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Top 4 Technical Writing Tools For Better Documentation

snigdhamathur97 profile image Snigdha Mathur Originally published at blog.elink.io ・3 min read

Being a technical writer can be a tedious job! You have to pen-down every technical detail, make sure that your content doesn’t look monotonous, and keep it crisp. To ensure a streamlined process that involves negligible mistakes, we have curated a list of the best technical writing tools that will help you generate top-notch documents!

Technical writers collaboratively work with graphic designers, editors, illustrators, document specialists, content managers, instructional designers, and analysts to produce a stellar variety of technical documentation, including:

-Knowledgebase articles
-Policy documents
-Simulations
-Online and embedded help
-Training manuals, and much more!

Top 4 Technical writing Tool

There’s a whole new age of tools and software out there that make the process of technical documentation dynamic and fun. Let’s hop into the list of best technical writing tools in 2020!

Bit.ai

Technical writers need a robust solution that will help them save time, minimize efforts, and empower users’ understanding of the products through crisp documentation– How about a solution like Bit!

Bit.ai is new-age documentation and knowledge management tool that provides a common workplace for technical writers to collaborate, document, track and share their knowledge, brainstorm ideas, store digital assets, and innovate together. They can interlink Bit documents inside of your workspace with Bit’s wiki feature for both- internal use and external sharing.

The best part is that this knowledge is safely secured in your workspaces and can be shared (or kept private) with anyone in your organization or the public!

ProProfs Knowledge Base

ProProfs Knowledge Base is an excellent technical writing tool that provides amazing features and smart settings to help you create technical documents that reflect perfection.

This tool is beautifully engineered to meet the demands of businesses all over the globe, it helps you create a company-wide knowledge platform, more like a manual, that can be easily accessed via multiple devices, including mobile phones, tablets, and laptops.

ProProfs offer compelling features, such as MS Word-like editor, Google-like search functionality, workflows, customization options, and more, merged to provide you an ultra-modern experience.

MarkdownPad

MarkdownPad is one of the most popular Markdown document editors used by technical writers. It provides a lot of customizations like fonts, color schemes, sizes, and layouts. It even has a built-in CSS editor and supports your custom CSS stylesheets.

Users can quickly convert their written text documents into HTML or even export them as PDFs. With quick HTML previews, users can easily see what their documents look like in HTML as they create them.

They can use MarkdownPad to write articles, READMEs, and of course, technical documents.

Snagit

Taking screenshots in technical documentation is not just a process- it’s a compulsion! Without images, it would be extremely difficult to comprehend the content.

Most technical writers enhance their screenshots with various attributes like- frames, arrows, circles, etc. These elements help readers to understand images in a simple and fast!

One such tool that offers a collection of beautiful pre-made elements along with the functionality of taking screenshots is Snagit! Snagit is a powerful screen capture tool targeted towards technical writers that make their documents look consistent and professional!

Wrapping up!

Before you start on with any of these technical writing tools, ensure that you analyze the features offered by them. This will help make a better decision when you have to make a purchase.

Posted on Jun 11 by:

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Snigdha Mathur

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Discussion

markdown guide
 

Awesome! Do you have a tip for mac markdown editor?

 

You can use the Bit.ai editor for markdown it works with Mac and Windows both!

 

You can try Bear for Mac. You will get it on App store with free & Paid version

 

Awesome list of technical writing tools. Thanks for sharing Snigdha, very helpful for technical writers. I have already used ProProfs Knowledge Base and Bit,ai. These are awesome tools.