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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, Mac, Windows, Self-Hosted solutions and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Wiki.js, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Sphinx are GitBook, Read The Docs, MkDocs and Documize.

Sphinx alternatives are mainly Documentation Generators but may also be Static Site Generators or Code Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Sphinx.
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  • Windows
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  1. Wiki.js icon

    Wiki.js

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

    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 (.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownWiki.js supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Wiki.js simultaneously.
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    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:

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownGitBook supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceGitBook either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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  3. Read The Docs icon

    Read The Docs

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    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.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownRead The Docs supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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    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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  4. MkDocs icon

    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.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsMkDocs can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Documize

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

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

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownDocumize supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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  6. Docsify.js icon

    Docsify.js

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    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.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownDocsify.js supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsDocsify.js can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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  7. 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.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownDocsie supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ LightweightDocsie consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Doxygen

    • 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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    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.

    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingArchivy supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownArchivy supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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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 !

    ⚫︎ LightweightSkyDocs consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownSkyDocs supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ PortableSkyDocs can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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