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PrefEdit for Mac

Inspect and edit all preference settings for macOS apps.

$10.50
In English
Version 5.4
3.6
Based on 6 user rates

PrefEdit overview

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 version 5.4

  • Added new features to support keys of dictionaries containing control characters oder multiple lines. This is particularly useful when working with modern macOS string tables for international language support in applications.
  • Values with multiple lines, or values containing control characters, respectively, will now be presented more clearly. They can be edited in a separate panel. There are additional presentation options to display special characters live, either as ISO symbols or in C syntax.
  • The presentation of non-modifiable entries has been enhanced.
  • Modernized organization of language support files.

PrefEdit for Mac

$10.50
In English
Version 5.4
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3.6

(5 Reviews of PrefEdit)

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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.
Aeschylus
Aeschylus
Oct 8 2021
5.0
3.0
Oct 8 2021
3.0
Version: 5.0
asimo
asimo
Mar 8 2016
4.5
Mar 8 2016
4.5
Version: null
Aydinyulug
Aydinyulug
Jul 1 2014
3.0
Jul 1 2014
3.0
Version: null
Cortig
Cortig
Aug 5 2013
5.0
Aug 5 2013
5.0
Version: null
anonymous-mink-5802
anonymous-mink-5802
May 19 2013
1.5
May 19 2013
1.5
Version: null
Alanr
Alanr
Apr 12 2006
4.5
Apr 12 2006
4.5
Version: null