Docutils Alternatives

    Docutils is described as 'open-source text processing system for processing plaintext documentation into useful formats, such as HTML, LaTeX, man-pages, open-document or XML. It includes reStructuredText, the easy to read, easy to use, what-you-see-is-what-you-get plaintext markup language' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Docutils for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, Online / Web-based and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Markdown, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Docutils are pandoc (Free, Open Source), Sphinx (Free, Open Source), Asciidoctor (Free, Open Source) and AsciiDoc (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 7, 2021

    1. Markdown is a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers. Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML).

      Discontinued

      Last update was in Dec 2004. The original app is no longer developed but the Markdown language continues in use and support through many other projects.

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    2. Pandoc is a Haskell library for converting from one markup format to another, and a command-line tool that uses this library.


      • FreeOpen Source
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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.
    3. Asciidoctor is a fast text processor and publishing toolchain for converting AsciiDoc content to HTML5, DocBook 5 (or 4.5) and other formats. Asciidoctor is written in Ruby, packaged as a RubyGem and published to RubyGems.org.
    4. AsciiDoc is a text document format for writing notes, documentation, articles, books, ebooks, slideshows, web pages, man pages and blogs. AsciiDoc files can be translated to many formats including HTML, PDF, EPUB, man page.
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    5. It reads a text file with minimal markup such as **bold** and //italic// and converts it to the following formats (among others): - HTML - XHTML - SGML - LaTeX - Spip - Man page - Wikipedia / MediaWiki
    6. A minimal markdown editor in the eOS design.
      • FreeProprietary
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      Converts HTML to Markdown * View a single web page (or local html file) as markdown * Links and images are preserved inline with link text / alt text and absolute url * An efficient way to archive a site if you only need to save the text content Taps into...
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      Introduction This is a library package that includes the PHP Markdown parser and its sibling PHP Markdown Extra with additional features. Originally it was a port to PHP of the Markdown tool written by John Gruber.
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    7. Texy! is a lightweight markup language as well as converter of this format to XHTML, in a form of a library written in the PHP scripting language. It allows the user to write structured documents without knowledge or using of HTML language.
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