Bad news. The server hosting The Ruby Toolbox went bust on the evening of June 7th. While I do have backups, the original source code is in a very outdated state so I currently don't feel it makes sense to try and get it running again.

For the time being, here is a very stripped down version of the Ruby Toolbox's contents.

Update June 13th: I'd like to invite you to join the discussion on the future of the Toolbox on github. You can also get in touch directly on Twitter.

 Score 14.04


Easy upload management for ActiveRecord

 Rubygem paperclip
 Score 7.03


Upload files in your Ruby applications, map them to a range of ORMs, store them on different backends.

 Rubygem carrierwave
 Score 2.11


Dragonfly is a framework that enables on-the-fly processing for any content type. It is especially suited to image handling. Its uses range from image thumbnails to standard attachments to on-demand text generation.

 Rubygem dragonfly
 Score 0.95


Simple and powerful file upload library

 Rubygem refile
 Github elabs/refile

This gem packages jQuery File Upload plugin and it's dependencies for Rails asset pipeline.

 Score 0.13


Clean & light interface around GraphicsMagick.

 Rubygem imagery
 Github tobi/imagery
 Score 0.11


Attached is a Ruby on Rails cloud attachment and processor library inspired by Paperclip. Attached lets users push files to the cloud, then perform remote processing on the files.

 Rubygem attached
 Score 0.08


Paperclip Swfupload UploadHelper wrapper

 Rubygem papermill
 Score 0.04


Fine Uploader by Andrew Valums integrated for Rails 3.1+ Asset Pipeline

 Score 0.03


A FilePicker / PaperClip mashup. Use Filepicker for uploads and paperclip to process them.

 Rubygem fileclip

simple-image-uploader creates Image scaffold with file upload and removal. It is based on carrierwave and mini-imagegick gems. Image model, controller and form are have simple code that allows any application to use image upload immediately. Add simple-image-uploader gem to your Gemfile. Run bundle install. Then run 'rails g simple_image_uploader'. Run rails s and check http://localhost:3000/images.