List of help authoring tools

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This page is a list of help authoring tools, organized by operating system.

Mac[edit]

Name Author License Remarks
Help Crafter Putercraft LLC Apple App Store none

Windows[edit]

Name Author License Remarks
Adobe RoboHelp Adobe Systems Proprietary none
Doc-To-Help MadCap Software Proprietary none
MadCap Flare MadCap Software Proprietary none
Help & Manual EC Software Proprietary none
HelpNDoc IBE-Software Proprietary Free and Paid app
Sandcastle Microsoft Corporation MS Public none

Cross-platform[edit]

Name Author License Remarks
DocBook OASIS
Kindle Direct Publishing Amazon.com
AsciiDoc Stuart Rackham GNU GPL Open-source software
Author-it Cloud Author-it Software Corporation Proprietary

References[edit]

  • Indoition Engineering, Checklist: Choosing a Help Authoring Tool, retrieved 5 Oct 2008
  • Indoition Engineering, Useful Software: Help Authoring Tools, retrieved 5 Oct 2008
  • James-Tanny, Char, Choosing Help Authoring Tools: What Are Your Choices?, retrieved 5 Oct 2008
  • James-Tanny, Char, Choosing Help Authoring Tools: What Factors Affect Your Decision?, retrieved 5 Oct 2008
  • James-Tanny, Char; Freeman, Jim; Gielczy, Lisa, Hat-Matrix: Compare HATS, retrieved 5 Oct 2008