Git/file system support
In theory, easy migration to different platforms
Doesn't require me to have internet access
I can easily do a
ack locally to find information.
Decent free Basic plan
Includes one free private book
No need to always use command line
Google Analytics support
Renaming pages appears to maintain old URLs
Only if it is not moved to a different folder
Works decently on my 11” iPad Pro 2018
Browsing is fine on quarter, half or full screen
Can’t use Safari’s split screen mode for editing
Require’s using full screen, sad
Works 1146px width (UWQD Display: 3440 / 3)
Organizing a lot of pages is difficult, even if nested
At 59 pages, it was already difficult to reorganize
I may have to organize things on the filesystem/markdown
I could potentially move to a second GitBook, but I like everything organized in one for now
Long pages can be very confusing
Better to break out the content into different pages
Increases the problem of organizing a lot of pages
Content is not really "static"
Feature Request https://gitbook.canny.io/feature-requests/p/sitemap
Doesn't use same header shortcuts as Google Docs
I don't really mind it. It's a decent but most importantly, usable theme.
Logs to git commit history could be nicer
No offline read/write support
Workaround is to download the repository
Moving pages doesn't redirect to new URL
For renaming pages in the same directory structure, the old url still works
For moving pages into a different directory, the old url will not work
I tried to compile a version using their
gitbook-cli tool but it failed on
GitBook stores assets/images under
Assets retain their filename
Other static site generators: https://www.staticgen.com
Previously using Phenomic. cons: Fully manual.
Other notable GitBooks:
Besides the standard Markdown features.
Tree structure doesn't work so well for content which can exist in multiple branches.
I put everything in a single table and use tags.
Exporting isn't easy
No automatic export