or hire someone who is) — a mind job that could better be spent on writing itself.
Why waste time organizing your documents when you could be crafting a better, more interesting, more exciting story by focusing on the text only?
Ulysses enables the writer to fully concentrate on the story he wishes to tell, without hobbling his creativity by means of unnecessary burden and distraction. Time is money and as a writer, your time is best spent writing, not worrying about formattng documents. Anyone who has at least once in his life spent hours in a document searching for the correct way to format the page, instead of using the time to tweak a title or heading, knows what it’s about.
Free to create the way YOU want
Ulysses frees the writer from the need to deliver and develop his text in predefined structures. Instead, the writer is given the ability to form his own preferred structures — both within the text and in organizing things.
Content is king – Who wants to read a boring story?
Ulysses’ concept is loosely guided by a classic type setting system: TeX. The idea to have a text structured by content and not formatting is simple yet ingenious. Unfortunately, TeX is just another system for setting type, and due to its complexity, it is in no way suitable for creative writing.
That is why Ulysses takes it one step further and solely concentrates on content. This may sound trivial, but the lack of any formatting and the ignorance of relevance of the later export format (from a design point of view) during writing is an essential part of creative writing.
Beginning your next best seller is easy with projects in Ulysses
Ulysses combines single documents or texts into so called projects. Imagine a project as a folder with your work, which contains all relevant text parts, chapters, ideas, notes, etc.
Ulysses only sports one single window, divided into project and document part. The project part features a so called Document Browser, a Document Preview and a Filter.
Features of Ulysses 1.5
Coherent preview of several documents
Innovative filtering and search system
Two editing levels
A hand full of counters
Open file format
Data security and integrity
Export based on plug-ins
Mac OS X native; Universal Binary
Optimized for Tiger
To view additional screenshots and read about all the features of Ulysses, go to www.blue-tec.com.