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Start & Doc is described as *'Wiki app with markdown editor

Start & Doc allow you to create and manage all your docs. Just as a content manager like Wikipedia, you can create pages, write on it your documents but also create links between them in the same way as a website'* and is a Wiki Engine in the office & productivity category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Start & Doc for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Self-Hosted solutions, Mac, Linux and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Notion. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try CherryTree or TiddlyWiki. Other great apps like Start & Doc are Zim, BookStack, MediaWiki and AppFlowy.

Start & Doc alternatives are mainly Note-taking Tools but may also be Todo List Managers or Task Management Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Start & Doc.
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  1. Notion icon

    Notion

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    414 alternatives to Notion 

    With so many tools, it's hard to keep everyone on the same page. Notion is a new tool that unifies them all.

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    1.  Support for MarkDownNotion supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  Kanban BoardNotion allows you to organize your workflow by moving cards with drag-and-drop functionality between multiple columns.
    3.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Notion simultaneously.
    4.  Support for LaTeXNotion supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
    5.  Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Notion.
    6.  Web ClipperSave any page or content from the web with a single click with Notion.
    7.  Syntax HighlightingNotion supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    8.  Support for @mentionsNotion supports the use of mentions through @ to a particular user, who will be notified personally.
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  2. CherryTree icon

    CherryTree

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com
    • Mac
    492 alternatives to CherryTree 

    A hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting, storing data in a single xml or sqlite file.

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    1.  Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with CherryTree.
    2.  Syntax HighlightingCherryTree supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    3.  Support for MarkDownCherryTree supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    4.  Code FormattingCherryTree supports code formatting for multiple languages and code styles.
    5.  PortableCherryTree can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  3. TiddlyWiki icon

    TiddlyWiki

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    • Xfce
    • RemoteStorage
    134 alternatives to TiddlyWiki 

    TiddlyWiki is a single html file with all the characteristics of a wiki - including all of the functionality (including editing, saving, tagging and searching) and the style sheet. Because its a single file, its very portable - you can email it, put it on a web server or share...

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    1.  Support for MarkDownTiddlyWiki supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  PortableTiddlyWiki can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  4. Zim icon

    Zim

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    295 alternatives to Zim 

    Zim brings the concept of a wiki to your desktop. Store information, link pages and edit with WYSISYG markup or directly typing some lightweight markup syntax and see it previewed as-you-type. Creating a new page is easy by either clicking on the "Create new note"...

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    1.  Works OfflineZim can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    2.  Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Zim.
    3.  WYSIWYG SupportZim integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
    4.  PortableZim can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    5.  File VersioningZim has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    6.  LightweightZim consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    BookStack

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • PHP
    • Cloudron
    80 alternatives to BookStack 

    BookStack is a free and open source knowledge management platform built on PHP. The system has been built around simplicity to ensure that adding information to it is not a chore. The content structure is built on the metaphors of Books, Chapters & Pages.

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    1.  WYSIWYG SupportBookStack integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
    2.  Support for MarkDownBookStack supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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    MediaWiki

    • Self-Hosted
    • PHP
    • Cloudron
    85 alternatives to MediaWiki 

    MediaWiki is a free software wiki package written in PHP, originally for use on Wikipedia. It is now used by several other projects of the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation and by many other wikis, including this website, the home of MediaWiki.

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    1.  WYSIWYG SupportMediaWiki integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
    2.  File VersioningMediaWiki has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    3.  Syntax HighlightingMediaWiki supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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    AppFlowy

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    380 alternatives to AppFlowy 

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

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    1.  Kanban BoardAppFlowy allows you to organize your workflow by moving cards with drag-and-drop functionality between multiple columns.
    2.  Privacy focusedAppFlowy is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  Works OfflineAppFlowy can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    4.  Dark ModeAppFlowy supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Nuclino

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • iPad
    300 alternatives to Nuclino 

    Nuclino is a unified workspace where teams can bring all their knowledge, docs, and projects together in one place. It’s a modern, simple, and blazingly fast way to collaborate, without the chaos of files and folders, context switching, or silos.

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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Nuclino simultaneously.
    2.  Kanban BoardNuclino allows you to organize your workflow by moving cards with drag-and-drop functionality between multiple columns.
    3.  LightweightNuclino consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  Support for MarkDownNuclino supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    5.  WYSIWYG SupportNuclino integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
    6.  Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Nuclino.
    7.  Full-Text SearchNuclino lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
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  9. Foam icon

    Foam

    • Self-Hosted
    • Visual Studio Code
    277 alternatives to Foam 

    Foam is a personal knowledge management and sharing system inspired by Roam Research, built on Visual Studio Code and GitHub.

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    Wiki.js

    • Mac
    • Windows
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    • Self-Hosted
    • Cloudron
    79 alternatives to Wiki.js 

    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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    1.  Support for MarkDownWiki.js supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  WYSIWYG SupportWiki.js integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
    3.  Git SupportWiki.js supports Git, a free and open source distributed version control system.
    4.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Wiki.js simultaneously.
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