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PlistEdit Pro for Mac

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    Dec. 05, 2016
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    Free to try (14-day trial); $29.95 to buy (Buy it now)
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Editors' Review


PlistEdit Pro allows you to edit and control your PLIST files in OS X. PLIST files are "property list" files, and contain a great deal of information regarding program and operating system settings. By editing the PLIST files directly, you gain more control over your computer.


Excellent help file: PlistEdit Pro's help file is clear and well-laid out.

Clean interface: The interface is clean and modern looking.

The preferences browser: PlistEdit Pro's preferences browser helps find those files you wish to work on. You can also save your searches to recall things at a later date easily.


Lack of warnings: Some warnings for the uninitiated could be helpful, as working with PLIST files is above many people's heads.

Bottom Line

If you need to work on your PLIST files, this app is one of the best ways to do so. It is easy to use, has a great help file, and does everything it aims to well.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of PlistEdit Pro for Mac 1.8.

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5 stars

"Simply no alternatives to PlistEdit Pro"

June 05, 2006  |  By LuchsEterna

2006-06-05 08:13:37  |  By LuchsEterna

 |  Version: PlistEdit Pro 1.2.1


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If you have to deal with plists (as a programmer/developer -- as a sysadmin -- as someone who knows about the advantages of tuning your system and apps -- for troubleshooting), and you haven't worked with PlistEdit Pro yet, you should try it. The sooner the better.

Feature set and quality of implementation are above average. Editing plists is fun and easy, just as it should be.
For me, PlistEdit Pro's AppleScript support is very welcome, and now it even has a command line tool.

Thanks, Brian, for the fantastic work.

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5 stars

"What Apple's Plist Editor should have been..."

March 05, 2004  |  By HCRefugee

2004-03-05 08:22:53  |  By HCRefugee

 |  Version: PlistEdit Pro 1.0


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This is a well conceived utility. All the editing functions I wished I had with Apple's editor are present. I especially like the "New Child of Type..." and "New Sibling of Type..." commands. A must have for developers (though perhaps better priced at $20).

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.8.5
  • We now offer to move PlistEdit Pro to the Applications folder when quitting for the first time
  • Prefs for sandboxed apps are now listed in the preferences browser
  • Fixed a bug that preventing launching on macOS Mavericks
  • Fixed a bug on macOS Sierra that could cause a document to be marked as dirty immediately after opening
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when trying to edit a file in /Library/Preferences
Publisher Fat Cat Software
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Release Date December 05, 2016
Date Added December 05, 2016
Version 1.8.5
Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Programming Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.11/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.07MB
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Total Downloads 29,863
Downloads Last Week 0
License Model Free to try
Limitations 14-day trial
Price $29.95

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