DevDocs for macOS
An unofficial DevDocs API Documentation viewer for macOS.
- Global shortcut (Option + Space), customizable
- Automatic dark/light mode UI
- Protocol handler integration (handle
- Page search (Cmd + F)
Protocol handler integration
Protocol handler integration allows you to control DevDocs through scripts. For example:
$ osascript -e 'tell application "DevDocs" to open location "devdocs-macos://search?doc=rails&term=stro"'
... will tell DevDocs to open a new window and search the Rails documentation for
The app supports the following commands. When required parameters are not supplied, the command is ignored.
This is for launching a search query in a new window.
|term||Yes||The search term, eg.
|doc||No||Documentation scope, eg.
This opens a new window.
DevDocs will open a new window only for URLs on the
devdocs.io domain. For
$ osascript -e 'tell application "DevDocs" to open location "https://devdocs.io/#q=rails+stro"'
Other domains are ignored.
Download & Install
Pre-built binaries can be downloaded from the releases page.
Unzip, drag the app to Applications, and then run it.
If you wish to install the application from Homebrew:
$ brew cask install dteoh-devdocs
The application will live at
Migrating from project tap to the default tap
The application had a tap maintained by the project. To migrate to the default tap:
$ brew cask uninstall devdocs-macos $ brew untap dteoh/devdocs $ brew cask install dteoh-devdocs
The app is currently developed on Big Sur and only support for Big Sur can be provided.
If you are using Mojave (10.14) or Catalina (10.15), please use version 0.5.2.
DevDocs for macOS Copyright (C) 2021 Douglas Teoh This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see <https://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.