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 While I do have backups, the original source code is in a very outdated state so I currently don't feel it makes sense to try and get it running again.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


With ActsAsTaggableOn, you can tag a single model on several contexts, such as skills, interests, and awards. It also provides other advanced functionality.

 Score 0.3

Is taggable

tagging that doesn't want to be on steroids. it's skinny and happy to stay that way.

 Score 0.24


A modern fast tagging framework for Rails 3.1+

 Rubygem rocket_tag
 Score 0.16


Markable allows you to easily create a marking system in your rails application.

 Rubygem markable
 Github chrome/markable

Rails plugin that is based on acts_as_taggable by DHH but includes extras such as tests, smarter tag assignment, and tag cloud calculations.

 Score 0.01


Clortho makes keyword and full-text search a breeze for MongoMapper users.

 Rubygem clortho
 Score 0.01


Adds tagging with context and aggregation of tags for MongoMapper. Adds weight and distribution convenience methods to models in which it is included. Uses MongoDB's increment/decrement ($inc/$dec) to keep real-time counts of individual tags in context with optional type. Based on 'Mongoid Taggable With Context' (

 Rubygem taggregator