ActsAsTaggableOn VS PublicActivity

Compare ActsAsTaggableOn vs PublicActivity and see what are their differences.


A tagging plugin for Rails applications that allows for custom tagging along dynamic contexts. (by mbleigh)


Easy activity tracking for models - similar to Github's Public Activity (by public-activity)
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ActsAsTaggableOn PublicActivity
4 1
4,949 2,918
- 0.1%
3.5 7.7
23 days ago 2 months ago
Ruby Ruby
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of ActsAsTaggableOn. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-06-25.


Posts with mentions or reviews of PublicActivity. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-04-08.
  • How to Create A Flexible, Performant Audit Trail In Ruby on Rails With A GraphQL API
    2 projects | | 8 Apr 2021
    You often want to track what user's are doing throughout your app. There are some gems that help you do this. For example, activerecord_activity_tracker or public_activity. However, gems like these sometimes utilize polymorphic relationships, which don't scale well, or they're very opinionated about the setup. When your requirements differ from the default setup, it can become cumbersome to implement.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing ActsAsTaggableOn and PublicActivity you can also consider the following projects:

paper_trail-association_tracking - Plugin for the PaperTrail gem to track and reify associations

Acts As Votable - Votable ActiveRecord for Rails

Unread - Handle unread records and mark them as read with Ruby on Rails

acts_as_follower - A Gem to add Follow functionality for models

pluck_all - A more efficient way to get data from database. Like #pluck method but return array of hashes instead.

Acts As Commentable - The ActiveRecord acts_as_commentable plugin

Acts As Commentable with Threading - Similar to acts_as_commentable; however, utilizes awesome_nested_set to provide threaded comments

rails_or - Cleaner syntax for writing OR Query in Rails 5, 6. And also add #or support to Rails 3 and 4.

Metka - Rails gem to manage tags with PostgreSQL array columns.