Offline documentation with Zeal


Zeal is a simple [highlight style=’alice-blue’]offline API documentation browser [/highlight]inspired by Dash (OS X app), available for Linux and Windows.

  • Quickly search documentation using Alt+Space (or customised) hotkey to display Zeal from any place in your workspace.
  • Search in multiple sets of documentation at once.
  • Don’t be dependent on your internet connection.
  • Integrate Zeal with Emacs, Sublime Text, or Vim.

Downloading documentation sets

Inspired by the Mac-only application Dash, Zeal is a simple offline API documentation browser. In other words, select the languages you want documentation for, click download and it’s all available in one easy-to-search location.

Download/update doc sets
Download/update doc sets


Sublime Text integration

This feature allows you to search the documentation from within Sublime Text 2 and 3.

First install package control, then run it by pressing Shift+F1 which returns an error, and then locate the Zeal.sublime-settings file (via Preferences > Browse Packages…) and update the “zeal_command” parameter to wherever you unzipped the zeal.exe file.

Then in Sublime Text itself I have two options:

  1. Select something to look up and hit F1.
  2. Or press Shift+F1 to open the Zeal search box to type in my search term.


You can download Zeal by visiting this link

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  • sancoLgates

    Great apps! thanks for sharing

    • Techtoy

      you are welcome :)