Every now and again I run across an Eclipse plugin that leaves me scratching my head. Eclipse is an excellent environment for developing IDEs and other developer related software (Like my favorite ColdFusion IDE, CFEclipse). So when I see a plugin that strays far away from this focus, I wonder why they didn't just make it in Borland or Visual Studio. So I thought it would be fun to make a top 10 list of the whackiest Eclipse plugins I could find at Eclipse Plugin Central, and here they are:
RSSOwl is a free RSS (0.91, 0.92, 1.0, 2.0) and Atom (0.3, 1.0) newsreader
Eclipse GUI for Gmail email accounts
8. Eclipse Messenger Plugin
Eclipse messenger is a free instant messenger, developed for eclipse users.
jTrackAndField is an Open Source Eclipse Rich Client that manages track and field events.
6. mp3 Player
This plug-in contributes 3 views that are shown in the "Music" perspective. * mp3 Navigator displays all mp3 files in the workspace. * Track view displays all mp3 files contained in the workbench selection or subfolders. * Playing Now shows the tracks scheduled for playing.
5. Eclipse Games
Several games plugins for Eclipse IDE including minesweeper, snake and sokoban.
4. JMoney RCP
JMoney is a personal finance (accounting) manager written in Java.
3. Nomad PIM
Nomad PIM is a personal information manager. It allows you to keep track of your notes, schedule, contacts and money and to write a diary.
Stock exchange analysis system, featuring shares pricing watch, intraday and history charts with technical analysis indicators, level II/market depth view, news watching, automated trading systems, etc.
The ZDT (Zhongwen Development Tool) is a program written to help users study Mandarin Chinese. Users can create their own word lists and quizzes using the built in flash cards.