The following software packages (commercial, shareware, or freeware)
were used during the writing of the book:

Commercial packages:
Adobe Illustrator All figures were made with Illustrator (.eps format)
Adobe Photoshop All greyscale images were "manipulated" with Photoshop
CrystalMaker All crystal structure drawings were made with this program; a must have!
Shareware packages:
Free packages:
TeXShop A nice Mac OS X implementation of LaTeX
Apache Web Server To run the website
gVIM editor For text editing on the UNIX platform