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PlistEdit Pro for Mac

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  • Date Added:
    Oct. 02, 2015
  • Price:
    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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User Reviews

5 stars

"Simply no alternatives to PlistEdit Pro"

June 05, 2006  |  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

 |  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 1.8.2
  • Fixed a crash that occur when changing fonts in the preferences window
  • Fixed a crash that could occur on El Capitan when closing a document
  • Fixed a bug where the "Replace" button in the find bar wouldn't replace
  • If performing a find and replace results in an invalid value (e.g. an unparsable date), we now display an error message instead of doing nothing
  • We now install the pledit command line tool in /usr/local/bin, as per new requirements in El Capitan
  • Fixed a bug where changing an object to a different class would not work while the object's value was still being edited
  • Fixed an issue where folders/packages could no longer be dropped on the dock icon
  • Fixed a bug where reordering items could lead to a crash
Publisher Fat Cat Software
Publisher web site
Release Date October 02, 2015
Date Added October 02, 2015
Version 1.8.2
Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Programming Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.02MB
File Name
Total Downloads 25,907
Downloads Last Week 99
License Model Free to try
Limitations 14-day trial
Price $29.95

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