PrefEdit
PrefEdit
5.0
3.6
0.0
PrefEdit free download for Mac

PrefEdit for Mac5.0

07 October 2021

Inspect and edit all preference settings for OS X apps.

What is PrefEdit for Mac

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.

Warning: If you edit, add, or delete preference values of application programs or the OS X operating system, you should know what you are doing. Inappropriate values can cause serious malfunctions in the system, which could destroy important data or create other unexpected effects.

What's new in PrefEdit

Version 5.0:
  • Added new feature to show a table of private preference settings that are shared between sandbox-protected applications (app group preference suites). The respective function is available via the Window menu. Such application group settings can be fully edited in the known manner.
  • Many internal changes to be prepared for upcoming versions of macOS.
  • Removed support for the operating systems macOS 10.12 Sierra and macOS 10.13 High Sierra. Old versions of PrefEdit down to Mac OS X 10.2 remain still available at our web site.
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Aeschylus
Aeschylus
Oct 8 2021
5.0
3.0
Oct 8 2021
3.0
Version: 5.0
This is the best prefs editor. The same programmer, Thomas Tempelmann, wrote the highly acclaimed Find any File. You will not regret getting this program. I've used it for years.
Lumac52
Lumac52
Dec 7 2016
3.6
0.0
Dec 7 2016
0.0
Version: 3.6
Version 3.7 is available on developer's website.
dmaxwell42-1
dmaxwell42-1
Nov 24 2009
2.1
0.0
Nov 24 2009
0.0
Version: 2.1
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?
dmaxwell42-1
dmaxwell42-1
Nov 24 2009
2.1
0.0
Nov 24 2009
0.0
Version: 2.1
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.
Alanr
Alanr
Apr 12 2006
1.2
4.5
Apr 12 2006
4.5
Version: 1.2
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.
$9.50Buy Now
3.6
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.14.0 or later
License: 
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