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Dash vs DevDocs: What are the differences?

Introduction

In this Markdown code, we will outline the key differences between Dash and DevDocs, two popular documentation tools for web developers and programmers.

  1. Integrations and Platforms: Dash is primarily designed for macOS and iOS platforms and integrates well with various code editors, including Sublime Text, Visual Studio Code, and Xcode. On the other hand, DevDocs is a web-based tool accessible from any platform and compatible with multiple browsers.

  2. Languages and Libraries: Dash provides support for a wide range of programming languages, frameworks, and libraries, offering comprehensive documentation for each. DevDocs, similarly, covers a vast array of languages and libraries but may not have the same depth of documentation for each as Dash.

  3. Offline Functionality: Dash allows users to download documentation for offline access, enabling developers to access the needed resources even when Internet connectivity is limited or unavailable. In contrast, DevDocs is entirely web-based and requires an active Internet connection to access its documentation.

  4. Customization and Extensions: Dash offers extensive customization options, allowing users to personalize the appearance, layout, and behavior of the documentation interface. It also supports various user-contributed plugins and themes, enhancing its functionality. While DevDocs permits users to toggle the display of documentation sets, it does not currently offer the same level of customization or plug-in support as Dash.

  5. User Contribution and Updates: Dash relies on user contributions for updating and expanding its documentation library. It allows users to submit their own documentation and share it with the community. In contrast, DevDocs is maintained and updated by a team of contributors, ensuring regular updates and accuracy of the documentation.

  6. Pricing Model: Dash follows a paid model, requiring users to purchase a license for full access to its features and documentation sets. On the other hand, DevDocs is free to use, providing open and unrestricted access to its entire documentation library.

In Summary, Dash offers extensive customization, offline access, and platform-specific integrations with a paid model, while DevDocs is a web-based tool with a broader user base, free access, and regular updates but lacks the same level of customization and platform integration as Dash.

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Pros of Dash
Pros of DevDocs
  • 17
    Dozens of API docs and Cheat-Sheets
  • 12
    Great for offline use
  • 8
    Works with Alfred
  • 8
    Excellent documentation
  • 8
    Quick API search
  • 5
    Fast
  • 3
    Good integration with Xcode and AppCode
  • 2
    Great for mobile dev work
  • 3
    Works with Alfred
  • 1
    Easy Setup
  • 1
    Open source

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What is Dash?

Dash is an API Documentation Browser and Code Snippet Manager. Dash stores snippets of code and instantly searches offline documentation sets for 150+ APIs. You can even generate your own docsets or request docsets to be included.

What is DevDocs?

DevDocs is an API documentation browser that combines multiple docs in a single web UI with instant fuzzy search, offline mode, keyboard shortcuts, and more.

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