AxCrypt was a different program on the market precisely because of the way it was designed. I do not understand the reason to create a new version where it looks like other market.
I noticed several other user also not liked the change.
But for me the worst of all was the annual fee. I would be willing to purchase a permanent license. But pay annually discourages me. I would, just clicking right in my files and encrypts them. I know that the new version offers online services but they do not interest me. There would be the possibility to rethink this?
All this is taking me to look for alternatives.