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
- Added: Norwegian translation for interface of live manuals June 9th, 2017
- New: Auto-number your topics May 10th, 2017
- New: receive email notifications about topic comments May 8th, 2017
- Copyright footers in PDF version May 5th, 2017
- New: “Out of Date” indicator for generated PDF version May 4th, 2017
(CompuDance Software, USA) about Manula:
“We recently started using Manula as our online help manual for all of our
clients. We provide online Software for schools and studios to manage their
Manula is very streamlined, looks great to the end user and very easy for an end user to search and navigate. It easily allows us to embed videos into the manual which is a great asset to our support efforts.
Keeping an updated manual was once a very arduous task but it has become so simplified using Manula. We would highly recommend this online help manual to anyone!”
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 manula.com 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 instrumental Feb 9, 2017
“Manula has been instrumental in our ability to enhance our customer support and sales product knowledge.
We integrated our User and Administrator guides with our customer support guided process to enable support agents to have information at their fingertips while they are helping our customers.
They can also send a direct link to the pages or chapters the customer can reference to further educate themselves on our product features and functionality.”
Manual Aug 5, 2016
“I’m still working on putting our manuals together (quite a big job), but I have to say your product is an absolute delight to work with.
I included my first YouTube video the other day. I can see this functionality has great potential in showing how to do something.
It is all good stuff – once again well done you guys!”
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
Manual Feb 2, 2016
“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! ”
Manual solved a long-standing nightmare Nov 10, 2015
“I've been using Manula for year or so now. I continue to be extremely pleased with it. It has solved a long-standing nightmare I had with supplying good online, up-to-date user docs.”— Steve McLeod (Poker Copilot), Spain
Manual takes 15 minutes to learn Sep 23, 2015
“Ontolica Fusion’s documentation and product descriptions have been written entirely with Manula in record time.
For the first time, I have been able to respond, almost immediately, to customer request about updates and new descriptions for Fusion and related use-cases.
This continuously give me a huge return on my time invested. It takes 15 minutes to learn and the word just spreads around colleagues because of the shear speed in which I can provide updated content on-line.
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