Our users expect a continuously evolving high quality product
Why we’re switching Ulysses to Subscription
Max Seelemann

Continuously evolving? Strong disagree.

Your users expect a reliable product that maintains compatibility with the latest OS.

The app’s appeal is its simplicity.

When there is a major OS change, charge for a compatible upgrade. User who upgrade their OS will gladly pay to continue using the app; such pricing is common and understood.

Given that, there should not be a need for spending resources on “continuously evolution.” You got the app right.

The idea of a subscription is contrary to the ethos not only of Ulysses as an app but also writing as art. You invest in a good tool, like a notebook or a typewriter, and you expect to use that tool for a long while.

To put it plainly: saying your users expect continuous evolution is patently incorrect.

This is not a move driven by sustainability. Rather, it’s driven by a desire to show rapid revenue increase.

tl;dr It’s a writing app. You don’t need to use agile development.

One clap, two clap, three clap, forty?

By clapping more or less, you can signal to us which stories really stand out.