Friendz (Mac)

Friendz is an Xbox Live client. It's pretty good for seeing who's online and what they're playing. You can also send and receive messages and manage friend requests.

Growl handles all helpful notifications.

You can grab the alpha version for free, bearing in mind you need Mac OS 10.7 or higher and an account on xbox.com.

There's also an iOS version.

If you run into any problems, contact me.