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DocFX Alternatives

DocFX is described as 'generates Documentation directly from source code (.NET, RESTful API, JavaScript, Java, etc...) and Markdown files' and is a documentation generator in the development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to DocFX for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Self-Hosted solutions, Mac and Python. The best alternative is GitBook, which is free. Other great apps like DocFX are MkDocs, Docsify.js, Doxygen and Sphinx.

DocFX alternatives are mainly Documentation Generators but may also be Static Site Generators or Blog Publishing Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of DocFX.
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DocFX generates Documentation directly from source code (.NET, RESTful API, JavaScript, Java, etc...) and Markdown files.

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  1. GitBook icon

    GitBook

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

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

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownGitBook supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceGitBook either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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  2. MkDocs icon

    MkDocs

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • Python

    MkDocs is static site generator that's geared towards building project documentation. Documentation source files are written in Markdown, and configured with a single YAML configuration file.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsMkDocs can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Docsify.js

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    docsify generates your documentation website on the fly. Unlike GitBook, it does not generate static html files. Instead, it smartly loads and parses your Markdown files and displays them as website. All you need to do is create an index.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownDocsify.js supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsDocsify.js can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Doxygen

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Haiku

    Doxygen is a tool for generating documentation from annotated C++ sources, as well as other popular programming languages like C, Objective-C, C#, PHP, Java, Python, IDL (CORBA, Microsoft, and UNO/OpenOffice flavors), Fortran, VHDL, Tcl, and to some extent D.

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    Sphinx

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Python

    Sphinx is a tool that makes it easy to create intelligent and beautiful documentation, written by Georg Brandl and licensed under the BSD license.

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    Daux.io

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Private Packagist
    • Self-Hosted
    • PHP

    Daux.io is a documentation generator that uses a simple folder structure and Markdown files to create custom documentation on the fly. It helps you create great looking documentation in a developer friendly way.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownDaux.io supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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    mdBook

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Rust

    Gitbook alternative in Rust.

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    Archivy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • Python
    • Docker
    • Nix Package Manager

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

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

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Java

    SkyDocs is a software that takes your MarkDown files and build a complete website with some magic tricks !

    ⚫︎ LightweightSkyDocs consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownSkyDocs supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ PortableSkyDocs can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Retype

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    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).

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownRetype supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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