OO Bench compares the speed of the same object-oriented tasks in several object-oriented languages. C++, Objective-C, and Java are currently supported. Support for Smalltalk, CLOS, CSharp, and Eiffel are in development. It aims to be simple, easy to understand, and easy to port. It also aims to follow the idioms and best practices advised by each language as much as possible. It is designed to make it easy to look up how a particular problem is best solved in another language.
iHook is a graphical frontend for any command-line executable. It gives scripts a pleasant Aqua face, and allows script writers to provide graphical feedback without having to learn one of the higher APIs available for Mac OS X. iHook accomplishes this through its ability to understand a set of directives. When a script writes an iHook Directive to stdout, iHook will modify its own interface based on the content of the Directive. In this way, a simple shell script can have an Aqua interface, complete with a progress bar and drawer. When launched in the Finder, iHook prompts the user to choose a script to run; iHook also accepts file drops on its icon, and will attempt to run the dropped file. When no user is logged in, iHook tries to execute /etc/logout.hook. This makes iHook highly useful as an interface for Mac OS X LogoutHooks.
Fugu SSH is a Mac OS X graphical frontend to OpenSSH's Secure File Transfer application (SFTP). SFTP is similar to FTP, but, unlike FTP, the entire session is encrypted, meaning no passwords are sent in cleartext form, and it is thus much less vulnerable to third-party interception. Fugu allows you to take advantage of SFTP's security without having to sacrifice the ease of use found in a GUI. Fugu also includes support for SCP files transfers, and the ability to create secure tunnels through SSH.