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Pricing and visibility

March 5, 2019 at 6:41pm

Pricing and visibility

March 5, 2019 at 6:41pm

Hi, I just started trying outline and it looks great. I have a couple of questions regarding pricing and permissions that I didn't manage to solve by looking at the website:

  • I've created my account at mycompany.getoutline.com/ Is it possible to have contents on that URL publicly accessible (view only)? Or is it only for registered users?
  • Your pricing mentions "Up to 5 team members" on the free plan; are all those users Editors? I'd assume it also depends on the privacy of the collections?
  • The self-hosted, open-source option means I can have as much users as I want?

To clarify a bit our situation, in our organisation we'd be just 3-4 people editing contents, but we would like to publish contents and guidelines to share with devs, POs, PMs, etc. on a view-only mode (there could be 30-50 of them).

  • Any advice on what model would be more convenient for us?

Thanks!


March 6, 2019 at 4:01am

Howdy, I'll try and answer your questions:

Is it possible to have contents on that URL publicly accessible (view only)? Or is it only for registered users?

Outline is designed to be a private knowledgebase for your team, you can make individual documents publicly shared but the portal itself requires a team sign-in.

Your pricing mentions "Up to 5 team members" on the free plan; are all those users Editors? I'd assume it also depends on the privacy of the collections?

There is no distinction between editors and viewers in Outline, everyone can edit documents they have permission to access currently.

The self-hosted, open-source option means I can have as much users as I want?

If you host your own copy you can have unlimited users – but would have to maintain the installation yourself, of course.

We're still figuring out the pricing strategy so it might change a touch. I'd recommend using the hosted version as a default, it's updated regularly with fixes and improvements and the aim once pricing is turned on in the next few months is certainly to be very affordable to all team sizes. Having an engineer maintain an instance will certainly cost more money.

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