A free metadata-describing tool I just learned about

posted Sep 28, 2012, 9:22 PM by Ezra Kenigsberg   [ updated May 23, 2013, 2:14 PM ]
Object Metadata Snapshot Tool is pretty cool; it does the same automated-org-documenting thing that Cloud Converter and EasyDescribe do, but it saves its results in Salesforce, which means you can run analytics on the output, like this:

Screenshot of Object Metadata Snapshot Tool

No free tool I've seen does everything I wish it did, namely
  • document all objects and fields and
  • run fast.
My colleague Joe Castro also brought my attention to the fact that none of these tools captures fields' descriptions, either. I suppose it isn't exposed to the metadata API.