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Absolutely Dash-ing

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I've been using Kapeli's Dash since the first version appeared on the Mac App Store. It's a fantastic programming documentation set manager. At some point a paid option was added that delivered more features, and I gladly purchased the upgrade. Here's the thing though, I knew Dash was awesome with document sets. I depend on it for that purpose all of the time. But somehow I failed to notice one other awesome feature– one that is listed right in the application description:

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

The emphasis above is my own. I've been using another code snippet manager for a while. But it hasn't been updated in at least a year and it crashes a lot. So this morning I started digging around to find a replacement. The top suggestion to my search was Dash. Huh? What? Yep. I opened Dash and there it all was. It even has shortcuts like TextExpander. I don't know how I never noticed a (now) pretty obvious part of a great application, but now there's even more to love about Dash than before.