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3rdPartyEve Essentials

While you can do a lot of things in EVE within the game, there are those tools that almost every EVE Player uses sooner or later, be it to plan his character, to fit his ship, or to organize his corporation. 3rdPartyEve Essentials is meant to give a quick introduction to those must-have tools.

Obviously the choices made here might be subjective or discussion worthy - if you think a tool should be on here, or that one of the tools listed here should be replaced by another, please leave a comment.

Personal Tools

Personal Tools are tools (almost) every EVE player sooner or later uses - simply because they enable to focus on playing the game

ISK the guide
This is one of the most complete guides about EVE available, and it's free. From the noob who needs to find his way in eve to the old veteran who might need to lookup something he has not done in a while, this guide will most likely be able to provide what you need.
EVEMon
This is surely one of the best know 3rd party tools around - it helps you plan your characters progression, if you want to find the optimal skill plan to get to a ship with a certain fit, or if you want to find out how to map your next attribute remap - you will need this tool
EVE Fitting Tool (EFT)
While there are (OpenSource) clones available (Pyfa, Aurora), this still is the most used and most feature complete fitting application for EVE - you want to fit a ship? this will show you the exact stats that your Ship will have, even with your skills
Dotlan Evemaps
If you want to know where you are, if you want to know whats around you, if you want to know how to get from a to be, who owns some space, how far you can jump, how many jumps a trip will take, where the nearest medical bay is - evemaps provides.

Corporate/Alliance

Almost all larger Corporations/Alliances have their own set of tools (forums, voice comms, instant messangers etc.) which they use. When you start a new small corp however you can get pretty far with the tools EVE offers you, (Corp Forums, EVE voice..) However there is a few tools that you still might consider

EDK (Killboard)
Killboards are statistic sites, which enable a pilot/corp/alliance to track/measure the performance of their PVP Pilots. EDK is the most widely used - even with its quirks and problems there is currently none which can compete, especially if you don't have a tech guy around - that said, there is a few hosting services for this around.
Eve Who (Intelligence)
If you are going to war, scouting a new region or recruiting new members, it is allways an good idea to know who is around you, who are they with and what their history. Eve Who collects information like that from various Sources, allows to comment and offers those to you for free. Basically intelligence on a website made easy.

Mobile

sometimes you want to be able to look at your character while on your smartphone - this apps are exactly for that.

iClone (iOS)
after the infamous capsuleer died, this app is pretty much the one that took over - if you're on iPhone, iPod or iPad, this is for you.
Aura for EVE Online (Android)
without question the most installed, most used EVE Online related Android App - if you're on 'droid this will be yours

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