A new and extremely simple way to document your software specifications
A new and very effective way to document your software requirements, a new online software solution for organizing software processes. In 2020 software programming has become an extremly complicated thing to organize. Let’s start with the basics: The markdown system in Docstell is very simple to use. When a text block is added to a node you can start typing your markdown right away. When leaving the edit area the text is automatically formatted. The idea with markdown is that it will save you a lot of time when formatting your texts. Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, which is then converted to valid HTML. Instead of getting frustrated about how a lot of common word processors format your text in every way but the one you want, markdown is very predictable and easy to learn.
Docstell is also adding functions to upload various file types to a node. You can upload any kind of file and share with you team or keep it in a private node. Just drag it from you computer and drop it on the node you want to attach it to. They added a preview area that makes it possible to preview files adjacent to your other information. You can view for example pdf, docx, xlsx, csv, txt, png, jpeg and mpeg4 files. If you for example receive a specification in a pdf file format you keep this file here together with the rest of the documentation and will easily be able to preview it and let all your team have access to it.
Spread sheet: Builtin spreadsheet to quickly add specification data. Copy and paste from Excel. Upload files: Upload files to any node. Previewer for pdf, txt, word, excel etc. Tags: Use tags to group your requirements for fast and easy access. Export: Export documentation to HTML with containing SVG-format diagrams. Print to pdf file. Fast access: Add bookmarks to your content for super fast access. Read additional details at Document organizer with diagram editor.
Slack integration was recently implemented to Docstell. This lets you get notified in your favorite Slack channel when someone in your team is commenting your docs. From the message in Slack you get a link back to the node with the comment in Docstell, this makes it convenient to answer the question in the right context and to build up the knowledge base where it should be. There will also be a number in the browser tab indicating the number of unresolved comments where you are mentioned. The background color of the comments icon is also changed to yellow. When clicking the comments icon you see the comments pane where it is possible to use the filter to see only the ones where you are mentioned.
The solution to this problem is to make it a lot easier to create good and up to date documentation. It must be almost frictionless to put the information where it should be. If you struggle to find the right spot on the documentation map you rather throw a chat message in Slack leaving all the good benefits of the right context. And there is always a risk that you miss to include vital information or do not explain enough details and risking a misunderstanding and an answer that is built on incorrect information. Instead of taking this risk you should feed the documentation system and benefit from it not only for yourself but also for the whole team. And also make sure that you can benefit from this in the future. This will lead to a positive spiral, when you see the benefits of good information in the right place that is easy to comprehend and all the positive things that this bring to you and your team mates, you automatically will continue putting new information where it should be.
A new and extremely simple way to document your software requirements, processes and specifications. Built as a zoomable infinite document for really great flexibility, powerful enough to let you define all your complex needs. No more excuses not having your documentation up to date! Discover additional details on docstell.com.