PlistEdit Pro
PlistEdit Pro


PlistEdit Pro free download for Mac

PlistEdit Pro

12 September 2019

Property list editor.


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.

  • 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 PlistEdit Pro

Version 1.9.1:
  • Improved consistency of saving the default split view position used when creating new documents
  • Fixed a bug where the first edit made in the text view of a JSON file would not mark the document as edited
  • Added “Copy As” submenu to contextual menu in plist outline editor
  • Disabled automatic substitutions (e.g. smart quotes) when editing the raw text of a plist/JSON file
  • The “View As” menu now supports byte counts both at 1,000 bytes/KB and 1,024 bytes/KB
  • When saving changes to a JSON file with a custom extension, we no longer replace the extension with .json
  • PlistEdit Pro is now notarized by Apple
  • Fixed a bug where the “Cut” command would copy the wrong plist
  • The space bar now opens the info popover when available

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11 February 2009

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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.
Like (8)
Version 1.4.1
27 September 2018
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
Version 1.9
03 May 2018
Revert to saved doesn't work anymore.
Version 1.8.7
22 April 2015
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.
Version 1.8.1
18 October 2014
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.
Version 1.8
16 September 2011
new version 1.7 it's only crash
Version 1.7
29 January 2011
I downloaded v1.6, but File Info states its v1.5.
Version 1.6
30 December 2010
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.
Like (3)
Version 1.5
30 May 2009
Check out Pref Setter, it's comparable to PlistEdit Pro except that it's free.
Like (2)
Version 1.4.1
11 February 2009
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.
Like (8)
Version 1.4.1
02 November 2007
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.
Like (2)
Version 1.3.1