IORAD: Free Application to Create User Guides, Tutorials

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IORAD is free application to create tutorials that allows you to create ‘application instructions’. You may work very hard in creating a software, but what is the use if your users are not able to understand what does your application have to give them. The free tutorial creation software actually provides you for your application ‘user training’ tool, with which you can create easy screenshots and tutorial videos for your prospective users.

Many tutorial videos in a website fail to explain its users its methods and features, which is very important for your users to understand, to follow the steps and procedures; to make most of the application. IORAD- the “Instructional Appliance” provides you simple but effective tool so that you can create user tutorials for your web site easily and quickly. You can also read Precision Helper, and Wink for creating tutorials for your software.

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Many tutorials created fail to explain users the real functionality of their application. As their video tutorials lack the correct timing and use of pause, back, forward and play modes. Thus, the user does not bother to re-play tutorials, ideas and plan for developing and distributing website flops. Whereas, IORAD will help you to create step by step application instructions for your web site by capturing screenshots of your actions using mouse clicks and keyboard actions.

You can create screen shots and tutorial videos for user training with utmost clarity and precision with good flow of instructions. This explains your prospective users the use and benefits of the software and its features. The browser-based tool takes a screenshot with every mouse and keyboard action. This tool will capture and record every action of yours when you work on your browser and you can then proceed to add the necessary captions. When you login to the IORAD, a JAVA applet will open in the browser for your screenshot captures.

The application enables you to add captions and text box as and when you have captured all the stages of your tutorial. Such text boxes work as explanatory notes to your users while they go along with your tutorial. While the IORAD editor rebuilds the mouse path, you can use a highlight box where you clicked and placing a simple text caption for each step. Not only one way communicative tutorials can be build by using this free tool, you can also create interactive tutorial for your users to make them more effective and improve their understanding.

Interactive tutorial videos are far better than any other is, since your users can participate in the procedure and understand  the features and functionality better. With this, the user has to perform the correct action in order to proceed and thus they comprehend in a better manner. The final tutorial can be embedded on a website or can be saved as a Word Doc, a PowerPoint, or a PDF which you can distribute and share as user guides.

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