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 Read The Docs (Free, Open Source), Docusaurus (Free, Open Source), mdBook (Free, Open Source) and Sigil (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 12, 2021

    1. SkyDocs is a software that takes your MarkDown files and build a complete website with some magic tricks ! You can configure everything you want : themes, pages, menus, ...
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
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      • GitHub Pages
      Easy Install and Upgrade. npm makes installation and upgrade a, trivial, single command activity. No need to modify your content during upgrades. Instant Publication.. Author and review content on your desktop, then publish via github pages with a single checkin.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • JavaScript
      • Node.JS
      • npm
      Docpress generates websites from your project's basic documentation; that is, at the very least, a README.md file. It also supports multiple Markdown pages in docs/.
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    2. A documentation generator that builds HTML output based on Markdown files. Supports Markdown specs and offers a wide set of custom components using Markdown-like syntax. Builds Reference Source documentation for .NET projects (more added soon).
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      • Windows
      • Linux
      DocFX generates Documentation directly from source code (.NET, RESTful API, JavaScript, Java, etc...) and Markdown files.
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    3. A static site generator for creating documentation sites from AsciiDoc content aggregated from multiple repositories. Made by the creators of Asciidoctor.
    4. owl is a minimalistic and very fast web application that allows you to organize a simple knowledge base from Markdown files. owl doesn't use a database, all files are stored in plain text.
      owl - knowledge base vs GitBook opinions
      Almost everyone thinks owl - knowledge base is a great alternative to GitBook.
      yijoji9173 It's a really nice open source app that has a similar purpose with Gitbook.
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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    5. A self-hosted knowledge repository that allows you to safely preserve useful content that contributes to your own personal, searchable and extensible wiki.
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    6. NextBook is quick and easy way to buid technical books or documentation that support modern standards and run blazingly fast. It's built with MDX and Next.js and works by compiling markdown or MDX down to plain static html.
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      NextBook vs GitBook opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      I want to use MDX and own my data.
      Positive comment 4 months ago

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    7. Doclets.io is the missing hosted and automated API-Doc generation service for Javascript. By simplifying API-Doc setup it enables you to actually focus on writing documentation!
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