Introducing Toolbox (formerly Share)

Dec 28, 2010 at 10:23pm

Introducing Toolbox (formerly Share)

The latest addition to our website is the new Toolbox section. You can post objects, abstractions, and patches for other users to try.

Since it includes all the info from the old Share section, there are tools that may need updating, descriptions, and tags. Users can update their tools and add new tools.

If you have shared tools on this forum in the past, it’d be great if you would add them to the Toolbox, too. The goal is to make it a valuable resource for all users. (Are you part of the “Sharing is” search results? )

Last, if you want an icon to appear with your forum posts, tools, and projects, you can easily add it here:


Dec 28, 2010 at 10:26pm

hey, i just found out about that 2 days ago, and the first thing i thought was
that it is about time to add something to the share pages finally.

the second thing i thought was asking you to give us those code buttons for
the forum, too.

it looks great, however!


Jan 4, 2011 at 9:47am

i´ m not able to download one of the patches. what could i di to solve my problem?



Jan 4, 2011 at 5:08pm

Am I doing something wrong? I went to the page and clicked on the first one:

which takes me right back to the toolbox “view all” page. Same for all the other links.

Safari 5.0.3, OSX 10.6.5


Jan 4, 2011 at 5:14pm

Sorry for the trouble! Something went awry yesterday and we’re working on a fix.


Jan 4, 2011 at 5:54pm

it’ s impossible to download the files
i use osx 10.6 and firefox
thank you

Jan 4, 2011 at 8:31pm

Toolbox is back. Thanks for your patience.

Is the download problem with one Tool or all?


Jan 5, 2011 at 3:59am

Great to see this up and running.

Jan 5, 2011 at 12:06pm

Hi Lilli.

I have just submitted a tool by Daniele Ghisi and myself, but only my name and avatar show up in the preview – even though I have marked both of us in the authors fields.

It would be very important that both authors are correctly reported. How can this be achieved? Can you have a look at this?

Thank you very much


Jan 5, 2011 at 5:11pm

Nice to see this available. I would like to see a date associated with each tool (and ability to search by date). Both original upload date, as well as last updated date. Would help to be able to identify “what’s new” on the site…

Jan 5, 2011 at 6:46pm

We appreciate the feedback. This Toolbox feature is something we have wanted to do forever, and we’re happy to finally have it in place. Now that it’s up and running with the essential features, we will be working hard to improve the functionality and browsing/submission experience and will continue to update it. If you have any gripes, requests, or general feedback, we’re happy to hear it. Thanks to everyone who has already submitted Tools!

@andrea: With the initial version of Toolbox we only support one official author for each Tool. We have some plans to offer support for collaborator credits in future updates.

Jan 6, 2011 at 10:57am

Thank you Andrew.
We look forward to having both our names on the page!

Jan 6, 2011 at 3:38pm

@dan: date == project number?

Jan 7, 2011 at 12:37pm

@Roman: yes, that addresses the example case that I mentioned, but having the date also would be better, since it gives the knowledge of just how new or old the product is, much more so than the sequence number…

Jan 13, 2011 at 12:00am

(‘sbout time!)
Thank You for creating Toolbox! Looks great!


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