tome.host is essentially software which runs on the web. This means it can be used by anyone with access to a modern web browser (Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari, IE 10+). It's responsive, which means that the page layout will reformat on smaller screens like mobile phones or tablets, to make it easier to use.
SaaS requires no special hardware, software, infrastructure or IT expertise - all of these are handled by the platform subscription.
Most organizations still deploy documentation in paper versions, or electronic files like Word documents or PDFs.
tome.host has a number of advantages over these more traditional methods:
For organizations that already put documentation online using a CMS (content management system) or templating systems, tome.host provides other benefits:
tome.host has three sets of content - draft, public and archive.
Content is created in the draft area, and when sections are ready, they can be selected and published. They will then appear on the public version. The draft screen has a grey background.
Only logged in users with permissions can see the draft version of content.
The public view has a white background. It can be seen by the public without logging in. Logged in users can switch between the published and draft content using the tabs to the top right.
Whenever new content is published, any existing content which is to be replaced will be moved to the archive. At present this cannot be viewed or accessed, but in future there will be methods available to view the history of changes, view content snapshots by date and restore content (rollback).
At present, tome.host is free. In future, we will add additional features which will be available under paid plans too, but will always retain a free, entry-level service. We will also provide paid plans for free to verifiable open-source projects. Contact us for details.