HelpSmith is a popular help authoring tool from Divcom Software which lets you create CHM files, Web Help, PDF, DOC, and Printed Manuals. The tool includes support for dynamic styles and many other unique features.
I am a technical writer, and I was checking on some products on the Web for documentation and came across this product. My company was kind of skeptical about buying a costly product such as RoboHelp or Flare. When I downloaded the evaluation version of HelpSmith, I was amazed with its features which I never imagined to be part of a lesser known and low-priced authoring tool. I evaluated the tool for half an hour and found it really COOL. We are working on acquiring the license ASAP.
By the way, I looked at about 6 different programs before I purchased your program. If I had to sum your program up in one word it would be "AWESOME". I use a lot of different high end software packages and I normally do not get excited about software but your progam is intuitive and does exactly what I need it to do and it does it well (the best part is I dont have to deal with editing html files).
Just a quick word to say thanks for a great product. I have found your help editor very easy to use. The user interface is simple and intuitive, yet very powerful. I am loving your software! I wish I had known about this years ago.
I have only been working for a day and yet have almost an entire help system written for my software package, and that time includes the slight learning curve for your product.
This tool is wonderful. I am a software engineer consultant and I want to focus on my code. This tool allows me to add professional help & documentation with little effort. Even better you have a single source which to generate all the artifacts which allows for easy maintenance.
I just want to say that you have a brilliant product and I love it. It is powerful, yet simple. You have done a tremendous job with this tool.
I have just purchased HelpSmith 3.0 and I am very pleased with all of the features I have used thus far. I was a Robohelp Office user that had to make a change due to the incompatibility with Office 2007. HelpSmith imported my RoboHelp HTML files and started right up. I have yet to find a bug in the editor. The PDF document create works great, which RoboHelp never did. I recommend HelpSmith to any Windows developer.
I want to compliment HelpSmith on an awesome product. I compared it to 5 other products during evaluation and there really was no comparison. I used RoboHelp years ago but just the upgrade cost would have been $500, assuming they would let me upgrade my old version.
To buy RoboHelp new costs $1,000. For a little more than 10% of the cost HelpSmith gives me 90% or more of any of the features that I could want. It also makes a great printed manual, and that was a requisite for our projects.
I was searching Google for a help tool to work on my new employer's project. After trying a numerous of HATs available on the net, my choice is HelpSmith. This tool has the most powerful implementation of styles (working even better than is MS Word!) and extremely fast user interface (what I cannot say about RoboHelp, by the way). And I also like the way it works with images.
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