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
    Commented Nov 4, 2013 at 22:00

Perhaps devdocs.io 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
    Commented Apr 29, 2014 at 19:53
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    like it! but my chrome just get fatter & fatter. LOL
    – Robert
    Commented Dec 12, 2015 at 6:16
  • It's really cool, has even an offline feature.
    – czerasz
    Commented Sep 15, 2016 at 12:39

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 JQuery there is JQAPI. You can even install it as package!

$ sudo apt-get install jquery-alternative-doc

Then browse to this file in your browser.

  • 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
    Commented Sep 3, 2013 at 14:44

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

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