How to show memory usage status of eclipse in status bar

These days I evaluate IntelliJ and compare its features and competencies with my favorite IDE Eclipse. IntelliJ seems really full-fledged, but it will probably take a while to familiarize with its usage.

One of its features that I immediately noticed was the memory usage (heap size) indicator in the status bar.

I’d like to have this feature in Eclipse too and I made some research how to enable it. I thought it is only possible with plugin installation but Eclipse has this feature built-in. Unfortunately it is not enabled by default. To enable memory usage bar, go to Window > Preferences > General and check the option ‘Show heap status’.

Voilà! The memory usage bar is now visible in the progress bar.