Help Crafter is an essential tool for the Mac developer for authoring help content.

Help crafter's full featured word processor includes support for tables, lists, resizable images and more. Style based editing allows you to maintain a consistent look across pages, and make global changes easily.

Available output formats include Apple Help Bundle for Mac applications, Html, print and PDF.

Apple Help Bundle is fully indexed, and creates everything needed to be a fully functional Help bundle.

What's New

Version 2.0.4

Updated to work with Sierra

Ratings and Reviews

Superb product, not to much, not to little.


The product has a good help section, as it should. I picked that apart, a little, just to learn. The developer is responsive. As for the application, its intuitive with very little learning curve. The developer has a trial offer, and because i was skeptical, i went for it. However,I recommend you just buy it. It took a little effort for the trial version’s cache to be purged, that was the only bummer, biggee though. The purely html option will be very useful for web based support files as well. This product brought authoring of a help system down to a manageable level, you don’t have to write your own css, html, plists, etc… With this tool It took a day to develop a help book (first draft) and add it to my application. SUCCESS!

the simplest way to maintain quality help in your app

Gary W. Longsine

The macOS help system is notoriously quirky and not as well documented as it could be. Help Crafter has a few little quirks of its own, but for the most part it greatly simplifies the process of creating and maintaining high quality help for an app. It feels like a very simple, streamlined, specialized word processor which makes it almost ideal for putting the maintenance of help documents into the hands of technical writers, directly.

Essential Developer Tool


I’ve been using Help Crafter regularly since I discovered it early this year. I regard it as a vital tool in preparing a complete macOS application; one that Apple itself appears to be unwilling to provide. I have just completed a major overhaul of my help book content and organization using 2.0.3, with no fuss, including adding a html version for posting on my web site also without fuss. That would have been impossible with any the tools I had been trying to use before Help Crafter.

With every release of OS X, Apple dramatically changes their “standard” appearance and behavior for help in their own applications. Jeff can’t reasonably be expected to keep up with that sort of thing, but I am more worried about whether or not he can earn enough from developers like me to sustain his efforts on this excellent application.


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11 MB
Developer Tools
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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