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    MkDocs is described as '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' and is a documentation generator in the development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to MkDocs for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, Self-Hosted solutions and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Wiki.js, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MkDocs are GitBook, Read The Docs, Doxygen and Sphinx.

    MkDocs is mainly a Documentation Generator but alternatives to it may also be Static Site Generators or Blog Publishing Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of MkDocs.
    This page was last updated May 21, 2022
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    MkDocs is static site generator that's geared towards building project documentation. Documentation source files are...
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    1. 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 (.
    2. GitBook is a tool for building beautiful books using Git and Markdown. It can generate your book into multiple formats:


    3. 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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      Doxygen is a tool for generating documentation from annotated C++ sources, as well as other popular programming languages like C, Objective-C, C#, PHP, Java, Python, IDL (CORBA, Microsoft, and UNO/OpenOffice flavors), Fortran, VHDL, Tcl, and to some extent D.
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      Sphinx is a tool that makes it easy to create intelligent and beautiful documentation, written by Georg Brandl and licensed under the BSD license.


    4. 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.
    5. 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.
    6. Gitbook alternative in Rust.
    7. SkyDocs is a software that takes your MarkDown files and build a complete website with some magic tricks !
    8. 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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