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HelpSmith Alternatives & Competitors

(14)4.7 out of 5

Looking for alternatives to HelpSmith? Tons of people want Help Authoring Tool (HAT) Software. What's difficult is finding out whether or not the software you choose is right for you. MadCap Flare, Help & Manual, HelpNDoc, and Dr. Explain are the most popular alternatives and competitors to HelpSmith.

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Top Alternatives to HelpSmith

  • MadCap Flare
  • Help & Manual
  • HelpNDoc
  • Dr. Explain
  • ClickHelp

Top 20 Alternatives & Competitors to HelpSmith

    #1
  1. MadCap Flare

    (223)4.4 out of 5
    Optimized for quick response
  2. MadCap Flare allows you to create, manage and publish content to a variety of formats, including print, online, desktop and mobile.

    Categories in common with HelpSmith:
    JG
    Its robust and has a function for pretty much anything you can think of. I love the ability to do conditional snippets making single source authoring to multiple outputs even easier. Madcap 2019...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to HelpSmith, MadCap Flare is:

    Slower to reach roi
    #2
  3. Help & Manual

    (20)4.8 out of 5
  4. Help & Manual is a documentation tool and content management system for both single and multi-author editing.

    Categories in common with HelpSmith:
    Adam S.
    AS
    The fact that we can author a central document, publish it into a windows .CHM file for inclusion with our application and a custom PDF template that we can post on our website.

    Reviewers say compared to HelpSmith, Help & Manual is:

    Better at support
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    #3
  5. HelpNDoc

    (12)4.2 out of 5
  6. HelpNDoc helps you write and manage your documentation from an easy to use yet powerful help authoring environment

    Categories in common with HelpSmith:
    Brian P.
    BP
    I liked this the best because it was very easy to work with. The product is very comfy and let's you just go right into it without any issues.
    #4
  7. Dr. Explain

    (27)4.5 out of 5
  8. Dr.Explain is a help authoring software to create help files, documentation and on-line manuals in CHM, PDF, RTF & HTML formats

    Categories in common with HelpSmith:
    UI
    Simplicité, polyvalence, puissance sont les gros points forts du logiciel
    #5
  9. ClickHelp

    (24)4.6 out of 5
  10. ClickHelp - Web-Based Online Documentation Tool. Create user manuals, software documentation, guides in a web browser. Publish content online in a few clicks!

    Categories in common with HelpSmith:
    Joe L.
    JL
    There are few things I like most about it. It's incredibly intuitive and takes hardly no time to learn. I also love that it's online, works across platforms, handles its own backups, and grades the...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to HelpSmith, ClickHelp is:

    Slower to reach roi
    Better at support
    More expensive
    #6
  11. Adobe RoboHelp

    (33)4.0 out of 5
  12. Adobe RoboHelp 11 software empowers you to deliver differentiated content for different screens using multiscreen HTML5. Generate stunning responsive HTML5 output with a single click, even for legacy projects, or publish content in EPUB 3, KF8, and MOBI formats.

    Categories in common with HelpSmith:
    UT
    The best feature of Adobe RoboHelp is easy migration of content from FrameMaker source to RoboHelp source. The help is generated really quick and multiple help formats are supported. Single...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to HelpSmith, Adobe RoboHelp is:

    More expensive
    #7
  13. Document360

    (115)4.6 out of 5
  14. Document360 helps your team create, collaborate, and publish a self-service knowledge base for your software with ease

    Categories in common with HelpSmith:
    AC
    Allows to manage different projects, great and affordable pricing

    Reviewers say compared to HelpSmith, Document360 is:

    Slower to reach roi
    Better at support
    #8
  15. Archbee

    (86)4.6 out of 5
  16. Create beautiful diagrams that power your software development team

    Categories in common with HelpSmith:
    Peter K.
    PK
    The tool is really fast. If you get a hang of it you can create almost anything with keyboard shortcuts. You can create public doscpaces to share with your clients I often use it as a knowledgebase.

    Reviewers say compared to HelpSmith, Archbee is:

    Slower to reach roi
    Better at support
    #9
  17. ProProfs Knowledge Base Software

    (16)4.5 out of 5
  18. ProProfs Knowledge Base is knowledge management software used to create highly-searchable online FAQ’s to improve customer service and reduce tickets. ProProfs helps centralize access to all your files, documents and how-to articles ensuring they can be accessed across multiple devices and platforms.

    Categories in common with HelpSmith:
    AB
    The tool is of immense help when it comes to creating an online product document. Its contextual help feature lets you add tooltips, popups and lightboxes to explain the complicated features and...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to HelpSmith, ProProfs Knowledge Base Software is:

    Better at support
    #10
  19. Author-It

    (25)4.0 out of 5
    Optimized for quick response
  20. Author-it has created an Enterprise Authoring Platform (EAP) that can help you achieve what most successful companies do in the 21st century: leverage information to meet business needs. If your company authors, localizes, publishes, and manages content, Author-it EAP can increase productivity and reduce costs across your teams.

    Categories in common with HelpSmith:
    BS
    We are using the On Premises version. We can organize our work inside of Author-it using release sates and internal comments. Once you have setup your output formats you can fully conentrate...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to HelpSmith, Author-It is:

    Slower to reach roi
    More expensive
    #11
  21. snazzyDocs

    (2)5.0 out of 5
  22. snazzyDocs makes publishing your documentation quick and painless, with technical-free writing and effortless hosting.

    Categories in common with HelpSmith:
    TH
    Really easy to use and looks great. I searched high and low for a similar product. snazzyDocs was just what I needed and got me up and running in a very short time. Its all hosted so its set and...Read more
    #12
  23. Helpinator

  24. Helpinator is a help authoring tool that allows you to create help files and documentation for your software in the following formats: CHM (HTMLHelp), PDF, WebHelp, QtHelp, JavaHelp, OracleHelp, EPUB, MOBI.

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    #13
  25. WinCHM

    (1)2.0 out of 5
  26. WinCHM is a very easy-to-use and powerful help authoring tool. Not needing to learn hard, you can be master of creating professional and good looking HTML help(CHM), Web help, PDF manual and Word documents.

    Categories in common with HelpSmith:
    UC
    The interface is reminiscent of a windows server but the fact that you can break down the different hierarchy segments and also publish them right from the software, it was free and did what was...Read more
    #14
  27. HelpScribble

    (1)1.5 out of 5
  28. HelpScribble is a full-featured, easy-to-use help authoring tool for creating help files from start to finish. You can create WinHelp (.hlp) files, HTML Help (.chm) files, a printed manual and online documentation (on a web site) all from the same HelpScribble project.

    Categories in common with HelpSmith:
    AS
    What I liked best about HelpScribble is that it really offers many capabilities. It allows for the creation of many different types of help files ranging from Web-based documents to full-fledged...Read more
    #15
  29. HelpStudio

    (3)3.0 out of 5
  30. HelpStudio seamlessly combines a feature packed WYSIWYG authoring environment, Html based layout templates and customizable Content Widgets to make it simple to create and localize consistent, professional looking help systems with the minimum of effort. Help Authoring just got a whole lot easier.

    Categories in common with HelpSmith:
    Ronny R.
    RR
    The software is good at building API documentation. I was using it to document C# projects. Once you grab all the .dll files and the accompanying XML documentation output, it will build the help...Read more
    #16
  31. WebWorks ePublisher

    (2)3.8 out of 5
  32. ePublisher allows you to take advantage of new technologies and empowers you with features and formats that keep the integrity of your message while meeting the preferences of your audience.

    Categories in common with HelpSmith:
    Dave T.
    DT
    * Wide variety of customizable output formats including CHM, JavaHelp, old-school framed HTML help, modern responsive web help, Oracle help, pure XML, etc. * Enables tech writing teams to take...Read more
    #17
  33. MadCap Central

    (1)4.5 out of 5
  34. MadCap Central is the only cloud-based solution that allows your team to easily track and manage tasks, manage workflows, schedule and automate processes, and extend your authoring capabilities with integrated subject matter expert (SME) contribution and review.

    Categories in common with HelpSmith:
    AC
    We've been Flare users for years, but now have a need to share out content to the rest of the organization, and this is just the ticket.
    #18
  35. Do-O-Matic

  36. Doc-O-Matic is a software source code documentation and Help authoring tool. It takes source code and comments, adds conceptual topics and external input and produces documentation from it.

    Categories in common with HelpSmith:
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    #19
  37. GenHelp

    (1)4.0 out of 5
  38. GenHelp and GenHelp Pro are new generation tools to assist in documenting code and creating help files. They take source files and import them to produce a file that can be used to create several forms of documentation.

    Categories in common with HelpSmith:
    UI
    I love its ability to generate help files from any type of file.
    #20
  39. FAR HTML

    (1)3.5 out of 5
  40. FAR HTML is a collection of help authoring and file utilities. If you need to quickly manipulate HTML, XML, ASCII text files, or author help projects (HTML Help 1.x, MS Help 2.x, MS Help Viewer 1.x, Help Viewer 2.x and Uncompressed Web Help) then FAR will save you lots of time and money.

    Categories in common with HelpSmith:
    Cesar S.
    CS
    FAR HTML allows you to manipulate HTML, ASCII text files and many more. It really saves time.