Dash is an API Documentation Browser and Code Snippet Manager. Dash helps you store snippets of code, as well as instantly search and browse documentation for almost any API you might use (for a full list, see the screenshots). Dash is not free, you will have to purchase Dash using an In-App purchase. Dash is free to download so that you can test Dash out as much as you want, in order to determine if it's the right tool for you.
Documentation Browser Features:
- Supports docsets generated using popular tools like Appledoc and Doxygen.
- Methods are conveniently shown in a special Table of Contents.
- Highlighted in-page search.
- Easily search specific docsets by defining keyword filters (e.g. start your query with "python:" to search only the Python documentation).
- Integration plugins for: Xcode, Alfred, Quicksilver, LaunchBar, AppCode, Sublime Text, Emacs, Vim, Eclipse, Terminal, AppleScript.
- Easily integrate with any other application using the "dash://" URL scheme or the "Look up in Dash" system service.
- Fuzzy search. Don't let misspells get in your way.
- Built for speed. Searching is almost instant.
Snippet Manager Features:
- Collect snippets of code that you reuse often.
- Sync by saving your library in Dropbox.
- Over 80 syntaxes for code highlighting.
- Variable Placeholders can be edited before pasting.
- Abbreviations are expanded wherever you type them.
Special Snippet Placeholders:
- @clipboard expands into the contents of the clipboard.
- @cursor repositions the cursor after expansion.
- @date expands into the current date.
- @time expands into the current time.
- Multi-Touch Gestures.
- Menu item or dock application, always one keyboard shortcut away.
- Users that want to use Dash only as a Snippet Manager or Documentation Browser, can do so.
Dash will nag and annoy you every now and then, in order to purchase.
What is new in this release:
- Added a Swift docset, thanks to Nate Cook
- Stack Overflow docset results will now be sorted based on question votes
- Improved filtering of duplicate results in the iOS and OS X docsets
- Fixed a dock icon toggle issue for OS X 10.8 users
- Fixed an issue with the Java 7 docset which caused some entries in the table of contents to not work
- Yosemite: fixed an issue which sometimes caused search fields to forget to blink their cursors
- Yosemite: fixed a display glitch in the search results table
- Yosemite: (hopefully) fixed a crash while expanding snippets
- Yosemite: fixed an issue which caused switching between search profiles to be kind of slow
- Yosemite: fixed an issue which sometimes caused docset downloads to get stuck