Ulysses writing app update bringing full-featured side-by-side editor to iPad and improved blog integration – 9to5Mac

Now with this release, split view editing comes to iPad. Ulysses’ users can not only display and edit two texts at a time, scroll both texts simultaneously, and portion the available screen space at will between the two editors. With a split view consisting of two full-featured app windows, they’re also able to navigate and to show an export preview next to an editor, to see what their output is going to look like while they write.

The other major feature arriving with this update is support for publishing from Ulysses directly to Ghost blogs. Previously, the app supported doing this for just WordPress and Medium.

Ghost, the latest addition to the integrations, is a publishing platform that specializes in blogs and online publications. Due to its simplicity, security and speed, some of the most innovative companies in the world chose to rely on Ghost for their online publishing needs. “We’re glad to offer our users a greater choice, and the integration of Ghost, in particular, saw a lot of requests”, says Max Seelemann, Ulysses cofounder and head of development. “Ghost is a modern, light-weight WordPress alternative, and they follow their goal to deliver the best tools for online publishing with admirable dedication. It’s an excellent fit for Ulysses.”

Keep an eye out on the App Store on Monday to download this free update for Ulysses. If you’re not a user already, after a 14-day free trial, Ulysses offers monthly plans from $5 and yearly plans from $30. The app also offers students a discount with pricing at $12 for six months.

Full release notes:

# The Ghost Release

## Features

– Added publishing to the Ghost platform

– Preview blog posts before publishing

– Publish blog posts to Ghost.io or your self-hosted blogs

– Include metadata such as featured image, keywords, excerpt and post URL

– Added Split View to iPad

– Keep two editors open at the same time in landscape orientation

– See export preview while editing

– Added syntax highlighting for more programming languages

– Mathematica, Vimscript, Smalltalk, GraphQL, Handlebars

## Changes and Improvements

– Shared sheets are now exported in a compressed format (fixes a multitude of sharing issues)

– Updated first launch experience to make it easier for new users to get to know the app

## Fixes

– Fixed deleting goals for groups

– Fixed word count for Chinese text

– Fixed crash when exporting with a broken export style

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