Open Source GitBook Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to GitBook is BookStack, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to GitBook and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to GitBook are DokuWiki (Free, Open Source), mdBook (Free, Open Source), Read The Docs (Free, Open Source) and Sigil (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 27, 2021

    1. 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.
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      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 about 1 month ago

    2. 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.
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    3. 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      The Gitbook CLI application is no longer maintained, since they moved to a commercial solution.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.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

    4. 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.
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      Most users think Read The Docs is a great alternative to GitBook.
    5. Sigil is a multi-platform ebook editor. It is designed to edit books in ePub format.
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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.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago


      • 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.
    6. 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 about 1 month ago

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Private Packagist
      • Self-Hosted
      • PHP 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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      Almost everyone thinks is a great alternative to GitBook.
    7. 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.
    8. 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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      Docsify.js vs GitBook opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Almost the same as GitBook
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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