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Posts where BookStack has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-04-10.
  • Show HN: BookStack – An open source documentation platform | 2021-04-10
  • Screw it, I’ll host it myself | 2021-04-07
    Just to throw more products at the wall, I've been using Bookstack[0] for the same sort of documentation.

    Besides being relatively lightweight and simple to setup, out-of-the-box integration is nice. Makes diagramming networks and other things dead simple. And I know "dead simple" means I'm infinitely more likely to actually do it.


  • Open source confluence/Notion alternative
    Have a look at Bookstack. It might suit your needs.
  • Alternative to Freshdesk Knowledgebase?
    I've tried BookStack, but the UI is weird (And I don't want to modify it that much) and, as the name suggests, it's focused on books.
  • I was tasked with a project to find a document sharing platform - what things should I consider, given my our needs? | 2021-03-25
    For markdown pages, look at Bookstack.
  • What is your preferred virtual table top and other apps? | 2021-03-21
    Bookstack as a campaign wiki
  • How do you organise your knowledge? | 2021-03-20
    bookstack selfhosted in docker.
  • Ever since I started getting into Self-hosting it seems Bookstack has always been a recommended app, so I made a video to show how you can install it!
  • Empty pages after update | 2021-03-08
    after the update to v0.31.7, in my local Bookstack site i can see Books, Chapters and the list of the pages but when i open a page it's empty. Do you have any suggestions on what I could check? | 2021-03-08
    I'm assuming you opened this on GitHub, If not please follow the advice and steps in this issue:
  • Is it unwise to self-host a RSS Feeder on my personal computer?
  • How do you maintain personnal technical understandable documentation through time ? | 2021-02-23
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    I personally love to use BookStack for these things since I found it a few years ago. It's basically what you are looking for. You can take notes of everything, order them in a hierarchical structure (shelves > books > chapter > pages) and export them to PDF. There is markdown editor for experienced users or a normal WYSIWYG editor with some useful shortcuts. I like to use it as my personal wiki and a quick reference handbook for all the difficult problems that I already solved. The fulltext search is quite fast which was an important requirement for myself.
  • I just got my first IT job. It’s %100 remote. any tips for on Boarding?
    Secondly, I would definitely suggest documenting the answers you get to those questions. Whether that be the answer verbatim in a text document, recording the locations of specific knowledge documentation you're pointed to, or some other form of knowledge map. This is a strategy I use daily and it basically boils down to building my own personal wiki. If you have the time and resources, it might even be beneficial to build yourself something like a Bookstack wiki on a Raspberry Pi or spare PC/Laptop. Document, organize, and document more. This is what I run our team's wiki on and it's really simple to get started with. If your team uses OneNote, you can create your own notebook and copy the pages your teammates have into that notebook. This allows you to make your own annotations on the pages as needed, which is super helpful. Same goes for if your team has its own shared OneNote.
  • Add more fancy 'markdown-it' features to bookstack?
    The server side parsing of markdown in BookStack is done here: