EC Software Acquires Fast-Help


Salzburg, Austria – April 2024

After 20 years of operation, Fast-Help has closed its doors and retired the documentation software Fast-Help Standard, Fast-Help International and Fast-Help Corporate. This also ended updates of the software, customer assistance and support for software activations.

EC Software GmbH has acquired the domains and strives to help existing Fast-Help users with the transition to our own help authoring tool Help+Manual.

What we can do for you

We offer a seamless conversion from Fast-Help to Help+Manual and cross-upgrades for Fast-Help users with substantial discounts.

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Cross-Upgrade with 50% Discount

For legitimate owners of a Fast-Help license (Standard, International and Corporate) we offer attractive upgrades to Help+Manual Basic, Professional and Floating licenses.

If you own multiple licenses of Fast-Help, please contact us at for an individual offer.

Fast-Help Converter

Help+Manual can import content from a variety of source formats. However, you get the most complete transition by using our Fast-Help Converter. The converter delivers a complete transition of table of contents, keyword index and topics including style templates, links, images, hotspots, conditional text, variables, etc. After converting your help project, you can seamlessly continue to work with Help+Manual.

For any questions you might have about the transition, we are available for you at


Fast-Help Converter

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This application converts a Fast-Help database (.mdb) to Help+Manual. Version 1.3 supports translations and can convert multi-language projects of Fast-Help v6 and later.

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Version 1.3.2 (supports Fast-Help v6 to v9.5), updated July 18, 2024

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