Gaining XMLMind-share

by Andrew Savikas

I've been a big fan of XMLMind as a DocBook editor since first hearing about it several months ago, and it looks like I'm not the only one -- I was quite surprised to see XMLMind is currently the top result on Google for "docbook editor", especially without the marketing budget of Oxygen, Epic, or Stylus.

The folks at Pixware really found a nice balance between being reasonably friendly for non-techies, and still powerful for advanced users. I love that I can work in a WYSIWYG (CSS-based) environment, and rarely need to use the mouse. And with a very usable free version, they're definitely worth looking into as an authoring tool.