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An editor for creating help books (for use in mobile apps, website etc) and help bundles (for building into Mac apps).

"I can say that ParaDocs is an excellent concept with an excellent implementation. Keep up the good work!" - a Happy Customer

Creates attractive helpbooks for your apps from Markdown and Images.

Generate a help bundle from a Markdown file:

1) Write your markdown.
2) Compile.
3) Edit your info.plist

--> Done.

Write your help text in Markdown - mix in HTML if you need to.
Use any Markdown editor you like - if you don’t have a favourite you can use ParaDocs’ built in editor.

Style your help book using CSS - if you don’t like the default, change it.
Use any CSS editor you like - if you don’t have a favourite you can use ParaDocs’ built in editor.

Use local or remote images. Flow text around them and size them using ParaDocs’ extensions to Markdown.

What’s New

Version 2.0.3

* fixed random crashes when compiling help books on macOS Sierra
* Added HPDBookIndexPath key when exporting Apple Helpbooks

Ratings and Reviews

1.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

Twaysive ,

Nice idea, not really sure how to use and it crashes

Apple’s Help Book documentation is pretty out of date, so I was excited to see this app. Downloaded it, and tried to use it.

I wasn’t really sure where to start, so I decided to compile the default project. The app crashed.

I see the edit markdown button, and CSS buttons, okay cool, but I’m not seeing the output on the screen, and it asks me to drop images into the main window.

Well after the crash I decide to try and contact their support only to get a 403 error. I’m really glad I didn’t spend $39.99 and upgrade to pro since I can’t even use the free basic version.

Cocoa Noobie ,

Very well done

I’ve been using ParaDocs for a little while and have been very pleased with it so far. It’s simple to use and the help books it creates integrate easily with both OS X and iOS. There are video tutorials on the web site that demonstrate how to work with both operating systems. The developer is friendly and eager to improve the app. Highly recommended.

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