Let’s talk about subscriptions
So everyday another app goes full subscription, like Airmail, Fantastical, Darkroom.. and while you could use them if you need them, you should really reconsider supporting apps with NO subscriptions.
Let’s take a few examples to see how we get f*cked by subscriptions:
* Darkroom : So you use your app and today the developer now asks monthly subscription for the same thing. No way to refuse the update and keep using your app until it’s architecturally won’t work.
* NapBot : An app with no servers that uses suscriptions just because it’s a trend
Developers made money before with one-time purchases and the good ones will still do like Procreate or Affinity Suite. When you NEED tu upgrade or the developers make a new better and significant version, you pay again. That way you are not forced.
But all subscriptions are not predatory, for example, Infuse does it perfectly, a monthly or yearly IAP, with a way to FAMILY SHARE (thanks to an account trick) but also a paid app upfront with no subscription bs.
In conclusion, subscriptions don’t allow family sharing, don’t allow you to own your software and makes you force to update without any need most of the time.
You should really use stock Apple apps and support FOSS and self-hosted.