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Orchid Alternatives

Orchid is described as 'general-purpose static site generator with a focus on extensibility, and aimed at developers looking to improve their technical documentation' and is a documentation generator in the development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Orchid for a variety of platforms, including Self-Hosted solutions, Linux, Mac, Windows and Python. The best alternative is GitBook, which is free. Other great apps like Orchid are MkDocs, Sphinx, Daux.io and Docsify.js.

Orchid alternatives are mainly Documentation Generators but 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 Orchid.
This page was last updated May 6, 2022
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Self-Hosted

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  1. 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:

  2. 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.



  3. Sphinx

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Python

    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

    • 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.

  5. 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.



  6. mdBook

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Rust

    Gitbook alternative in Rust.

  7. 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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  8. 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 !

  9. 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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  10. Retype

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    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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