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    BookStack Alternatives

    BookStack is described as 'free and open source knowledge management platform built on PHP. The system has been built around simplicity to ensure that adding information to it is not a chore. The content structure is built on the metaphors of Books, Chapters & Pages' and is a popular app in the education & reference category. There are more than 50 alternatives to BookStack for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Mac, Windows, Self-Hosted solutions and Linux. The best alternative is Simplenote, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like BookStack are TiddlyWiki, DokuWiki, Wiki.js and Confluence.

    BookStack is mainly a Note-taking Tool but alternatives to it may also be Wiki Engines or Task Management Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of BookStack.
    This page was last updated May 13, 2022
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • PHP
    • Cloudron
    BookStack is a free and open source knowledge management platform built on PHP. The system has been built around simplicity...
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    1. Made by the company behind WordPress, Simplenote enables users to take notes, lists, and ideas. These notes are stored on the cloud and are accessible across multiple devices.
      Simplenote vs BookStack opinions
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      alexandrezanni note taking app vs knowledge base
      Negative comment 14 days ago

    2. TiddlyWiki is a single html file with all the characteristics of a wiki - including all of the functionality (including editing, saving, tagging and searching) and the style sheet.

    3. DokuWiki is a standards compliant, simple to use Wiki, mainly aimed at creating documentation of any kind. It is targeted at developer teams, workgroups and small companies.
      DokuWiki vs BookStack opinions
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      wojosc DokuWiki is pretty powerful once you get used to using the syntax. Once you use it you can be working very fast on DokuWiki.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

    4. Write your content in the widely used and simple Markdown format, using the built-in visual editor. Unlike other wiki software that save content in a database with a difficult to extract format, Wiki.js saves all your content directly into Markdown (.
    5. Trusted by 8,000 businesses, Confluence is the leading collaboration software and enterprise wiki for intranets and knowledge management. Free 30-day trial.

    6. XWiki is a powerful Open Source collaborative platform allowing companies of all sizes to save time and money while enhancing collaboration on both team and organizational level.
    7. GitBook is a tool for building beautiful books using Git and Markdown. It can generate your book into multiple formats:
    8. A new medium for your ideas—augment your thinking with a text editor designed for structuring lists. Side-by-side views allow 3 modes of thinking.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      FANDOM is a community-based service that allows anyone to create a wiki on virtually any subject. Discover, share and add your knowledge! Wikia is financed by advertisment!
    9. Miraheze is a free wiki farm, you can request your wiki which is 100% free and has no ads. The code of Miraheze is opensource ( You can change your logo, request extensions you need, and many other features. Help is provided via email, IRC, Phabricator.
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