PlistChecker free download for Mac


04 January 2007

Analyze your apps for potential plist issues.


The developer created PListChecker after spending too many hours wondering why his document icons weren't showing up under Mac OS X: He finally figuring out that it was caused by a typo in his 'plst' resource. "I wrote this utility to help other Mac OS X programmers," he says. "Drag a packaged application, or a single-fork application containing a 'plst' resource, or an Info.plist file and drop it on PlistChecker. PlistChecker displays a report listing any problems it found."

What PListChecker does:

  • Verifies the UTF-8 encoding.
  • Reports any XML/plist parsing errors.
  • Reports any undocumented top-level keys.
  • Checks the types of the values for most documented keys, and keys within the CFBundleDocumentTypes array.
  • Reports keys recommended by TN 2013 that are missing from the plist.
These checks are based on my understanding of what a plist should look like, and should not be taken as gospel. PListChecker does not examine InfoPlist.strings files.

What's new in PlistChecker

Version 1.5.1:

  • The top level key LSEnvironment is recognized.
  • The CFBundleDocumentTypes key NSPersistentStoreTypeKey is recognized.

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  • PPC 32
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