Zeal - Documentation Browser

Zeal – simple offline documentation browser

Last Updated on August 11, 2021


Zeal is a very useful offline document browser. It’s useful even for non-developers as some of the docsets are application orientated such as Joomla, WordPress, MySQL, and Matplotlib. Zeal has undergone considerable development to keep it maintained.

What do we like most about Zeal? Besides the huge range of docsets at your fingertips, there’s useful support for HiDPI displays, in-page search tool, good font selection, and smooth scrolling. Combined with the fuzzy search functionality, it offers a slick way to access documentation.

Zeal earns our seal of recommendation.

Website: zealdocs.org
Support: GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Oleg Shparber and contributors
License: GNU General Public License Version 3.0

Zeal is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction / Installation
Page 2 – In Operation
Page 3 – Summary

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Richard F.
Richard F.
3 years ago

Just small note, that Zeal’s docsets can be used in GNU Emacs too, with (multi)package called helm-dash. The documentation can be then displayed in Emacs web browser (or any other). This is fine, because Emacs can simply and easy show the documentation of the statement, where the cursor is located.