While it can be argued that the editing should be left to the professionals, writers still have to go through the first draft and make sure that the spelling, grammar, logic, readability and other factors are in order.

Ulysses is an application designed for writers who are looking for a distraction-free working environment and that permits them to make the necessary editing without too much hassle.

The program comes with a sleek and stylish, yet clean interface that is designed as a dashboard that makes it more convenient to navigate. While you can easily access previous notes on the left side, the most of the GUI is dedicated to the working area. The writing space is designed to be as minimalistic as possible and features a background that does not strain your eyes.

Not only does it provide a suitable working environment, but it also helps you manage your notes more efficiently. To put it simply, the application permits you to keep all your papers in one place, so you no longer need to search your disks for previous notes. Moreover, the app includes auto-save and automatic backup, so you do not need to worry too much about losing important data.

It is worth mentioning that the application provides you with all the features you would expect from a text editor, with the difference that the images and links are easier to manage. Then again, it packs a markdown text editor that enables you to mark headlines, important passages or add comments without too much hassle.

In case you are not a big fan of using the mouse or are accustomed to using shortcuts, then you will be happy to learn that the tool enables you to navigate using the keyboard solely. Upon launch, the app includes a note where you can check out all the necessary hotkeys.

In the eventuality that you need a writer-friendly environment where you can neatly organize all your notes and that allows you to focus on the creative aspect rather than technicalities, then perhaps you can consider giving Ulysses a try.