Ulysses text editor targets creative writers

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The Blue Technologies Group has released Ulysses 1.0 , a Mac OS X text editor targeted at creative writers. It lets you create a project and fill it with documents.

Ulysses has a "tabbed" single window interface with a browser that lets you access all the documents in your project. With the tabs, you can switch between open documents.

Every document has a separate note pad. Documents can be grouped with the help of labels and assigned a user-customizable status. You can export your projects into several different formats for further editing or later output. Plain text and RTF are supported now; PDF, TeX and HTML will follow in later updates to Ulysses. A software developer kit is offered so that third party developers can build their own export options.

You can preview several documents at once in Ulysses' browser. The text editor sports a filtering and search system that's a little different than most of its ilk. Type in a word or a sentence into the search field, then pick a search area, and press Enter. The browser shows you the documents and corresponding notes that contain the text you wanted, as well as the those that don't hold the text you wanted.

Ulysses has no proprietary files, according to the Blue Technologies Group. Projects are based on standard text and RTF (Rich Text Format) files.

From now through Aug. 31, you can buy Ulysses for US$69 for a single user license; afterward, the price will be $115. Volume licensing is also available.

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