A short while ago, I demonstrated a tool I had written and integrated into Salesforce for managing bulk updates of field level security settings for multiple profiles. Since then I have been hard at work in creating a standalone tool which gives any technical or non-technical person the ability to ‘connect’ up to their Salesforce instance, download their profile settings and update them in bulk and re-save the new settings back to Salesforce.
The simple interface allows you to view all your profiles (or at least as many as the width of your screen will allow) and update settings for each object in bulk.
This tool is being released in BETA. Please feel free to check it out here: https://profilepowertools.com/. Don’t forget if it’s useful to donate a few dollars to help offset development costs and to assist in future development!