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 While I do have backups, the original source code is in a very outdated state so I currently don't feel it makes sense to try and get it running again.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 0.93


A Rails engine that allows any model to act as messageable, adding the ability to exchange messages with any other messageable model, even different ones. It supports the use of conversations with two or more recipients to organize the messages. You have a complete use of a mailbox object for each messageable model that manages an inbox, sentbox and trash for conversations. It also supports sending notifications to messageable models, intended to be used as system notifications.

 Rubygem mailboxer
 Github ging/mailboxer

Make user messageable!;-)

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A simple newsletter engine for rails.

 Rubygem maktoub
 Score 0.14


Messaging system for Rails 3 app

 Rubygem inboxes
 Github evrone/inboxes
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Allows caching of pages with flash messages by rendering flash messages from a cookie using JavaScript, instead of statically in your Rails view template. Flash contents are converted to JSON and placed in a cookie by an after_filter (default) or a Rack Middleware (option).

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Messaging engine

 Rubygem discuss
 Github elle/discuss
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This gem popups Rails' ActionDispatch::Flash within Bootstrap alert like a growl notification. It serves messages with both of AJAX (XHR) and regular requests inside HTTP headers.