There is a real danger you will be floated by a powerful wave of similar-looking screenshots. Or if you are less lucky – even be drawn in the so-called “Screenshot Ocean”. And what is it for? An innocent guide? Definitely not worth it!

Why not be a hero of the great contribution?

If you are an active Confluence user, the message you are about to read may considerably change the way you do your work. Let me explain what I mean. If you are a technology-savvy person, your manager and colleagues will for sure beg you to pass your knowledge further. When you agree it usually ends up creating step-by-step guides and tutorials on a daily basis. So let’s assume you have already put up with the fact that your knowledge transfer mission is critical and will require considerable time and efforts. You are not feeling excited about this, but you believe this sacrifice is for the better since your company and colleagues will greatly benefit from the knowledge accumulation. Indeed, why not be a hero of this contribution?

So you take out one day, leave all important tasks and devote your energy to giving some clarity to your documentation. From your experience you know that in order to create a step-by-step tutorial on Confluence, you need to follow certain sequence of actions:

  1. take a screenshot with a help of a screenshot tool

  2. upload it to the Confluence page

  3. complete the step with the respective text description.

And with every new step – the same scenario.

The workflow sounds pretty clear to you. And it even tends to work in most cases, especially when you intend to show a 5-step process. But if there is the need to demonstrate, let’s say a 50-step procedure, then you seem to be in a little trouble. There is a real danger you will be floated by a powerful wave of similar-looking screenshots. Or if you are less lucky – even be drown in the so-called “Screenshot Ocean”. And what is it for? An innocent guide? Definitely not worth it!

Is there any chance you can win this battle?

I believe now, when you are way more motivated in making this procedure smoother and less harmful, we can look at this task from a different angle! Let’s imagine, a magical tool named X can make this workflow automatized. All you have to do is to launch the program and perform the workflow you need to capture. With every click, you get a new screenshot-based step which is automatically supplemented with the text description. Isn’t it magic? Another click – another step! You can carry on like that till infinity…or so.

After you are done with the steps the fun part starts! Welcome to the magnificent world of unlimited editing and annotating opportunities! Should you need to replace a step, blur or crop a screenshot or even add some lines, arrows or text to it – various editing tools are there to make your tutorial intelligible and much more clear! After you meet all of your requirements, publish it directly to Confluence!

With every click, you get a new screenshot-based step which is automatically supplemented with the text description. Isn’t it magic? Another click – another step!

Finally, the high point of this article – what is the name of this tool? Well, meet StepShot – a user-friendly software called for creating five-star step-by-step guides with the minimun actions required. It makes the process of documentation much more pleasant and allows you to save up to 90% of your valuable time. Remember, our lives are full of numerous distractions and complications, so it is not a great idea to further extend the list. Let’s look for easier solutions!