The Ulysses text editor adds third-party font support, overhauls the writing goals feature

The popular iPhone, iPad and Mac writing app Ulysses has picked up new features, including the ability to choose third-party fonts from font apps installed on iOS or iPadOS.

An image showcasing third-party font support in the iPhone and iPad writing app Ulysses version 2.5
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The iPhone and iPad writing app Ulysses adds font support

For starters, Ulysses for iPhone and iPad now allows you to choose fonts installed on your system by third-party font apps, like Creative Cloud from Adobe or iFont. If there’s an app installed on your device that allows you to add fonts in Settings → General → Fonts, Ulysses will let you use those fonts in documents you create on your iPhone and iPad.

Ulysses for Mac, needless to say, has supported fonts from its inception because font management on macOS is user-friendlier than on iOS and iPadOS. If you plan on using fonts in Ulysses, you can quickly change the text size in the Ulysses editor by pressing Command (⌘)+, Command (⌘)- and Command (⌘)0 on your external keyboard.

A new look for the writing goals feature

Moreover, developers have streamlined several parts of the Ulysses user interface, which now adheres better to Apple’s design standards when it comes to iOS development. For instance, the library now has a fresh look on both the iPhone and iPad. Writing goals, another popular feature of Ulysses, has also received a visual revamp. Goals with only a little progress are now easier to recognize in the sheet list and the library.

An image showcasing a redesigned writing goals feature in Ulysses for iOS, iPadOS and macOS
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The app’s share extension has received some love, too. It now works better and sports a refreshed look. On iOS, Ulysses finally lets you run your favorite Shortcuts actions directly from the share menu. Speaking of sharing, you can now also share Ulysses groups and sheets directly from within the app, either via the contextual menu or by using drag and drop. Other improvements in the Mac writing app include the ability to add Ulysses sheets to Quick Notes even when using the “On My Mac” section.

What’s your favorite Mac writing app?

Ulysses has long been the writing app of choice for writers of all kinds, be it Hollywood screenwriters or just casual bloggers. A versatile text editor, Ulysess especially appeals to just about anyone looking for a focused writing experience with effective document management and flexible export. German developers who built Ulysses are committed to supporting their user base with regular updates, extensive help resources and a clear development roadmap. Read: The best free distraction-free writing apps for Mac

Pricing and availability

An image showcasing a redesigned library view in the iPhone and iPad writing app Ulysses version 2.5
Image credit: Ulysses

Ulysses for iOS and iPadOS is available on App Store. Ulysses for macOS is available on Mac App Store. The apps are free to download, but unlocking advanced functionality across all devices requires a subscription.

The Ulysses team is offering monthly and yearly subscription plans. All plans unlock the writing app on your iPhone, iPad and Mac, and feature full synchronization. For those asking, yes—your subscription comes with a fully functional trial that lets you test this iPhone, iPad and Mac writing app, including export and sync. There’s also a special discount for students.

For further details, check out the official Ulysses website.