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Publish multiple projects and build developer portals, API references, or user guides and tutorials.
Archbee is a product documentation platform that is evolving fast.
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Teams of all sizes build documentation with Archbee

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How is Archbee comparing with Readme?

Stop paying more for features you shouldn't. Focus on writing great product documentation
and grow your business at a price that's sustainable.

Feature Comparison

Archbee

Readme

Write and Publish documentation
Full customization with Custom CSS or JavaScript
Enhanced Search and Search Analytics
Reusable Content
Publish multiple knowledge bases without aditional cost
Staging Environment on all plans
Unlimited documentation versions
Direct Github integration
Modern editor with markdown shortcuts and 30+ custom blocks
Dynamic Links between knowledge base articles
Code Editor block with multiple tabs, drag & drop
Standalone app for Mac, Windows and Linux

Archbee vs. Readme: What's right for me?

Great question! We think we’re pretty great, but here’s an honest answer from Joe Pettersson - CTO @ Banked.com

We've moved to Archbee from ReadMe recently due to constraints in ReadMe's product and the challenges of scaling it commercially in our model. The big challenges were inherent to how usage scales in their platform.

For example, they see a 'project' as one single set of cohesive documentation and build a UX/UI to facilitate that. It means you need multiple projects for multiple documentation projects. In simple terms, everything in a project is intended to be 'one thing.'

Projects are so distinct and separated that they are hard to maintain at scale (lots of repetition, no setting, or customization sharing). And, if you need the full customization options, you must pay $400 a month for each project.

This is unique to our model, but it's why we've left. Archbee has some (not all) of the same limitations, but they don't charge us $400 a month for each project!

Write the docs, set your domain and hit PUBLISH

Once your content is ready, all you do is hit publish. We make it easy to setup branded docs on your domain — with all the bells and whistles.

No more fiddling with markdown, git workflows, CI/CD pipelines, and servers for user-friendly and great-looking docs!
See live portals powered by Archbee
Product documentation Sites

Selling to developers? Probably not the way you think.

Developers don't "jump" on demos or sales calls. Let them educate themselves on product and they'll sell the product for you internally.

We provide you with the tools to onboard and activate them in your product with no human interaction.
Developer and API Docs

Our incredibly featured editor will make it easy to create the content

Block-based speedy editor with over 30+ custom blocks and 25 embeds and integrations available.

Not only that, but it's incredibly easy for your entire team to collaborate on creating the content.
Internal Wiki and Knowledge Base

Effortless content editing + collaboration

Information is more than just plain text.

Archbee's document editor allows you to create and structure your content effortlessly with the flexibility of custom blocks and the simplicity of Markdown syntax.

Utilize a any of the 30+ custom blocks, such as lists, checklists, tables, callouts, minitasks, files, images, videos, maps, multilanguage code editors, diagrams, Mermaid.js, API endpoints, Swagger/Open API, GraphQL, changelogs, HTML iframes, to enhance your team's ability to communicate effectively.
20+ Custom Blocks
Easy document collaboration with inline comments.

This is knowledge management on steroids to help your team learn to communicate asynchronously.

This is how you build an efficient, resilient & remote-ready team.
Inline Comments
We went far beyond the basic editing experience.

Archbee is a complete documentation workspace for your team!

Link docs, mention people to keep knowledge up to date and close by.
Link Reference and Person Mentions
Each keystroke is a sub 15 millisecond process time.

One of the easiest as well, no training required. It's the fastest way build up your company's knowledge.

Use markdown shortcuts or just point and click to format for great readability.
Markdown Shortcuts and editing

Say goodbye to the slow & clunky

Organize your documents in Spaces. These can be your departments, projects or groups of people.

Each Space is a tree structure with infinite opportunities to capture and store your knowledge.
Drag and Drop To Organize Content
Keep information at your fingertips with Archbee's custom algorithm for search.

Complete visibility on every search query and feedback analytics for each document.

Learn how often a query is searched for and how many documents appear in the search results.
Flexible and Powerful Docs Search
Documents have a huge lifetime, and many people contribute.

With Archbee you get to see its history all the way back, highlight the changes and revert if the need arises.
Document revert and Infinite history
Keep the knowledge base private or make it public on your domain, but that's not all.

A plethora of access control settings can be set, for either your team or your customers.
Access Control for the Team
Knowledge management is hard, but it doesn't have to be.

Keep information linked so people can quickly read through all your workspace.

Great for onboarding, great for building a great team.
Knowledge Graph

Integrate with all the tools your team is already using

We pack a punch, but we also integrate with 25+ other popular software

Powerful block based editor.

Archbee's editor has 20+ custom blocks including integrations to embed tools like: Figma, Loom, Airtable, GDocs and more.

Built for technical documention.

If you need to share onboard clients and share implementation docs with code blocks, API references, Archbee is built for you.

Publish multiple knowledge bases.

Publishing knowledge bases for multi-products doesn't have to cost you more. Each Archbee Space can be published on individual URLs.

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"Like many, we originally built our own documentation portal in house. But as our team grew, it became a huge headache. With Archbee, everyone (even non-technicals) can create, update and share documentation with users or developers. It's like Notion — but purpose built for technical docs."
Greg Soltys, docuflow Product Manager at
"Archbee makes building our docs enjoyable and I'm a developer at core, so you know that's saying something. We use Archbee to create and share private documentation with a multitude of our clients in the DTC world."
Scott Wickberg, Owner & Creative Director
"Once we started scaling our team, documentation became very important. Our markdown-based solution in GitHub couldn't be handled by newer non-technical team members so we were looking for a modern solution for knowledge documentation. We found Archbee and we're super happy with its development."
Alex Circei, Founder & CEO
"The interface is clean and very easy to use. It has everything we would expect from a modern documentation platform built for teams that build software. We can build any type of documentation, from user guides to developer API references and sharing it couldn't be easier. Just hit publish!"
Delphine Marceau, Head of Customer Care

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