a search engine for developers accessible from a text editor, very fast and that you control with the keyboard




If you are a developer, it is very likely that you spend a lot of time using the browser to search for information, and as the Stack Overflow statistics have made very clear, you also copy and paste a lot while you are less experienced.



There is nothing wrong with that, it is also part of the learning process and with a whole website out there, you have to make the most of it, but perhaps more efficiently. That was what motivated its creators to conceive Devbook, a search engine designed for developers to reduce the time you spend googling things on different sites while writing code.



Devbook is an excellent productivity tool for programmers



Devbook is a free application for Windows, Linux and macOS which works very similar to what would be the macOS Spotlight, or as a desktop launcher. The difference is that the searches it does are directly in Stack Overflow or in the official documentation of the programming languages ​​and it also offers the results directly in a code editor.



The tool appears as a overlay or a floating window above your desktop or the applications you have open, so by pressing a simple keyboard shortcut (customizable) you can start your search immediately.




Devbook gets its results from the official programming language and Stack Overflow documentation




In addition to this, it offers the advantage that you do not have to leave your current text editor and you can copy and paste more easily if you need to. Devbook can be fully controlled with just the keyboard, i.e. you can copy entire code segments without having to touch the mouse.







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For now, Devbook includes documentation for Python, Pandas, Scikit, PyTorch, Jest, Mocha, Chai, Golang, Elixir, Flask, Django, TypeScript, Rust, React, Rails, Ruby, Web DOM API, Nunjucks, NPM, Node.js , HTTP, HTML, Docker, NumPy, CSS, and JavaScript.



The idea is to keep the service free for all individual developers, and then monetize with premium paid plans for businesses and teams later on. They also plan to add more features, and additional documentation in the future.