|Capture, edit and export a user manual||Yes||Yes|
|Take screenshot with every mouse click||Yes||Yes|
|Desktop/web capturing on Mac and Windows||Yes||Yes|
|Training manual templates editor||Yes||Yes|
|Pricing||One-time payment or free version||Monthly subscription, no free version|
Let’s take a glance at the two apps, and evaluate their feature sets.
Both Folge.me and Clarify have a similar process for creating training materials. There are three main capturing modes that Folge.me provides: a selected region, full-screen mode, and capturing of the active window. Folge.me has a clear 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.
For each project documentation tool or manual guide book a time- and cost-saving solution is a real need. If you are used to having your training manual ready in a few minutes much like as in the StepShot app, you can expect a similar experience from Folge.me. Simply click through to make a step-by-step screenshot guide or customize the hotkeys to take screenshots for greater convenience.
Both Folge and StepShot 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). StepShot additionally allows export to Video and PowerPoint.
Designing and editing the instruction and training manual templates may be exhausting and time-consuming. While 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, much the same as StepShot does.
While functionality-wise the two apps are rather similar, the biggest differences between them are most significant when it comes to pricing. StepShot orders the monthly subscription for $190/year at the lowest*. Should you get the more advanced features, count on even more expensive yearly price. Unlike StepShot, Folge.me requires only a one-time payment of $90 per license (or at a discount price of $77 until 31/11/2020) and it will stay lifelong. If you are not a frequent user but need to create the user manuals occasionally, there is a free version available, where you can access almost all the functionality of the paid version with few limitations. *StepShot does not operate anymore since they became a part of UiPath.
If you are looking for an alternative to your favorite step-by-step tutorial creation tool, Folge.me is a good one to consider. Although it does not have all the functionality of the StepShots (like Video format or RPA tools), for its price-value proposition, this is currently the best process documentation tool on the market. Furthermore, Folge.me 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