By NovaStorm Software
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Filr is a compact application that allows you to quickly and easily rename, tag, and comment on files. It works a bit differently than most tagging apps: when a group of files is opened, Filr presents each one individually rather than as a group. It's great for sorting through groups of potentially unrelated files.
Rename: Change the name of the file. Filr preserves the extension so you don't have to.
Tag: Filr allows you to easily add and modify OpenMeta tags, so it's perfect for a tag-based workflow.
Comment: FIlr can show and edit the file's Spotlight comments, so you can add short notes to any file.
When used with a Folder Action script or a 3rd-party scripting application like Hazel, you can add a group of files to a folder and then immediately step through each one, changing its name, tags, and comment to something appropriate for the file. It's quick and seamless.
What's New in Version 1.1.1
FIXED: Files with no extension are handled properly
On the face of it, this simple app seems perfect for my needs. Once you get using it though, you find that it has a few quirks and bugs. Sometimes spotlight comments are saved, sometimes not. For some reason even with Full Keyboard Access enabled, you can only tab between the three text fields, not the buttons too. Support is non-existent and from the looks of their website, they have no intention of responding to anyone or continuing to develop software. I would avoid, this is not a future proof solution.
Pretty good at what it does
This is pretty good, a few observations
A short help file would be good, with at least the following...
1) You can load files by doing a File>Open, or by dragging and dropping a selection of files onto the Dock icon
2) You can move between the fields using the Tab key
3) Command + Enter accepts the changes and moves to the next file
I will be using this to carry out my weekly scan and tag routine, as I think it will be quicker than using Tags to tag every file individually. It's a bit basic, but for what it does that's not a bad thing. I'd rather it was simple and effective than try to have too many features and functions.
A button to go back one file is one addition I'd like to see.
simple, useful; works as described
a handy niche tool to quickly customize titles, comment and add tags.
Useful for updating groups of files that need some batch changes and some custom changes.
Would like to be able to write to IPTC too [drag & drop to Comenteer to do that now]
I use Better Rename to handle large batch tasks.