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File Renamer

By Winsome Technologies

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File Renamer is a batch rename software to rename multiple files in few clicks with 50+ possible renaming actions. Powerful yet simple and easy to use interface with built in live preview to see new names before you rename. You can also undo renaming. This makes batch renaming extremely easy and you can rename thousands of files in a few clicks only in seconds. Extremely useful to rename photos using date and time picture taken and other EXIF & IPTC descriptions. Also rename MP3 files using ID3 tag information like artist, album, year, title, composer, Genre and Track number. You can also use External File list created in Text or Excel file to rename files.


## Instant preview before you rename.
## Undo All your renaming.
## Add Numerical and Alphabetical sequence to file names.
## Insert and delete text at beginning, end, at any character position or before and after some text.
## Find or Search and Replace Text
## Add Date created and modified in the file names.
## Rename digital photos using their EXIF and IPTC Tags. Like Date picture taken and camera model and IPTC data like Author, Description, Copyright information. More than 40 tags supported.
## Change File Name case to lower case, upper case or proper case.
## Remove, Add or change File Extension.
## Convert File name into Windows compatible format.
## Reverse File Name.
## Swap file name parts.
## Remove Characters like remove all unwanted characters from file name.
## Add File Name component like folder name or full path into file name.
## Rename MP3 files using ID3 tag information like Artist, Album, Year, Genre, Title, Comments, Track Number, Composer.
## Rename file name using external list you created.
## Save and then apply multiple renaming action (File Renamer Rule) in a single click.
## Save your profile with frequently used settings.
## Finder integration to open files and folders.
## User interface improvements and bug fixing.

"I am a photographer that takes thousands of pictures and eventually even my cameras go round the clock and produce pictures with the same number. File Renamer enabled me to change all the prefixes for relevant files/photo shoots very quickly indeed and I love that if you make a mistake that it allows you to recover the original file names. It does exactly what I needed it to do and I am entirely satisfied and am delighted with it. The programme is easy to use and has saved me hours of renaming JPEG files" David Hamilton.

"File Renamer is a Godsend! I bought a camera for my girlfriend and we took a trip to Panama. We took over 900 pictures with 2 different camera's and because of that the file names were different. I am a web developer and I wanted to create a very simple slideshow on a simple website ( and not use Flickr. For the code in the slideshow to work, all the files needed to have a common naming convention. After watching the video tutorial, File Rename did it for me in seconds! It allowed me to customize the filenames and do all sorts of stuff I've wanted to do for years, but couldn't. Thanks Winsome!" Robert Vig.

"File Renamer is absolutely great: it does exactly what it's designed to do, quickly, efficiently, and easily. It saves me an enormous amount of time and labour in renaming the photo files I must process each year. Years ago we used to do the renaming manually which would take hours. This year I bought File Renamer and the whole job took 17 seconds." Michael J Harnish.

What's New in Version 4.1

Added four new columns (Make, Model, Picture Taken and Dimensions).

User can Re-order, Re-size and Hide/Unhide columns.

If you are unable to update due to some reason please try any of these solution below or search for your problem on the web and find the solution. There could be issue related to app store or your account which prevent you to update it. This is not the bug with application.
1. Completely remove the program and add it again. Please make sure you are purchasing with same Apple ID and you won’t charge again.
2. Please make sure you are login with the same Apple ID with you have purchased application.


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Customer Reviews

Does everything you will ever want to do to a filename

I had to think about spending almost $20 to rename a file. I have been using a free program named "The Renamer" for years, and it was awesome. However under Lion, it no longer works. I rename files all the time, as part of my job, and having a simple tool to use is key. Do yourself a favor, and spend the $20, and buy this app. I had some very complex renaming to take care of on 251 files and it just knocked it out…and fast.

A tip if you need to remove a character that is before a file extension. For example "". To make it ".mov" simply go into Replace/Remove. Click on "Replace text". Enter the "_" character into the "This" field. Leave "With" empty unless you want to add something. Select "End of the filenane" in the "Start From" field. Hit Preview and see the change. I only mention this because it took me a little bit to figure it out. The program treats file extensions separately, so you can't search for "" because the ".mov" doesn't exist in the filename…it is a file extension.

I don't normally review stuff, but this program is worth the money if you need to rename a bunch of files.

Good stuff!

Very happy with this program. Has all of the abliities that I was looking for. Price may be high, but I have no problem with supporting a developer who puts out quality product. Besides, with the few bucks that I could have saved finder a similar program, it would probably be lacking in an area important to me or at the very least not worth the savings of what I value my own time to be.

4 ouf of 5 - Powerful tool but overpriced

I will state up front that I think the price of this tool is too high. With that out of the way, it's very powerful and comprehensive, with more options than the typical person would ever need.

That said, i was hesitant to pay the $19.99 but I had to 'undo' a consolidation of nearly 1000 files from iTunes renames and this was the best option. I must say it was quick, efficient, and did the job. The MP3 tag piece is espeically nice given that you can easily add artist, title, year, etc ot your filename. I think about the only odd thing was that you couldn't add custom text between ID tags. I had to first rename the file with the ID tag info, and then use the general rename tools to add things like parens () around the year and whatnot. Not a major issue.

Overall this is a great tool. If they reduced the price to something more reasonable it would easily be a 5. As it is, I give it a 4 ouf ot 5 and that is strictly based off the price alone.

File Renamer
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  • $19.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated: Feb 19, 2012
  • Version: 4.1
  • Size: 2.7 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Piyush Patel

Compatibility: OS X 10.5 or later

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