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.


OmniGraffle ( - a diagram and charting tool with very easy, yet very powerful user interface, allowing you to create office layouts, organization charts, UML diagrams or whatever you need to visually describe a process or idea. The diagrams it creates are in a vector format which you can later export to almost anything you want, reducing the process of creating a wall-big chart or diagram to just a few clicks. I'm using it for creating network diagrams form some of my projects, which is where OmniGraffle's plugin architecture comes to play. There is a huge list of plugins or stencils with diagram components available, ranging from HP SAN components to bathroom equipment. OmniGraffle is a commercial application available for $79.95 and you can also get OmniGraffle Professional for $149.95.

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