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They bailed on this app - it doesnt even work anymore. I'm pissed because I cant find ANYTHIGN that did what this did? Why they would just end such a helpful product I dont know - I wish I wouldnt have updated it, mine literally wont work at all and now when you go to their page its completely something different now a totally different app
I'm also very pissed with the direction the developers took with the app. I don't believe there was enough care or attention towards the users. They didn't even attempt to bring up the issue to their users before they made their decision. They didn't try to raise money or monetize the app. They could've made it a donationware (like Voicemeeter) or joined forces with devdocs.io and freecodecamp.org and merged the two doc providers together. They could've upright made it a premium with a perpetual license or subscription after a certain trial period. They could've included ads. They could've developed and documented ways to self-host the app, developers would do such a thing. So yes, I am pissed off as well because I feel like there wasn't enough care and attention towards users. Aside from the Devbook (RIP), the only maintained doc browser options on Windows are Zeal, Zest, and DevDocs. Out of the 3, only DevDocs is still maintained which doesn't have a desktop app or global search keyboard shortcut. Devbook was offering something unique, it's so sad that such a product was killed by the developers. In this day and age where everyone is trying to learn how to work with AI and companies are introducing copilots, Devbook could be the best interface to use an AI. I'm just so sad and disappointed and pissed...
Recommended this product
So awesome. It makes life as a developer so much easier. Especially with the keyboard shortcuts. It is way faster than switching to the browser, opening the site and so on. I didnt even know I needed it until now. Awesome idea and implementation! By the way, can you add Angular, Vue, Tailwind Css Docs in the future?
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