Plist editor?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Cubytus, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. Cubytus macrumors 65816

    Mar 2, 2007

    surely this topic has been posted before, but here is it again: what application to use to properly edit a PLIST file?

    For the reminder, no, PLIST files are NOT just fancy XML files. They use bineary and have done so for the past few years. So a simple XML editor just won't cut it.
  2. Duff-Man macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2002
    Albuquerque, NM
    Duff-Man says...pref-setter - works for me and is free...simple search at MacUpdate brings up several choices that should cover just about anybody's needs...oh yeah!
  3. benwiggy macrumors 68020

    Jun 15, 2012
    TextWrangler opens .plist files just fine. It converts the binary format on the fly when opening and saving.
  4. velocityg4 macrumors 601


    Dec 19, 2004
    I used to use PlistEdit Pro in the early days of Hackintosh. That's how I got the Athlon 64 I used to own working with 10.4.
  5. uberfu macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2009
    A quick solution to this:

    Install XCode form the App Store

    Launch it - let it go thru it's nonsense

    Find a PList File > Get Info > Open With

    Change to XCode > Click Change All

    (are you sure you want to change > Continue..)

    Looks like Apple just incorporated the old PList Editor back into the core of XCode - similar window opens and very similar functionality as well.
  6. Cubytus thread starter macrumors 65816

    Mar 2, 2007
    Thanks but XCode is not available for Snow Leopard in the App Store.

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