February 13, 2008 in Software (E)
[prMac.com] IMMEDIATE RELEASE
McLean, Virginia - February 13, 2008 - Blue Mango Learning Systems has released version 2.0.2 of their ScreenSteps software for both Mac and Windows. This release is the first release available for Windows. It also includes some significant enhancements to the Mac version. The most significant new feature is the ability to take old, text based documentation and quickly transform it into a visual tutorial.
This gives tutorial/documentation authors, especially those who have to work in a cross-platform environment a powerful tool for quickly creating visual documentation.
Key improvements in this version include improved PDF output, importing a exporting of ScreenSteps lesson between libraries and the ability to take old, text based documentation and quickly create new visual versions.
Users can copy text from text based documentation and paste it into a ScreenSteps lesson. They can then use the new "Split Step" feature to break the text up into individual lesson steps. Once the steps are divided up users can quickly use ScreenSteps screen capture tools to add images to each step. In a few minutes text-based documentation can be transformed into a visual tutorial.
ScreenSteps is a rapid visual documentation tool that falls somewhere between screen recording applications such as Camtasia or iShowU and applications that take individual screen captures. ScreenSteps dramatically reduces the hassle of capturing images and assembling into step by step guides. Users use ScreenSteps to capture an image of each step of the process they are teaching. They can then go back and add text and image annotations.
Once the lesson is completed, users can output individual lessons to HTML and PDF or assemble their lessons into manuals that can be exported as HTML or PDF (Pro version only). Lessons can also be posted to ScreenSteps Live (www.screenstepslive.com), a hosted solution for lessons created in ScreenSteps.
ScreenSteps is available in two versions, Standard ($39.95) and Pro ($59.95). The Pro version adds the ability to assemble multiple ScreenSteps lessons into PDF and HTML manuals.
Since 2003 Blue Mango Learning Systems has been innovating in the area of media based product documentation. They are currently based out of McLean, VA just outside of Washington, DC.