A new and very effective way to organize your software requirements, a new online software solution for organizing software requirements. Today’s software programming has become an extremly complicated thing to organize. Let’s start with the basics: The markdown method in Docstell is really simple to use. When a text zone 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 functionality to upload various file types to a node. You can upload any type 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 zone 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.
Dynamic infinite documentation: Organise your information in a tree view. Very easy to restructure to always reflect your priorities. Invite users and start collaborate: Invite your team to your shared workspace. Users can have read only or read and write access. Templates: Create your own templates and use them easily throughout your documentation. Or use builtin standard templates. See extra details at Realtime Documentation Solution.
Slack integration was recently implemented to Docstell. This lets you get alerted in your favorite Slack channel when a person 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.
It is very common that requirements and software documentation is not up to the standard of what it could and really should be. This means that every decision that you need to make to deliver a new feature or fixing a bug is not handled in an optimal way. It is not only frustrating but also very inefficient and expensive to not get the whole picture when it’s needed. Every minute people spend hunting down the correct information is a total waste of valuable resources. Time estimates almost never include the required amount of time needed to go digging for the knowledge that is vital to deliver the project on time.
Go simple, make it efficient and start to benefit from the power of having your documentation organised and accessible for your whole team. All the time. Keeping software documentation simple and super easy to update will prevent your team to invent new ways of adding specs in new formats and put it in places where it is hard to find. Discover more info on docstell.com.