Read The Docs Alternatives

    Read The Docs is described as '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' and is an website in the Development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Read The Docs, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Self-Hosted solutions, Mac, Windows and Linux. The best alternative is DevDocs, which is both free and Open Source. Other great sites and apps similar to Read The Docs are GitBook (Freemium), Sphinx (Free, Open Source), MkDocs (Free, Open Source) and Daux.io (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 24, 2021

    1. DevDocs combines multiple developer documentations in a clean and organized web UI with instant search, offline support, mobile version, dark theme, keyboard shortcuts, and more.
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    2. GitBook is a tool for building beautiful books using Git and Markdown. It can generate your book into multiple formats: Static Website: This is the default format, it generates a complete interactive static website.
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      • 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.
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      Most users think Sphinx is a great alternative to Read The Docs.
      Read The Docs is a skin on Sphinx, so RTD users will be at home with all of Sphinx's features.
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    3. MkDocs is a fast, simple and downright gorgeous 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.
      • 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.
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    4. Documize creates the Enterprise Knowledge Backbone by unifying docs, wiki, reporting and dashboards — composition + coordination + discovery + distribution + workflows = faster business outcomes.
    5. Docsie is a collaboration software for software docs, intranets and knowledge management. Easily create your software documentation in Docsie and embed it into your site or internal portal with a string of JavaScript.
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    6. Free open source software combining the best of wiki and CMS with community building-features.

      Discontinued

      Abandoned since 2015

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    7. SkyDocs is a software that takes your MarkDown files and build a complete website with some magic tricks ! You can configure everything you want : themes, pages, menus, ...
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • GitHub Pages
      Easy Install and Upgrade. npm makes installation and upgrade a, trivial, single command activity. No need to modify your content during upgrades. Instant Publication.. Author and review content on your desktop, then publish via github pages with a single checkin.
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