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Group photo at the Wikimania 2019 Coolest tool award ceremony

Wiki communities around the globe have diverse use cases and technical needs. Volunteer developers are often the first to find and address those use cases. They experiment with new ideas, build local and global solutions and bridge workflow gaps in our software.

There are incredibly many great tools out there.

It’s time to celebrate this!

Coolest Tool Award 2019Edit

The first ever Coolest Tool Award ceremony took place during Wikimania 2019, as part of the Wikimania program. We have recognized some of the greatest tools in a variety of categories: Experience, Tiny, Impact, Reusable, Editor, Developer, Mobile, Newcomer, Outreach, Eggbeater (= tools that have been around for a long time).

The award is organized & selected by the Coolest Tool Academy. Members of the initial 2019 edition are: Birgit, Bodhisattwa, Brooke, Ladsgroup, Srishti, TheDJ, زكريا.

The group will vary from year to year to minimize bias. Folks who are interested in organizing the Coolest Tool Award 2020 are invited to reach out to us. :-)

2019 WinnersEdit

 
Slide deck used in the award presentation with links and details for each tool
Winner Category Category Description
Locator-tool Experience Intuitive and easy to use
HotCat Tiny Small tools and tools that do one thing well
InternetArchiveBot Impact Tools that have broad or deep impact
Pageviews Analysis Reusable Serves many wikis and projects
QuickStatements Editor Tools that augment editing
Codesearch Developer Tools that primarily serve developers
Commons Mobile app Mobile Mobile apps and mobile-focused tools
NOA upload tool (awarded to Sohmen) Newcomer tool New tools or tools by new developers
Programs & Events Dashboard Outreach Tools that help grow the movement
Twinkle Eggbeater Tools in use for more than 10 years

MaterialsEdit