So, let’s talk basics. A User, by any means, is an individual using Instagantt by having provided an email address that's associated with their Instagantt account. As a user, you will have access to view and manage your projects in real time. So, in general, a user is a person who has an Instagantt account to manage projects.
A Member, is a user that's part of the Members list of a workbook or a subscription. So, the following question would be, what's the difference between being a Member of a workbook and a Member of a subscription?
On Instagantt Standalone, after the 7-day trial ends, every user will need to upgrade their accounts to keep using the software. That means each of them will need to be part of a Subscription.
A member of a subscription is a user added to the members list of a subscription, owned by them or by another user, which means the user has a license assigned, allowing them to work on their projects as an upgraded user. A subscription can contain users from many different workbooks from different accounts and will have as many unique users as unique users there are in the different workbooks. A subscription member can either be a member of a workbook or not. There are different types of subscription members:
The Members list of a subscription can be found on "My Profile" -> "Subscription Settings" -> "Members". Only subscription Owners and Admins will have access to this section. Here's how you can get there:
A member of a workbook is a user invited to collaborate in said workbook. A user can create or be invited to collaborate in many workbooks (as many as they want, there's no limit, yay!) and to be able to access the projects, they'll need to be part of a subscription. This means a member of a workbook will always need to be a member of a subscription. Workbooks also have different types of members:
The Members list of a Workbook can be found on "Projects" -> "Members". Here's how to get there: