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 While I do have backups, the original source code is in a very outdated state so I currently don't feel it makes sense to try and get it running again.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.

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With the simple-navigation gem installed you can easily create multilevel navigations for your Rails, Sinatra or Padrino applications. The navigation is defined in a single configuration file. It supports automatic as well as explicit highlighting of the currently active navigation through regular expressions.

 Score 0.4


Helpful method when you need to add some logic that figures out if the link (or more often navigation item) is selected based on the current page or other arbitrary condition

 Score 0.34


TabsOnRails is a simple Rails plugin for creating tabs and navigation menus.

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Use semantic structures to to build beautifully simple navigation structures in Rails

 Rubygem navigasmic
 Score 0.29


Tabulous provides an easy way to add tabs to your Rails application.

 Rubygem tabulous

simple-navigation-bootstrap is a simple-navigation renderer for twitter-bootstrap navigation and dropdowns.

simple_navigation_renderers gem adds renderers for Bootstrap 2 and 3. With these renderers you will be able create any bootstrap navigation elements, such as: submenu, navbar-text, divider, header. As well as add icons to menu elements, such as: gliphicons, font-awesome icons, even custom icons. Also you have split option for main menu containing submenu.

 Score 0.05

Tab fu

 Github bjeanes/tab_fu
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Tab menu

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Simple navigation

Simple navigation menu gem for Ruby on Rails

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Menu helper

Adds a helper method for generating a menubar in Rails

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Helpers for generating navigation bars

 Rubygem xebec
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Allows you to save menu items in the database. You can create your own renderer.

 Rubygem navi
 Github ramontayag/navi
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Simply and customizable navigation in the Ruby on Rails 3 application. Predefined bootstrap renderers

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Ramenu is a simple Ruby on Rails plugin for creating and managing navigation menus for a Rails project.

 Rubygem ramenu
 Github lafourmi/ramenu