1. Overview

tome.host is a SaaS ("software as a service") designed to simplify the process of creating and maintaining technical manuals, user guides and other structured documentation.

 

Within our system, we call these documents 'tomes'.

 

Unlike traditional content management systems, data in a tome is structured in sections, which can be nested to any number of levels, rather than pages. This makes the data far more flexible, so very specific content can be pulled out for integrated context-sensitive help.

 

Multiple authors can collaborate on tomes, with a permissions system preventing multiple users from overwriting each other's work.

 

Selected changes, or all changes, can be published to the public version with a couple of clicks.

 

The simplicity of the system and collaboration features mean that developers can work on documentation for features concurrently with coding them, reducing the time and cost required for finished documentation to support a software release.