Doctave, a truly
Doctave is a documentation platform built for docs-as-code. Collaborate on your docs using a software-engineering Git workflow.
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Built for docs-as-code
How is Doctave different?
GitBook is a well-established documentation platform. But unlike its name would suggest, it is not designed with Git in mind.
GitBook is not built for Git.
GitBook wants you to use a WYSIWYG editor for managing documentation, and was not designed for a docs-as-code workflow. If you want to use a modern Git-based collaboration workflow, GitBook falls short.
With Doctave, you get a real docs-as-code workflow.
With Doctave, you write your docs in Markdown in your Git repository and get a world-class editing experience with our Desktop app. When you're ready to publish, Doctave gives you analytics, search, user feedback, and much more all out of the box.
Write, publish, collaborate
Everything you need for world-class docs
All updates happen through source control. Use pull requests and branches to manage changes.
Doctave supports standard CommonMark Markdown.
Document your APIs and guides in a single place. Doctave supports OpenAPI 3.0 out of the box.
Every documentation change gets its own isolated shareable environment.
Publish your documentation automatically from your CI/CD pipeline.
Privacy-friendly cookieless analytics to track readership over time.
When should you use
If you want a docs-as-code documentation workflow, but don't want the hassle of setting up a documentation site from scratch, Doctave is a great choice.
You get the best of both worlds: a fully integrated documentation publishing platform, while being able to manage and collaborate on docs through pull-requests and version control.
When should you use
If your documentation writers aren't fluent Git-users, and don't want to use a docs-as-code workflow, GitBook is a great option.
It's a well-established stable product that should meet your needs. Their WYSIWYG editor is powerful and you can manage your content in the cloud with ease.