Version: 3.92 Build 170907
Released: Sep 9th, 2017
Developer: Marcel Bresink
Mac Platform: Intel
OS Version: OS X 10.9 or later
Includes: Pre-K’ed (The Shark)
Web Site: http://www.bresink.de/
A minimalist macOS application that offers you the possibility to inspect and edit the preference system files present in every installation
Preference manifest files are included in any macOS installation in order to depict the way in which certain applications should behave in specific situations.
However, these types of files can also be generated by software developers via the Property List Editor utility included in the Xcode Tools collection.
This way, a developer has the possibility to describe the application’s preferences that will run in the background. PrefEdit is a simple Mac app that can detect these files, and enables you to preview and edit their content in no time.
Straightforward preference manifest files viewer featuring editing capabilities
PrefEdit is able to detect all the .plist files present on your Mac, displays them in list mode, organized by domain or by the source application, but also includes efficient search tools. You can manually input the search criteria, or you can drag and drop the icon of any app, and PrefEdit will automatically determine the utility’s domain.
To reset an application to the factory default values, all you have to do is find the associated plist files and quickly remove them from your system: you can easily perform this action via the PrefEdit main window.
The same area provides access to the Info panel that contains details about the file’s path, the number of included settings, and shows the user account that are using them.
Gain full access to the preference manifest files and effortlessly adjust any app’s settings
When you open a .plist file within the PrefEdit editor, you have the option to see the full preference search path, all the settings included in the file, and to apply various sorting filters. All you have to do next is make the necessary adjustments and save the edited document.
PrefEdit is a great tool to have around if you are a developer and you want to tweak your app’s preferences. At the same time, the utility also grants extensive access to any utility’s preferences settings to a user that is capable to understand the .plist file content.
What’s new in PrefEdit 3.92 Build 170907
September 9th, 2017
- Added an assistance mode for product registration.
- Corrected a problem where the application did not automatically activate a license when double-clicking a registration ticket file in the Finder.