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mdBook Alternatives

mdBook is described as 'Gitbook alternative in Rust' and is a static site generator in the development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to mdBook for a variety of platforms, including Self-Hosted solutions, Linux, Mac, Windows and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is BookStack, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like mdBook are pandoc, GitBook, MkDocs and Daux.io.

mdBook alternatives are mainly Documentation Generators but may also be Static Site Generators or Text Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of mdBook.
This page was last updated May 6, 2022
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Rust

Gitbook alternative in Rust.

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  1. 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.

  2. Pandoc is a Haskell library for converting from one markup format to another, and a command-line tool that uses this library.



  3. GitBook

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    GitBook is a tool for building beautiful books using Git and Markdown. It can generate your book into multiple formats:

  4. MkDocs

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • Python

    MkDocs is 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.

  5. Daux.io

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Private Packagist
    • Self-Hosted
    • PHP

    Daux.io 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.



  6. Docsify.js

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    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.

  7. Leanpub

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online

    Leanpub is the combination of two things: a powerful ebook and course writing platform, and an online storefront where you can buy our authors' ebooks and courses.

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  8. Archivy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • Python
    • Docker
    • Nix Package Manager

    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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  9. SkyDocs

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Java

    SkyDocs is a software that takes your MarkDown files and build a complete website with some magic tricks !

  10. DocFX

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    DocFX generates Documentation directly from source code (.NET, RESTful API, JavaScript, Java, etc...) and Markdown files.

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