Gitbook vs MkDocs: What are the differences?
What is Gitbook? Document Everything! For you, your users and your team. It is a modern documentation platform where teams can document everything from products, to APIs and internal knowledge-bases. It is a place to think and track ideas for you & your team.
What is MkDocs? *A static site generator *. It builds completely static HTML sites that you can host on GitHub pages, Amazon S3, or anywhere else you choose. There's a stack of good looking themes available. The built-in dev-server allows you to preview your documentation as you're writing it. It will even auto-reload and refresh your browser whenever you save your changes.
Gitbook and MkDocs are primarily classified as "Documentation as a Service &" and "Static Site Generators" tools respectively.
According to the StackShare community, Gitbook has a broader approval, being mentioned in 19 company stacks & 14 developers stacks; compared to MkDocs, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.