MadCap Software

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MadCap Software
Type Private
Industry Computer software
Founded San Diego, California
Headquarters San Diego, California
Products Help authoring tool

MadCap Software is an American computer software firm headquartered in La Jolla, California that creates help authoring tools. Several principal managers, software engineers, and support personnel were recruited from rival firms, such as Adobe Systems and Macromedia, to found MadCap Software.[1] MadCap's authoring tools are all based on XML.


  • MadCap Analyzer
  • MadCap Capture, a screen capture tool
  • MadCap Contributor
  • MadCap Feedback, a tool that allows users to leave comments within Webhelp and HTML help topics
  • MadCap Flare, a Help authoring tool that generates output in various formats, including DotNet Help, Microsoft Compiled HTML Help PDF, XPS, and WebHelp
  • MadCap Lingo, a translation tool used with Flare
  • MadCap Mimic, a tool for recording tutorials and software simulations
  • MadCap Pulse

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "MadCap Software About Us". MadCap Software. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  • Hall, Mark (January 8, 2007), Authoring tools tussle will get rowdier later this year, Computerworld 41 (2): 10 

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