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Zeal Alternatives for Mac

Zeal is not available for Mac but there are some alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is Dash for macOS. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Zest or dasht. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Zeal and six of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Zeal are Rust Search Extension, PHP Function Index and Devbook.

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows
  • Linux

Zeal is a simple offline API documentation browser inspired by Dash (OS X app), available for Linux and Windows.

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  1. Dash for macOS icon

    Dash for macOS

    • Mac

    Dash is an API Documentation Browser and Code Snippet Manager. Dash stores snippets of code and instantly searches offline documentation sets for almost any API you might use. You can even generate your own docsets or request docsets to be included.

    ⚫︎ Works OfflineDash for macOS can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingDash for macOS supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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    Almost everyone thinks Dash for macOS is a great alternative to Zeal.

    They are basically twins, since both find documentation by pressing on a keyboard shortcut.

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    Zest

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Offline search tool for developers. Find what you need without the need for Internet access.

    ⚫︎ Full-Text SearchZest lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineZest can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    Discontinued

    The project is no longer maintaned since May 2016. Last version, 0.1.1, released in March 2016, can be still downloaded from GitHub.

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  3. dasht

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    A collection of shell scripts for searching, browsing, and managing API documentation (in the form of 150+ offline documentation sets, courtesy of Dash for OS X) from the terminal or browser.

    ⚫︎ Works Offlinedasht can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    easy to deploy, has vim plugin

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    Rust Search Extension

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS

    A handy browser extension to search Rust docs and crates, etc in the address bar instantly!

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    PHP Function Index

    • Mac

    The PHP Function Index (PHPfi) is a very fast documentation viewer to look up any PHP function.

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    The PHP Function Index for Mac OS X


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    Devbook

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Become a more productive developer by using Devbook in your day-to-day work. Free search engine made just for developers. Stop leaving your IDE and context-switching to a browser.

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