- Anil Saldhana


    Unix like tools

    • fink on provides a lot of tools to install stuff like cvs etc.






    • fire on provides connections to MSN,AOL, Jabber etc.

    • Adium is a great chat client similar to fire. Find on

    • Yahoo Messenger for Mac is pretty good.

    • Microsoft MSN Messenger for Mac is available.

    • Skype is available on Mac OS-X.  Try to update your version as often as possible.

    • Proteus is excellent (although for a small fee).



    • Eclipse 4.0 is Ok.

    • JetBrains IDEA 4.5 is ok.

    • NetBeans 3.6 is good also. Good debugging and cvs support.



    • iTerm on sourceforge is good with support for tabs. This can replace the default


    Java Console in your browsers like Mozilla




    Other Utilities

    • Quick Silver is a utility that is freely available that can locate apps/files on your desktop with few keystrokes.

    • Launchbar is a similar utility to quick silver, but it seems to be able to index more files and runs faster than quick silver.


    UML Tools


    Java 5.0

    • Works fine on Mac OS X 10.4 - much faster than 1.4.2. Can also set as default JVM.


    Jar Inspector

    • Nice utility that allows viewing and manipulating Jar, EAR, EJB archives. JAD decompiler built in.