Ulysses, a well-liked writing app for the Mac, iPhone and iPad, is receiving an replace with some new options. The person interface has been barely redesigned with a brand new right-hand column that acts as a dashboard. There’s additionally a brand new grammar and magnificence test function that goes past what’s offered on Apple’s platform by default.
Let’s begin with the dashboard. The new column is all about consolidating present components in a extra cohesive interface. Previously, you can click on on a button to see doc statistics, click on on one other button to see the define of your doc and click on on a clip-shaped button to entry attachments, notes, tags but in addition your writing aim.
It was a bit complicated as you couldn’t see your statistics subsequent to your aim. Or you couldn’t preserve your define subsequent to your doc until you knew that you may drag the popover menu in order that it doesn’t mechanically closes.
Now, every part is consolidated below three buttons — a share menu, a formatting menu and the dashboard. There are a number of tabs inside the dashboard and you may customise the widgets that you just need to view in most tabs.
For occasion, it’s far more snug to maintain your define in the correct column subsequent to your doc. You can click on on headlines and sub-headlines to leap to the correct a part of your work. You may also view an inventory of all of your footnotes, photos and hyperlinks in that view. The new dashboard can also be out there on the iPad and iPhone.
When it involves spell checking, Ulysses has at all times taken benefit of the native options on Apple’s platforms — your phrases are underlined in crimson when there’s a typo.
But the brand new model of Ulysses goes one step additional by integrating with LanguageTool Plus, a proofreading service that works in your browser and supplies an API to third-party builders. The result’s a brand new function that permits you to evaluation your textual content earlier than exporting it from Ulysses.
LanguageTool Plus is a freemium product with a paid subscription past 2,500 characters. You hit that restrict fairly rapidly because the article you’re studying is longer than 2,500 characters as an illustration. If you’re a Ulysses person, the grammar and magnificence ideas are included in your subscription.
It analyzes your textual content for typos, but in addition punctuation errors, redundancy, typography, fashion, and so forth. Compared to Grammarly, LanguageTool Plus helps greater than 20 languages. You can approve or reject ideas one after the other or browse them by class within the dashboard.
Grammar and magnificence ideas are solely out there on the Mac model of Ulysses for now and can come to the iPhone and iPad later this 12 months.