MadCap Flare Alternatives

    MadCap Flare is described as 'Whether you need to create technical documentation for online Help, software and API documentation, policy & procedure manuals, knowledge bases or user guides, MadCap Flare allows you to create, manage and publish content to a variety of formats, including print, online' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to MadCap Flare for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Online / Web-based, Mac, PortableApps.com and SaaS. The best alternative is HelpNDoc . It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Vole Media CHM Free Edition or Microsoft HTML Help. Other great apps like MadCap Flare are WinCHM (Paid), ClickHelp (Paid), HelpScribble (Paid) and Chmox (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Feb 1, 2021

    1. HelpNDoc is an easy to use yet powerful and intuitive tool to create html help files, help web sites, printed manuals and eBooks. Key features...
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
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      • The Portable Freeware Collection
      Vole Media CHM Free Edition lets you create standard and edit CHM with ease. Since CHM is totally supported by Microsoft Windows. Readers don’t need install any software can open and read CHM file. This software is 100% Portable.
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      • Windows
      WinCHM - Help authoring software (CHM,WebHelp,Single HTML - Word, PDF) WinCHM is a very easy-to-use help authoring tool. Not needing to learn too much, you can be master of creating HTML help(CHM), Web help, PDF manual and Word documents.
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    2. ClickHelp is a modern browser-based documentation tool used by software companies all over the world to create online user manuals, knowledge bases, help files, FAQs, tutorials and publish them instantly in their portal.
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      ianav Because it is easy to learn and is insanely flexible
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      • Windows
      HelpScribble is a full-featured help authoring tool for easily creating professional Windows help files from start to finish.
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    3. Microsoft HTML Help is the standard help system for the Windows platform. Authors can use HTML Help to create online help for a software application or to create content for a multimedia title or Web site.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      Chmox is a free (of charge), open source application for OS X which lets you read Windows Help Files (CHM files).

      Discontinued

      Last version, 0.3, released on February 2005, is still downloadable from the official website.

      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      iChm for Mac, iPhone/iPod Touch [for Mac: * Fully built with Cocoa. No ugly window and slow rendering. * Tab browsing * Search. Result sorted by relevance.
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      • Windows
      Help & Manual from EC Software is the favorite authoring tool for writing online help and technical documentation. Thousands of software developers and technical writers enjoy working with the most powerful single-source publishing tool on the market.
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      • Windows
      CHM editor enable you to work with CHM-files rapidly and easily: it will be no trouble now to make a new document, add formating, insert a picture or a hypertext link and see the result immediately!
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