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Natural Docs is described as 'open-source documentation generator for multiple programming languages. You document your code in a natural syntax that reads like plain English. Natural Docs then scans your code and builds high-quality HTML documentation from it' and is an app in the development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Natural Docs for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac,.NET Framework and Microsoft Visual Studio. The best alternative is Doxygen, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Natural Docs are Slate API Docs Generator, Sandcastle, phpDocumentor 2 and NDoc.

Natural Docs alternatives are mainly Documentation Generators but may also be Code Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Natural Docs.
This page was last updated Jun 9, 2022
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • BSD
  • Perl

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  1. Doxygen

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Haiku

    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.

  2. Slate API Docs Generator

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    Create beautiful, intelligent, responsive API documentation.



  3. Sandcastle

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • .NET Framework

    Sandcastle produces accurate, MSDN style, comprehensive documentation by reflecting over the source assemblies and optionally integrating XML Documentation Comments. Sandcastle has the following key features:

    Discontinued

    Sandcastle is discontinued.

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  4. phpDocumentor 2

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    PHP documentation generator based on docblock parsing.

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  5. NDoc

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • .NET Framework

    NDoc generates class library documentation from .NET assemblies and the XML documentation files generated by the C# compiler (or with an add-on tool for VB.NET).

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  6. DoxyS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    DoxyS is a code documentation tool for C++/C. DoxyS strives to yield a very professional looking output, presenting the the code in a structured easy to navigate set of HTML pages. Easy to use: Just navigate to the root of your code directory and type doxys.

  7. CppDoc

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    CppDoc generates HTML documentation for C++ classes, based on your source code and special comments embedded within it. It can produce output that is very similar to the output of Javadoc, and it supports Javadoc tags such as @see, @return , etc.

    Discontinued

    Website gone.

  8. Javadoc

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Javadoc is a tool from Sun Microsystems for generating API documentation in HTML format from doc comments in source code.

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  9. Document! X

    • Windows
    • .NET Framework
    • Microsoft Visual Studio

    Document! X is a combination of an automated documentation tool and a full authoring environment which can be used to create, publish and maintain accurate, professional quality documentation for .NET, Web Services, Databases, XSDs, Java ,Javascript.

  10. Doc-O-Matic

    • Windows
    • Microsoft Visual Studio

    Doc-O-Matic is a software source code documentation and Help authoring tool. It takes source code and comments, adds conceptual topics and external input and produces documentation from it.

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