Free Read The Docs Alternatives

    The best free alternative to Read The Docs is DevDocs, which is both free and 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 GitBook (Freemium), Sphinx (Free, Open Source), MkDocs (Free, Open Source) and (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 22, 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.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

    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 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. 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, ...
    6. Free open source software combining the best of wiki and CMS with community building-features.


      Abandoned since 2015

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      • 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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    7. 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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