Third party apps like the aforementioned Pages or the desktop version of Scrivener are needed in this case.Ulysses could be described as a minimalist’s approach to reimagine Scrivener’s functionality.Have you wondered about the i Pad Pro’s functionality when it comes to writing long copy like blog posts or a novel? In fact, this blog post is currently being written on an i Pad Pro. Then let’s start by having a look at my three favorite writing apps: Scrivener, Ulysses and i A Writer.
Third party apps like the aforementioned Pages or the desktop version of Scrivener are needed in this case.Ulysses could be described as a minimalist’s approach to reimagine Scrivener’s functionality.
As I’ve already mentioned, it’s an incredible app for writing blog posts and the like.
As a matter of fact, this article is currently being written in Ulysses.
For some, it might feel a bit restricting because the research options within Scrivener’s projects are better at visualising your notes and are a tad more fleshed out.
Others won’t care – because they tend to keep their notes and research material in a separate app like Evernote or Microsoft’s One Note. In Ulysses, you organise your projects in groups and sub-groups (they function pretty much like folders).
And once it’s finished, I can hit publish and Ulysses will automagically push this article straight into my Medium account. Unlike Scrivener, you can also compile your work as an epub file on your mobile devices.
The same applies for articles that you want to publish on your Word Press blog. So in the case of Ulysses “minimalist” doesn’t mean “lacking functionality” – which I find commendable; and, personally, I’m really digging the minimalist approach.
To accomplish that goal, it offers numerous ways to keep track of characters, themes, scenes, the overarching plot and all of these things that a novelist needs to juggle in order to write a cohesive and convincing story.
The i OS version offers a great amount of functionality that closely resembles the desktop application, but it’s not there yet.
Keep in mind that this feature does require you to setup a Dropbox account, because the way that Scrivener organises and snycs its projects is, unfortunately, not compatible with i Cloud’s backup/syncing functionality.
It’s also worth mentioning that Scrivener’s i OS app has, unfortunately, a few shortcomings when it comes to exporting your work.