In General pricing FAQs, you can read about the differences between roles in Coda. You'll notice references to what we call our maker billing model, which means that we only charge for Doc Makers in paid workspaces. Doc makers are workspace members who have the ability to create a doc, while the other main role of Editor means that the member has the ability to update existing docs.
Here's a breakdown and more details on the roles available in a Coda workspace:
Doc Maker - Paid seat 💰
In a Coda workspace, a Doc Maker refers to a member who is responsible for building powerful docs for others to use. They'll be able to:
Create docs to share with others
Move docs between workspaces
Use domain sharing to share with other people in an organization
Use doc owner controls, like making a doc copyable
Publish a doc
Create folders to organize docs
Any member can be upgraded from an Editor to a Doc Maker, so you're always welcome to add new members to a workspace as Editors to work on existing docs, then later bump them up to Doc Maker status if they're interested in supercharging their workflow using any of the Doc Maker features listed above.
Doc Maker (Admin) - Paid seat 💰
The workspace admin is the person who's in charge of a workspace. They'll have all the same abilities of a doc maker as well as control of settings and permissions related to the workspace, including the ability to add members, remove members and update member roles. You can (and should!) have more than one admin for a workspace so that you can share the responsibilities and take over admin controls if another administrator is unavailable or needs to leave the workspace. All workspace admins MUST be Doc Makers, which is why you'll see this role labeled as "Doc Maker (Admin)" in the Members tab of your workspace.
Editor - Free seat 🆓
An Editor is a workspace member who can contribute and make changes to a doc, including adding new tables & rows, pages & subpages, and formulas, along with editing and deleting them. They'll be able to see the folder a doc is in, move a doc to a different folder and update doc sharing if access to do so is enabled for that doc.
Doc Maker (Admin) and Doc Maker are the only two roles you pay for in a workspace - you can add an unlimited number of Editors for free.
Within your workspace, you're able to view the roles of each of your members before you upgrade. A workspace admin has access to change the permissions for each workspace member.