Site-specific app for Rails docs

May 6, 2009 code 1 min read

Unless you’re a Rails genius, you probably need to frequently reference the Rails API docs. And if you haven’t discovered it yet, is awesome.

John Nunemaker suggested that I create a site-specific browser and point it to a local copy of the docs from I did and have been loving it, so I’m suggesting that you do it too.

Download Fluid (or the comparable app for your platform if you’re not on a Mac). Then download a copy of the docs from and create a new app pointing to that local copy.

Better yet, head over to and grab the Creative Commons licensed logo to use as the icon.

Now my only complaint is that I don’t have docs for Ruby and other gems in this app, but I have a hunch that it won’t be long until that changes.

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