Top 23 Doc Open-Source Projects

  • openai-cookbook

    Examples and guides for using the OpenAI API

    Project mention: Using GPT-4 as “reference-free” evaluators | | 2023-08-17
  • devdocs

    API Documentation Browser

    Project mention: Ask HN: Why does Google rank the real Python documentation below content farms? | | 2023-09-12
  • SurveyJS

    A Non-Cloud Alternative to Google Forms that has it all.. SurveyJS JavaScript libraries allow you to easily set up a robust form management system fully integrated into your IT infrastructure where users can create and edit multiple dynamic JSON-based forms in a no-code form builder. Learn more now.

  • gitbook

    📝 Modern documentation format and toolchain using Git and Markdown

    Project mention: Open-Source Washing | | 2023-08-27

    GitBook hasn't been open source since October 2018 ( and software is usually judged by its most recent version. GitBook in its current form is a proprietary web service.

    VSCodium does exclude the proprietary features of Visual Studio Code, but I don't see how that should disqualify VSCodium from being open source. In fact, I use VSCodium frequently and I am satisfied with its feature set. VSCodium is also maintained by someone who is not employed by Microsoft, so I don't think it's fair to say that it is intentionally designed to be inferior to Visual Studio Code.

  • docsify

    🃏 A magical documentation site generator.

    Project mention: Cookbook for SH-Beginners. Any interest? (building one) | /r/selfhosted | 2023-07-10

    okay new plan, does anyone know how to do this docsify on github? i obviously am a noob on github and recently on reddit. I'd like to help where i can but my knowlegde seems to be my handycap. i could provide you a trash-mail, if you need one, but i need a PO (product owner) to manage the git... i have no clue about this yet (pages and functions and stuff)

  • docz

    ✍ It has never been so easy to document your things!

    Project mention: Why aren't Node.js package managers interoperable? | | 2022-10-07

    This is a real concern. I've worked on some Yarn projects where I sometimes forget and accidentally run npm. Although these package managers (I'll call them PMs for short) are interoperable to some degree, there are important differences between these tools, so you should know what you're getting into. Even in seemingly simple projects, results can vary. Here are two reports of things working with one PM, but not another. Moreso, running install once is very different from continuous concurrent use, where you're adding and removing packages and more.

  • github-docs

    The open-source repo for

    Project mention: Musk vs. Zuck Poll | | 2023-06-22
  • JSDoc

    An API documentation generator for JavaScript.

    Project mention: The Complete 2023 Guide to Learning TypeScript - From Beginner to Advanced | | 2023-08-27

    Document types with JSDoc annotations

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The open-source backend cloud platform. The open-source backend cloud platform for developing Web, Mobile, and Flutter applications. You can set up your backend faster with real-time APIs for authentication, databases, file storage, cloud functions, and much more!

  • AspNetCore.Docs

    Documentation for ASP.NET Core

    Project mention: Combining Blazor WebAssembly and .Net MVC application - part 1 | | 2023-08-11
  • zeal

    Offline documentation browser inspired by Dash

    Project mention: Memex is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed | | 2023-08-06

    I’d suggest you look into Kiwix¹ and also Zeal².



  • Beautiful docs

    Pointers to useful, well-written, and otherwise beautiful documentation.

    Project mention: When creating writing portfolios for a job interview what hosting platform do you use/recommend? What advice would you give to someone creating their first writing portfolio? | /r/technicalwriting | 2022-10-15

    If interested in static site/page generation, here is a useful link You could use some of the options and guides to generate a similar docs site for you to showcase your skills and work

  • Read the Docs

    The source code that powers

    Project mention: Exploring Django's Third-Party Packages: Top Libraries You Should Know | | 2023-07-08

    ReadTheDocs - ReadTheDocs hosts documentation for many Django packages. It provides easy access to comprehensive documentation, including installation instructions, configuration guides, and usage examples.

  • About-SwiftUI

    Gathering all info published, both by Apple and by others, about new framework SwiftUI.

    Project mention: I want to learn!!!! | /r/SwiftUI | 2022-12-14 - mengs recommended resources

  • standard-readme

    A standard style for README files

    Project mention: Standard Readme | | 2022-11-29
  • The-Documentation-Compendium

    📢 Various README templates & tips on writing high-quality documentation that people want to read.

    Project mention: 5 coding habits you need to stop! | | 2023-05-24

    The Documentation Compendium

  • Assemble

    Get the rocks out of your socks! Assemble makes you fast at web development! Used by thousands of projects for rapid prototyping, themes, scaffolds, boilerplates, e-books, UI components, API documentation, blogs, building websites/static site generator, an alternative to Jekyll for gh-pages and more! Gulp- and grunt-friendly.

  • codehike

    Marvellous code walkthroughs

    Project mention: GitHub Accelerator: our first cohort and what's next | | 2023-04-13

    - Tools for building all types of code walkthroughs: blogs, docs, slides, tutorials, etc.

  • docx

    Easily generate and modify .docx files with JS/TS with a nice declarative API. Works for Node and on the Browser.

    Project mention: Ajuda docx | /r/programacao | 2023-06-19
  • godot-docs

    Godot Engine official documentation

    Project mention: He actualizado en inglés (que no traducido 😂) el tutorial de "Dibujo en 2d" del manual a Godot 4.X y apreciaría vuestros comentarios constructivos- especialmente si no habéis usado antes las funciones `draw()` | /r/RafaLagoon | 2023-09-27
  • docs

    The Laravel documentation. (by laravel)

    Project mention: From Concept to Image: Exploring OpenAI Image Generation API with Laravel 10 and VueJS | | 2023-06-21

    Laravel has the most extensive and thorough documentation and video tutorial library of all modern web application frameworks, making it a breeze to get started with the framework.

  • docs-next

    📄 Documentation for Vue 3

    Project mention: Vue.js 2022 Year In Review and what to expect in 2023 | /r/javascript | 2023-01-03

    Also, regarding the docs, the problem with the toggle is that the preference it is set client-side. So when you're answering a question on SO and trying to send someone to the docs, you have to explain how to switch to composition. ( and

  • cloudflare-docs

    Cloudflare’s documentation

    Project mention: Has Cloudflare recently changed their TOS re use of tunnels for non-html content? | /r/selfhosted | 2023-04-27

    I don't strictly know if this is related, but the terms are being revised due to the release of R2:

  • Symfony2 Components

    The Symfony documentation

  • 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

  • Amplication

    Amplication: open-source Node.js backend code generator. An open-source platform that helps developers build backends without spending time on boilerplate & repetitive coding. Including production-ready GraphQL & REST APIs, DB schema, DTOs, filtering, pagination, RBAC, & more.

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 2023-09-27.

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What are some of the best open-source Doc projects? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 openai-cookbook 48,583
2 devdocs 32,383
3 gitbook 25,822
4 docsify 25,054
5 docz 23,371
6 github-docs 14,474
7 JSDoc 14,242
8 AspNetCore.Docs 11,932
9 zeal 10,669
10 Beautiful docs 8,201
11 Read the Docs 7,718
12 About-SwiftUI 6,807
13 standard-readme 5,743
14 The-Documentation-Compendium 5,189
15 Assemble 4,202
16 codehike 3,911
17 docx 3,448
18 godot-docs 2,857
19 docs 2,772
20 docs-next 2,567
21 cloudflare-docs 2,164
22 Symfony2 Components 2,078
23 Documize 1,958
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