Ulysses writing app is a fail

I  love the Ulysses writing software for many reasons. It just works and works very well. After years of pondering I decided to start writing my first novel. Not being a fan of Microsoft, and especially microsoft word, I knew I needed to look for something a writer would use. I found a few great apps and decided to use Ulysses for mac. I love this app. The bottom line is all you have to do is write. You don’t have to worry about formatting or indenting or anything like that. You just write and Ulysses takes care of everything behind the scenes. Now on to the bad.

I will be leaving Ulysses behind, searching for the next great writing app. The reason? Well, I spent $45 on the Ulysses app. It was a one – time fee and done. Now, Ulysses is following in the footsteps of other companies, such as Adobe, who now charge monthly for their products. This is a complete joke! Ulysses says, “hey, it’s only $4.99 a month! It’s only a cup of coffee a month. Surely you can afford that.” Well, sadly, I can’t. If every company charged us $5 a month I couldn’t afford that at all. This is why I stopped using Adobe products. I’m a professional photographer and still use the very old version of Adobe’s LIGHTROOM for photo editing. I LOVE this app. It is perfect! Adobe Photoshop is overkill, while LIGHTROOM is geared towards the photographer. Adobe moved on to monthly charges and I refuse to do that. I no longer photograph for clients and would NEVER pay a company monthly fees for it to collect dust on my desktop. RIDICULOUS! A lot of companies charge for their software and include free updates. If there was some large package that is much better, I would look into it and buy it.

My kids play Sony Playstation. I buy a game and that’s the end of it. Updates come down at no charge. I would NEVER buy a game with the understanding it’s $5 a month. THAT’S INSANE! So a $50 game would cost $60 after one year. The games they play after 2 years now cost $120. Holy Crap are you kidding me? 3 years is $180 for a product that was initially $50. This is the reason I will be moving on from Ulysses. Go read the reviews on the app store. There are now many 1 star reviews for this reason. RIDICULOUS. I understand there are overhead costs but no one can justify this. I am not a full-time writer. Why would I spend $5 a month? Think about it. I just canceled my Dropbox upgrade because I will not use the extra space and I could use the $12 a month.

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  1. Hi would you mind stating which blog platform you’re working with? I’m planning to start my own blog in the near future but I’m having a tough time deciding between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your design and style seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something unique. P.S Sorry for getting off-topic but I had to ask!


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