Learn Ulysses With The Sweet Setup

The Sweet Setup have published a new video course. For launch week, you can save 20%.

Until a couple of years ago, Shawn Blanc had no system for his ideas, notes, and writing. Everything scattered over various apps, pieces of paper, and notebooks – it was frustrating and inefficient.

But then he started using Ulysses and turned the app into his central spot for all of his writing. And it turned out that this was very conducive to his productivity and focus.

Shawn runs The Sweet Setup, a website dedicated to in-depth app reviews and trainings aiming to help people become more productive. This week, The Sweet Setup have launched their wholly revised and extended “Learn Ulysses” course. The course is aimed at beginners and advanced users alike and comprises more than 30 videos. It covers Ulysses’ features into great detail, introduces concrete workflows and shows how to use the app effectively in conjunction with other apps. Furthermore, Shawn shares a number of strategies to become a better writer.

“Learn Ulysses” costs $57, owners of the old, less extensive course will receive a discount. What’s more, you can save 20% with launch week pricing, which is available until March 29, 2019.

You’ll find detailed information about “Learn Ulysses” by The Sweet Setup here.

Everything You Need to Know About Editor Split View

Split view editing – a new feature that was recently released with Ulysses 15 – is helpful if you want to refer to one text while writing another.* Do you want to see your outline while drafting a chapter? Or display a text in its original language while translating it? We’ve assembled everything you need to know about it in a tutorial. Find out how to

  • enter editor split view on your Mac,
  • switch your vertical split view for a horizontal one,
  • toggle the active editor highlight,
  • scroll through two texts simultaneously,
  • and switch between the two editors with simple shortcuts.

Read the full tutorial here.

* For the time being, editor split view is available only with Ulysses for Mac.

Introducing the New Styles & Themes

Ulysses 15 has been published only a couple of days ago, but there’s more news! We’ve relaunched our platform for exchanging styles and themes, formerly know as the Ulysses Style Exchange. It’s got a new name – Styles & Themes –, a new look, and will hopefully make it a lot easier for you to find what you’re looking for in terms of styles and themes.

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Ulysses 15 Released Today; Split View Ramblings

We have just released Ulysses 15 to the App Store and Mac App Store. Go grab it, if you haven’t already; there really is no reason to miss out.

Ulysses 15 features a couple of noticeable enhancements for images, search, and keywords. It also improves usability on several fronts and fixes a variety of bugs. If you‘re curious, you can read up the latest additions in our version history.

What I want to focus on today, is one particular new feature, which we are introducing to the macOS version: “Second Editor”, aka split view. It’s a good example of how we’re thinking with regards to new features, how our emphasis on design affects release schedules, and why sometimes stuff takes longer than anticipated. It also shows how much work actually goes into a seemingly simple feature, even one which, by default, is hidden from view (no pun).

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Preview: Your New Keyword Manager

Ulysses 15 is coming! We’re currently in the process of beta testing, smoothing and polishing the new version. In the meantime, we’re giving you a sneak peek at the new features.

The new version adds a new way to search for sheets with specific keywords – you know that already. But that’s not all! Ulysses 15 will bring much more power to keywords (on Mac for starters): with a global keyword manager!

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Preview: Resizing Images for Export

Ulysses 15 is coming! We’re currently in the process of beta testing, smoothing and polishing the new version. In the meantime, we’re giving you a sneak peek at the new features.

Those who add a lot of images to their texts, will rejoice about this handy new feature: With Ulysses 15, you’ll be able to set the size of an image in an exported document, from within the editor!

Specify the desired width or heigth of the image, et voilá! With Ulysses 15, manual resizing of your images for export will finally be a thing of the past.

Preview: Dark Export Preview Prevents You From Being Blinded

Ulysses 15 is coming! We’re currently in the process of beta testing, smoothing and polishing the new version. In the meantime, we’re giving you a sneak peek at the new features.

If you prefer to write in dark mode, you may have been there: You write a text to finish, then open the export preview, and – bam, you’re dazzled, because it’s just so white. No matter if it’s a PDF document, ebook, or blog post we’re talking about, dark text on light background is standard in both the printing and the online world.

When you’re outside and the light’s to bright, you put on sunglasses, right? In Ulysses 15 you can, too.

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Preview: Web Images Preview in Your Editor

Ulysses 15 is coming! We’re currently in the process of beta testing, smoothing and polishing the new version. In the meantime, we’re giving you a sneak peek at the new features.

Welcome to the image preview preview 😉 This new feature aims to make the work of website owners and bloggers easier, who store their images online and use URLs to reference them in their texts. With the current version, this works well when they export their texts; however, the Ulysses editor so far only displays tags for web images. But this is going to change!

With Ulysses 15, when you type (img) and reference the image with a URL, the app will retrieve a preview to display in the editor. On all your devices! That way, you can have a better overview of referenced images, and it’s easier to write about something the image is meant to illustrate.

What’s also new is that the PDF and DOCX exporters in Ulysses 15 will be able to handle remote images. So, if your images are online, there’s no more need to download and insert them in Ulysses; it is enough to provide a URL.

Preview: A New Way to Search Your Keywords

Ulysses 15 is coming! We’re currently in the process of beta testing, smoothing and polishing the new version. In the meantime, we’re giving you a sneak peek at the new features.

Keywords are great for assigning your texts to certain categories. They’re versatile: Novelists may use them to indicate the progress of a chapter (“First Draft”). Copywriters label the texts they’re currently working on (“In Progress”). Bloggers reproduce their blog categories in keywords, as they’re transferred when publishing from within Ulysses. And so on.

With the new version, keywords will become even more useful. On Mac, we added a new way to search your keywords, making it a lot easier for you to spot sheets tagged with a specific one.

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