What a day on ProductHunt!
Thanks to all your support, we made it to top 1 when we launched Archbee 2.0!
ProductHunt called us a "Google Docs alternative" a few days later in their newsletter. Flattered and humbled!
But there's no resting on the laurels... here's what we released today.
One of our cool & distinctive features is that you can share collections of documents on your domain.
But each domain was bound to a single collection. That made it hard for everybody:
- companies with multiple products had to set a different subdomain for each product's documentation;
- agencies with multiple customers (like you'd find an agency with a single customer, haha) had to set a different subdomain for each customer they wanted to share docs with;
- every new domain had to be set in the DNS provider, taking too much time, and DNS propagation is really slow sometimes;
- that also made it hard for us because we had to supply many SSL certificates, and that's not easy, or cheap.
The alternative was sharing the collections with an archbee.io link, and that worked for some companies, but it didn't for those that wanted a more professional look.
Super happy to announce we now made it possible to share multiple collections on the same domain, by having a path on each collection, while maintaining the root path for a single collection.
Here's how you do it:
Our automatic save feature and collaborative experience made it easy to create docs by not having to click any unnecessary buttons.
That's awesome for internal team documentation and collaboration.
But for customer-facing documentation, it's not a good look to have them see unfinished work or drafts.
This is why we now have publish-mode, which snapshots your collection and deploys it to your domain.
You get to keep the archbee.io staging link that points at the real-time collection, and a production environment to which the snapshot is deployed at your domain.
Publish-Mode gets activated whenever you have a domain set on your collection.
This new feature also introduces clean URLs. We only add the randomly generated string at the end of the URL if you have another doc named exactly the same. To get the new URLs you have to publish once.
Here's how it looks like:
These two features were critical for our way to become your team's single source of truth for internal AND customer-facing documentation!
Enjoy your holidays, and we'll see you soon with more blazing features.