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This package was approved as a trusted package on 9/8/2019.

Zeal is an offline documentation browser inspired by Dash, 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.
- Do not depend on your Internet connection.
- Integrate Zeal with IDEA, Sublime Text, or your favourite IDE with a variety of plugins.

To install Zeal, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install zeal

To upgrade Zeal, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade zeal


  • update.ps1 Show
    import-module -Name $PSScriptRoot\..\au\AU
    $latest_release_url = '' 
    function global:au_GetLatest {
        $latest_release = Invoke-WebRequest $latest_release_url | ConvertFrom-Json
        return @{
            Version = $latest_release | Select -ExpandProperty name
            ReleaseNotes = $latest_release `
                | Select -ExpandProperty body
    function global:au_SearchReplace {
        return @{
            "$($Latest.PackageName).nuspec" = @{
                '(<dependency id="zeal.install" version=")[0-9.]+"' = "`${1}$($Latest.Version)`""
    function global:au_BeforeUpdate($pkg) {
        $pkg.NuspecXml.package.metadata.releaseNotes = $global:Latest.ReleaseNotes.ToString()

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Zeal Developers


copyright © Zeal Developers, 2013-2018


Release Notes

All changes | All closed issues

- Added Back/Forward to the webview's context menu. (#925)
- Made search prefixes case insensitive. (#957)
- Added <kbd>Ctrl+L</kbd> shortcut for focusing search input field. (#401)
- Portable version now uses a relative path to the docset storage if it's a subdirectory. (#956)

Fixed Issues:
- Fixed platform defined shortcut for preferences being ignored.
- Fixed default fixed font size not saved. (#903)
- Fixed broken JavaScript links. (#915)
- Fixed make install not updating icon cache. (#922)
- Set webview background color to white by default. (#892)
- Fixed a problem preventing docset extraction to path containing non-Latin characters. (#747)
- Fixed reproducibility of builds once again.

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Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Zeal 2351 Friday, January 5, 2018 approved
Zeal 0.5.0 180 Thursday, January 4, 2018 approved
Zeal 0.4.0 652 Wednesday, October 18, 2017 approved
Zeal 0.3.1 364 Wednesday, July 26, 2017 approved

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