ET OSX is a list of useful tools for the MacOS X, most of which live in the Applications folder on my startup drive. It started as a 'what's on my Mac' page on my personal site but quickly evolved into a blog of its own. I'm trying to focus most on of the tiny but useful utilities that sometimes save you lots of trouble and effort, and to omit for the most part the list of big guns, that one normally uses on a daily basis. The list serves two purposes, lets me easily answer 'how do I do this on the Mac' questions asked by other users, and helps me remember answers to the same questions myself.


ClamXav ( - nice gui for the ClamAV open source engine(, well integrated with the OS, with instructions that just might be enough for the average user. When it comes to virus protection and spam filtering I always recommend the open source projects. At least you can be sure nobody out there tries to push their specific solution down the customer's throat. Very well integrated with Tiger, I don't use it much, because the virus threat for MacOS X has not been that big lately, but I keep it for reference for users that prefer to be on the safe side. ClamXav is free, PayPal donation-ware.

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