Yesterday in the late afternoon, an office in Leipzig. The sun has already set, a couple of developers are writing code, and it seems nothing can disturb their immersion… Then, suddenly, the sound of an incoming email. A short pause, the silence breaks.

The subject line reads »Herzlichen Glückwunsch zur Aufnahme in die Bestenliste des App Store im Rahmen der Aktion „Das Beste aus 2015“«. (Obviously someone at Apple knows we’re German.)

Every December, Apple selects the best apps of the closing year. For developers like us, this is one of the greatest appreciations of our work we can get. Of course there is always hoping to be on one of those lists, but you can never know. When it actually happens, it’s just incredible!

We’re excited and honored and proud, especially to have received this award for the second time now. The first time in 2013 was when the new Ulysses was first released. Since then, we have been constantly polishing, improving and expanding. It feels so great to see this being rewarded! I believe all fellow developers who also became Best of 2015 enjoy the same – congratulations to them, too!

2015 was a fabulous year for us, we’ve had a couple of great releases and received a lot of awesome feedback. As the award is completing the year for us, our special thanks go to you, our users. Because without you, Ulysses would not be what it is today. Thank you. You’re the best!

2016 won’t be anything less exciting: We will finally see Ulysses on iPhone!