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Open Source Confluence Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Confluence is BookStack. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Confluence and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Confluence are TiddlyWiki, MediaWiki, DokuWiki and XWiki.

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.
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  1. BookStack icon

    BookStack

    • 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 to ensure that adding information to it is not a chore. The content structure is built on the metaphors of Books, Chapters & Pages.

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    Almost everyone thinks BookStack is a great alternative to Confluence.

    Bookstack is completly free and also has a WYSIWYG Editor.

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  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.

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    sergey27564

    Good for note-taking, but very bad for enterprise wiki

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  3. 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.

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

    Very flexible with lots of use cases and extensions.

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    lisabowman88

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

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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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  4. 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.

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

    A bit dated but tested by time - and free!

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    no friends, live chat and pms

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  5. 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.

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

    Provides similar functions and look & feel.

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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.

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  6. 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 (.

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    Most users think Wiki.js is a great alternative to Confluence.
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    AppFlowy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    AppFlowy is an open source alternative to Notion. You are in charge of your data and customizations.

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    Foam

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • Visual Studio Code

    Foam is a personal knowledge management and sharing system inspired by Roam Research, built on Visual Studio Code and GitHub.

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    Documize

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    Documize creates the Enterprise Knowledge Backbone by unifying docs, wiki, reporting and dashboards —

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

    once you reach a large number of files managing security, workflows and dated content becomes chaos, and you need many add-ons to confluence as well as jira and still it doesnt work, a simpler solution that worked for us is Documize

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  10. Operating environment for the new Internet. An all-in-one solution that breaks down barriers between applications, gives back

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