DocFX Alternatives

    DocFX is described as 'generates Documentation directly from source code (.NET, RESTful API, JavaScript, Java, etc...) and Markdown files' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to DocFX for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Self-Hosted solutions, Mac and PHP. The best alternative is GitBook, which is free. Other great apps like DocFX are Doxygen (Free, Open Source), Sphinx (Free, Open Source), MkDocs (Free, Open Source) and Daux.io (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 19, 2021

    1. GitBook is a tool for building beautiful books using Git and Markdown. It can generate your book into multiple formats: Static Website: This is the default format, it generates a complete interactive static website.
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      Doesn't provide documentation generation
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • 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 is a tool that makes it easy to create intelligent and beautiful documentation, written by Georg Brandl and licensed under the BSD license.
    2. MkDocs is a fast, simple and downright gorgeous 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.
      • FreeOpen Source
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      • 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.
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    3. 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.
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    4. Gitbook alternative in Rust.
    5. SkyDocs is a software that takes your MarkDown files and build a complete website with some magic tricks ! You can configure everything you want : themes, pages, menus, ...
    6. 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).
    7. A static site generator for creating documentation sites from AsciiDoc content aggregated from multiple repositories. Made by the creators of Asciidoctor.
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