• Save time with your new, improved workflows.

  • Quickly capture your ideas and enjoy the writing process.

  • Finally get a structure for all your notes.

It sucks to have your ideas, notes, and writing all scattered about with things all over the map.

What do you do 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. It was a nightmare. Check it out...

A scattered mess of ideas, notes, and more

Stuff was everywhere!

As you can see, there were too many note-taking locations. Half the time I didn't know which one to use.

This scattered note-taking system was frustrating. It lacked structure and it was super inefficient.

What I needed was a central spot to capture all my thoughts, ideas, notes, and inspiration.

Now, I had known about Ulysses for a while, and had even used it here and there. My impression of Ulysses was that it was just another minimalist writing app like all the others. I viewed it as merely part of the pile of writing apps I had at my disposal.

But then, one day in early 2017, I put everything into Ulysses...

Why? Because I’d seen how someone else was using Ulysses. I discovered new things about how I could organize and structure all my notes, ideas, and writing work. It was liberating, and I haven't looked back.

Stop losing ideas and wasting time.

How many ideas and notes have you lost track of? Or how often do you sit down to write, but just don't know where to start?

Ulysses is the central spot for where I store all my ideas, quotes, inspiration, writing, and research notes. It is also where I actually do all my writing because underneath all that power is a simple and easy-to-use writing app.

Ulysses makes it easy to find and organize all my stuff. This app makes it so simple to go from scattered to structured, and from cluttered to organized.

Having a place for everything, it turns out, is incredibly productive. And when it comes to your writing and your thoughts, you'll also find it brings about more inspiration and motivation...

I would love to help you get there, too.

A structured writing workflow with Ulysses

You deserve to be free to focus on your ideas, your notes, your research, and your writing.

You shouldn't be 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 the best app for your writing, researching, note-taking, and ideas.

And our Learn Ulysses course will help you take full advantage of this award-winning app so you can get on top of things and be more productive.

Michael Hyatt

As an avid Ulysses user, I couldn't wait to take this course.

It’s clear that Shawn and his team have a solid grasp on what makes Ulysses special and how best to use it.

After going through the course, I learned many new things and have already improved my writing workflows. Thanks to Learn Ulysses I’m saving time and have a much stronger mastery of this app that I use every day.

Michael Hyatt / New York Times Bestselling Author

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Shawn Blanc

Hello! I'm Shawn Blanc. Founder of The Sweet Setup and avid Ulysses user.

I've been writing app reviews and tutorials for over a decade, and in that time The Sweet Setup has become a go-to site for in-depth app research.

That's why our site is read by nearly half-a-million people every month. We've had thousands of people sign up for our paid training courses. And our work has been featured by and referenced in sites such as The New York Times, Forbes, LifeHacker, The Wirecutter, Inc., MacStories, Entrepreneur, and more.

The Learn Ulysses course was made by myself and the rest of us here at The Sweet Setup. We made it for you to take full advantage of the Ulysses app and get on top of your ideas, your writing, and more so you can be more focused and productive.

— Shawn & The Sweet Setup team

Learn ULysses - Capture your ideas. Organize your writing.

Why Ulysses? Because it's the Best Writing App for iPad, iPhone, and Mac.

Many folks have their ideas, notes, and writing scattered all over the place. We teach you how to organize all of that into an easy-to-use app — Ulysses — that will help you save time, get organized, and fall in love with your creative process.

Why Ulysses? There are a lot of great options available in this golden age of writing applications for Mac and iOS, but we believe that none of them are as finely tuned or have the degree of polish that Ulysses does.

Ulysses is one of the rare apps that has won the prestigious Apple Design Award. This app is a perfect combination of powerful organizational tools wrapped within a beautiful and distraction-free writing environment.

Ulysses provides all the tools you need to be a more productive writer while still maintaining a simple interface that limits distractions so you can focus on accomplishing your writing goals.

It provides an abundance of value for the power and organization it brings to your writing desk.

That’s why we use Ulysses, and that’s why we want to help you learn Ulysses and discover everything it’s capable of doing.

Isa Adney

This course 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.

Isa Adney / Author

Austin Church

I just checked out the video tutorials of your Ulysses setup, and holy crap. My mind is blown.

I loved the idea of filing away published posts in Archived at the bottom, using custom icons, and attaching images before publishing to WordPress. I can be dense sometimes. I had no clue I could do that with Ulysses.

And filters. I had zero filters set up. Thank you, thank you, thank you. You generally got me searching for more functionality I could add to make my workflow more efficient.

Austin L. Church / Freelance Writer & Content Marketer

Shawn Blanc’s Ulysses Setup

Here's a screencast video showing how I have my Ulysses set up, and how I use it on a day-to-day basis. More details on my organizational structure are below. 👇

P.S. In Learn Ulysses, we have more behind-the-scenes interviews to show you how others are also using Ulysses in their day-to-day workflows.

And here are more details about the groups and sub-groups I have set up in Ulysses... Plus: how I’m using them to stay organized and structured with my ideas, notes, research, and writing.

Shawn Blanc's Ulysses Setup

Veronica Domeier

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 / Freelance Writer and Illustrator

Matt Gemmell

Ulysses is an app with a deceptively simple appearance and design philosophy, but substantial hidden depths. This course introduces everything from editing basics and markup, to project management, search, sync and backup, export, and advanced subjects like integration.

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 from this course. I particularly appreciated the high production quality, and the inclusion of full text transcripts alongside the video tutorials. Thank you!

Matt Gemmell / Author of the Kestrel series, Changer and Toll

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The Tip of the Iceberg

There is so much to this app, you won't believe it...

Some of my favorite features in Ulysses include:

We’ll show you how to make the most of ALL these features, and much more.

Drew Coffman

I found this series really helpful, even as someone who uses Ulysses enough to feel entirely proficient. Excellent job!

Drew Coffman / Writer, Photographer

Ulysses is undeniably one of the most powerful, flexible writing apps for Mac and iOS.

Federico Viticci, MacStories

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Learn Ulysses

More than 35 lessons and setup interviews. Discover all the ins and outs, plus get advanced workflows, writing coaching videos, and example setups.

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Your access to Learn Ulysses also includes the following:

Downloadable HD video files for offline viewing.

Transcripts of all video lessons.

Lifetime access.

30-day, money-back guarantee.

A special bonus that will be delivered to your inbox shortly after you sign up.

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Many of our 14,000 customers have purchase multiple courses from the TSS library. If you want to skip ahead, you can also save over $600 in the process. Buy the full library of our popular courses that cover Productivity, Idea Development, Time Management, Habits, and more.

The Complete Training Bundle includes all 9 of the TSS video courses: Simple Habits; Timeblocking + Time Tracking; All the Things; Mastering Mind Maps; Learn Ulysses; Day One in Depth; Learn GoodNotes + Templates; The Productivity Flywheel; and To Obsidian and Beyond. A total value of $1,226. You save over 50% when you buy the complete bundle for just $597.

I cannot recommend Ulysses enough. It is clearly built with a true love for writing by a company that takes care of its customers.

David Chartier, Writer and Content Strategist


Q: Is there a money-back guarantee?

A: Yes! You get 30 days to check out the class, which is more than enough time to go through all the material. If, for any reason, you’re not completely satisfied just let us know and we’ll be glad to give you a full refund.

Q: What do I get when I buy Learn Ulysses?

A: You will get:

Q: I mostly use Ulysses on my iPad (or iPhone), is the Learn Ulysses class still relevant for me?

A: Yes! Absolutely. The Ulysses iPad and iPhone apps are first-class citizens here. All three versions of the Ulysses app (Mac, iPad, iPhone) are nearly identical to one another. While most of our Screencast videos show the Mac app in use, you’ll still discover all the same features that exist across all versions of the app. Moreover, we even have a video that focuses only on the iOS version of Ulysses, showing you some of its unique features, and the Hidden Gems Cheatsheet is full of stuff you may not have known about the iPad app just as much as the Mac app.

Q: Who made this class?

A: All of us here at The Sweet Setup. Our goal is to help you make the most of your time and attention. We do this by researching the very best apps for your Mac, iPad, and iPhone. But we also know a LOT about workflows, staying focused, and best practices. That’s why we’re visited by 500,000 readers every month.

With Learn Ulysses, we'll teach you how to get up and running with the best writing app out there for Mac and iOS.

Q: I bought the original version of Learn Ulysses. Now what?

A: Good news! You have automatically been updated to the latest version of Learn Ulysses and have access to all the new and updated lessons. Just log in to your Sweet Setup dashboard.

Q: I’m a power user, will this course be worth my time?

A: Fantastic! If you are a power user then you might already know a good amount of the information we share in this course. But also, as a power user, then it means you know how much impact one new idea or “trick” can do for improving your regular workflows.

The more familiar you are with a particular tool, and the more frequently you use it, then the greater the return will be from just one single improvement to your workflow and understanding of the app.

As you can see in some of our testimonials, other customers such as Michael Hyatt and Matt Gemmell were power users as well, and they gleaned something new from the course.

30-Day, Money-Back Guarantee

Please take a month to check out the Learn Ulysses Course. If, for any reason, you’re not completely satisfied just let us know and we’ll be glad to give you a full refund. No questions asked. It’s zero risk on your part.

Kourosh Dini

Shawn and his team have put together a solid tutorial for Ulysses. They quickly get down to business even at the orientation video. Important and not so well known functions are readily explained, bit by bit. He presents the basics as well as several less well known tips and tricks.

If you’re interested in using Ulysses well, this course is a useful resource.

Kourosh Dini, MD / Psychiatrist, productivity expert, author

Learn Ulysses on all your devices

Go from scattered to structured.

Many folks have their ideas, notes, and writing scattered all over the place. Learn Ulysses will teach you how to organize all of it so you can save time, get organized, and fall in love with your creative process.

Or, get access to the entire library of video training courses from The Sweet Setup. From this course about Ulysses, as well as our popular courses on productivity, idea development, time management, habits, and more. The Complete Training Bundle includes all 9 TSS courses.

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