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Free Confluence Alternatives

The best free alternative to Confluence is Nuclino. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Confluence and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Confluence are Slite, Notion, Trello and BookStack.

Confluence alternatives are mainly Note-taking Tools but may also be Task Management Tools or Project Management Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Confluence.
This page was last updated Jun 1, 2022
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  1. Nuclino is a unified workspace where teams can bring all their knowledge, docs, and projects together in one place. It’s a modern, simple, and blazingly fast way to collaborate, without the chaos of files and folders, context switching, or silos.

    Nuclino vs Confluence opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Nuclino is a great alternative to Confluence.
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    Fast responsive UI and easy to create check lists etc.

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    I like that it's lightweight and much faster to work with.

    Top positive comment  over 4 years ago
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    Easy to edit, promotes collaboration

    Positive comment almost 3 years ago
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    alinmarsico

    Way faster and easier to use. Fewer formatting features but all the essentials work flawlessly.

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    michaelchung89

    Very similar but not as overengineered and bloated.

    Positive comment about 3 years ago
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    ravijoshi

    Very clean and simple.... Confluence is much slower and hard to use.

    Positive comment about 3 years ago
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    AlanLeiken

    Confluence keeps getting worse with every update. Nuclino has so far proven to be a way better alternative for my team.

    Positive comment about 3 years ago
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  2. Slite is a collaborative workspace where remote teams get their best work done. Document. Discuss. Decide. Do. All in one place.

    Slite vs Confluence opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Slite is a great alternative to Confluence.
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    mattdiamond

    Lightweight & clutter free

    Top positive comment  over 3 years ago
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    Great tool for collaboration with clean UI and fast editor

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    Very light on features compared to Confluence.

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    Great design and very fast

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    victorwallspro

    Just discovered it with their mobile launch on product hunt back in december. Loved the design at first and loved the ux and collaboration features while using it with my team. If you're still on confluence it's worth a try 1000 times.

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    eleonorerabiot

    Slite is way more modern with a neat interface, brilliant ux and smooth way to share notes across team. It''s really easy to handle permission right. Just try it.

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    adrient

    So smooth to use with your team and create beautiful content, and keep it well organized.

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  3. Notion

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    With so many tools, it's hard to keep everyone on the same page. Notion is a new tool that unifies them all.

    Almost everyone thinks Notion is a great alternative to Confluence.
  4. Trello

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Android Wear
    • Kindle Fire
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Infinitely flexible. Incredibly easy to use. Great mobile apps. It's free. Trello keeps track of everything, from the big picture to the minute details.

    Trello vs Confluence opinions
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    MaterialFuture

    Trello isn't a replacement for Confluence but rather Jira. Confluence is for managing a knowledge database and for linking information to tasks, so Trello really isn't that similar.

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  5. BookStack

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
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    • PHP
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    BookStack is a 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.

    BookStack vs Confluence opinions
    Almost everyone thinks BookStack is a great alternative to Confluence.

    Bookstack is completly free and also has a WYSIWYG Editor.

    Positive comment about 5 years ago
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  6. 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.

    Some users think TiddlyWiki is a great alternative to Confluence, some don't.
  7. Company Wiki & Knowledge Base.

    Archbee vs Confluence opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Archbee is a great alternative to Confluence.
    rador34358

    Less clunky and much easier to implement

    Positive comment almost 2 years ago
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    joreg20719

    It's much more cost-effective, easier to use, and provides a better experience overall.

    Positive comment almost 2 years ago
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    yijoji9173

    Super fast compared to Confluence, much easier to use as well

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  8. 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 Confluence opinions
    Most users think DokuWiki is a great alternative to Confluence.
    abudkarim

    A bit dated but tested by time - and free!

    Positive comment about 3 years ago
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    no friends, live chat and pms

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  9. 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.

    XWiki vs Confluence opinions
    Almost everyone thinks XWiki is a great alternative to Confluence.

    Provides similar functions and look & feel.

    Positive comment almost 5 years ago
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    aubincleme

    I like XWiki as an alternative to Confluence as it comes with tools allowing a seamless migration from one to another. It also has similar macros and the same extension mechanism as Confluence, which allows to not loose features when migrating.

    Positive comment over 1 year ago
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  10. MediaWiki is a free software wiki package written in PHP, originally for use on Wikipedia. It is now used by several other projects of the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation and by many other wikis, including this website, the home of MediaWiki.

    MediaWiki vs Confluence opinions
    Almost everyone thinks MediaWiki is a great alternative to Confluence.

    Very flexible with lots of use cases and extensions.

    Positive comment about 2 years ago
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    lisabowman88

    Free and flexible. Let modern than Confluence, but more reliable.

    Positive comment about 3 years ago
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    DanielPinto

    It's free and reliable. The interface is a bit dated and it's not that easy to set up and use, but in general, a good alternative.

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