Your Kindex Plan Update
Kindex Archive Plan Update for Collaborators
Thank you for being a Collaborator on Kindex! With your help, Kindex archives grow and become more searchable every day. We recently updated our archive plans and will be retiring our Freemium plan on July 31, 2018. To help with this transition, your plan has automatically updated from Freemium to the new, Kindexer plan.
A Kindexer plan is a user plan where you may work in others’ archives as a Collaborator or Guest, but does not include a personal archive. The biggest change you’ll notice is that you are automatically directed to the archive in which you are collaborating after you log in. If you are collaborating in multiple archives, you may access them by logging in at kindex.org and clicking the Archives link in the upper right corner of your page.
To take advantage our new archive plans, you may upgrade to a Cloud (public) or Closet (private) archive at any time by clicking the Archives link and selecting “Get my own archive” from the drop-down list.
To learn more about the new Kindex plans, continue reading below. Please contact us if we can help in any way, and happy Kindexing!
Important: All “Freemium” Kindex users (free, personal archive limited to 50 records with no collaborative tools), must update to a Kindexer, Cloud, or Closet plan before July 31 2018. Because you are a Collaborator with no records in your personal archive, your Freemium plan was automatically updated to a Kindexer plan. To learn how to add an archive to your plan, see Account Migration FAQ.
Kindex Archive Plans
Help index public archives
Collaborate with public & private archive owners
Collaborator role only
CLOUD PUBLIC ARCHIVE
Share & Index Publicly
$0/month with Kindex Rewards
CLOSET PRIVATE ARCHIVE
$5/month with Kindex Rewards
- If you are a Collaborator on another Kindex archive and do not want to be an archive owner.
- If you want to access other public Kindex archives as a guest and do not want to be an archive owner
- If you want to deactivate your current archive and reactivate it at a later time
- If you are not ready to upgrade to a Cloud or Closet archive but want keep your Kindex account active
Choose a Cloud Archive
- If you want your archive to be accessible to crowdsourced indexers and researchers
- If you want your archive to be discoverable through search engines
- If you want a free archive with Kindex Rewards (index 20 or more records a month; first month’s payment required)
Choose a Closet Archive
- If you want a private archive with invite-only access
- If you do not want your archive discoverable through search engines
- If you want to make information in records pertaining to living individuals private
Need more information? Read on for a comprehensive plan comparison.
Kindex Plan Comparison
|KINDEXER||CLOUD ARCHIVE||CLOSET ARCHIVE|
|Access archives as Guest or Collaborator||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
(FREE w/ Kindex Rewards)
($5/month w/ Kindex Rewards)
|Search Engine Accessibility||No||N/A||Yes
(transcribed pages only)
(title and description listed in public directory)
|Archive size||up to 50 records||N/A||Unlimited records (JPG, PNG, PDF under 15MB)|
|Collaborators||No collaborative tools||N/A||Unlimited|
|Add record metadata||Yes||N/A||Yes|
|Batch record metadata||Yes||N/A||Yes|
|Batch record uploads||Yes||N/A||Yes|
|Print single record to PDF||Yes||N/A||Yes|
|Search transcription and metadata||N/A||N/A||Yes|
|Free support and training||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Archive Roles & Permissions|
|Archive Owner||An owner of a Freemium, Cloud or Closet Archive|
|Collaborator||Any Kindex user invited to collaborate on another Kindex archive|
|Guest||Any Kindex user accessing a public Kindex archive|
|Collaborate on other Kindex Archives||Yes
|Access public Kindex archives as Guest||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Search Archive||Archive Owners||As Guest or Collaborator||Anyone||Archive Owners & Collaborators|
|Transcribe Records||Archive Owners||As Guest or Collaborator||Archive Owners, Collaborators, and Guests||Archive Owners & Collaborators|
|Add records||Archive Owners||As Collaborator||Archive Owners & Collaborators||Owners & Collaborators|
|Delete records||Archive Owners||No||Archive Owners||Archive Owners|
|Download single records||Archive Owners||Yes||Archive Owners, Collaborators, and Guests||Owners & Collaborators|
|Download archive records and data in bulk||Archive Owners||No||Archive Owners||Archive Owners|
|Create public archive links to records||Archive Owners||N/A||Archive Owners, Collaborators, and Guests||Archive Owners & Collaborators|