Sphinx Alternatives

    Sphinx is described as 'tool that makes it easy to create intelligent and beautiful documentation, written by Georg Brandl and licensed under the BSD license' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Sphinx for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, Self-Hosted solutions and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is GitBook, which is free. Other great apps like Sphinx are Doxygen (Free, Open Source), Read The Docs (Free, Open Source), MkDocs (Free, Open Source) and Documize (Freemium, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 27, 2021

    1. 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
      • Haiku
      Doxygen is a tool for generating documentation from annotated C++ sources, as well as other popular programming languages like C, Objective-C, C#, PHP, Java, Python, IDL (CORBA, Microsoft, and UNO/OpenOffice flavors), Fortran, VHDL, Tcl, and to some extent D.
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    2. 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.
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      Read The Docs vs Sphinx opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Read The Docs is still a legitimate alternative to Sphinx, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      ReadTheDocs (RTD) is a Sphinx-doc hosting site, not a docsite generator itself and therefore not an alternative. RTD is a great add-on to Sphinx use.
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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.
    4. Documize creates the Enterprise Knowledge Backbone by unifying docs, wiki, reporting and dashboards — composition + coordination + discovery + distribution + workflows = faster business outcomes.


    5. 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.
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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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      • 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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      Presidium vs Sphinx opinions
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      andrewsather Good design, logical approach to documentation organization, hosted on GitHub Pages. That’s cool.
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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
      • Linux
      • JavaScript
      • Node.JS
      • npm
      Docpress generates websites from your project's basic documentation; that is, at the very least, a README.md file. It also supports multiple Markdown pages in docs/.
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