How to Install Eclipse on Mac

In this tutorial, we will guide you how to install eclipse on a mac. Eclipse on mac is an open source project which provides a common ground to developers of different languages to create their own projects.

Step 1 – Download eclipse

So lets get started with our “how to install eclipse on a mac” tutorial. First of all, move to the dock and open up the Safari browser. With that done, log on to to download the installation file.
Over there, be sure to download the installation file according to the operating system you have currently installed.

Downloading eclipse

Step 2 – Open downloads

When the download has been completed, click on the Go menu on the top bar and select the Downloads option in order to open the “downloads” folder.

Go to the downloads folder

Step 3 – Archive Utility

Over there, you will see the file that we just downloaded. Right click on it and a new window will open up. Over there, open up the file with the archive utility.

Open with Archive Utility

Step 4 – Extract the file

With that done, extract the contents of the file.


Step 5 – Copy the folder

Now you will see the eclipse folder appearing over here. Now let’s right click on the folder and copy it.

Copy the eclipse folder

Step 6 – Paste eclipse folder

With that done, let’s move to the Applications section and paste the eclipse folder over here.

Paste eclipse in applications

Step 7 – Open Eclipse

Once the folder has been completely copied, let’s open up the folder.

Open Eclipse Folder

Step 8 – Eclipse Startup file

Over there, you can find the eclipse startup file. Let’s copy and then Paste it on the desktop so that we can access it more easily.

Find Eclipse Startup file

Step 9 – Install updates

Now double click on the eclipse icon and it will automatically find and install the required updates. These might include java updates which are a basic requirement for eclipse.

Installing updates for Eclipse

Step 10 – Workspace Launcer

Once the processing has completed, let’s double click on the eclipse icon to open it.
And now you can see that the application will open up and after a few minutes it will prompt you to select a work space. Over there, tick on the checkbox titled “use this is as the default and do not ask again” and click on OK to move forward. With that done, the Eclipse interface will open up and you are all ready to create your own projects in a mac environment. In this manner, you can install eclipse on Mac.

Select a workspace for eclipse