Free & Open Source
BookStack is fully free and open, MIT licensed. The source is available on GitHub. There is no cost to downloading and installing your own instance of bookstack.
Easy, Simple Interface
Simplicity has been the top priority when building BookStack. The page editor has a simple WYSIWYG interface and all content is broken into three simple real world groups:
Books Chapters Pages
Searchable and Connected
The content in BookStack is fully searchable. You are able to search at book level or across all books, chapters & pages. The ability to link directly to any paragraph allows you to keeps your documentation connected.
Configuration options allow you to set-up BookStack to suit your use case. You can change the name, Logo and registration options. You can also change whether the whole system is publicly viewable or not.
BookStack is built using PHP, on top of the Laravel framework and it uses MySQL to store data. Performance has been kept in mind and BookStack can run happily on a $5 Digital Ocean VPS.
On top of the powerful search and linking there is also cross-book sorting, Page revisions, Image management. Some more mega-features are planned such as static-site generation and quick exporting.
Try Out BookStack
You can try out BookStack right now by using the given details. The demo database & image storage is automatically reset every half hour. Most standard actions are available using the provided admin login but some actions, listed below, have been restricted to keep the demo instance open & available. That said, all options & actions are at least visible to the demo admin user.
- User deletion
- User updates
- Setting updates
All Books Overview
Profile Update Page
Latest From The Blog
A new BookStack bug-fix release has now been released to resolve a few issues found over the last month. Here are the fixes and updates: Updated all URL references to allow BookStack to be placed at a non-root location on a domain. Fixed no borders on table heading rows. Fixed »
BookStack is now 1 year old! The first commit can be found on GitHub here. BookStack also now has over 200 stars GitHub stars! It's absolutely awesome to see BookStack grow into something worked on and shaped by a community. Back in Time To celebrate how BookStack has grown over »
BookStack v0.11 has now been released. This version is a cleanup and bugfix release with a few new handy features to make nicer pages and to help organise books easier. Here are the useful links for this release: Update instructions GitHub release page Editor Updates Callouts The WYSIWYG editor »