The Ulysses writing platform for Mac and iOS has moved to subscription service. Yes, I would rather buy it once and be done with it, but unfortunately it takes time and money to maintain a good app. Over the years, a number of my favorite apps were bought out by bigger services who only wanted access to a particular feature, leaving me with nothing. So, because Ulysses offers a broad range of features and services that I use regularly, it’s worth the cost to me. I hope it means that no “big” company will come along and buy out one of my most useful apps just to have control of one of its best features.
Fortunately, I’m grand-fathered in as a long-time user and have a lower subscription than new users will, but I find Ulysses so useful that it’s worth paying the price to insure it will continue to grow and provide even more options to make my writing efforts easier.