What is Read the Docs?

Read the Docs hosts documentation, making it fully searchable and easy to find. You can import your docs using any major version control system, including Mercurial, Git, Subversion, and Bazaar. We support webhooks so your docs get built when you commit code. There's also support for versioning so you can build docs from tags and branches of your code in your repository.
Read the Docs is a tool in the Documentation as a Service & Tools category of a tech stack.
Read the Docs is an open source tool with 5.3K GitHub stars and 2.9K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Read the Docs's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Read the Docs?

11 companies reportedly use Read the Docs in their tech stacks, including Hilenium, StratEx, PPM Easily & Affordably, and Hangfire.

30 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Read the Docs.

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Why developers like Read the Docs?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Read the Docs
Read the Docs Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Read the Docs in their tech stack.

Todd Gardner
Todd Gardner
President at TrackJS · | 4 upvotes · 18.7K views
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GitHub Pages

We recently needed to rebuild our documentation site, currently built using Jekyll hosted on GitHub Pages. We wanted to update the content and refresh the style to make it easier to find answers.

We considered hosted services that could accept our markdown content, like ReadMe.io and Read the Docs, however both seemed expensive for essentially hosting the same platform we already had for free.

I also looked at the Gatsby Static Site generator to modernize Jekyll. I don't think this is a fit, as our documentation is relatively simple and relies heavily on Markdown. Jekyll excels at Markdown, while Gatsby seemed to struggle with it.

We chose to stick with the current platform and just refresh our template and style with some add-on JavaScript.

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Read the Docs's Features

  • Github and Bitbucket Integration
  • Auto-updating
  • Internationalization
  • Canonical URLs
  • Versions
  • Version Control Support Matrix
  • PDF Generation
  • Search
  • Alternate Domains

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Read the Docs's Followers
48 developers follow Read the Docs to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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