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Ulysses' Companions' Odyssey (provisional app review)

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Posted by Darren McDonald
May 4, 2022 at 11:38 PM


When I try the download link for Novellus on https://novellussoftware.com, I get taken to the Japan MacApp Store where Novellus is nowhere to be seen. Is Novellus listed in the MacStore in other countries? I am trying to find a simpler, easy-to-use replacement for Scrivener and Novellus seems to fit the bill. I would like to try it out.

MadaboutDana wrote:
For those seeking a nice, cheap replacement for Ulysses (on macOS) that
>does the same concatenation thing that Steve’s just been trying to
>describe, Novellus is a good option (and has very good grammar/style
>checking features as well). It’s nowhere near as sophisticated as
>Ulysses, but is pleasant to work with. Unfortunately the developer has,
>I fear, become rather discouraged, so it hasn’t been updated for a few
>months. But I use it fairly regularly to write stuff. There isn’t an iOS
>version, unfortunately.
> >The Ulysses concatenation is difficult to appreciate unless you’ve
>actually worked with it. Ulysses allows you to view multiple sheets (=
>notes, documents) together – but not just view them, actually edit
>them, too, just as if they were a single sheet (note, document,
>whatever). So it’s not to be confused with a preview function (Ulysses
>does that too, of course). It’s probably the single most powerful
>feature in Ulysses, because you can shift the documents (notes, sheets,
>etc.) around however you like, and then view or edit them as a new
>“group” (i.e. with surrounding documents) in their new context.
> >I was wondering if Inspire Writer did that – there’s no mention of
>it on their website, so I suspected (and Steve has just confirmed) that
>it doesn’t.
> >Scrivener is amazing, but the learning curve is steep and some of the
>features are definitely somewhat confusing. Even Charles Stross (a
>highly intelligent sci-fi author who features on the Literature & Latte
>blog) admits that he doesn’t use more than the basic features in
>Scrivener (which rather amused me, I must admit).
> >Cheers!