Quick File Renamer
By Rebrand Software
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A simple and safe file renaming solution for everyone, with a beautiful Retina interface!
Rename your photo collection using meaningful names. Organize your MP3 or iTunes music library with artist, song, album and track numbers. Access the EXIF metadata in your digital photography and use it to name your files.
Simply browse for files, use our wildcard search, or drag and drop them into the app!
Renaming is fast and you see your changes as you type. "Simple Mode" allows you to use easy presets to change the file name, rename music files, rename with EXIF photo data and more. "Advanced Mode" gives you precise control with the following actions:
Change file name
Remove file name
Add sequential numbers with zero padding
Insert dates (file creation, file modification, custom)
Insert Audio Metadata (MP3 and AAC)
Insert Photo Metadata (Exif)
Regular Expression (RegEx) search and replace
Actions are performed in sequential order, giving you total control over the resulting file names. Once you have created the perfect set of actions they can be saved for later use.
Safety checks are performed before renaming to ensure that the new file names are legal and that there are no naming conflicts with existing files. You can rename the original files or automatically create copies with the new names.
Need to rename directories? Switch to directory mode in the preferences window and you can do just that!
Based on your feedback and reviews here are some quick tips:
-For the fastest possible renaming, select the "Rename original files" option (now the default). Otherwise the app will make a copy of the originals and give them the new name.
-The app is not a metadata editor, it can only use the existing metadata in the files to give them a new name. (Try the MP3 preset to quickly rename your music files so they sort nicely in finder).
What's New in Version 4.6.3
Fixed a bug when adding files
Fixed a bug with files containing an apostrophe
Fixed a bug reading malformed EXIF data
Amazing flexibility, a bit of a learning curve.
There's nothing about this app that couldn't be addressed by a "Getting Started" guide. That said, the flexibility it offers is amazing.
You'll quickly figure out how to specify which file renaming options you wish to perform. You can change the order of the actions you specify (and there are a lot to choose from).
My own personal challenge was trying to figure out how to enable the "Rename Files" button. It was grayed out, however the "Test Manual" button was enabled.
Turns out that after executing "Test Manual" on my 5,000 files, I had to go through the batch looking for every one for which the App reported an error, then remove that from the file list.
The error checking was preventing the app from inadvertently creating any duplicate file names, so that was OK. It just was not easy to locate those tiny red "X"s in a very long list of files...
Now that I think about it, I'd bet I could have figured out a way to have those duplicates named with a numerical sequence and saved myself some manual labor. That is, after all, what computers are supposed to be good at.
As I said, a good "Getting Started" guide would have earned this app a five-star rating from me.
Funcinoal but a little confusing
This is not easy to use out of the box and takes a bit of a programming mind to figure out. It works fine once you figure it out and the “test” feature is useful.
It is not as easy is older ones I wish still worked like “File Wranger” and “File Renamer” that had easy ways to set your potential changes and it would show you a preview window in realtime to see if it was what you really wanted to rename.
Regardless, it works, just takes time to fugure out.
Wonder renamer tool
I purchased this app because I had a huge transfer project that I wanted to rename all the images and video to something the client could easily understand. The app was easy to use and made hours of work into seconds with the renaming. Now I use it to organize images straight off the camera. Great tool!
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Mar 07, 2014
- Version: 4.6.3
- Size: 7.7 MB
- Languages: English, Bengali, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese
- Seller: Rebrand Software, LLC
- © Rebrand Software, 2010
Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later