|Capture, edit and export a user manual||Yes||Not available on the latest MacOS versions|
|Take screenshot with every mouse click||Yes||No|
|Desktop/web capturing on Mac and Windows||Yes||Yes|
|Export manual to PDF, Word, PNG, HTML, JSON||Yes||No|
|Training manual templates editor||Yes||No|
|Pricing||One-time payment or free version||Not available|
How about we take a look at the two applications, and evaluate their feature sets.
Using Folge.me or Clarify you can create digital training manuals, use them for SaaS and IT documentation or as data visualization tools. Similar to Clarify-it, Folge.me has three main capturing modes: a selected region, full-screen mode, and capturing of the active window. Folge.me has an intuitive and highly customizable editor, which allows adding description and text, lines, arrows, various forms, easy reorganization and numeration of the slides; blurring and hiding the sensitive information; cropping of the screenshot; exporting & replacing images and many more. After the step-by-step guide is ready, use Folge.me to convert it to PDF, Word, PNG, HTML, and JSON format. Creating and editing the process documentation in PDF format is easier than ever before with Folge.me and is very valued by our customers.
Unlike Clarify, Folge.me is taking a screenshot with every mouse click. Such an automated documentation tool is much of a time- and cost-saver in the technical writing process. If you are used to having your training manual ready in a few minutes, you can do it with Folge.me. Simply click through to make a step-by-step screenshot guide or customize the hotkeys to take screenshots for greater advantage.
Both Folge.me and Clarify have their apps available for Mac and Windows, as well as screenshot capturing in your preferred browser or desktop. Additionally, Folge.me plans an upcoming functionality of hiding the desktop icons for those who regularly create software documentation or SOP training materials and would like to have the sensitive info hidden automatically.
Using Folge.me, one may export screenshots to PDF, Word, PNG, simple HTML, rich HTML, and even JSON, which allows them to automate the conversion to any format or third-party tool (for example HelpDesk). Eventually, Folge.me will add even more formats aimed to automate the workflow efficiently and reduce the unnecessary manual work.
Making standard operating manual templates may be time-consuming, if you need to work with lots of screenshots and organize them efficiently. While the free version Folge.me provides the built-in capability to generate the pre-formatted training manual automatically, the paid version will have the option to customize existing templates into different formats. Clarify has predefined templates and does not allow editing them.
Folge.me is a free process documentation tool with the feature set not lesser than Clarify* . Alternatively, more frequent users can get the advanced unlimited functionality for the price of $69 per license (or at a discount price of $55 until 31/08/2020). This is a one-time payment, which stays lifelong and will be enriched with updates, bug fixes and new functionality further on. *Clarify is no longer in service, licenses can not be purchased.
Folge.me is a great alternative to your favorite step-by-step tutorial builder software, as it is currently one of the best process documentation tools on the market. Moreover, the Folge team is constantly gathering feedback and makes product decisions based on the actual demand and customer needs, allowing each and everyone to have an impact on the tool development. The current roadmap and feature suggestion/voting can be found here https://shipright.community/folge