Saturday, November 01, 2008

Eclipse: bookmarks, multiple clip-board buffers, column mode editing

Some simply amazing Eclipse plugins that I am using with Ganymede (3.4).

Eclipse Bookmarks plugin - for making and navigating around quick bookmarks with simple keyboard shortcuts. At last something that makes the Bookmarks view actually useful.

http://etc.to/eclipse_bookmarks_plugin

Multi-clipboard plugin - gives you multiple clipboard buffers so that you can copy and paste multiple pieces of separately. Uses some very simple keyboard shortcuts to make this very easy to use.

http://tkilla.ch/column_mode/

Hallelujah! Column mode comes to Eclipse! http://tkilla.ch/column_mode/

These plugins give Eclipse some extremely powerful and easy to use functionality that I wished were present from day one, all of which I have gotten used to from UltraEdit. In fact, until now I would frequently switch to UltrEdit just to do some column mode editing.