A new and very effective way to organize your software specifications, a new online software solution for organizing software requirements. This days software programming has become an extremly complicated thing to organize. Let’s start with the basics: The markdown method in Docstell is really convenient to use. When a text block is added to a node you can begin 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 implementing functions to upload files 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 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.
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. Discover additional info at Document your software specifications.
Slack integration was recently added to Docstell. This lets you get notified in you preferred Slack channel when someone in your team is commenting your documentation. 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. If you don’t use Slack or want to be notified by email we added functionality to mention a user in the comment. Use the @ sign to get a list of users that belongs to the workspace. If this user is not online an email is sent that tells the user that there is a message waiting to be answered. You can configure if emails should be sent in the new user settings dialog.
Good developers and architects know how important it is to have good and up to date specifications of their systems, yet too many fail to accomplish this. Why is that? Well, I think it is too hard to get it right, or maybe we should say, it is not without friction. If it would have been easy then every project would have it in perfect order already. And we all know that is not the case. This sounds so easy, doesn’t it? Well, it is not! It is crucial that it is possible to easily grasp the documentation and to always easily find the correct place to put any new information. Only then will this be possible to achieve.
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 extra details on https://docstell.com/.