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Free GitBook Alternatives

The best free alternative to GitBook is Archbee. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to GitBook and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to GitBook are BookStack, DokuWiki, Wiki.js and Slite.

GitBook alternatives are mainly Documentation Generators but may also be Static Site Generators or Team Collaboration Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of GitBook.
This page was last updated Jul 1, 2022
GitBook
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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Online
  • Self-Hosted

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. Company Wiki & Knowledge Base.

    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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    RemovedUser

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

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  2. 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.

    BookStack vs GitBook opinions
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    BonZho

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

    Negative comment 11 months ago
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  3. 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.

  4. 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 (.

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



  6. mdBook

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Rust

    Gitbook alternative in Rust.

    mdBook vs GitBook opinions
    Almost everyone thinks mdBook is a great alternative to GitBook.

    The Gitbook CLI application is no longer maintained, since they moved to a commercial solution. mdBook is a new and currently maintained implementation which is easy to install and is (for the most part) compatible with gitbook.

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  7. Dropbox Paper is more than a doc—it’s a workspace that brings creation and coordination together in one place.

  8. Read the Docs hosts documentation for the open source community. It supports Sphinx docs written with reStructuredText, and can pull from your Subversion, Bazaar, Git, and Mercurial repositories. The code is open source, and available on github.

    Most users think Read The Docs is a great alternative to GitBook.
  9. Sigil

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

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

    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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  10. Docusaurus

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    Docusaurus is a project for easily building, deploying, and maintaining open source project websites.

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    Docusaurus vs GitBook opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Docusaurus is a great alternative to GitBook.
    BonZho

    its Open Source and not Freemium like gitbook with pay plans and limitations, is mainteined for Facebook inc, Opensource projects.

    Positive comment 11 months ago
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