What does Tango do?

Tango captures any process and turns it into a shareable, interactive guide for documentation that replaces screen shares and meetings.

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Written by Dan Giovacchini
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Introduction

Tango is a tool that enables users to capture processes on their screens and transform them into shareable, step-by-step guides known as "Tangos," or "workflows." These Tangos can be used to build documentation, help articles, or to explain anything to anyone without the need for screen sharing, meetings, or videos. Tango is designed to enhance knowledge sharing, making it more efficient and interactive, thereby helping users and teams maintain their focus, avoid interruptions, and overcome work obstacles.

Demo

Creating a Tango Workflow

To create a Tango Workflow, follow these steps:

    • Begin by installing the Tango extension on your Chrome browser.

    • Pin the Chrome Extension so you can easily use it to create Tangos.

  1. Navigate to where you want to capture a process:

    • Once the extension is installed, go to the web page from which you want to begin capturing your process.

  2. Start capturing:

    • Click on the Tango extension icon located in the top-right corner of your browser, then click the prominent purple button to initiate the capturing process. Tango will now automatically start taking screenshots and generating descriptions in real-time as you go through your task!

  3. Control your capture:

    • A Tango capture panel will appear in the left side of your screen. There will be a controller in the bottom left that allows you to complete, pause, restart, or discard your capture. Paid versions will allow you to blur elements on your screen for a more private capture experience.

  4. Complete your capture:

    • When you have finished capturing, click the green checkmark button to finalize your Tango.

  5. Edit your Tango:

    • After completing the capture, you can edit various elements of your Tango, including the title, step names, step descriptions, and the captured images.

  6. Blur and annotate images:

    • Utilize the image editor to blur sensitive information or add annotations such as arrows, boxes, or text to your screenshots.

  7. Share your Tango:

    • Once you are satisfied with your Tango, click "Share & Export" to share it with your teammates. You can send an email directly to a teammate with a link to your Tango, quickly copy the entire Tango for pasting into tools like Google Docs or web pages, download a PDF version, embed the Tango into pages within your knowledge base, or simply copy a link to share wherever you prefer.

Congratulations, you're done! Depending what format you share your Tango, viewers will be able to see and experience your Tango in different ways

  • Link Share - the same scrollable vertical format you see when you're done editing

    • **Guidance** - when clicking "Guide Me" an interactive walkthrough experience that takes viewers to the apps and guides them through a process (Hint: try it yourself to see the magic!)

  • Embed - a slideshow-like experience that can be horizontally clicked through (or alternatively scrolled through vertically ) inside of any other knowledge base or wiki

  • Copy / PDF - you can export out the contents of the Tango Workflow as you wish and what you see is what your viewers will also see

You are now ready to capture and share Tangos!

Benefits of Tango

Tango is designed to provide personalized process guidance for everyone. With interactive walkthroughs, viewers, learners, and practitioners can receive precise instructions on what to do and where to click, all without leaving their screen. This feature ensures that teammates and customers have necessary answers at their fingertips, minimizing unnecessary interruptions and the need for context switching.

Moreover, Tango offers a real-time analytics dashboard that allows Tango creators to measure the impact of their Tangos. This dashboard provides insights into who is viewing your Tangos, how frequently they are used, and where people encounter difficulties. This information empowers you to continuously improve your workflows, making them more efficient and effective.

Getting Started with Tango

Tango is a free tool that can be set up and running in less than a minute!

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