PlistEdit Pro for Mac

PlistEdit Pro for Mac

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  • Date Added:
    October 13, 2014
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  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.10/10.9

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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
  • PlistEdit Pro now requires OS X 10.9 or later
  • We now prevent changing the class of the root dictionary when editing a preferences file
  • Saving preferences plists on Mavericks and later now pushes changes to CFPreferences when appropriate
  • We can now read Xcode 5/6 structure definition files
  • Removed the autocompletion feature, due to buginess and lack of time to fix it
  • We do a one time "forgetting" of font prefs when launching on Yosemite, to ensure that new system fonts are used where appropriate. If you customized your fonts previously, you may need to reapply those changes.
  • Adding a preference to enable or disable autosaving
  • When editing number values, we now omit the thousands separators to make copying values to other programs easier
  • We now automatically save the window configuration used when opening documents, rather than having an explicit "Save Window Configuration" menu item
  • We now save and restore the state of the "Show Raw Keys and Values" setting when opening documents
  • The "Paste as Child" command will now insert a copy into each selected object when there is a multiple selection
  • We now enforce that the root object of a JSON file is either an array or dictionary
  • Switching to save as JSON in the save panel no longer appends an extra .plist extension to the saved file
  • Fixed a bug where PlistEdit Pro could hang after trying to save a document with a syntax error
  • Fixed a crasher when re-reading a changed structure definition file from disk
  • Find/replace is now done using find bars in the outline/text views, rather than a separate find panel
  • Elements in a structure definition can now be dragged to reorder them
  • Save panel no longer tries to append a .plist extension when the default file format is JSON
  • After deleting an object, we now select the adjacent object rather than having an empty selection
  • Find/replace now works properly with localized key names when using a structure definition
  • Removed the preference to have the OS write prefs plists as XML, since it'\''s no longer supported
  • Fixed a hang/crash when performing a "Replace All" where the find string is a substring of the replacement string
  • Fixed an issue where the pledit command line tool would not open PlistEdit Pro properly
Publisher Fat Cat Software
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Release Date October 13, 2014
Date Added October 13, 2014
Version 1.8
Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Programming Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.67MB
File Name
Total Downloads 19,368
Downloads Last Week 211
License Model Free to try
Limitations 14-day trial
Price $29.95

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