The vast majority of entrepreneurs, SMBs/SMEs, and enterprises have by now jumped on the cloud bandwagon, for good reason—not doing so means being at a severe digital disadvantage on a myriad of fronts. One such area is document management and providing documentation for products and services.
Document management is crucial to smooth business operations and the cloud guarantees that documents are accessible anytime, anywhere—to collaborators, employees, cross-functional teams, and—last but not least—clients and customers. The following are the top 9 cloud apps for creating and managing documents for your product or service in the cloud.
GoDocs is a desktop and mobile app designed to be used in conjunction with Google Docs. Documents are saved and synced between the app and Google’s cloud.
Documents to Go is complete desktop and mobile office suite that also supports syncing with iCloud, Google Drive, Dropbox, and more. The intuitive mobile interface makes it easy to create and edit documents on the small screen.
Penflip’ collaborative platform offers a distraction/clutter free writing environment on both mobile devices and the desktop. The solutions features easy sharing and collaboration, version control, and publishing to a wide range of document formats.
Leanpub’s self-publishing platform—already popular hub for IT books—integrates book marketing with author/reader collaboration. Using the solution, writers can publish in-progress books, new versions of previous works, and serial books, among others.
ProProfs offers a comprehensive suite of online tools for creating documentation and other content. The offering enables the tracking of multiple projects, collaboration features for teams (e.g., version histories, access control), and powerful SEO capabilities.
As its name implies, HelpNDoc is an authoring tool for creating and publishing help/support documents in various file formats with just one click. The solution’s robust, efficient authoring environment reduces the time and effort required of tech writers and software developers to produce customized help documents and manuals in various file formats. The tool is free for personal use.
DocControl is a document management system that provides secure file sharing, tracking of multiple projects, audit trail creation, revision control, and quick search capabilities. The solution—available for both desktop and mobile devices—was designed to boost team productivity for large scale projects.
Screenstep’s solution allows users to easily create various forms of visual-based user documentation: articles, how-to guides, manuals, knowledge bases, and more.
Based on the popular software version control system Git, GitBook’s collaborative writing platform makes it easy to create, update, and publish books using its web or desktop editor.
In short, the cloud has made it easier than ever to create and share documents between collaborators and customers. The next time you’re tasks with creating documentation to support your product or service, be sure to give one of these 9 aforementioned tools a spin.