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Free Read The Docs Alternatives

The best free alternative to Read The Docs is DevDocs, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Read The Docs and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Read The Docs are Wiki.js, GitBook, MkDocs and Sphinx.

Read The Docs alternatives are mainly Documentation Generators but may also be Static Site Generators or Note-taking Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Read The Docs.
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  • Online

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    DevDocs

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Google Chrome

    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. 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 (.

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  3. GitBook icon

    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:

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    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.

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    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.

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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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  6. 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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    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.

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    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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    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 !

    The homepage of SkyDocs (built with SkyDocs).
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    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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