Ulysses App Gains New Mojave-Ready Dark Mode, Siri Shortcuts in iOS 12, and More

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  1. ignatius345 macrumors 68020

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    Amen to that. I've been using the pre-sub versions of Ulysses and they've been working just fine on MacOS and iOS. If a new version was available to buy that offered iOS 12 and Mojave compatibility, that's all I need. None of the other tweaks they've offered have really amounted to much in the year they've been milking this subscription thing.

    And really, why would there be much new? It's a writing app and honestly it was pretty much feature-mature a year ago. What they're doing now is noodling around, trying stuff out while they're subsidized by people renting their software.

    If they were hurting for more revenue, they should've just (gasp) found some other software to tackle. I'd be super into a Soulmen-designed calendar or email app or something else. They're great designers and engineers. Sad they went this route.
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    I bought Agenda too, and really want to like it -- but like you I haven't quite found a use case yet. Really nice design and tools, though.
     
  2. drumcat macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly. I bought Agenda, but it's unfortunately one of those json conversions. Code fencing isn't mature, and since I can't stick everything there, I end up putting nothing in there... love the software, but it's not for me.

    Ulysses is really missing the boat. They really, really need to switch to cash cow, but what I'm really hoping for is a better writer that works *natively* in GFM.
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    Ugh. Nothing more pathetic and privileged than saying "prove me wrong".

    The thing you're clearly missing about Netflix is that I'm not MAKING the movie. If you're subscribing to a streaming service, the *stream* is the service and it implies clearly that you get a stream, not a subscription for unlimited downloads.

    Fair enough it's called "cash cow", but you really need to work on your logical conclusions. Prove me wrong.
     
  3. ignatius345 macrumors 68020

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    Have you messed with Sublime Text much? I'm not a coder by any means at all, but I love working with text in Sublime. I finally ponied up the $70 for the license and have not regretted it at all. One of the post-Ulysses workflows I've been considering is just using Finder folders and tags in combo with Sublime Text or whatever other editor I decide. Jury's still out on that, though.
     
  4. drumcat macrumors 6502a

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    Whatever Sublime Text can do, so can Atom. So when I'm doing more code work, it's in Atom. When I'm writing more documentation and composition, it's in Typora. The Finder tagging works, but it's too wide. It's not just a path, it's not just a machine... it's iCloud-wide. Not optimal for me, but might work perfectly for you!
     
  5. ignatius345 macrumors 68020

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    Exactly what I’m worried about. Ulysses’ huge strength, for me, is the self-contained library with great organization tools.
     

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