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GitBook Alternatives

GitBook is described as 'tool for building beautiful books using Git and Markdown. It can generate your book into multiple formats:' and is a documentation generator in the development category. There are more than 50 alternatives to GitBook for a variety of platforms, including Self-Hosted solutions, Mac, Windows, Linux and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is BookStack, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like GitBook are Archbee, Nuclino, DokuWiki and Wiki.js.

GitBook alternatives are mainly Documentation Generators but may also be Static Site Generators or Note-taking Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of GitBook.
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GitBook is a tool for building beautiful books using Git and Markdown. It can generate your book into multiple formats:

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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.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownBookStack supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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    BonZho

    is not like gitbook,is more another php site generate for a online book if you're a writter.

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  2. Company Wiki & Knowledge Base.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownArchbee supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Archbee simultaneously.
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    Archbee vs GitBook opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Archbee is a great alternative to GitBook.
    yijoji9173

    It integrates the same functionalities plus many others. It's cheaper, well structured and it provides better value

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    It is updated, works really well and has a pleasant interface.

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  3. Nuclino is a unified workspace where teams can bring all their knowledge, docs, and projects together in one place. It’s a modern, simple, and blazingly fast way to collaborate, without the chaos of files and folders, context switching, or silos.

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Nuclino simultaneously.
    ⚫︎ LightweightNuclino consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownNuclino supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Nuclino.
    ⚫︎ Full-Text SearchNuclino lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
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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.

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

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

    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 (.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownWiki.js supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Wiki.js simultaneously.
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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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    Sigil

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com

    Sigil is a multi-platform ebook editor. It is designed to edit books in ePub format.

    ⚫︎ PortableSigil can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Sigil vs GitBook opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Sigil is still a legitimate alternative to GitBook, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    Gitbook doesnt do what it says in the description, they are not open source anymore and they changed their product, so the similarities are not there.

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  8. Slite is a collaborative workspace where remote teams get their best work done. Document. Discuss. Decide. Do. All in one place.

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Slite simultaneously.
    ⚫︎ LightweightSlite consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownSlite supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Slite.
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  9. Trusted by 8,000 businesses, Confluence is the leading collaboration software and enterprise wiki for intranets and knowledge management. Free 30-day trial.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsConfluence can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Confluence simultaneously.
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  10. Dropbox Paper is more than a doc—it’s a workspace that brings creation and coordination together in one place.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownDropbox Paper supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Dropbox Paper simultaneously.
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