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Bookdown Alternatives

Bookdown is described as 'The bookdown package is a free and open-source R package built on top of R Markdown to make it really easy to write books and long-form articles/reports' and is an app in the news & books category. There are seven alternatives to Bookdown for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Mac, Windows, Linux and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is GitBook, which is free. Other great apps like Bookdown are Archivy, mdBook, Retype and Leanpub.

Bookdown alternatives are mainly Documentation Generators but may also be Static Site Generators. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Bookdown.
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The bookdown package is a free and open-source R package built on top of R Markdown to make it really easy to write books...

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  1. GitBook icon

    GitBook

    • Online
    62 alternatives to GitBook 

    GitBook is a tool for building beautiful books using Git and Markdown. It can generate your book into multiple formats:

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    1.  Git SupportGitBook supports Git, a free and open source distributed version control system.
    2.  Support for MarkDownGitBook supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    3.  Command line interfaceGitBook either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Archivy

    • Self-Hosted
    • Python
    • Docker
    • Nix Package Manager
    44 alternatives to Archivy 

    A self-hosted knowledge repository that allows you to safely preserve useful content that contributes to your own personal, searchable and extensible wiki.

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    1.  Syntax HighlightingArchivy supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    2.  Support for MarkDownArchivy supports MarkDown for document formatting.


  3. mdBook icon

    mdBook

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Rust
    38 alternatives to mdBook 

    Gitbook alternative in Rust.

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    Retype

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    39 alternatives to Retype 

    A documentation generator that builds HTML output based on Markdown files. Supports Markdown specs and offers a wide set of custom components using Markdown-like syntax. Builds Reference Source documentation for .NET projects (more added soon).

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    1.  Support for MarkDownRetype supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  Git SupportRetype supports Git, a free and open source distributed version control system.
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    Leanpub

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    11 alternatives to Leanpub 

    Leanpub is the combination of two things: a powerful ebook and course writing platform, and an online storefront where you can buy our authors' ebooks and courses.

     Leanpub has no features, suggest some!


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    NextBook

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    24 alternatives to NextBook 

    NextBook is quick and easy way to buid technical books or documentation that support modern standards and run blazingly fast. It's built with MDX and Next.js and works by compiling markdown or MDX down to plain static html.

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    1.  Support for MarkDownNextBook supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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    Notaku

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    53 alternatives to Notaku 

    Turn you Notion into documentation, knowledge base and blog websites.

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