ED ToolBox


Abandonned / No longer updated
Date release
Revision number
Required software
Visual C++ Redistributable Package 2015 (32bit)
Compatible with release
Sources available
GPL v2
Supported languages
English en
GameApplication Windows
Elite:Dangerous Application


ED ToolBox is a companion app that provides the user with real-time location based data. It also maps the user's travels trough the galaxy, and allows the user to make logs, create galleries from their screenshots and much more.

ED ToolBox is a companion app web app that runs on the user's computer, allowing a virtually real-time updating of location based data. 


The ED ToolBox installer sets up a basic web server (Apache, MySQL and PHP) on the user's computer and installs a simple manager to easily control the server. EDTB will be accessed trough the user's web browser.


Key features


  • Real time system and station data based on your in-game location
    • The data is downloaded to the user's system from the ED ToolBox server, which in turn gets its data from EDDB.
    • By connecting to the FD API from the Settings panel, you also get real-time information about:
      • Current balance
      • Ranks
      • Ship status (health, fuel and cargo)
  • General & System specific captains log
    • Write down observations and other information.
  • System Map
    • Map bodies in a system and get approximate value of system in Universal Cartographics. Also available online.
  • Two maps
    • Galaxy Map (using the ED3D Galaxy Map plugin)
    • A dynamically updating "Neighborhood Map", which shows points of interest etc. near to you.
  • Add Points of Interest Bookmark systems
    • Visited a cool system? Bookmark it! 
  • Find nearest system/station
    • Find nearest systems and stations by allegiance, power, or what modules or ships they are selling.
    • For example, find the nearest Li Yong-Rui system that sells the Anaconda to take advantage of the 15 % discount.
  • Screenshot gallery
    • Screenshots can be automatically converted to jpg and categorized by the system they were taken in.
    • Option to upload to Imgur straight from ED ToolBox.
  • VoiceAttack module: Meet Marvin, the foul mouthed ship computer
    • Get information about the system you're currently in.
    • Find out where the nearest station.
    • GalNet articles with voice commands.
    • A quick example of Marvin on YouTube.
  • A notepad for taking some quick notes
    • For example to write down mission directives, kill orders etc.
  • Custom database tables
    • You can add custom tables to the database and use the Data Point page to collect any kind of information imaginable during your escapades in the galaxy.


Other features

  • Read latest GalNet news.
  • Calculate distances.


The best way to enjoy ED ToolBox is to run Elite Dangerous in borderless window mode and have a second monitor for ED ToolBox so you can see information at a glance and interact with ED ToolBox easily. Run ED ToolBox  in full screen mode (press F11) for maximum coolness. You can even access ED ToolBox from a secondary device such as your smart phone or tablet as long as it's in the same local network.



  • Jun 30, 2022 (Dave247) Updated Frontier URLs & marked as no longer updated
  • Feb 24, 2017 (WalterHarriman) Update version
  • May 30, 2016 (WalterHarriman) New version to fix what was broken in the update to Elite Dangerous 2.1
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  • Mar 27, 2016 (WalterHarriman) New version
  • Mar 6, 2016 (WalterHarriman) New version and feature
  • Feb 7, 2016 (WalterHarriman) New version
  • Feb 4, 2016 (WalterHarriman) New version
  • Jan 28, 2016 (WalterHarriman) First official release
  • Jan 18, 2016 (WalterHarriman) New info
  • Jan 15, 2016 (biobob) Add ED3D galaxy map plugin link
  • Jan 13, 2016 (WalterHarriman) Added more information
  • Jan 13, 2016 (WalterHarriman) Revision number added
  • Jan 13, 2016 (WalterHarriman) First revision

API used by this tool