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PrefEdit is a utility that allows you to inspect and edit all preference settings for OS X applications. The settings are displayed in a browser and can be edited by simple point-and-click operations. You can also do a full-text search on all settings, or clean up unused entries of applications that have been uninstalled.

PrefEdit can access all preference settings of "well-behaved" Carbon and Cocoa applications. Older Mac applications running in the Classic environment used a totally different system for storing preference settings. The settings of such programs do not appear in PrefEdit.

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Version 3.5:

Note: This version allows former users of "PrefEdit App" to upgrade to the full version of PrefEdit at no cost. The presence of a licensed version of PrefEdit App is interpreted as registration for PrefEdit and unlocks the application. (This means former users of PrefEdit App must keep both applications on their systems. The App version must not be removed.) For further more...


  • OS X 10.7.3 or later

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Rainbird Member IconComment+42

Regarding the comment I made below. I know that MacUpdate list this as free. But, the "More Information" link takes you to their website, that lists the 7 Euro price. Maybe it's a time limited demo, or does the developer website need updating?

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Version 2.1
Rainbird Member IconComment+42

I was curious as to price so I looked it up. A single user license is 7 Euros or $10.46 US dollars. Europe is 7 Euros plus VAT.

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Version 2.1
AlanR Member IconReview+5

I like this very much. Sometimes I'll ask a developer about something and they'll tell me it's available via a hidden pref and to set it like so...

defaults write com.xxxx.yyyy BlaBlaBla

I don't much like black box solutions, I want to know what's there before I change it and I want to see that it's changed after I execute the command.

This lets me see what I'm doing or about to do and lets me see that it's been done.

My ratings reflect the fact that it's new to me and I don't know what other features could be offered and I don't know how stable it is yet.

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Version 1.2
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Downloads 20,944
Version Downloads 611
License Demo
Date 16 Jul 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $10.50
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