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.
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.
From Fat Cat Software:
PlistEdit Pro is the most advanced property list editor written for Mac OS X. Property list files are used throughout Mac OS X, and with PlistEdit Pro, users can easily change these files and exert finer control over their systems. You can use PlistEdit Pro in your development work, and its built-in preference file browser lets you explore and tweak your system's settings to your heart's content Some of PlistEdit Pro's features include.
What's new in this version:
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
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com. 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.
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com. 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).