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Navigating the Library

The main way of navigating the library is by using the interactive navigation tree at the left side of the screen. Click the plus/minus icons to expand/collapse any given category, and click directly on the category names to look at all the tools in any given category.

The tools in each category will be sorted by their current rating (and alphabetically when equal ratings occur). You can (and are encouraged to) contribute with your own vote for the rating of each tool that you have used in the library. To submit your own vote, simply click the star corresponding to the rating you want to vote for in the listing for the tool in question (e.g., if you think the tool deserves a score of 4 out of 5 possible, simply click the fourth star, and then follow the instructions on the screen). You can also change your vote at any later time, by simply repeating this voting procedure for the tool.

Also, at the bottom of each category page you will find a list of all subcategories of the category in question, these too interactively expandable if they in turn would have any subcategories.

The library main page is at the very root of the category hierarchy, and thus you can find all categories in the library in its expandable subcategory list.

The two main top-level categories below this root level are named "Categorized by Target Type" and "Categorized by Tool Type". Just as with any category in the library (which are really category tags, as mentioned on the main page), a tool can occur under both these categories (and/or any of their sub-categories). Which one of these two roads you choose to follow when searching for a tool only depends on what's most suitable for you at the moment. Do note though that even though a tool often occurs under both these top-level categories, all of them don't! Normally, the "Categorized by Tool Type" category will contain somewhat more tools than the "Categorized by Target Type" category. This is because not all tools will have an easily definable specific "target type", while they will practically all be classifyable under some certain "tool type".

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