Xmplify is a powerful new XML editor for OS X. It provides a number of powerful features to make working with and manipulating XML simple and intuitive:
Fully XML-aware editing environment - Xmplify analyses your XML as you type, and maintains a rich set of metadata so it can provide intelligent editing aids and suggestions according to your document's content and the current editing context.
See your document's structure at a glance - Xmplify provides an outline view of your document that shows its structure, and automatically keeps the outline up-to-date to reflect the latest edits.
Auto-complete XML based on its DTD or W3C Schema - Xmplify uses its knowlege of your document's current structure and its definition (DTD or W3C schema) to provide intelligent auto-completion suggestions.
Automatic schema derivation - If your document doesn't specify a DTD or W3C schema, Xmplify automatically derives one and seamlessly uses the derived schema for providing intelligent auto-completion suggestions. Xmplify updates the derived schema as you edit your document, so it can always offer accurate suggestions. Xmplify can also derive a schema from multiple source XML documents, so you don't need to compile a "master" source XML document with all possible cases in order to derive a comprehensive schema.
Navigate quickly to element definitions - Xmplify's Goto Specification feature allows you to quickly jump to the location in your document's DTD or W3C XML schema that defines the elements you're working with. If your document doesn't have an explicit DTD or schema, Goto Specification will take you to the relevant entries in the schema that Xmplify has automatically derived for your document.
Automatic document verification - If your document specifies a DTD or W3C schema, Xmplify automatically uses that to verify your document's content. The verification results are automatically kept up-to-date as you edit your document.
XSL transformations - Xmplify makes applying XSLTs and working with their transformations easy, and with Xmplify's Web preview features you can easily check the output of XSLTs that produce (X)HTML.
Web Preview - Xmplify's Web preview feature provides a preview of (X)HTML documents. Previews are automatically kept up to date as you edit your document.
Powerful searching by both XPath and Regular Expressions - Incremental search with regex support is built-in, and Xmplify makes it easy to run XPath queries and select matching nodes in your document.
Built from the ground up for OS X - Xmplify is a 64-bit native Mac app, designed and built from the ground up to leverage the power and elegance of OS X.
What’s new in version 1.10.4
Updated on Feb 01 2022
Added support for automatically indenting when pasting. Automatic indent when pasting is configurable via Xmplify | Preferences | Assistants. To paste and indent regardless of the preference, use Cmd-ShiftV; to paste without indenting regardless of the preference, use Control-Cmd-V.
Added a Console window that logs details of Xmplify activity, including errors such as XSL transformation errors. The Console is available from Window | Console or Control-Cmd-C.
Workaround for bug in macOS Monterey that causes Xmplify to freeze and eventually crash when loading certain documents.
Fixed bug that prevents correct indentation at the end of text nodes.
Fixed bug that prevented details of XSL transformation errors from being displayed.
The editor is superb. However there are caching issues with the schema. The schema can be updated but Xmplify doesn't realise. The support team gave me a 'work around' of restarting the app. Not really acceptable.
Eventually their application couldn't find my schema at all. I had wasted a couple of hours because of this.
Validation is an essential process. If the tool doing validation is flaky then it truly is game over.
These guys would be the market leader on OSX if they sorted all this out. I can only imagine that this is a fairly new product.
They missed some basic validation... which is worrying. Even a newbie after a few days wouldn't fall for it.
I tested my XML on a free web-based XML validation tool and that found a problem. When I checked the official XML documentation is seems that the free tool was right and they were not. This is concerning. I can't believe the other high reviews. They were either written by people at the company or the people using the product hadn't used it for anything other than a basic piece of XML.
I really want these guys to succeed, however a lot more quality control and testing needed.
It's been some time now since I last reviewed Xmplify, and I guess it's time for an update.
I've been using the tool for the last few years now for almost every XML editing task on the Mac, and I keep being surprised by its great versatility, quality, feature-richness and stability. Of all the XML editors I came across this is definitely the one I like using most.
Another thing, experienced again just today, is the great responsiveness of the author. I made a feature suggestion that turned out to be for a feature that was already there, and I got a friendly reply explaining the feature within minutes (where, to be honest, an RTFM would also have been in order :-)).
There are lots of tools that are much more expensive and don't have even nearly that quality of support. So a 100% thumbs-up again for Damien and Xmlplify!
Finally! A native OSX editor for XML. I only had to work with the trial for about 10 minutes before I knew that I wanted to buy Xmplify, and I did.
The author was quick to get back to me on a few suggestions and a small interface bug. I hope that fixes and updates roll out just as quickly.
Xmplify may not have all the whistles and bells of oXygen XML yet, but it's remarkably full-featured, robust, and stable for a 1.0 product. It also has the most elegant and easy-to-use interface of any XML editor I've tried (and I've tried every one I could find on Mac and Windows). It's an outstanding editor that I use every day.
Ok, no tabs at this stage. But! The beta is really stable (strong indicator of quality to me ... I have seen finals less stable ;-) ), Xmplify has an advanced feedback system built in and the developers respond quickly. Seems like quality software to me. And at 39$ preorder price it a bargain, bought it.
This is a very mature piece of software considering that it is a beta version.
I especially appreciate that this is a native Mac OS X implementation, not a Java port - I don't really like the small differences between Java programs such as the other XML editors currently available and native Mac OS X programs.
libxml2/libxslt is not exactly the bleeding edge of XML/XSLT parser development, which might make it the software's weak point. On the other hand, I do most of my XML development on exactly the same foundation, so it's perfect for me, and I pre-registered the software right away - at USD 39 it's a steal.
I managed to crash it twice by entering syntactically invalid URLs in schema locations, but considering that it's beta (and recovered my files without any problem) I think that is acceptable.