ARCHBEE — API DOCUMENTATION ALTERNATIVE TO README

Discover one of the best ReadMe alternatives in 2024

Publish multiple projects and build developer portals, API references, or user guides and tutorials. Archbee is a product documentation platform that is evolving fast.

Teams of all sizes build documentation with Archbee

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Easily build, publish and maintain documentation

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Write, review, and organize knowledge with your team & AI

Teamwork made simple.

Review and merge changes with your team, assign subject matter experts, and keep your content up-to-date with document verifications.
Move 50% faster with AI-powered Write Assist.

Generate comprehensive documentation based on your existing documents/docs, API references and GitHub code files. Write Assist helps you summarize, edit, and even set a tone of voice. 
Customized templates for an outstanding user experience. 

With 30 custom blocks, including images, videos, API references, diagrams, changelogs and  splits, simply drag and drop your content to craft a highly organized, interactive and intuitive end user experience.
Collaborate asynchronously in real time.

Provide instant feedback to your team, review and even merge changes as content and structured APIs are updated.

Publish, share, and secure your knowledge

Publish docs to your dedicated subdomain, hosted by Archbee.

We provide hosting, Custom Blocks and offer custom CSS, so you can craft a seamless experience for your end users. 
DOCS SHOWCASE ->
The fastest way from question to answer.

Use our App Widget in your app with our JavaScript SDK or React Component.
Authenticate users on your terms.

Archbee provides options for passwords, magic links, guest accounts, wildcard email domains, JWT tokens and more.

Answer questions instantly with AI powered by your documentation

Scale fast.

Onboard, guide, and support your users 24/7 leveraging your own documentation, so you never need to worry about unanswered questions.  
Instant onboarding. 

Answer developer questions instantly, so they can dive straight into your product, API or SDK.
Accurate and instant answers to all your billing questions.

Never worry about delayed responses again.
Instant answers for developers.

Provide effortlessly scaleable support for your open source library, API, or SDK, to quickly unblock developers. 

How is Archbee comparing with Readme?

Stop paying more for features you shouldn't. Focus on writing great product documentation
and grow your business at a price that's sustainable.

Feature Comparison

Archbee

Readme

Write and Publish documentation
API Documentation
Full customization with Custom CSS or JavaScript
Enhanced Search and Search Analytics
Reusable Content
Publish multiple portals without aditional cost
Staging Environment on all plans
Unlimited documentation versions
Direct Github integration
Modern editor with markdown shortcuts and 30+ custom blocks
Dynamic Links between knowledge base articles
Code Editor block with multiple tabs, drag & drop
Standalone app for Mac, Windows and Linux

Archbee vs. Readme: What's right for me?

Great question! We think we’re pretty great, but here’s an honest answer from Joe Pettersson - CTO @ Banked.com

We've moved to Archbee from ReadMe recently due to constraints in ReadMe's product and the challenges of scaling it commercially in our model. The big challenges were inherent to how usage scales in their platform.

For example, they see a 'project' as one single set of cohesive documentation and build a UX/UI to facilitate that. It means you need multiple projects for multiple documentation projects. In simple terms, everything in a project is intended to be 'one thing.'

Projects are so distinct and separated that they are hard to maintain at scale (lots of repetition, no setting, or customization sharing). And, if you need the full customization options, you must pay $400 a month for each project.

This is unique to our model, but it's why we've left. Archbee has some (not all) of the same limitations, but they don't charge us $400 a month for each project!

Don’t change your tech stack

Archbee integrates seamlessly with powerful tools to streamline your team's workflows.

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Archbee helps you build developer & API documentation that scales with your team and knowledge