Get the Latest AddThis Sharing Tools

We’re always looking for new ways to improve the user experience of our tools and offer elegant new ways to make sharing easy and fun. Along the way we strive for solutions that are simple, streamlined, and respectful of the look and feel of sites in which publishers install our software.

We’ve added three new entries to AddThis Labs that demonstrate these ideas and introduce some exciting new sharing tools you can use in your site or blog.

Design Updates

All three tools utilize enhanced AddThis sharing experiences that include:

  • a vertical sharing menu that presents more of the viewer’s personalized services to boost sharing
  • a redesigned email interface
  • a redesigned expanded service selection menu, to make finding your favorite services easier than ever
  • a redesigned share counter to visually match other counters you might be using on your site

 

Updated Toolbox

The first addition to AddThis Labs is an elegant 32x32px Toolbox which includes the design enhancements above. See it in action or just grab the code.

We’ve also create two other new surfaces for your sharing enjoyment:

 

Floating Horizontal Bar

Imagine a sharing tool that only presents itself when your readers are ready to share. The new floating horizontal bar is easy to install and remains out of the way until the viewer begins scrolling down your page. You can customize the size of the sharing options, as well as the color of the bar. See it in action or just grab the code.

 

Floating Vertical Bar

Like its counterpart, the floating vertical bar stays with the reader as he or she scrolls down the page, but does so in the margin of the page instead of across the top. Like all AddThis Tools, this menu is completely customizable and includes the design enhancements above. See it in action or just grab the code.

 

We want to hear from you!

We’d love to hear what you think about these features. Please visit our forum and leave us some feedback and as always, thank you for using AddThis.

Jim Lane
Director of User Experience
AddThis