Why does scapple connects to paddle on launch?

Was wondering why scapple always connects to paddle . com on launch? Wouldn’t think it needs to verify license on every launch. Found out through my firewall. Thanks.

It would end up trying daily if it can’t actually check, which it sounds like may be the case if the firewall is blocking it. Under normal operation though the check is fairly infrequent. I don’t allow most software to contact the 'net unless that it is purpose and is designed to be secure in doing so, or to temporarily allow necessary functions like activation. In my experience none of our software has issues with running “offline” for years on end. So feel free to just ignore it and let your firewall do its thing.