docassemble is a free, open-source expert system for guided interviews and document assembly. It provides a web site that conducts interviews with users. Based on the information gathered, the interviews can present users with documents in PDF, RTF, or DOCX format, which users can download or e-mail.
Though the name emphasizes the document assembly feature, docassemble interviews do not need to assemble a document; they might submit an application, direct the user to other resources on the internet, store user input, interact with APIs, or simply provide the user with information.
docassemble was created by a lawyer/computer programmer for purposes of automating the practice of law, but it is a general-purpose platform that can find applications in a variety of fields.
If you are looking for an alternative to some of the more expensive document assemblers this is absolutely the best one out there. It does require the use of simple coding or you alternatively use the paid GUI interface which is inexpensive and very easy to use. The company is new and small and very attentive to users including online and phone technical support. The software specializes in legal templates but the system can be adapted to just about anything.
Positive comment • over 2 years ago • as an alternative to HotDocs