December 2, 2022
Time is an important but limited resource, and when you're working on a new product, you can never have enough of it. It is therefore essential to be able to save time on key elements, such as the user manual!
It is important not to forget it, if you are not convinced, do not hesitate to read our last article. But we know that the user manuals can be very time consuming, that's why the Pimster team has built this list from our observations and to help you go faster !
Don't hesitate to use these lists as starting points, ask yourself about your needs and test the different tools. This is the best way to find the one that best suits your needs.Let us know if you find any new ones, we'll be happy to try them out, and we can tell you about them in a future post on our blog!
Notion is THE editing software designed for teamwork. Indeed Notion is a collaboration platform that allows you to create documents, tables or databases.
Notion is therefore ideal to help you organize the writing of your manual and above all the application allows you to centralize all your data in a single space that is available to all the members of your team who participate in the editing of your manual. No more sending emails with new versions of the same document. With Notion, all you have to do is modify the document and leave a comment to inform the other collaborators.
8$ per member of your team per month.
Trello is a task management tool, solo or in collaboration. It allows you to organize yourself to make sure you don't miss any step in the editing of your user manual, and allows everyone to follow the progress of the writing and proofreading work.
Trello allows you to manage your workflow with peace of mind, so that creating your manual is no longer a chore. You can efficiently manage the publishing process within your team, because Trello allows you to work together on the progress of your project!
17.5$ per user per month (based on a team of 50 people).
To help you write your manual, you can also call on a technical writer. A technical writer is specialized in the production of technical documents (software documentation, specialized products...) for complex products and requires professional expertise to write the manual.
Technical writers are specialists, and technical documentation is not just a manual, it is framed by specific writing standards.
The technical writer is particularly useful if your product must be accompanied by a technical document and if your field of activity (pharmaceutical, telecom, railway, aviation...) has specific standards in the information transmitted (specific writing support, mandatory warning sentences...)
100€ per manual page.
Adobe InDesign is part of the Adobe suite and allows you to layout documents. Adobe InDesign allows you to edit your text easily and to create visuals quickly. Moreover, you can easily give access to your collaborators to validate your creations, which facilitates exchanges within your team and avoids endless exchanges of emails.
23,99€/month or 287,77€/year.
Pimster is a software platform that allows you to create and edit manuals in short video format. You can work with several people on the platform, so that you can all work together to edit your manual and be sure not to lose track.
Pimster also allows you to completely customize your textbook, without having to use a single line of code!
You now have a choice: you can create a video manual with our advice and expertise or you can choose to write your manual on our collaborative platform, and centralize all your instructions and product information.