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Easily create online user manuals

  • Super easy formatting tools
  • Add images and embed videos
  • Make bullets, tables and code blocks
  • Manage multiple versions and languages
  • Save time using variables and topic sharing

Publish manuals online or as a PDF file

  • Instantly publish manuals online,
      on or your own domain
  • Generate downloadable PDF versions
  • Adaptive layouts for any device or screen size
  • Add password protection with Private manuals

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Nick Rauch (, USA) about Manula: “We are so excited to have found Manula!
It is what we have needed for quite some time now, and the fact that it has a searchable feature..
We are just blown away by the features, and how completely we can explain how our software works using this system. Thanks so much! ”

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Easily format your topics & include images and video

Format your topics using simple codes

Use *bold* for bold, _italic_ for italic. Start lines with h2. and h3. for headers. Easier and faster than any WYSIWYG editor!

Insert screen shots, photos & logos

Upload images to the Image Manager, then insert images into your topics. Align left/center/right, set captions, allow "click to enlarge".

Embed YouTube videos

Use the Video Manager to embed videos into your manual topics, either from YouTube, Vimeo or Wistia. Auto-Play is supported.

Make bullets, tables and code blocks

Start lines with *'s to create bullet lists (or # for numbered bullets). Use |'s to build tables. Tech manual? Then output code "as is" using code blocks.

Efficiently manage multiple manuals, versions and languages

Manage multiple manuals

Use one Manula account to create and update multiple manuals, each with their own logos and colors.

Keep track of multiple versions

Manuals for different product versions can share most of the topics. Just copy and modify the topics that need updating.

Save time by sharing topics

Have multiple products that are similar or share features? Then create shared topics and include them in multiple manuals.

Go for more efficiency using variables

Define variables with different values for each user guide, then include variables in shared topics to save more time.

Publish online or generate PDF versions

Created topics are online - instantly

All new topics and topic updates are online instantly, either hosted on the domain or integrated on your own domain.

Create "Private" manuals (optional)

The "Private" setting lets you block public access to your manuals, then provide username/password access to specific viewers only.

Generate downloadable PDF versions

Generate PDF versions of your manuals and optionally offer downloadable PDF manuals to your readers. » Example PDF

Publish for any device or screen size

The layout of your live manuals automatically adapts to any screen size. Your online documentation will look great on desktops, tablets or phones.

Features and customizations

Built-in super-fast search engine

The built-in search box gives your readers simple and fast searching, based on topic titles, topic body text and the keywords you defined.

Allow readers to provide feedback

Let your readers rate your topics ("Was this useful?") and let them post feedback using the Comments box.

Track topic views, ratings & searches

View statistics on topics views, the Up/Down ratings and the searches that your readers do. Use these stats to improve your manuals.

Customizable look and feel

Easily customize the look and feel of your manual with your own colors and logos. Perform further customizations using the Custom CSS feature.

Here's what our customers said about Manula:

Manual amazing product Apr 5, 2016

“First of all I want to say that Manula is an amazing product. We have been struggling to get a manual complete for a long time. Now in less than 2 weeks we are 3/4 finished. Great Job!”

— Al Romeyn (Spire Systems Inc.), Canada

clean and intuitive Aug 25, 2015

“I am really enjoying using Manula. I find the interface clean and intuitive and in no time have added the content I need.”

— Lindsey Taylor (Intellisell eCommerce Solutions from CPiO), United Kingdom

Manual we’re valued as a customer Jun 24, 2015

“We wanted to have an online repository for our many software product documents. After some research of available tools we decided to use Manula.
It’s proved to be easy to setup and use and we now have a consistent and professional layout for all our documents that can easily be shared with our large customer base.

It’s great to be able to produce PDFs for all documents and the fact that every manual page has its own URL means that we can directly link to specific document topics.

We have a large number of documents and we found there to be some areas where we thought Manula could be improved such as document groupings.
Our suggestions have been positively received by the support team and I’m pleased to say that they’ve been implemented in good time. This makes the product even better for us and shows that we’re valued as a customer.

I’d recommend Manula both for the product itself and for the great service we’ve received.”

— James Roberts (Basis Technologies), United Kingdom

Manual helps you save a lot of time Apr 24, 2014

“I am using Manula to produce five manuals for our software products.

Before choosing Manula I tried a lot of alternative manual tools, but no one was good as Manula. It is very simple to learn, but still gives you a lot of features. Learning the shortcodes is easy, and in a couple of hours you are fully able to manage the application. And if you have to manage more than one manual, the "sharing" option helps you save a lot of time.

I really recommend Manula to anyone who is looking for a good solution to manage his manuals.”

— Federico Alossa (Tecnos Software House), Italy

our customers and staff are very impressed Apr 24, 2014

“I spent a few weeks researching online and offline help system tools before finding Manula. We needed a simple to use but powerful tool to create online manuals for our customers around the world. I had looked at various expensive help systems which had a multitude of options, trialling one for a few weeks before becoming frustrated with the amount of time it was taking to learn.

It was then that I came across Manula. Within an hour I was producing our online manual with ease, the interface is simple and intuitive and produces a manual that renders well on mobile devices and desktop.

Manula is simple to use but has all the tools you need to create great user manuals online and at a good price. The support is fantastic as is the ability to make the manual private for registered users and also to make it available in multiple languages.

Our customers and staff are very impressed with the manual we have created through Manula and I look forward to working on many more projects with this system. ”

— Chris Yates (AutoFlow), United Kingdom

Mar 26, 2014

“I am really glad that I found Manula.

I was looking for a way to produce a large policy manual that includes embedded images and video, and was becoming increasingly frustrated trying to fit a word processor to the task.

I had used other help systems before, but most of them have a "legacy" feel and are both expensive and cumbersome. I needed something simple but elegant, with great rendering for both desktop and mobile browsers.

Manula delivered on all counts! During my first few days of use, I have already migrated two hundred pages of content without any significant challenges. Though its interface is easy to use, Manula is deceptively powerful. I look forward to using it for many other projects, and seeing how the product evolves.”

— Mark Cameron (Technical Writer), Canada
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