JavaScript documentation-tool

Open-source JavaScript projects categorized as documentation-tool

Top 12 JavaScript documentation-tool Projects

  • docsify

    🃏 A magical documentation site generator.

    Project mention: Alternatives to Docusaurus for product documentation | | 2024-04-04

    Docsify is frequently updated; the latest release was on June 24, 2023, and the most recent update was on December 17, 2023. It is MIT-licensed and has an active Discord community.

  • eleventy 🕚⚡️

    A simpler site generator. Transforms a directory of templates (of varying types) into HTML.

    Project mention: Ask HN: What's the simplest static website generator? | | 2024-03-29

    I suggest you to try out eleventhy (

    Quite simple to start, and a nice system to add some scripting and styles without the requirement of bringing in a framework.

  • SurveyJS

    Open-Source JSON Form Builder to Create Dynamic Forms Right in Your App. With SurveyJS form UI libraries, you can build and style forms in a fully-integrated drag & drop form builder, render them in your JS app, and store form submission data in any backend, inc. PHP, ASP.NET Core, and Node.js.

  • documentation.js

    :book: documentation for modern JavaScript

    Project mention: [AskJS] Auto-Generated Documentation from JSDoc comments, nice modern themes? | /r/javascript | 2023-04-19

    I used documentation.js for a project before moving over to TypeDoc.

  • codecrumbs

    Learn, design or document codebase by putting breadcrumbs in source code. Live updates, multi-language support and more.

  • Documize

    Modern Confluence alternative designed for internal & external docs, built with Go + EmberJS (by documize)

    Project mention: Looking for collaboration platform (preferably open source, alternative to Confluence) | /r/selfhosted | 2023-05-06

    You could try Documize

  • retype

    Retype is an ✨ ultra-high-performance✨ static site generator that builds a website based on simple text files.

    Project mention: MdBook – Create book from Markdown files. Like Gitbook but implemented in Rust | | 2023-06-29
  • chappe

    🧑‍💻 Developer Docs builder. Write guides in Markdown and references in API Blueprint. Comes with a built-in search engine.

  • InfluxDB

    Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale. Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.

  • offline-docs

    A collection of scripts to build offline documentation for your favourite frameworks/libraries. Simply search, copy/paste the commands and enjoy.

  • chatdocs

    Chatbot for your online documentation. (by cthiriet)

  • simple-docs

    Simple documentation tool

  • TightWiki

    The Open Source Wiki Platform for .NET (Windows, Linux, and Mac)

    Project mention: Open source .net wiki | /r/wiki | 2023-05-29

    Finally a cool wiki for .net (windows, Linux and Mac) and SQL Server. Badass feature set and still actively developed on GitHub:

  • BrowseDocs

    A free and open-source documentation tool

    Project mention: Simple and easy documentation Builder | /r/Python | 2023-12-06

    Github repo for the project:

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2024-04-04.

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What are some of the best open-source documentation-tool projects in JavaScript? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 docsify 26,492
2 eleventy 🕚⚡️ 16,138
3 documentation.js 5,760
4 codecrumbs 2,687
5 Documize 2,059
6 retype 966
7 chappe 199
8 offline-docs 89
9 chatdocs 37
10 simple-docs 8
11 TightWiki 5
12 BrowseDocs 4
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