Alternatives to Pandoc logo

Alternatives to Pandoc

Sphinx, wkhtmltopdf, Markdown, Jekyll, and Asciidoctor are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Pandoc.
60
44
+ 1
2

What is Pandoc and what are its top alternatives?

It is a free and open-source document converter, widely used as a writing tool and as a basis for publishing workflows. It converts files from one markup format into another. It can convert documents in (several dialects of) Markdown, reStructuredText, textile, HTML, DocBook, LaTeX, MediaWiki markup, TWiki and many more.
Pandoc is a tool in the File Conversion category of a tech stack.
Pandoc is an open source tool with 24K GitHub stars and 2.8K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Pandoc's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Pandoc

  • Sphinx

    Sphinx

    It lets you either batch index and search data stored in an SQL database, NoSQL storage, or just files quickly and easily — or index and search data on the fly, working with it pretty much as with a database server. ...

  • wkhtmltopdf

    wkhtmltopdf

    wkhtmltopdf and wkhtmltoimage are command line tools to render HTML into PDF and various image formats using the QT Webkit rendering engine. These run entirely "headless" and do not require a display or display service. ...

  • Markdown

    Markdown

    Markdown is two things: (1) a plain text formatting syntax; and (2) a software tool, written in Perl, that converts the plain text formatting to HTML. ...

  • Jekyll

    Jekyll

    Think of Jekyll as a file-based CMS, without all the complexity. Jekyll takes your content, renders Markdown and Liquid templates, and spits out a complete, static website ready to be served by Apache, Nginx or another web server. Jekyll is the engine behind GitHub Pages, which you can use to host sites right from your GitHub repositories. ...

  • Asciidoctor

    Asciidoctor

    It is a fast, open source text processor and publishing toolchain for converting AsciiDoc content to HTML5, DocBook, PDF, and other formats. Asciidoctor is written in Ruby and runs on all major operating systems ...

  • CloudConvert

    CloudConvert

    Convert anything to anything - more than 200 different audio, video, document, ebook, archive, image, spreadsheet and presentation formats supported. ...

  • DocRaptor

    DocRaptor

    DocRaptor makes it easy to convert HTML to PDF and XLS format. Choose your document format, select configuration options and make an HTTP POST request to our server. DocRaptor returns your file in a matter of seconds. We provide extensive documentation and examples to get you started, and our API makes it easy to use DocRaptor to generate PDF and Excel files in your own web applications. ...

  • WeasyPrint

    WeasyPrint

    It is a visual rendering engine for HTML and CSS that can export to PDF. It aims to support web standards for printing. It is free software made available under a BSD license. ...

Pandoc alternatives & related posts

Sphinx logo

Sphinx

265
239
27
Open source full text search server, designed from the ground up with performance, relevance (aka search quality), and...
265
239
+ 1
27
PROS OF SPHINX
  • 15
    Fast
  • 7
    Simple deployment
  • 5
    Open source
  • 0
    Lots of extentions
CONS OF SPHINX
    Be the first to leave a con

    related Sphinx posts

    wkhtmltopdf logo

    wkhtmltopdf

    49
    82
    0
    Convert HTML to PDF using Webkit (QtWebKit)
    49
    82
    + 1
    0
    PROS OF WKHTMLTOPDF
      Be the first to leave a pro
      CONS OF WKHTMLTOPDF
        Be the first to leave a con

        related wkhtmltopdf posts

        Markdown logo

        Markdown

        14.7K
        10.6K
        962
        Text-to-HTML conversion tool/syntax for web writers, by John Gruber
        14.7K
        10.6K
        + 1
        962
        PROS OF MARKDOWN
        • 345
          Easy formatting
        • 245
          Widely adopted
        • 194
          Intuitive
        • 136
          Github integration
        • 40
          Great for note taking
        • 2
          Defacto GitHub lingo
        CONS OF MARKDOWN
        • 1
          Inconsistend flavours eg github, reddit, mmd etc
        • 1
          Limited syntax
        • 1
          Not suitable for longer documents
        • 1
          Non-extensible
        • 1
          No right indentation
        • 1
          No underline
        • 1
          Cannot centralise (HTML code needed)
        • 1
          Unable to indent tables

        related Markdown posts

        Johnny Bell

        For Stack Decisions I needed to add Markdown in the decision composer to give our users access to some general styling when writing their decisions. We used React & GraphQL on the #Frontend and Ruby & GraphQL on the backend.

        Instead of using Showdown or another tool, We decided to parse the Markdown on the backend so we had more control over what we wanted to render in Markdown because we didn't want to enable all Markdown options, we also wanted to limit any malicious code or images to be embedded into the decisions and Markdown was a fairly large to import into our component so it was going to add a lot of kilobytes that we didn't need.

        We also needed to style how the markdown looked, we are currently using Glamorous so I used that but we are planning to update this to Emotion at some stage as it has a fairly easy upgrade path rather than switching over to styled-components or one of the other cssInJs alternatives.

        Also we used React-Mentions for tagging tools and topics in the decisions. Typing @ will let you tag a tool, and typing # will allow you to tag a topic.

        The Markdown options that we chose to support are tags: a, code, u, b, em, pre, ul, ol, li.

        If there are anymore tags you'd love to see added in the composer leave me a comment below and we will look into adding them.

        #StackDecisionsLaunch

        See more

        More than year ago I was looking for the best editor of Angular 2 application and I've tried Visual Studio Code and Atom. Atom had performance issues that put me off completely to use it again. Visual Studio Code became my main editor #Typescript files (and partly editor of #Java files). I'm happy with Visual Studio Code and I've never look back on Atom. There wasn't any reason to try Atom again, because Visual Studio Code fulfills my requirements very well. I use it for editing of TypeScript, #HTML, #Sass, JSON, Docker and Markdown.

        See more
        Jekyll logo

        Jekyll

        1.4K
        1.2K
        226
        Blog-aware, static site generator in Ruby
        1.4K
        1.2K
        + 1
        226
        PROS OF JEKYLL
        • 75
          Github pages integration
        • 53
          Open source
        • 37
          It's slick, customisable and hackerish
        • 23
          Easy to deploy
        • 22
          Straightforward cms for the hacker mindset
        • 6
          Gitlab pages integration
        • 4
          Best for blogging
        • 2
          Easy to integrate localization
        • 2
          Low maintenance
        • 1
          Huge plugins ecosystem
        • 1
          Authoring freedom and simplicity
        CONS OF JEKYLL
        • 4
          Build time increases exponentially as site grows
        • 2
          Lack of developments lately
        • 1
          Og doesn't work with postings dynamically

        related Jekyll posts

        Dale Ross
        Independent Contractor at Self Employed · | 22 upvotes · 984.9K views

        I've heard that I have the ability to write well, at times. When it flows, it flows. I decided to start blogging in 2013 on Blogger. I started a company and joined BizPark with the Microsoft Azure allotment. I created a WordPress blog and did a migration at some point. A lot happened in the time after that migration but I stopped coding and changed cities during tumultuous times that taught me many lessons concerning mental health and productivity. I eventually graduated from BizSpark and outgrew the credit allotment. That killed the WordPress blog.

        I blogged about writing again on the existing Blogger blog but it didn't feel right. I looked at a few options where I wouldn't have to worry about hosting cost indefinitely and Jekyll stood out with GitHub Pages. The Importer was fairly straightforward for the existing blog posts.

        Todo * Set up redirects for all posts on blogger. The URI format is different so a complete redirect wouldn't work. Although, there may be something in Jekyll that could manage the redirects. I did notice the old URLs were stored in the front matter. I'm working on a command-line Ruby gem for the current plan. * I did find some of the lost WordPress posts on archive.org that I downloaded with the waybackmachinedownloader. I think I might write an importer for that. * I still have a few Disqus comment threads to map

        See more
        Josh Dzielak
        Co-Founder & CTO at Orbit · | 5 upvotes · 257.2K views
        Shared insights
        on
        JekyllJekyllHugoHugo

        Earlier this year, I migrated my personal website (dzello.com) from Jekyll to Hugo. My goal with the migration was to make the development environment as pleasant as possible and to make it really easy to add new types of content. For example, I knew I wanted to add a consulting page and some portfolio-style pages to show off talks I had given and projects I had worked on.

        I had heard about how fast Hugo was, so I tried it out with my content after using a simple migration tool. The results were impressive - the startup and rebuild times were in milliseconds, making the process of iterating on content or design less cumbersome. Then I started to see how I could use Hugo to create new page types and was very impressed by the flexibility of the content model. It took me a few days to really understand where content should go with Hugo, but then I felt very confident that I could create many different types of pages - even multiple blogs if I wanted - using a consistent syntax and with full control of the layouts and the URLs.

        After about 6 months, I've been very happy with the results of the migration. The dev environment is light and fast and I feel at ease adding new pages and sections to the site.

        See more
        Asciidoctor logo

        Asciidoctor

        82
        51
        0
        An open source, pure Ruby processor for converting AsciiDoc documents or strings into HTML and other formats
        82
        51
        + 1
        0
        PROS OF ASCIIDOCTOR
          Be the first to leave a pro
          CONS OF ASCIIDOCTOR
            Be the first to leave a con

            related Asciidoctor posts

            CloudConvert logo

            CloudConvert

            17
            16
            0
            File conversion in the cloud
            17
            16
            + 1
            0
            PROS OF CLOUDCONVERT
              Be the first to leave a pro
              CONS OF CLOUDCONVERT
                Be the first to leave a con

                related CloudConvert posts

                DocRaptor logo

                DocRaptor

                15
                9
                5
                Simple, high quality HTML to PDF and Excel XLS API
                15
                9
                + 1
                5
                PROS OF DOCRAPTOR
                • 2
                  Heroku Add-on
                • 2
                  Easy setup
                • 1
                  Great customer supportt
                CONS OF DOCRAPTOR
                  Be the first to leave a con

                  related DocRaptor posts

                  WeasyPrint logo

                  WeasyPrint

                  10
                  19
                  0
                  A smart solution helping web developers to create PDF documents
                  10
                  19
                  + 1
                  0
                  PROS OF WEASYPRINT
                    Be the first to leave a pro
                    CONS OF WEASYPRINT
                      Be the first to leave a con

                      related WeasyPrint posts