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 While I do have backups, the original source code is in a very outdated state so I currently don't feel it makes sense to try and get it running again.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 1.84


Anemone web-spider framework

 Rubygem anemone
 Score 0.69


Pismo extracts and retrieves content-related metadata from HTML pages - you can use the resulting data in an organized way, such as a summary/first paragraph, body text, keywords, RSS feed URL, favicon, etc.

 Rubygem pismo
 Github peterc/pismo
 Score 0.65


MetaInspector lets you scrape a web page and get its links, images, texts, meta tags...

 Score 0.35


Ruby gem generating thumbnail images from a given URL.

 Score 0.31


Download, pull out of a ZIP/TAR/GZ/BZ2 archive, parse, correct, and import XLS, ODS, XML, CSV, HTML, etc. into your ActiveRecord models. Uses Upsert internally for speed.

 Score 0.29


Cobweb is a web crawler that can use resque to cluster crawls to quickly crawl extremely large sites which is much more performant than multi-threaded crawlers. It is also a standalone crawler that has a sophisticated statistics monitoring interface to monitor the progress of the crawls.

 Rubygem cobweb
 Score 0.14


Crawl web sites easily using ruby recipes, with caching and nokogiri.

 Rubygem sinew
 Github gurgeous/sinew
 Score 0.07


Easily fetch product information from third party websites such as Amazon, Steam, eBay, etc.

 Score 0.02


DocParser is a Ruby Gem for webscraping

 Rubygem docparser
 Score 0.01


A simple plugin for extracting information from url entered by user (Something like what facebook does). This gem is built on top of opengraph gem created by michael bleigh.

 Score 0.0


MediaWiki API and Page content parser for Headlines (nested), TextBlocks, ListItems, and Links.

 Rubygem wiki-api