Top 40: Best Technical Documentation Software as of 2022

In the Technical Documentation Tool & Web Guide you can find hundreds of recommendable programs for creating technical documentation - both for creating technical documentation directly and for many related activities, such as illustration, animation, translation, production and deployment. To help you get started and to draw your attention to particular highlights, the following is a compilation of my personal favorites.

The programs presented on this page are not necessarily the same that are the best solution in your individual case. But there is a good chance that you will find something useful among them. Alternatives as well as many other programs for technical documentation are listed on the respective linked pages of the Tool & Web Guide.


show/hide sectionTop authoring tools / content management systems for technical documentation


show/hide sectionTop classic word processors for technical documentation


show/hide sectionTop screenshot tools for technical documentation


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show/hide sectionTop software for screencasting and explainer videos


show/hide sectionTop programs related to language and translation


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