Library: Save & share tools

Library: Save & share tools

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Save your favorite agendas, blocks, and tools to your Library—then access them from any room or session. You can also share your library items with anyone else. So if you've built the ultimate Design Sprint agenda or the best icebreaker flashcard deck, share it!

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🎥 Video tour: Butter Library

Here’s a 2-minute tour from Jakob on how to use the Library.

Saving items to your library

You can copy any agenda, block, or tool to your library for reuse later.

To make your library items easier to find later, you’ll be asked to give them:

  • a name
  • a description
  • tags
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Note: When you save an item to your library, it creates a new copy. They are not synced together. If you edit the library copy, it doesn’t impact the original, and vice versa.

You can save items to your library from one of two places:

1. From a Butter room

If you’ve set up an awesome room and want to reuse some of your items elsewhere, head to that room’s setup.

Saving an agenda

To save an agenda:

  • Starting from the room setup, navigate to the ‘Agenda’ tab
  • click ‘Edit Agenda’ to open up the Agenda Planner
  • click the ‘...’ menu
  • click ‘+ Add to library’
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Saving a block

To save a block:

  • Starting from the room setup, navigate to the ‘Agenda’ tab
  • click ‘Edit Agenda’ to open up the Agenda Planner
  • click into the agenda block you want to copy
  • click the ‘...’ menu
  • click ‘+ Add to library’

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Saving a tool

To save a tool:

  • Starting from the room setup, navigate to the ‘Toolbox’ tab
  • click ‘...’ on the relevant tool
  • click ‘+ Add to library’
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2. From the Butter Template Gallery

We also have tons of awesome pre-made templates in the Butter Template Gallery. 🙌

To learn how to add a template to your library, check out:

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Managing your library

Your library is accessible from the ‘Library’ sidebar item on your Butter dashboard.

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From here, you can tab between your saved agendas, blocks, and tools, filter by category, and search for items.

For each item, you can select ‘...’ to edit the item or its library info, share the item, duplicate it, or delete it:

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Using your library items

Now that you’ve added stuff to your library, it’s time to use all that stuff! 🥳

You can use your library items in two ways:

1. From a room

To add your items to a room, head to the Agenda or Toolbox tab.

Using an agenda

If you haven’t set up an agenda yet, you will see a selection of your saved library agendas, ready to be selected. Click ‘Use Agenda’ or ‘See library’ to add an agenda to the room.

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Boom, it’s that easy! 💥

Using a tool

To add a tool from your library, head to Toolbox, then ‘Add Tool’. Select the tool category you want, and then you’ll be given the choice of creating a new tool or selecting a saved tool from your library:

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2. From a session

You can also access your library items during a live session.

Just click ‘Library’ from the right panel, and voilá! All your agendas, blocks, and tools are ready to be used.

Just hover over the tool you want and click ‘Use [agenda/block/tool]’.

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Sharing library items

You know what they say about libraries: they’re way more fun with other people. Okay, so maybe nobody says that, but this is one library you don’t have to keep quiet.

To share an item in your library, just click ‘...’ and ‘Share this [Agenda/Block/Tool]’. Then, just copy the link and share away!

When someone uses the link, they’ll be invited to copy your item to their library.

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Butter Library FAQ

Do library items sync with the original version I copied?

No. When you save something to your library, it creates a new copy. They are not synced together. Editing items in your library will not impact the originals, and vice versa.

Think of it as your master file!

If I save an agenda to my library, do all the blocks and tools in that agenda save to my library too?

Not quite!

When you copy an agenda to your library, the blocks and tools used in that agenda will be available from that agenda.

However, the agenda’s individual blocks and tool will not save independently to your library. To save the blocks and tools, save them to your library individually.

Can I add a Miro board, MURAL, or Google Doc to my library?

No, these tools aren’t saveable to your library.

However, YouTube videos, Music Playlists, PDF presentations, and all Butter-native tools can be saved to your library.

How do I use library items that have been shared with me?

Once a template has been shared with you, you can save a copy to your own library. Then, you can customize it to make it your own!

How do I find specific library items I’ve saved?

That’s easy! You can either search for items by name or filter by category.