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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.

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    What is Gitbook?

    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?

    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.

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    What are some alternatives to Gitbook and MkDocs?
    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.
    Confluence
    Capture the knowledge that's too often lost in email inboxes and shared network drives in Confluence instead – where it's easy to find, use, and update.
    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.
    Google Docs
    It is a word processor included as part of a free, web-based software office suite offered by Google. It brings your documents to life with smart editing and styling tools to help you easily format text and paragraphs.
    GitHub Pages
    Public webpages hosted directly from your GitHub repository. Just edit, push, and your changes are live.
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