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I've seen my friend enjoy using Dash, in which you could look up all kinds of language document, Java, c#, Android, Javascript, JQuery, etc. That makes life much much more easier!! Does Anyone knows if there's alternative on Ubuntu? I search desperately but no

Dash: Code snippet manager and Cocoa documentation browser.

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You might want to check out Zeal. I just started implementing it this weekend. It's intended to be a documentation browser like Dash, working on Linux.

Here is a screenshot:

Zeal Screenshot

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Didn't know Zeal. Looks promising, very dash-like, although it lacks the snippets functionallity. – ccamara Nov 4 '13 at 22:00

Perhaps would be an option. It is also available as app extension for google chrome.

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You could at least provide a link ;) – Seth Apr 29 '14 at 19:53
like it! but my chrome just get fatter & fatter. LOL – Robert Dec 12 '15 at 6:16

devhelp Install devhelp may help you

Devhelp is an API documentation browser for GTK+ and GNOME. It works natively with gtk-doc (the API reference framework developed for GTK+ and used throughout GNOME for API documentation). If you use gtk-doc with your project, you can use Devhelp to browse the documentation.



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For Ruby, Rails and some other ruby gems you could use You can use it online or download. For JQuery there is You can even install it as package!

sudo apt-get install jquery-alternative-doc

then browse to file:///usr/share/doc/jquery-alternative-doc/index.html in your browser.

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This doesn't really answer the OP. Dash is a native desktop client that provides useful search features, and it downloads docsets or uses local docsets. – jrhorn424 Sep 3 '13 at 14:44

If you use emacs then give helm-dash a try.

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