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Clean interface optimized for speed and simplicity

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QR code

This link triggers a popup with simple code you can use to embed help in your own SaaS web panels.


Your branding

This can be an image, text, or both.

Print tome

Formats a print friendly version of the entire tome, and triggers the print dialog in most browsers.


Direct access to any section, any level deep.

Admin bar

This only shows for logged-in users. The general public viewing a public tome won't see this.

It provides access to tome features.

Info block

As well as regular text, sections can be highlighted as info (orange) or warnings (red) to make them more visible.

Lazy loading

We've focused on speed for everything. "Lazy loading" means that the next content loads just ahead of when it is needed as you scroll, so even for massive tomes with hundreds or thousands of sections, the response is snappy.


A keyword search helps you finds specific references - essential in larger tomes.

Published tab

This only shows for logged-in users. The general public viewing a public tome won't see this.

Admins and editors can easily flip between the draft and published documentation.

Draft tab

This only shows for logged-in users. The general public viewing a public tome won't see this.

Admins and editors can easily flip between the draft and published documentation.

Print this section

This option is visible when you hover over headings in the published view.

It lets you easily print a particular section (including all subsections).

Copy direct URL

Every section or subsection in tome has a unique direct URL. You can easily copy it to your clipboard using this link.

This URL is permanent and independent of the heading's position. It will not change, even if you move a section within a tome, or add headings before or after it so its visible section number changes.

Embed this section

One of the biggest problems with documentation is getting users to read it.

tomehost has a unique system for embedding content in popup windows directly within your web panel or SaaS. It requires no dependencies such as jquery or angular, and works entirely client side, indepedent of your platform.

Putting the solution right next to the problem is key to increasing the utility and usage of your documentation.

QR code for this section

As well as QR codes for the entire tome, you may want to provide direct access to some sections.

This way, you can add multiple QR codes to certain parts or components of your products, each taking the user not only to the correct documentation, but to the specific section they need.

Users no longer need to search for the correct page to change an ink cartridge in a printer or an oil filter on a lawn mower. The QR code will take them to the exact section they need.

Source code block

This is one of a number of special content types.

  • Headings
  • Text
  • Info
  • Warning
  • Source code
  • Image
  • Embedded video
  • File downloads

Source code includes syntax highlighting for a variety of code languages including CSS, HTML, XML, php, VB.NET, C#, Java, C, C++, Python, JavaScript and SQL.

Author/editor interface

Creating and managing content

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Treeview menu

The treeview menu in draft view is central to structuring and formatting your tome.

You can drag and drop sections to change their order, or move a subsection in or out of another section.

Right-clicking any heading lets you nest a subsection there.

Checked out to you

Direct access to any section, any level deep.

Checked out to another

Sections being worked on by colleagues can be viewed, but are locked to prevent users overwriting each other's work.

Publish button

You don't have to publish everything in one go, only the parts that are ready.

Check the box by the section(s) you wish to publish, and click.

Automatic numbering

tomehost is built to handle large, complex documentation for highly technical products and services.

Numbering is applied automatically to each heading.

Section menu

Each heading has a trigger point to the left which lets you add content blocks, delete a section, or add new subsections.

The menu trigger next to content blocks lets you move them up or down, or delete them.

Formatting bar

When editing an HTML field on the page, this toolbar will appear.

End of section

In draft mode, the end of each section is marked so you can see where each ends. Clicking this marker will bring up the section menu.

Published tab

Easily switch between the present public (published) content, and the draft content which is under development.

Draft tab

Easily switch between the present public (published) content, and the draft content which is under development.

Active edit area

Hover over page items and a dotted line appears around each. Click once and the field instantly switches to allow editing.

As soon as you finish and move your cursor out of the field, it changes back and the content is saved.

Structured Data

tomehost's unique approach to content

Sections not pages

Most CMSs base their structure around pages. tomehost is structured around sections, which is much better suited to user guides and complex technical documentation.

Deep nesting

You can nest headings 7+ levels deep, accommodating even the most extensive technical manuals.

Automatic numbering

Just add headings where you want them, and tomehost takes care of numbering. If you move a section, everything automatically renumbers.

Unique URLs

Each heading has a unique URL that does not change if you edit the heading, move it, or add sections in front of it. The visible number might change, but the URL won't.

Content Creation

Intuitive tools and interface

Context menus

The editor interface has menu triggers next to each header, at section breaks at the end of each section and on-right clicking headings in the treeview menu.

Flexible content-types

Headings, text, warnings, notices, code (with syntax-highlighting), images (with optional legend), file download blocks and embedded videos.

Drag and drop

Restructure your tome by dragging and dropping headings in the treeview menu. You can change the order, or move headings into or out of other headings.

Wysiwyg editor

There is no special markup or markdown to learn; just add sections where you want them and format the content in the built-in HTML editor. The draft version layout is identical to the public version, so you can easily see how things will look to end-users even while you work.

Automatic saving

As soon as you leave a field you've edited, it is saved.


Easily cross-link to any other heading in the tome - start typing "@" and then continue with a number or text, and matching sections will appear for you to select from. Cross-links will automatically update so they still point to the correct category if you add new headings or move things around so the number changes.

Mobile working

Mobile devices are probably not the best tools for serious content creation, but they're handy for making small edits and fixing typos you only notice after work.

Delete content

When you delete content, it appears crossed-out and lighter. It only disappears when you publish, so you have plenty of time to change your mind and undelete it.


Manage the creative process

Various user types

Create contributors, editors and admins to manage the workflow. Contributors can write content, editors can write and change content and admins can write, change and publish content.

Publish when ready

You can prepare big updates and only push live when ready. You can choose which sections to publish, so some sections can continue to be worked on, while you publish those that are ready.


When you make an edit, the section is automatically checked out to you. This ensures other members of the team can't make conflicting changes while you're working. You can unlock, it if you wish to let another user work on it, or publish (which also unlocks it).


If you've messed up and want to cancel unpublished changes, you can select the section and roll back to the current live version.


Create tomes, invite users

Create multiple tomes

Manage separate projects from the same admin space.

Map users to tomes

Invite users and create permissions on a per-tome basis.

Easy to remember URL

Your tome name becomes a subdomain for your tome.

Backup and clone

Backup a tome to DocBook XML format, restore to clone a tome.

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