I have been exploring Coda for several months and find it is a wonderful tool, which has evolved amazingly fast and well. I am really exited about it and hope to be using it more and more, because it is a fantastically enabling tool for someone like me who is not a computer scientist or programmer, but who loves the idea of being able to create my own tools to support my personal and team work. And I have found that Coda is just perfect for me, far better than any other tool I have tested to date.
But I am preoccupied by your pricing model, because I find it either too pricey or too limiting, depending on the pricing plan.
I manage a very small enterprise of 5 people, including myself, and my scenario for using Coda is :
1 maker/administrator (myself)
4 potential Data editors
3-10 external viewers
I have no need for Editors or Guest editors as defined in your plans, but features such as Cross-doc, Doc protection, Private folders and a Data editor role are essential for my team work. Which means that with your current pricing plans I would need to go with the Team plan to get the needed functionality, but I would pay for Editors and some other features (team packs other than Cross-doc, …) that I don’t need, there would be no simple Data editor role defined, and the price tag would be too high to justify in the long run. I would consider that a plan price of 15-20$ would be fair and sustainable for a scenario such as mine.
Moreover, for my personal use, what I would need is a Pro plan with 1 Doc Maker, no Editor, but Viewers and possibly occasional Data editors, but including Cross-doc and some form of Doc protection to be able to selectively grant access to viewers on the basis of given criteria.
I hope this can help in refining your pricing plans to better fit my and other small entrepreneurs or freelancers needs, both financially and in term of features, because I think your tool’s potential is phenomenal and it would be sad to limit its adoption on the basis of unfit pricing plans.
I am really looking forward to being able to grow with your tool.