Wed, 19 Nov 2008 Renamer4Mac review
Batch rename files on your Mac using a program that finds and filters files based on exact parameters
- Manufacturer: Renamer4Mac
- Pros: Filter folders and files based on letter position, keyword and extension
- Cons: Finder integration would be welcome
- Price: $26 (£14)
- Star rating:
If there were an industry prize for most literally titled software product, Renamer4Mac would surely be near the top of the short list. It renames files on your Mac. End of story.
Of course, there’s a little more to it in than that. The clever and intuitive ways that this genuine gem enables you to filter through files and folders make you wonder its features aren’t already built into Finder. The idea’s so simple – and elegantly executed.
Renamer4Mac is a batch renaming tool, enabling you to target filenames or their extensions and change as many as you like with a few key strokes. In default ‘Search and Replace’ mode it replaces one string of text with another. ‘Insert’ lets you place text anywhere in a filename, appending or overwriting the existing content. ‘Remove’ removes a fixed number of letters from file names while ‘Number’ lets you sequentially add numbers to anywhere in a file. Finally ‘Convert Case’ changes upper case to lower and vice versa. Handy when working through batches of files created on different operating systems.