With AddThis APIs, you can easily create a variety tools that suites your individual needs, giving you more control over the tool’s options and services. Each API has its own advantages and limitations and can be used in most environments.
AddThis Toolbox allows you to easily create custom sharing and follow buttons with your own social icons and CSS, all while receiving the same analytics, performance and reliability as the standard AddThis button. Use this API if you want something easy, simple and straightforward in creating your sharing and following buttons.
AddThis Smart Layers API allows you to create sharing and follow buttons along with our Related Posts tool. With Smart Layers, you have the ability to use the many pre-configured positions, themes and layouts of each tools. Use this API if you want a simple method of deploying our web tools without the need of any additional icons or CSS.
AddThis Core API allows you to create your own share and follow buttons from scratch, bringing all of the functionality and stability of the AddThis toolset with the flexibility to match your specific needs and constraints. Use this API if you have in-house development abilities and need a more bare bone approach in creating share and follow button for further customization.
|AddThis Toolbox||Sharing Endpoints||Smart Layers API||Core API|
|Can create share buttons|
|Can create follow buttons|
|Can create Related Post tool|
|Allows custom icons|