How to create a high quality Toolset with Helpified

A Toolset is an organized list of all the resources that helped you with something. A resource can be anything on the web: a page, part of a page, video, image, form, PDF, or any other rich online media. If you can find it, you can add it to Helpified. Most things you're looking to do have more than one resource that you use. With Toolsets, you can organize the resources that help you in any order you'd like, pretty darn easily! These are some best practices for creating the most helpful and useful Toolsets possible.

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    Categorize your Toolset

    As Helpified grows, will be continuously adding new categories and Sub-categories. For now, once you've created your Toolset, be sure to choose the proper category that it would fall under. Then, move onto the next step!

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    Include at least three resources to make it public

    In order to make your Toolset public (meaning it can be saved and viewed by other people), you need to add at least three resources. We figure if you're creating something of value, there's a really high chance you'll have at least three helpful resources. Plus, it's a minimum viable version of quality control for us on the back-end of Helpified :-)

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    Click the +Add to create a new Toolset

    Found something helpful? Nice! You can start by creating a new Toolset to save your resources. If you already have a Toolset created, you can skip this step. If you're on the Helpified website, you'll see the +Add button on your top navigation toolbar, as pictured above. Click it, and the prompt to begin creating your Toolset will appear.

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    Add new Resources to your Toolset

    The details to creating a Resource is really similar to creating a Toolset. Make sure you have really descriptive titles. Add a helpful description with commentary, if applicable. Select a Category, Toolset to add the resource to, and type. Then, make sure you tag it! The nice thing is quite a bit of this is done for you. Whenever you add a Resource, we'll try to go in and grab a description and some tags. Then, you can edit them how you see fit.

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    Utilize the Skitch editor

    After you take a screenshot with Skitch, the editor will automatically appear (as shown). This allows you to annotate the screenshot any way you'd like! When you're done you can click the arrow and share it with the world.

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    Add a description to your Toolset

    Your Toolset description is very similar to the title in the way that it should be really descriptive! Here, you can include how you use that particular resource in the Toolset. Commentary is always helpful!

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    Make the title of your Toolset really descriptive

    It's really important to make your Toolset title as descriptive as possible. This helps you easily go back and locate the resources that you organize. It also helps others by enabling them to find the helpful resources you've organized a little easier! It's much better to explain explain exactly what the resources included in the Toolset help you with. Let's say that I'm building a website for my golf course. Since you can create a website for virtually anything, if I just title my Toolset "How to Create a website", I might be misleading because there's a chance I could use different resources to create a cooking or event website. Instead, it's more helpful to title it "Creating a website for a golf course" so other users can locate it specifically when they're looking for it.

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