Ulysses gains a permanently visible writing statistics counter and an optimized publication flow

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Ulysses reached version 26 today, and this update brings a few more feature additions and improvements to the popular writing app for Mac and iOS.

For almost as long as it’s been around, Ulysses has included a dashboard sidebar that can be revealed to show, among other things, writing progress statistics for the current sheet in the editor, such as time average reading and the number of characters and words.

However, the developers have recognized that sometimes it’s really useful to be able to have a particular stat in view at all times while you write, without having to open the dashboard with its wealth of information taking up valuable editing space. Thus, in the latest version of Ulysses for Mac, a single stat can now be displayed directly in the editor, in the upper right corner of the window.

By clicking on the new ‘Editor Counter’, users can select which stats they want to see updated in real time as they write, with options for reading time and counters for words, characters, characters without spaces, sentences, average words per sentence, paragraphs, lines and pages.

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Elsewhere in version 26 for Mac and iOS, the developers have optimized the publishing flow by adding dedicated buttons for quick publishing access and separating preview from publishing. Additionally, there is additional support for more blogs and the process of setting up WordPress accounts has been simplified using the modern REST API.

This update also fixes a crash when sharing a sheet from Ulysses and a potential lag when opening the editor, as well as a crash that occurred when sharing a sheet from Mac to iPad when the use of Universal Control.

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Ulysses downloadable for free from the App store and the Mac App Store, with version 26 rolling out today to existing users. After a 14-day trial period, a subscription is required to unlock the app on all devices. A monthly subscription costs $5.99, while an annual subscription costs $49.99.

Students can use Ulysses for a discounted price of $10.99 per six months. The discount is granted from the application. Ulysses is also included in SetAppthe subscription service for Mac applications created by MacPaw.

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