Morning everyone, Here at TES we believe very strongly that an open and competitive market for teaching resources will benefit the wider educational community. We are also very passionate advocates for open source technology, and release as much of the code that powers our platform back to the technology community wherever possible, all available on our github account here. We also recognise that teachers make huge personal investments not only creating their resources in the first place, but then adding all of the valuable metadata like titles, descriptions and categorisation for sites like ours that they choose to upload their resources to. Within our technology team at TES we run monthly 'hack days', where engineers are free to work on whatever projects they like, that may improve the way we work internally, or experiment with something that may help the wider teacher or school community that isn't immediately on our radar. Out of one of these hack days emerged the basis for a new author application based on solving the problem above, a simple desktop based tool that allows authors to download all of the resources, images and metadata (the titles and descriptions) from tes.com, and back this data up to your local PC. We will provide documentation on the structure and format of the backup, so that both authors and potentially other bright people can make use of it - hopefully in lots of new and interesting ways we haven't even thought of yet! We are releasing this tool as open source, so you can review the code at any time (or even better decide to contribute back and improve it). We are releasing it under an MIT License - so anyone is free to do whatever they like with it, but with the caveat that we are unable to provide any warranty or support at this stage - we really hope it is useful to the wider community, and I'm certain our engineers will continue to work on it during hack days if the feedback from our community is that this is a useful tool and there are directions you suggest we should take it in. Some of the ideas that we've already had surface are: Import data back into tes.com Backup data from other resource sharing websites Backup directly to tools like dropbox or google drive ... your ideas! It is a desktop application that you download and run locally, so no data flows back to TES towers. The tool will never store any user names, passwords or any other details. The code is all public, available here, so this can be verified at any time, you don't need to just take our word for it as you can look at the code. The direct link to the download page where you can find versions for both Windows and Mac is here: https://github.com/tes/resource-backup-tool/releases/tag/v1.0.4 I hope you find this tool useful, and if you have any questions please ask away. It is also really important to say that this won't slow down all of the hard work the product teams here at TES are doing on continuing to improve the resources platform, and in particular the author tools and dashboards, of which you'll see a lot of improvements around over coming weeks and months - stay tuned!