Dash 5: Now Available

TL;DR: Download Dash 5 for macOS and try it out!

Dash 5 is the latest version of Dash and includes a lot of improvements and a completely new, streamlined search interface.

Dash 5 is a paid upgrade ($19.99 + VAT). To upgrade, download Dash 5 and add your existing Dash license in Preferences > Purchase and you’ll be prompted to upgrade.

Anyone that purchased Dash after the 1st of September 2019 gets to upgrade for free.

What’s New

  • New Search and Navigation Interface – The search and navigation interface was completely redesigned to be more intuitive and fast
  • New Search Result Sorting and Nesting – Search result sorting and nesting were completely rethought and redone. The order of docsets in Preferences > Docsets or in your search profile will now matter a lot more, while also keeping your results uncluttered
  • New Browser Engine – Dash 5 uses WKWebView, the latest browser engine from Apple. Supporting WKWebView required rewriting a huge part of Dash, some of which to JavaScript, so please make sure to report any bugs you might encounter, no matter how small
  • Improved Dark Mode – The dark documentation style will now preserve colors instead of inverting them
  • New Snippet Navigation – Snippets can now be bookmarked and are part of the navigation history. Don’t like snippets? You can now completely disable them
  • New Support System – The in-app Contact Support option is now powered by replies.io, which makes it easier to improve your support request with screenshots, videos and logs, significantly reducing the time needed for your issue to be resolved
  • Lots of Small Improvements – New in-page find interface and result highlighting, new status bar, faster search and a lot more are waiting for you in Dash 5

Download Dash 5

Dash 5 is a paid upgrade ($19.99 + VAT), but it’s free to download and try out. If you encounter any issues or need any help, contact me.