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Ulysses adds support for third-party fonts on iOS, more in new update

Ulysses Iphone Update
Ulysses Iphone Update (Image credit: Ulysses)

What you need to know

  • Ulysses 25 is now available for download from the App Store.
  • Ulysses 25 for iPhone and iPad now supports third-party fonts on iPhone and iPad.
  • Mac users can enjoy interface changes.

The hugely popular writing app Ulysses has been updated to release number 25, adding new features and interface changes to iPhone, iPad, and Mac versions.

Available for download from the App Store now, the updated Ulysses brings support for third-party fonts to both the iPhone and iPad for the first time. Apps like Creative Cloud can now be used to install third-party fonts for use in your writing projects.

On iPad and iPhone, Ulysses now supports third-party font apps like Creative Cloud or iFont. So if you have these apps installed on your devices, you're now able to make use of the provided fonts in the Ulysses editor for writing.

A new look for the iPhone's library is also included, while Mac users will also notice a revamped writing goals interface that makes it easier to recognize when a goal has only a small amount of progress towards it.

Those who already have Ulysses installed can download the update via the App Store's update mechanism now. Everyone else can download it afresh (opens in new tab) — Ulysses is a free download with a subscription available in both monthly and annual forms.

Ulysses has long been one of the best Mac apps for writers of all types and updates like this are always welcome. They might not make big sweeping changes to anyone's writing workflow but things like third-party font support are bit quality of life improvements that go a long way.

Oliver Haslam
Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.