Workspace for your notes, tasks and projects from Docstell.com, 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 system in Docstell is really convenient 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 implementing functionality to upload files 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 area 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.
Super simple way to organise your information and keeping it structured and quickly accessible. All nodes has its own address which mean that it is easy to direct people for feedback or hide information not in scope. Drill in to the documentation to put focus on the right content. Really fast navigation back and forth throughout the information. Reorganise with drag and drop. If you are used to Workflowy you will instantly understand how Docstell is working. Docstell adds a different kind of tools to each node but the principle of nodes that can be indented, collapsed and drilled into is the same. See additional info on Realtime Documentation Solution.
Slack integration was recently added to Docstell. This lets you get notified in your designed Slack channel when someone 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.
The solution to this problem is to make it a lot easier to create good and up to date documentation. It must be almost frictionless to put the information where it should be. If you struggle to find the right spot on the documentation map you rather throw a chat message in Slack leaving all the good benefits of the right context. And there is always a risk that you miss to include vital information or do not explain enough details and risking a misunderstanding and an answer that is built on incorrect information. Instead of taking this risk you should feed the documentation system and benefit from it not only for yourself but also for the whole team. And also make sure that you can benefit from this in the future. This will lead to a positive spiral, when you see the benefits of good information in the right place that is easy to comprehend and all the positive things that this bring to you and your team mates, you automatically will continue putting new information where it should be.
Do you find yourself chasing the right information in a plethora of different products and services? Write documentation and stay productive using built in diagram editor, markdown and simple spreadsheets in one tool. Find more details at docstell.com.