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Learn Ulysses — Here Are the Details

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Our brand new course, Learn Ulysses is live.

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Below you’ll find all the details of what is inside the course and how much it costs.

But first, a quick question….

When you get an idea or when you want to write something down, where does it go?

For me, ideas, notes, and writing all used to live in different apps.

  • Ideas went wherever I happened to jot them down.
  • Notes from books I read stayed in the books.
  • Articles I was writing were saved to whichever writing app I happened to be using that day (could have been iA Writer, Byword, Simplenote, Bear, or Ulysses).

In short, stuff was everywhere.

I had known about Ulysses for a while, and my impression of it used to be that it was just another minimalist writing app like all the others. Thus it was just part of the pile of note-taking and writing apps I had at my disposal.

But one day I put everything into Ulysses. Because I’d seen how someone else was using the app, I discovered new things about how I could organize and structure all my notes, ideas, and writing work. And it was liberating.

Stop losing ideas and time. Ulysses is an app that can help you go from scattered to structured, and from cluttered to organized. And I’d love to help you get there.

You deserve to be free to focus on your ideas, your writing, your notes, and your research. Not fumbling around, trying to remember which app or folder or even which device has that one thing you were working on the other day.

Ulysses is one of the best writing, researching, note-taking and organizational apps on the Mac, iPhone, and iPad.

It offers a ton of power and flexibility, while maintaining its simplicity and ease of use. Ulysses is not intimidating or difficult to use, but it does have quite a bit going on under the hood that can benefit you.

Our Learn Ulysses course is so you can take full advantage of this app in order to get on top of things and be more productive.


“Shawn’s obvious love and mastery of Ulysses comes across clearly, showing not just how to use it, but why you ought to. I spend hours every day writing in the app, and I learned a few things nonetheless. I particularly appreciated the high production quality, and the inclusion of full text transcripts alongside the video tutorials.”

— Matt Gemmell


“This tutorial gave me new ideas for how to organize my writing process.

“Having great writing software and learning how to use it is saving me time and providing me with more momentum for my book project than I could’ve imagined. I only wish I’d started sooner!”

— Isa Adney


We have been actively working on this course since May of this year. And today I want to show you everything that’s in it so you know just what you’ll be getting when Learn Ulysses launches on Tuesday…

Learn Ulysses

Course Contents

There are seven video tutorials to help you quickly learn Ulysses.

  1. Getting to Know Ulysses: In just a few minutes, we’ll get you quickly acclimated to the basic structure of how Ulysses works.

  2. Writing Tips and Tricks: Everything you need to know to rock and roll with Ulysses’ unique use of Markdown syntax and plain text.

  3. The Ulysses Toolbar: There are many powerful features hidden beneath the simple design of Ulysses. Discover where these features are and what they do, so you can use them in your own workflows.

  4. Main Features: One thing that sets Ulysses apart is how powerful it is. We’ll show you more of the powerful features found within Ulysses so you can really make it dance.

  5. iPhone & iPad Apps: We’ll show you some of the features that are unique to the iOS versions of Ulysses.

  6. Backup & Restore: We’ll show you how to access and navigate your backups so you can restore files or just roll back to a particular version.

  7. Powerful Search, Find, & Replace: Ulysses has an incredibly robust global search option, on top of the standard find and replace features you would expect. We’ll show you why this is so great and how you can make the most of it.

Each video is about 7 minutes long, give or take. And since we’ve broken them up into specific topics, they are in-depth enough to teach you all the ins and outs, while still being concise enough that you could watch them all during your lunch break.

Not to mention, there are also the following additional features:

  • Setup Interviews: Get a behind-the-scenes look at how others are using Ulysses in their day-to-day workflows.
  • Hidden Gems Cheatsheet: An unordered, quick-reference list of additional features and keyboard shortcuts you may not know about, but that you’ll be glad to have discovered.

  • Complete transcripts of all the videos.

  • Downloadable video files (in 1080p .mp4 format) for offline viewing.

“This is so good! There is tons of useful information in bite size chucks, and I learned so much about how powerful Ulysses really is. After the first video I had to open Ulysses so I could pause the videos and check out what I just learned myself!”

— Veronica Domeier


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