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Need an alternative to Appcues?

Experience the flexibility and control with Inline Manual for user onboarding, in-app help, and employee training.

If you are on this page, you probably already tried out Appcues. You even enjoyed it first. Appcues do offer some neat features, and the implementation seems simple and easy. You thought it had all the features you would ever need. But then the reality hit you. You wish there was more flexibility in the customization or detailed analytics that would show you exactly when your users drop-off. The lack of multilingual option has become a problem. And when you needed help, there was no one around. So you made a decision - it's time to look for an alternative. And you landed here.

You’re now probably wondering what you can expect from Inline Manual? Our tool helps hundreds of customers around the world with user onboarding, employee training, support, and software adoption. With Inline Manual you can make walkthroughs, tooltips, launchers, feedback forms and support articles on the fly. We provide the best quality at an affordable price. But don’t trust our words, find out yourself why Inline Manual is the best alternative to Appcues.

Why Inline Manual?5 reasons why Inline Manual is the best alternative to Appcues

Control the look

Are you wondering how much control will you have with Inline Manual comparing to Appcues? Our tool is very flexible when it comes to making it look exactly as you wish. Our customers tell us they are amazed by the level of control and customization they can reach. In Inline Manual everything from the look to the timing and interactive responses can be changed to meet your requirements. Most options are just a click away! Avoid choosing a product with limitations that will be impossible for you to configure. Inline Manual puts you in charge of how users move through your application. It gives you total control over the design, looks, and feel. Choose wisely.

Responsive high-touch support

Low-touch service often leaves users scratching their heads. Some services offer a slick out of the box experience yet once users want to customize the platform, they run around. At Appcues, higher-touch support is reserved only for the higher paying customers. With lower subscription plans, the only help you may often get is the one offered by a bot. On the other hand, everyone who uses Inline Manual gets help from a human. Our customers find our support experience more responsive and faster. We’re proud to say that our support heroes really know what they do. If you’re ever stuck for ideas or need help, we’re here to help. Our customers’ feedback is vital to us.

Flexible publishing workflow

Our version control system and multi-site support let you test in a staging environment before you go live with your next great update. For teams that are building their own software, having rigorous testing and QA is a natural and important part of the process. You can test, rollout, and revert changes in our easy-to-use version control system to make sure your content is properly tested and QA approved.


Need multilingual? In contrast with Appcues, at Inline Manual we don’t like limitations, and that’s why we provide a flexible translation workflow so you can support a global audience 24x7. Yes, Inline Manual supports all languages, including RTL ones, so you can help your users all over the world. You can easily do translation in the editor or use export/import feature for that. Your choice! Here you can see what content translation and multilingual support looks like.

Comprehensive platform

We’ve learned that many customer-facing teams want to improve in-app user engagement without getting in the way of product development. And they want to do it all without the code. With Inline Manual you can create interactive product flows in addition to in-app help, feedback forms, training, and tutorials. Why does this matter? Because we know from our customers that once they begin using Inline Manual in one area, such as user onboarding, they realize they can use it in other areas, like staff training. We offer a broad list of functionalities that our customers rely on. It saves them time, and money so they don’t need multiple applications for user onboarding, in-app help, and messaging. We value flexibility.

What can you do with Inline Manual?
Let’s look at some facts.

How exactly is Inline Manual different from Appcues? What new features will I get if I choose Inline Manual? If all these questions sound familiar to you (and you want to finally get an answer), you are in the right place.

We prepared a side-by-side comparison of Inline Manual versus Appcues features. Check the differences between the services listed in a column below, or download this worksheet.


 Inline ManualAppcues
People trackingYes
No brandingYesYes


Feedback formsYesYes


In-app helpYes


All languagesYes
Right to left supportYesYes
Translate in editorYes


Version Control SystemYes
Release managementYes
Export to HTML
Organization accountYesYes


Custom CSSYesYes
Step TemplatesYes


3rd Party IntegrationsYesYes
iFrames SupportYes
Standalone PlayerYes

Customer support

Knowledge baseYesYes
Online supportYesYes
Screenshare supportYes
Dedicated Success ManagerYesYes
Priority SupportYes

Discover Inline Manual’s strengths and learn what makes it a right tool for you

The decision you need to make is which of those features are the most important to you. Contact us with your ideas and questions. We’re more than happy to help.

Why Inline Manual is a better choice than Appcues - a pricing comparison

We packed Inline Manual with most relevant features that your SaaS or SMEs will need. Yes, across all the plans. We provide transparent, fair and flexible pricing with no hidden fees. It will scale in a predictable way along with your services. Decision makers do often tell us they’re surprised by our pricing. We’re in a lower price bracket than most of our competitors, and yet we're able to provide an excellent service, superior in many ways.

But how does it compare to Appcues? You may be surprised to learn that Inline Manual is, in fact, more affordable than Appcues. Our tool will meet all your needs without emptying your wallet.

Let’s see some facts

For 2500 active users in Standard Pro plan in Inline Manual, you will pay 208$ monthly, for the same amount of users in Appcues (1000-2500), in their Standard plan, you will pay 299$ monthly.

Our plan costs 30% less compared to Appcue’s plan, plus includes more features! Inline Manual simply provides more value at a lower price. It is a great quality/price rate deal, isn’t it?

Yes, we get it, people usually associate a higher quality with a higher price tag. If you see a lower price, you probably want to know why. What’s the trade off? On our pricing page, we give you a detailed list of our product features, so you know what you’re paying for when purchasing our services. The choice is yours

Before making a decision, remember that the software you’re choosing isn’t only a set of features. You’re also building a relationship with a vendor. Our customers’ feedback means a lot to us. Feedback comes directly from our customer support and successful teams, right into our product development. As an agile, customer-focused company we are able to respond to our customers' needs rapidly.

Companies such as Freshdesk, Pipedrive, Bigcommerce and Unicef love, use and support our tool. We think you should give it a go too.