RE: Index or Source List of Techwriting Tools?

Subject: RE: Index or Source List of Techwriting Tools?
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2011 12:17:49 -0800

Nancy Allison wrote:

> I am being asked to investigate available documentation development
> tools, by which I mean tools that, by themselves or in combination with
> another tool, can create print documents, online help, and possibly
> someday things like i-Phone apps.
> I am already writing up our requirements; I also need to find what
> tools are in use so that, after our requirements are complete, I can
> evaluate what's out there.
> I can make up a lengthy list off the top of my head, but I'm afraid I'm
> unaware of everything that is in use.
> Do you know of any web site or publication that might have created an
> index or master list of doc tools that are in use in our field?

For the online help and mobile app side, WritersUA has an extremely comprehensive list of help authoring / user assistance tools, including short descriptions and links:

Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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