Nift is described as 'It's lightning fast, developed from the ground up in C++, and released for free under the MIT license, use it for any of your personal or commercial projects – just be sure to preserve copyright and license notices!'. There are more than 25 alternatives to Nift for a variety of platforms, including Self-Hosted solutions, Mac, Windows, Linux and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Ghost, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Nift are Grav (Free, Open Source), Jekyll (Free, Open Source), Hugo (Free, Open Source) and Gatsby (Freemium, Open Source).
Grav is an easy to use, yet powerful, opensource CMS that requires no database. In a nutshell, installing Grav is a matter of unzipping the file. It is fast, has sophisticated caching, and a light footprint for optimal performance.
Jekyll is a simple, blog aware, static site generator. It takes a template directory (representing the raw form of a website), runs it through and Liquid converters, and spits out a complete, static website suitable for serving with Apache or your favorite web server.
Simplicity First Minimal setup with markdown-centered project structure helps you focus on writing. Vue-Powered Enjoy the dev experience of Vue + webpack, use Vue components in markdown, and develop custom themes with Vue.
Hakyll is a Haskell library for generating static sites, mostly aimed at small-to-medium sites and personal blogs. It is written in a very configurable way and uses an xmonad-like DSL for configuration.