Developer: Vlad Badea
Current Version: 1.1
Last Updated: 4 months ago
Download Size: 2.8 MB - Download
PLIST Editor is an easy to use, fast editor for property list (.plist) data. In a clean and uncluttered interface, it allows you to quickly create, visualize, modify, and save your .plist documents.
PLIST Editor can be used as a alternative to Xcode, having more features, using less disk space, less memory and starting up much faster.
Core features of the application:
• Open property list files which are in XML, binary or OpenStep format.
• Save property list files in XML or binary format.
• Edit the elements of a property list.
• Change the type of the elements.
• Cut, copy, paste, duplicate, delete and reorder the elements.
• Full undo and redo.
• Full support to find and replace text in the property list elements.
• Support for pasting plist data, either from raw XML or from Xcode.
• Copy elements as Swift objects so you can use them in Xcode.
• Copy elements as Objective-C objects, both modern and classic syntax, so you can use them in Xcode.
• Copy elements as JSON data, both indented and compact JSON.
• Shift elements to left and right.
• "Add" and "Remove" buttons on the outline item which is selected or tracked by mouse.
• Option in Preferences to choose the default font, along with the font size.
• Option in Preferences to "Alternate Row Colors" in the outline.
• Ability to increase and decrease font size for better readability, per each document individually.
• Full screen support.
• Versions support.
• Option, in Preferences, to disable the Auto Save (and Versions)..
• Detect when the document is changed by another application. In Preferences you have the ability to customize what to do when this happens: "Keep PLIST Editor's version" or "Ask how to resolve" or "Update to modified version".
• Fixed an issue where PLIST Editor failed to save files with "non standard" extensions.
• Fixed a crash which happened when using Find & Replace, especially in large plist files.
• Find & Replace now uses less memory and works faster than before.
• "Find Next" (Cmd + G), "Find Previous" (Cmd + Shift + G) and "Jump to Selection" (Cmd + J) now work as they should.
• Added support to detect when the plist document is changed by another application. In Preferences you have the ability to customize what to do when this happens: "Keep PLIST Editor's version" or "Ask how to resolve" or "Update to modified version".
• In Preferences, added support to select custom font for the outline.
• In Preferences, added option for "Alternate Row Colors". This affect how the outline looks.
• In Preferences, added support to disable the support for Auto Save (and Version).
• Added "File -> New Tab" (Cmd + T). This allows you to quickly create new tabs, in the current window. This feature is available starting from macOS 10.12 (Sierra).
• Added "Edit -> Duplicate Item" (Cmd + D). This allows you to quickly duplicate the selected outline item.
• Added "Edit -> Select Parent" (Cmd + Up). This allows you to quickly move to the parent of the selected outline item.
• When editing a multiline text, pressing up and down will move to previous/next line of text.
• The minimum OS version for PLIST Editor is now OS X 10.11 (El Capitan).
Most Helpful Reviews
Doesn’t work with non-standard filename extensions - Program fails to save files with non-standard file extensions: it gives an error saying "The document “filename.extension” could not be saved. You don’t have permission.” (even though full permission to modify the file exists). Also: no contact information on the support site (which is just a blog with no content), so cannot get support.