You’ve heard my cries about the Flash CS4 help panel here and here. Apparently others have too and I got an email over the weekend from Jeroen Beckers about a new application that he and a friend put together called Doc? This is basically what the Flash Help panel used to be in CS3 as a standalone AIR application. It’s actually very nicely done and has a couple of really nice options, including CS3 docs, CS4 docs, Flex Builder, and any other ASDoc book you want to import. You can also set bookmarks so you can go directly to a folder, a class, or whatever else you want to bookmark in your docs. For anyone who is interested and is running CS4, their FAQ actually doesn’t have the path to the CS4 book (which I provided to Jeroen in a return e-mail) but it is located at:
Macintosh HD/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Help/en_US/AS3LCR/Flash_10.0
Grab Doc? and take it for a spin. Jeroen is more than happy to take any feedback to help make this a great tool.
Yes, a similar app was also developed by Big Spaceship which can be found here. I think Jeroen’s is a bit more involved and probably more likely to be updated in the future as Big Spaceship isn’t really pushing their main focus on their app. But again, I wouldn’t be doing “my job” if I didn’t make mention of this.