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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 a Code Editor in the development category. There are nine alternatives to Docutils for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, Online / Web-based and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is pandoc, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Docutils are Asciidoctor, Sphinx, AsciiDoc and txt2tags.

Docutils alternatives are mainly Code Editors but may also be Text Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Docutils.
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  1. Pandoc is a Haskell library for converting from one markup format to another, and a command-line tool that uses this library.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownpandoc supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Support for LaTeXpandoc supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfacepandoc either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Asciidoctor

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

    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.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAsciidoctor can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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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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    AsciiDoc

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Text processor for AsciiDoc format https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AsciiDoc which is human readable text format, similar to Markdown format, but with more complex syntax usage (but not so complex like LaTeX).

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownAsciiDoc supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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    txt2tags

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
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    • Online

    It reads a text file with minimal markup such as bold and //italic// and converts it to the following formats (among others):

    ⚫︎ Lightweighttxt2tags consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDowntxt2tags supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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    MarkMyWords

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Vala

    A minimal markdown editor in the eOS design.

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    PHP Markdown

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    PHP port of the Markdown text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownPHP Markdown supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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    Texy!

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    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.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownTexy! supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ LightweightTexy! consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    HTMLtoMD

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    Converts HTML to Markdown. Will download a single page or a site and converts to Markdown.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownHTMLtoMD supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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