6 Best Tango Alternatives for Step-by-Step Documentation 

Shreelekha Singh
March 29, 2024
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Tango is a popular process documentation tool for creating step-by-step guides with screen capture, annotations, and screenshot cropping. It's also affordable and includes generous page customization options and an auto-zoom feature for embedded images.

However, it falls short in its branding capabilities, with the Tango logo and colors marking all content. Coupled with the lack of editing options mid-way through recording and the recurring manual text entry, this can make it unappealing to some users.

That’s why we’ve compiled an unbiased review of six of the best Tango alternatives. But first, let’s talk about what you need to look for in these tools.

6 best Tango alternatives to consider

Here are six of the top alternatives for Tango:

1. Floik

Floik is a versatile tool to create step-by-step guides and convert these guides into video tutorials or clickable demos. 

You get all of Scribe’s key capabilities for editing a guide, formatting the text with a WYSIWYG editor, sharing links + embeds, and performance analytics. 

But Floik takes an edge over Scribe with its multi-format content creation functionality. Instead of juggling multiple tools—one to create how-to guides and others to create explainer videos—Floik works as a one-stop solution for making product showcases and documenting your workflows. 

With Floik, you also get better branding options to align every guide’s  look and feel with your brand identity. You can also add a custom domain to get on-brand URLs.

More importantly, Floik’s generous free plan allows you to edit guides using several features that are gated in Scribe, such as:

  • Blur and redact information
  • Add steps and upload screenshots
  • Reorder, delete, and edit individual steps 

You can convert the same guide into a video or an interactive demo. Here’s a clickable demo guiding you through the same process:

2. Scribe

Scribe offers automated on-screen capturing through web extensions, a WYSIWYG editor, and relatively generous page customization options. The multi-support functionality lets you duplicate or repurpose Scribes (document pages) as you see fit. 

During capture sessions, Scribe automatically tracks clicks/keypresses to generate a step-by-step guide for any process. As for editing, users have access to annotation tools, screenshot cropping, and simplified redaction for sensitive information.

However, the app locks its most essential features behind its premium plans. This includes screenshot annotations and redaction, central user/document management, and separate licenses for admins, creators, and viewers.

Some users also describe the UI as clunky. One particular review mentions the lack of customization options for markups and text mix-ups in the menu and layout buttons.

3. Trainual

Trainual is more of a knowledge-transfer platform than a documentation tool. And part of that comes from the app’s prioritization of workflow/business operations.

It allows for extensive customization when recording internal processes, including creating custom fields, rules, and objects. The app's access management functionality means data is shared selectively based on user roles.

The integrated reporting feature also ensures that admins can effectively track critical internal metrics.

That said, Trainual relies on its Loom integration to enable users to create and edit videos. And even though it rolls out frequent patches and updates, customers describe data storage and access as 'confusing'.

This user explains these issues, alongside other concerns with the tool’s limited search feature and inconsistencies in exporting files.

4. Dubble

Dubble comes with a minimal and user-friendly interface. The app also makes it easy for you to edit outdated tutorials and guides. Simply re-capture the necessary steps or modify descriptions, markups, and screenshots as you see fit.

As for its functionality, Dubble works the same as Scribe. Turn on the browser extension, hit record, and generate a step-by-step guide for any process. Once that's done, edit the content using annotation marks, action boxes, or granular image specs.

Like the other options mentioned here, Dubble has a one-click share feature that makes team-wide content distribution seamless. It also offers integrations with Notion, Confluence, Google Docs, and more.

The primary drawback for Dubble is its obscure pricing model. While $6 per user is relatively cheap, its enterprise plan can vary widely.

5. iorad

Iorad offers much of the same functionality as Scribe —on-screen capturing with a web extension, a WYSIWYG editor, etc. However, it isn’t as intuitive as Floik or even Trainual, for that matter. 

For example, this user reported problems with UI navigation and was surprised at the app granting admin privileges to all team members.

Where Iorad shines is its integrations. While not massive, its library offers 70+ integrations, including popular 3rd-party apps like Hubspot, Salesforce, Canva, Zendesk, Zoho, and more.

Still, the price point can be a turn-off for some. As a free user, you can create as many tutorials and guides as you want. But sharing that content through private links or embeds will have you shelling out at least $200.

6. Process Street

One of the earliest documentation software to hit the market, Process Street is well-known for its conditional logic in workflow and checklist automation. It also offers robust customization for its templates and comes with a user-friendly interface.

Yet, the app’s primary draw is its extensive (5000+) integration library through Zapier, including Slack, Asana, Salesforce, Airtable, and more.

If we had to nitpick here, we'd point to its limited reporting feature and its rather pricey plans. The lack of an offline mode also means you can't create a simple slide deck even if you've got the resources downloaded.

That aside, the app’s starting to show its age. For instance, users report a lack of customization options despite recent updates. Its filtering and data export functions could also do with an overhaul.

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Switch to a more effective Tango alternative 

This guide has given you the pick of the litter for Tango alternatives. But what's really important is that you choose something that suits your needs. For instance, Process Street may offer the most integrations. But do you actually need them?

Similarly, if you're creating interactive content like demos and explainer videos, you'd be better off with Floik rather than Scribe. Because, even though content creation may be easier with the latter, you may lose some of the subtleties of your product/guide in the process.

Browse through the app features again if you must, consider what fits you best, and make your choice.