Thursday, April 7, 2016

Many Tricks Help Viewer

Rob Griffiths:

We developed this new system to solve some aggravations we were having with Apple’s built-in help system, and to provide our users with a better help experience.


First off, there’s a new navigation system, as seen in the image at right. Click the “hamburger” menu on any page, and this handy drop-down makes it simple to get wherever you need to go.

The current section is always marked with a checkmark, so you’ll know exactly which page you’re on when you activate the menu.

The help window is also now a normal OS X window, not the “I will block everything!” floating window of Apple’s help system.

It’s just very clean and easy to use. Apple Help is an area of the OS that, while not broken, has been neglected for far too long.

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