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ReadMe Alternatives

ReadMe is described as 'completely customizable and collaborative place for dynamic API and/or product documentation. Users can play around with the API right in the docs, automatically generated from a Swagger / OAS file. It also works as a knowledge base platform' and is a documentation generator in the development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to ReadMe, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Self-Hosted solutions, Windows and Linux. The best alternative is Archbee, which is free. Other great sites and apps similar to ReadMe are Wiki.js, GitBook, AppFlowy and Read The Docs.

ReadMe alternatives are mainly Documentation Generators but may also be Note-taking Tools or Static Site Generators. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of ReadMe.
This page was last updated May 6, 2022
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  1. Company Wiki & Knowledge Base.

    Archbee vs ReadMe opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Archbee is a great alternative to ReadMe.
    rador34358

    It's a great documentation tool that can be used as a knowledge base

    Positive comment almost 2 years ago
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    yijoji9173

    You can also build developer & API documentation, with a changelog and it works as a knowledge base platform

    Positive comment almost 2 years ago
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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 (.



  3. 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:

    Almost everyone thinks GitBook is a great alternative to ReadMe.
  4. AppFlowy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    AppFlowy is an open source alternative to Notion. You are in charge of your data and customizations.

  5. 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.



  6. Notea

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    Notea is a privacy-first, open-source note-taking application. It supports Markdown syntax, sharing, responsive and more.

    Discontinued

    The project is no longer being actively developed, and the GitHub repository has been archived.

  7. Documize

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    Documize creates the Enterprise Knowledge Backbone by unifying docs, wiki, reporting and dashboards —

  8. 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.

    Docsie vs ReadMe opinions
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    bbc42

    Docsie let's us embed our docs into our site instead of just hosting it for us.

    Positive comment over 3 years ago
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  9. Widget-Board

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Google Chrome
    • Context Chrome Extension
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Widget Board is a productivity tool that lets you create custom boards with your favorite widgets such as tasks, notes, media, date & time, weather, calendar and so much more!.

  10. Craft is a tool for creating beautiful documents and notes and sharing your thoughts. Everything you crate in Craft can be shared with one tap. Craft supports inline markdown, backlinks, code snippets, images, videos, attaching PDF files, and rich link previews.

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