Zeal is a great tool for browsing documentation without the need for an internet connection.

As a great addition I can recommend zealusercontributions: https://zealusercontributions.now.sh

I love how fast it feels to browse the documentation, instead of wasting seconds after seconds waiting for some overloaded website to load.

I think the unfree MacOS tool Dash was there before, they also provide the docsets.

Zeal reminds me of the good old .chm file format: Microsoft Compiled HTML Help

How to search

  • string will search all docsets for string
  • python:string will search only docsets related to Python for string

See more useful tips here: https://zealdocs.org/usage.html

My favorite docsets


  • Android
  • Ansible
  • Arduino
  • Bash
  • C++
  • CSS
  • Docker
  • Flask
  • Go
  • Gulp
  • Haskell
  • HTML
  • Java EE8
  • Java SE14
  • JavaScript
  • Jekyll
  • Kotlin
  • Markdown
  • MongoDB
  • Nginx
  • NodeJS
  • Python 3
  • Rust
  • Scala
  • Spring Framework
  • SQLite
  • SVG
  • TypeScript
  • Vagrant
  • Vim
  • VueJS

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