Why Documentation in Confluence?

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Confluence is ideal for modern teams creating documentation together. It's simple to use, built for collaboration, runs in a browser, and gets better with apps.

It's Simple to Use

When it comes to writing, a difficult editor can spoil the experience. DITA and markup based solutions can be awesome, but the implementation time, extensive configuration, and maintenance of multiple systems and automations becomes tedious. Additionally, the editor can be hard to use, and difficult to master.

Confluence uses a simple, intuitive editor so your team can start working quickly. Using the trusty toolbar, it's easy to add headings, images, tables, lists, and more. The editor is one big blank canvas upon which your team can craft your documentation.

Collaborate with Your Team

Confluence is built for collaboration so your team can write as quickly as ideas come to you. This empowers everyone to work together to maintain and improve documentation. There are several ways to collaborate in Confluence. Here are just a few to get you thinking:

  • SpacesEveryone on the team can use spaces in Confluence for both internal and external documentation. This means all your content is searchable in one system.
  • Write together—Multiple team members can work on the same page at the same time. While one person writes a new section, someone else can revise another.
  • Commenting—Whether it's on text, a file, or an entire page, team members can quickly add their thoughts as comments, and @mention team members to make changes.
  • Sharing—Share pages quickly within your team to collect feedback.
  • Notifications—Each team member can receive notifications when pages they care about are created or changed.

Learn more about collaboration.

Use It Anywhere

You know the documentation approach that requires you to install an app on your computer, manage files, push changes to servers, and hope you don't lose your work? Confluence isn't like that. Confluence is a web app, so you can use it on any computer, anywhere. Better yet, teams can easily collaborate because no one needs to install an app or download files on their computer. If you want to know more, maybe grab a cup of coffee with your administrator and discuss these cool features:

  • Server, Data Center, or Cloud—You can run Confluence on a single server, a cluster of servers, or have it hosted.
  • Updates—Confluence is updated often, so you can stay up-to-date easily.
  • Scalability—Confluence is a great tool for small teams and scales to the entire enterprise. We've seen 200,000+ users working in Confluence together.

Learn more about getting started as a Confluence Administrator.

Extend It with Apps

Confluence is always there for you, it's lovable, and you can teach it new tricks. With Atlassian Marketplace, you can browse for and easily install apps that extend your Confluence functionality. Like writing, apps improve over time with easy updates. Atlassian Marketplace has so many great apps to help you perfect your documentation toolchain. Here are a few examples:

Writing and formatting

  • draw.io Diagrams—A powerful, easy to use, and secure diagramming app with a huge library of shapes
  • Numbered Headings—A simple app that automatically numbers headings as you write

Workflow and version management

  • Comala Workflows—A workflow app where you can create simple or complex reviews, tasks, and approvals processes
  • Scroll Versions—Plan, author, manage, and release versioned documentation with this app

Content publishing

  • Comala Publishing—This app enables you to use "between-space" publishing to keep draft pages and spaces separate from your finished public work.
  • Scroll PDF Exporter—Turn your Confluence pages into PDF documents with rich output and full control over styling with this app
  • Scroll Viewport—An app to deliver Confluence pages and blog posts to the web using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for styling

Explore even more apps on Atlassian Marketplace.

Confluence in Action

Adapting to your personal style, Confluence provides a unique and beautiful user experience. Here are just a few examples of documentation written in Confluence:

  • Atlassian —Hey, this is the team that makes Confluence! Atlassian uses multiples spaces to separate documentation for each product with awesome search so you can quickly find what you're looking for.
  • BMC —BMC uses expand macros and clear content overviews to quickly answer questions.
  • CA Technologies —CA Technologies has documentation in multiple languages and versions, which is really impressive. They also give users the ability to add comments on any page for easy feedback.
  • Comalatech —Comalatech uses an image-rich navigation in their custom theme to bring their brand personality into their documentation.
  • Igel —The unique theme Igel created really brings their brand together.


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