some of you were wondering what tool i use to write, and how i organise everything that goes into a book.
the answer is /ulysses/.
this post might seem sponsored, but i swear it’s not. i spent years on the look-out for such software. and it’s a blessing right now! here’s why.
accessibility: you can access all your files on the mac, iphone and ipad. since i use all three, this is very handy. ulysses syncs fast and exports flexibly.
distraction-free: the interface is super sleek, clean and distraction-free. the text editor is markup-based which also serves the hassle-free, distraction-free, simple writing experience.
different themes: the editor can be changed and styled the way you want it. you can pick from a lot of ready themes or make your own.
editor split view: you can split the editor vertically or horizontally to display two texts at once. the currently active editor is easy to recognize due to highlight.
auto-save: the app saves your writing automatically, as well as backs it up without you having to do anything. full icloud sync!
type-writer mode: can be enabled.
a single library: i have all my works in one place. it can be overwhelming to see if you have all the folders open but i don’t necessarily like having all your files scattered around in different places (notes, cover design, chapters, details, characters, locations…).
hierarchic groups: you can organise all your projects since you can break each group up into sub-groups and sub-sub-groups.
attachments: images, pdfs, notes and keywords.
filters: will narrow down your library’s content and help you find things faster.
writing goals: you can set a word or character goal and define deadlines. that’ll help you track your progress. you can also share it to your socials and brag.
wordpress + medium: you can export your texts to wordpress and also medium easily.
live-preview: a built-in live preview shows what your output is going to look like.
export styles: the look of your exported file can also be styled differently – you can pick from a ton of options.