Preference Manager

Licence: Freeware
Version 4.1.5 | Release Date: 2014-04-24 | Download

Changes in this version:

  • Improved compatibility with network home folders

Changes in version 4.1:

  • Logic Pro X support
  • OS X 10.9 support
  • Support for backing up and trashing Adobe common preferences
  • Various bug fixes and tweaks

Changes in version 4:

  • Support for Adobe Audition, Encore, Media Encoder and Prelude
  • Apps are now organized into suites where appropriate (e.g. Final Cut Studio, Adobe Creative Suite)
  • Adobe apps are separated by version, so for example you can choose to only backup and restore prefs for Premiere CS 5.5 and leave other versions alone
  • Pro Tools support
  • Backup and restore preferences to the cloud with Kollaborate
  • Support for trashing temp plists
  • Support for backing up FCPX color presets and user destinations
  • Support for backing up After Effects scripts
  • Project handling now works for Adobe and Pro Tools project types
  • Various other tweaks and improvements
Version 4.1.4 | Release Date: 2014-02-28 | Download

Changes in this version:

  • Improved compatibility with OS X 10.9
  • Fixed an issue where Software Update may not work when launched manually
  • General bug fixes, tweaks and improvements

Changes in version 4.1:

  • Logic Pro X support
  • OS X 10.9 support
  • Support for backing up and trashing Adobe common preferences
  • Various bug fixes and tweaks

Changes in version 4:

  • Support for Adobe Audition, Encore, Media Encoder and Prelude
  • Apps are now organized into suites where appropriate (e.g. Final Cut Studio, Adobe Creative Suite)
  • Adobe apps are separated by version, so for example you can choose to only backup and restore prefs for Premiere CS 5.5 and leave other versions alone
  • Pro Tools support
  • Backup and restore preferences to the cloud with Kollaborate
  • Support for trashing temp plists
  • Support for backing up FCPX color presets and user destinations
  • Support for backing up After Effects scripts
  • Project handling now works for Adobe and Pro Tools project types
  • Various other tweaks and improvements
Version 4.1.2 | Release Date: 2013-10-16 | Download

Changes in this version:

  • Fixed an issue that could cause duplicate versions of Adobe Creative Suite / Cloud to be shown in the list

Changes in version 4.1:

  • Logic Pro X support
  • OS X 10.9 support
  • Support for backing up and trashing Adobe common preferences
  • Various bug fixes and tweaks

Changes in version 4:

  • Support for Adobe Audition, Encore, Media Encoder and Prelude
  • Apps are now organized into suites where appropriate (e.g. Final Cut Studio, Adobe Creative Suite)
  • Adobe apps are separated by version, so for example you can choose to only backup and restore prefs for Premiere CS 5.5 and leave other versions alone
  • Pro Tools support
  • Backup and restore preferences to the cloud with Kollaborate
  • Support for trashing temp plists
  • Support for backing up FCPX color presets and user destinations
  • Support for backing up After Effects scripts
  • Project handling now works for Adobe and Pro Tools project types
  • Various other tweaks and improvements
Version 4.1.1 | Release Date: 2013-10-16 | Download

Changes in this version:

  • Fixed an issue that could cause apps that weren't running to be launched when using the Close and Reopen option

Changes in version 4.1:

  • Logic Pro X support
  • OS X 10.9 support
  • Support for backing up and trashing Adobe common preferences
  • Various bug fixes and tweaks

Changes in version 4:

  • Support for Adobe Audition, Encore, Media Encoder and Prelude
  • Apps are now organized into suites where appropriate (e.g. Final Cut Studio, Adobe Creative Suite)
  • Adobe apps are separated by version, so for example you can choose to only backup and restore prefs for Premiere CS 5.5 and leave other versions alone
  • Pro Tools support
  • Backup and restore preferences to the cloud with Kollaborate
  • Support for trashing temp plists
  • Support for backing up FCPX color presets and user destinations
  • Support for backing up After Effects scripts
  • Project handling now works for Adobe and Pro Tools project types
  • Various other tweaks and improvements
Version 4.1 | Release Date: 2013-10-10 | Download

Changes in this version:

  • Logic Pro X support
  • OS X 10.9 support
  • Support for backing up and trashing Adobe common preferences
  • Various bug fixes and tweaks

Changes in version 4:

  • Support for Adobe Audition, Encore, Media Encoder and Prelude
  • Apps are now organized into suites where appropriate (e.g. Final Cut Studio, Adobe Creative Suite)
  • Adobe apps are separated by version, so for example you can choose to only backup and restore prefs for Premiere CS 5.5 and leave other versions alone
  • Pro Tools support
  • Backup and restore preferences to the cloud with Kollaborate
  • Support for trashing temp plists
  • Support for backing up FCPX color presets and user destinations
  • Support for backing up After Effects scripts
  • Project handling now works for Adobe and Pro Tools project types
  • Various other tweaks and improvements
Version 4.0.1 | Release Date: 2013-08-14 | Download

Changes in this version:

  • Fixed an issue that could prevent Compressor 4 settings being restored

Changes in version 4:

  • Support for Adobe Audition, Encore, Media Encoder and Prelude
  • Apps are now organized into suites where appropriate (e.g. Final Cut Studio, Adobe Creative Suite)
  • Adobe apps are separated by version, so for example you can choose to only backup and restore prefs for Premiere CS 5.5 and leave other versions alone
  • Pro Tools support
  • Backup and restore preferences to the cloud with Kollaborate
  • Support for trashing temp plists
  • Support for backing up FCPX color presets and user destinations
  • Support for backing up After Effects scripts
  • Project handling now works for Adobe and Pro Tools project types
  • Various other tweaks and improvements
Version 4.1.3 | Release Date: 2013-01-21 | Download

Changes in this version:

  • Improved compatibility with Adobe Creative Cloud 7.2
  • General bug fixes, tweaks and improvements

Changes in version 4.1:

  • Logic Pro X support
  • OS X 10.9 support
  • Support for backing up and trashing Adobe common preferences
  • Various bug fixes and tweaks

Changes in version 4:

  • Support for Adobe Audition, Encore, Media Encoder and Prelude
  • Apps are now organized into suites where appropriate (e.g. Final Cut Studio, Adobe Creative Suite)
  • Adobe apps are separated by version, so for example you can choose to only backup and restore prefs for Premiere CS 5.5 and leave other versions alone
  • Pro Tools support
  • Backup and restore preferences to the cloud with Kollaborate
  • Support for trashing temp plists
  • Support for backing up FCPX color presets and user destinations
  • Support for backing up After Effects scripts
  • Project handling now works for Adobe and Pro Tools project types
  • Various other tweaks and improvements
Version 3.2.5 | Release Date: 2013-01-03 | Download

Note: Preference Manager now requires OS X 10.6 or higher. An older version for 10.5 is available here.

Changes in this version:

  • Improved stability when restoring a backup
  • General bug fixes, tweaks and improvements
Version 3.2.3 | Release Date: 2012-10-11 | Download

Note: Preference Manager now requires OS X 10.6 or higher. An older version for 10.5 is available here.

Changes in this version:

  • Support for backing up Premiere Pro audio channel layouts
  • Added a function to relink FCP 7 preferences back to Motion 4 to prevent an error at startup if Motion 5 is installed
  • General bug fixes, tweaks and improvements
Version 3.2.2 | Release Date: 2012-07-13 | Download

Note: Preference Manager now requires OS X 10.6 or higher. An older version for 10.5 is available here.

Changes in this version:

  • OS X 10.8 support
  • General bug fixes, tweaks and improvements
Version 3.2.1 | Release Date: 2012-06-12 | Download

Note: Preference Manager now requires OS X 10.6 or higher. An older version for 10.5 is available here.

Changes in this version:

  • Fixed an issue that could cause the app to hang
  • General bug fixes, tweaks and improvements
Version 3.2 | Release Date: 2012-05-23 | Download

Note: Preference Manager now requires OS X 10.6 or higher. An older version for 10.5 is available here.

Changes in this version:

  • Support for Avid Symphony
  • Improved compatibility with multi-user environments
  • Support for backing up Premiere Pro keyboard layouts
  • Fixed several crashes
  • Improved OS X 10.8 Gatekeeper compatibility
  • General bug fixes, tweaks and improvements
Version 3.1.2 | Release Date: 2012-04-05 | Download

Changes in this version:

  • Fixed a crash that could occur when automatically launching an FCP project
  • General bug fixes, tweaks and improvements
Version 3.1.1 | Release Date: 2012-02-22 | Download

Changes in this version:

  • OS X 10.8 Gatekeeper compatibility
  • Fixed an issue where Preference Manager could present an error dialog when automatically launching Final Cut Pro
  • General bug fixes, tweaks and improvements
Version 3.1 | Release Date: 2011-11-29 | Download
Important: Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger is no longer supported. If you are running Tiger, this version will not work on it. If you download this update in error and need to revert to a Tiger-compatible version, visit http://www.digitalrebellion.com/prefman/ to do so.

Changes in 3.1:

  • Support for Adobe After Effects preferences and workspaces
  • Compatibility with Avid Media Composer 6
  • Preferences can now be trashed for individual Avid Media Composer users
  • Improved the speed of trashing and restoring preferences
  • Fixed several stability issues
  • General bug fixes, tweaks and improvements
Version 3.0.6 | Release Date: 2011-10-26 | Download
Important: Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger is no longer supported. If you are running Tiger, this version will not work on it. If you download this update in error and need to revert to a Tiger-compatible version, visit http://www.digitalrebellion.com/prefman/ to do so.

Changes in 3.0.6:

  • Support for backing up Premiere Pro sequence presets, styles and column settings
  • Fixed a crash when performing a backup
  • General bug fixes, tweaks and improvements
Version 3.0.5 | Release Date: 2011-10-11 | Download
Important: Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger is no longer supported. If you are running Tiger, this version will not work on it. If you download this update in error and need to revert to a Tiger-compatible version, visit http://www.digitalrebellion.com/prefman/ to do so.

Changes in 3.0.5:

  • Support for the Final Cut Pro X trial
  • Added an option to replace all files in a backup with the current versions on disk
  • Fixed a crash when performing a backup
  • General bug fixes, tweaks and improvements
Version 3.0.4 | Release Date: 2011-09-23 | Download
Important: Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger is no longer supported. If you are running Tiger, this version will not work on it. If you download this update in error and need to revert to a Tiger-compatible version, visit http://www.digitalrebellion.com/prefman/ to do so.

Changes in 3.0.4:

  • Fixed a crash when opening a backup from Finder
  • Added an option to zip and email a backup
  • General bug fixes, tweaks and improvements
Version 3.0.3 | Release Date: 2011-08-18 | Download
Important: Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger is no longer supported. If you are running Tiger, this version will not work on it. If you download this update in error and need to revert to a Tiger-compatible version, visit http://www.digitalrebellion.com/prefman/ to do so.

Changes in 3.0.3:

  • Linked projects can be added, viewed and removed by ctrl-clicking a backup
  • Fixed several issues when editing and renaming backups
Version 3.0.2 | Release Date: 2011-08-01 | Download
Important: Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger is no longer supported. If you are running Tiger, this version will not work on it. If you download this update in error and need to revert to a Tiger-compatible version, visit http://www.digitalrebellion.com/prefman/ to do so.

Changes in 3.0.2:

  • Added an option to automatically restore the default backup when trashing preferences
  • Support for lockfiles in Lion
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent backups being restored when opening a linked project
  • Fixed a crash after editing a backup
Version 3.0.1 | Release Date: 2011-07-15 | Download
Important: Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger is no longer supported. If you are running Tiger, this version will not work on it. If you download this update in error and need to revert to a Tiger-compatible version, visit http://www.digitalrebellion.com/prefman/ to do so.

Changes in 3.0.1:

  • Fixed an issue that could prevent Preference Manager restoring files from a linked backup if Final Cut Pro is already running
Version 3.0 | Release Date: 2011-07-05 | Download
Important: Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger is no longer supported. If you are running Tiger, this version will not work on it. If you download this update in error and need to revert to a Tiger-compatible version, visit http://www.digitalrebellion.com/prefman/ to do so.

Changes in 3.0:

  • Complete 64-bit rewrite
  • User interface overhaul
  • Support for Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro for Mac
  • You can now choose which files you wish to restore from a backup
  • Auto backups are saved before major operations such as trashing and can also be scheduled to automatically backup on a daily or weekly basis
  • Default backups allow you to specify a backup that is known to be good. This will then be restored automatically after a QuickFix to help you get back up and running quickly
  • An unlimited number of Final Cut Pro projects can now be linked to a backup
  • Hotkey support (if FCS Maintenance Pack or Pro Maintenance Tools is installed)
  • OS X 10.7 Lion support
Version 2.1.6 | Release Date: 2011-06-10 | Download
Important: Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger is no longer supported. If you are running Tiger, this version will not work on it. If you download this update in error and need to revert to a Tiger-compatible version, visit http://www.digitalrebellion.com/prefman/ to do so.

Changes in 2.1.6:

  • Improved compatibility with other Digital Rebellion products
  • Fixed several issues where preferences would not trash due to incorrect permissions
  • General bug fixes, tweaks and improvements
Version 2.1.4 | Release Date: 2011-01-31 | Download
Important: Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger is no longer supported. If you are running Tiger, this version will not work on it. If you download this update in error and need to revert to a Tiger-compatible version, visit http://www.digitalrebellion.com/pref_man.htm to do so.

Changes in 2.1.4:

  • Various UI and icon tweaks
  • General bug fixes, tweaks and improvements
Version 2.1.1 | Release Date: 2010-08-11 | Download
  • Fixed an issue where Preference Manager would sometimes refuse to launch
  • Fixed a crash when selecting items in the Advanced pane
  • Improved compatibility with network user accounts
  • General bug fixes, tweaks and improvements
Version 2.0.1 | Release Date: 2009-04-25 | Download
  • Bug fix: Tiger support now added
  • Improvement: Artwork and icon improvements
  • Improvement: Converts old PMB files to the new PMB2 format
  • Improvement: Project-linked backups now display the icon of the relevant application for easy identification
Version 2.0.0 | Release Date: 2009-04-21 | Download
  • Complete rewrite
  • Backup categories
  • Project-linked backups
Version 1.0.7 | Release Date: 2008-11-03 | Download
  • Feature: Added user manual.
  • Tweak: Cleaned up the icon a little.
  • Tweak: Upgraded the Sparkle update framework.
Version 1.0.6 | Release Date: 2008-10-20 | Download
  • Tweak: UI simplifications and various optimizations.
  • Tweak: Shortcut keys supported on Restore dialog.
  • Tweak: Select All buttons now alternatively function as Select None.
  • Tweak: Items you select are remembered when you relaunch the application.
  • Feature: Backups can now be renamed.
Version 1.0.5 | Release Date: 2008-08-09 | Download
  • Feature: Preferences can now be locked to prevent modification by the user or application.
  • Feature: Trashed preferences can now be restored from the Trash by going to File > Restore Trashed Preferences.
Version 1.0.4 | Release Date: 2008-04-12 | Download
  • Feature: Backups are now stored in compressed files with the extension .PMB. These files can be moved to another machine to easily copy across preferences, button bars, keyboard layouts, etc just by double-clicking the file.
    Important: Your old backups will need to be converted to work with the new version. Go to File > Convert Backups to New Format, select the folders in your backup folder (default is ~/Library/Application Support/Digital Rebellion/Preference Manager/Backups) and they will automatically be converted.
  • Tweak: Minor icon tweaks.
Version 1.0.3 | Release Date: 2008-04-11 | Download
  • Bug fix: Fixed the annoying "The volume 'Digital Rebellion' could not be found" message that some users were having.
Version 1.0.2 | Release Date: 2008-04-02 | Download
  • Bug fix: A check is now performed for unmounted external volumes. If you set your backup location to an external disk and unmount it, the app will copy files to the default location until you plug it back in.
  • Feature: Added New Folder button to Browse dialog.
  • Feature: Now backs up FCP button bars, keyboard layouts, column layouts, window layouts, track layouts, custom settings and user plugins.
Version 1.0.1 | Release Date: 2008-03-21 | Download
  • Bug fix: The help link is now correct.
  • Feature: You can now set a custom backup location (in Preferences).
  • Feature: If a backup exists, you now have the option of overwriting it.
  • Feature: There is now a Show in Finder button in the Restore dialog.
Version 1.0.0 | Release Date: 2008-03-20 | Download
Initial version.