Hi, and welcome to a list of resources to help you get started on your next documentation project. DocToolHub features a growing directory of over 600 selected knowledge articles and tools of the trade. We’ve amassed a trove of useful links so you spend less time researching and more time planning and authoring.
This site is for anyone who needs to write, edit, or publish user documentation (also known as user assistance) for software products. This includes:
Starting a new technical documentation project can be daunting. For one thing there’s no best tool, nor one way of doing things. The software project you’re documenting – its platform and functionality – will greatly determine your project deliverables, as well as how your readers will access the documentation.
And, creating user assistance that is actually useful for customers, that makes your product look good, shouldn’t simply be a passing thought, a box to be ticked right before shipping. Technical writing is a labor-intensive craft whose end reward is a satisfied customer that gets the most from your product. For this, you need a grasp of the fundamentals of what you’re trying to do.
But alas, in comparison with other domains like software development, design, or entrepreneurship, there are relatively fewer resources out there offering advice or guidance for writing good documentation – although the ones that do exist are quite good.
DocToolHub lists these great resources and categorizes them to make your life easier. And with your help, we can grow this list and increase its usefulness for all.
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An ultimate list of resources for technical documentation.