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PlistEdit Pro
PlistEdit Pro
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PlistEdit Pro free download for Mac

PlistEdit Pro

Version 1.9.7

Property list editor.

4.4
Based on 9 user ratesRead reviews & comments
$29.95
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PlistEdit Pro overview

PlistEdit Pro is the most advanced property list editor written for Mac OS X. Property list files are used throughout OS X, and with PlistEdit Pro, users can easily change these files and exert finer control over their systems. You can use PlistEdit Pro in your development work, and its built-in preference file browser lets you explore and tweak your system's settings to your heart's content.

Features
  • Full drag and drop and copy/paste support
  • Full keyboard navigation of the interface
  • The ability to view and edit a property list both in an outline and as raw text
  • Support for editing both plist and JSON files
  • Extensive Applescript support, for automating processes involving property list files
  • Property list definitions, which make editing common forms of property lists less cumbersome
  • Full multi-level undo support
  • Powerful find/replace capabilities
  • A built-in window to browse through your preference files
  • Customizable fonts

What’s new in version 1.9.7

Updated on Nov 01 2023

  • Fixed a crash on startup for some users with an old out of bounds preference value setting.
  • Fixed a bug where the "ask to revert" alert could be shown multiple times for the same document when returning to PlistEdit Pro.
  • When reading sandboxed preference files, added an explanation to the new permission prompt shown by macOS Sonoma.
  • Fixed a bug where sometimes pressing the tab key while in the outline view would advance focus to the find field or text view instead of starting to edit the selected key.
  • Added a new preference that will make pressing the return key advanced to editing the next row instead of just stopping the current edit session.

Information

License

Shareware

Size

3.9 MB

Downloads

414758

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 12 or later
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Aargl
Aargl
Aug 4 2023
1.9.6
4.0
Aug 4 2023
4.0
Version: 1.9.6
Although there are many alternatives, even free ones, this is the best of its kind. Compared to Prefs Editor or PrefEdit, which only allows editing of ~/Preferences files, PlistEdit Pro allows editing of any plist file wherever they are. My only regret is that the text panel doesn't follow the line that you're editing, so, if you want to check the text version in a long file, you have to scroll until you find it visually. I usually use BBEdit in such case. Note that the Find command applies by default to the tree panel, but if you click in the text panel before, it will search in that panel instead — I've only discovered it while I'm typing this review... ;-)
loganpoulsen
loganpoulsen
Jun 13 2020
1.9.2
0.0
Jun 13 2020
0.0
Version: 1.9.2
Is plist edit pro safe to download. Is there any viruses?
Helmo-Hass
Helmo-Hass
Sep 27 2018
1.9
0.0
Sep 27 2018
0.0
Version: 1.9
Fixed an issue where the "ask to revert" message shown when a document is modified elsewhere could be displayed several times instead of just once. Improved display of floating point numbers to avoid showing unnecessary fraction digits. Sure someone like me who just dont want blindly follow this APPLEMUSTUPGRADE insanity obviously deserve to keep those bugs ad aeternum! THANKS
Atalantia
Atalantia
May 3 2018
1.8.7
2.5
May 3 2018
2.5
Version: 1.8.7
Revert to saved doesn't work anymore.
Mikael-B
Mikael-B
Apr 22 2015
1.8.1
0.0
Apr 22 2015
0.0
Version: 1.8.1
Didn't even open one plist-file of all I tried in OS X 10.9. No file opened, no error message, nothing. I don't have time for this. Half a point for supplying a demo at least.

In contrast PrefEdit from Marcel Bresink worked at first try. It's only about a third in price too.
Philosopherdog
Philosopherdog
Oct 18 2014
1.8
5.0
Oct 18 2014
5.0
Version: 1.8
If you're doing some serious business with Plist files then xcode can be cumbersome. Thankfully you don't have to suffer since there is PlistEdit Pro.
7h31ll3g4l
7h31ll3g4l
Sep 16 2011
1.7
5.0
Sep 16 2011
5.0
Version: 1.7
new version 1.7 it's only crash
RJC.NJNYC
RJC.NJNYC
Jan 29 2011
1.6
0.0
Jan 29 2011
0.0
Version: 1.6
I downloaded v1.6, but File Info states its v1.5.
Pneshati
Pneshati
Dec 30 2010
1.5
5.0
Dec 30 2010
5.0
Version: 1.5
This truly is an amazing little piece of software. Especially useful for people who don't want to download Xcode (which is more than a gigabyte in compressed form), this product is far more useful than Apple's Property List Editor, as it show items in Binary (Standard Plist), ASCII, and XML formats. It only has competition from the freeware program Pref Setter, an application which seemingly lost support in 2008. While Pref Setter has a more "user-intuitive" interface, it is lacking in real features, such as changing the format. In a nutshell, if you like your tools to be weak, obsolete, but nice-looking, sure, keep your money and use Pref Setter. However, if you're looking for something more powerful that is getting updates more regularly, pitch in the towel and buy PlistEditPro. For $30 USD, it's a really good buy. I am aware that the last update for PlistEditPro was Halloween of 2009, but the developer, Brian Webster, delivered an update for another one of his applications this past November. Another feature that I failed to mention earlier is that PlistEditPro has AppleScript support. This is very useful for parsing a .plist file, except it is possible to use System Events to accomplish the same task.
Xenophile
Xenophile
May 30 2009
1.4.1
0.0
May 30 2009
0.0
Version: 1.4.1
Check out Pref Setter, it's comparable to PlistEdit Pro except that it's free.
Xplicit
Xplicit
Feb 11 2009
1.4.1
0.0
Feb 11 2009
0.0
Version: 1.4.1
With every copy of Mac OS X comes Apple's Property List Editor (install the developer stuff). I guess, comparing the features of both apps, it does the same, oh, and it's free.
Easer
Easer
Nov 2 2007
1.3.1
0.0
Nov 2 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3.1
Does the free Pref Setter do the same thing? I honestly don't know. I use Apple's free program, but I remember coming across Pref Setter awhile back. http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/17002/pref-setter
Lexicon5
Lexicon5
Nov 2 2007
1.3.1
0.0
Nov 2 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3.1
Well Property List Editor has not failed me yet and it's FREE. I could see $10.00 but no WAY $24.95. At $24.95 you brush aside those that might need it but find the price too steep. Price it at $10 or $15 and you get more customers. More customers means more money if your product works. As for now, the only comments and reviews people are seeing is "Price Too High" and a paid advertisement by a friend of or the developer.
Maruko-Drinking-Team
Maruko-Drinking-Team
Jun 5 2006
1.2.1
5.0
Jun 5 2006
5.0
Version: 1.2.1
Look, sure, you don't need this app if you are a Mac developer. But if you are, you don't want to use a text editor. That might be fine if you only need to make a couple of edits. And Apple's plist tool is only very slightly better. If you are frequently revising plist files used in complex apps, they often contain long lists of default preferences, configuration info, etc., and PlistEdit Pro will save you a lot of time: smart row-based cut and paste, drag and drop, undo, the ability to duplicate large dictionaries and arrays (or any property list data), and intelligent search features that understand keys and values and let you restrict searching to either or both. If you do much Mac development, the time savings and convenience easily justify the inexpensive price.
Guest
Guest
Jan 13 2005
1.1.1
0.0
Jan 13 2005
0.0
Version: 1.1.1
I don't really see where the niche for this app lies. plist files are just text files. If you're a developer or 'property list power user' you'll probably want to use your regular text editor on them. If you're not a power user, it's unlikely you'll want to pay $25 for a slight improvement on what's freely available from Apple.
Aargl
Aargl
Aug 4 2023
1.9.6
4.0
Aug 4 2023
4.0
Version: 1.9.6
makareim
makareim
Mar 15 2022
1.9.3
5.0
Mar 15 2022
5.0
Version: 1.9.3
Ervins Strauhmanis
Ervins Strauhmanis
Sep 27 2018
5.0
Sep 27 2018
5.0
Version: null
Atalantia
Atalantia
May 3 2018
2.5
May 3 2018
2.5
Version: null
Philosopherdog
Philosopherdog
Oct 18 2014
5.0
Oct 18 2014
5.0
Version: null
Adbait
Adbait
Oct 31 2013
3.5
Oct 31 2013
3.5
Version: null
7h31ll3g4l
7h31ll3g4l
Sep 16 2011
5.0
Sep 16 2011
5.0
Version: null
Pneshati
Pneshati
Dec 30 2010
5.0
Dec 30 2010
5.0
Version: null
Maruko-Drinking-Team
Jun 5 2006
5.0
Version: null
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