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FileWrangler has now had a complete overhaul of the user interface, renaming engine, and direction for filewrangler has so much that is new, yet still familiar, it would take a manual to explain it all. Click here to download the manual.

What's New

Version 2.0.2:
  • New icon (as seen in Apple's screenshots for OS X 10.7 Lion)
  • Fixes for some window resize draw issues
  • Added a clear menu link to obtain the manual

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.6 or later

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Cantello Member IconReview+1
Cantello
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I'm looking for a renaming app that can replace all the diacritical characters with ASCII ones; can filewrangler do this?
On Windows, I just used ReNamer, with which it was a breeze, however, I have not yet found a replacement for the Mac.

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Version 2.0.1
cpattersonv1 Member IconReview+1
cpattersonv1
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I've used the old version for years. Got a new Mac had to BUY the new version. Dug around until I found the invalid characters section where you could highlight invalid characters. Miss the ability to have the software fix these characters for you. Regex is also missed. Could've solved the whole thing in one line.

The builder concept is a neat idea, but if you have to have 8 renamer boxes to strip out most of the bad Unix and dos characters it takes some time to set it up. The ability to save the previous set is a nice idea. On the illegal characters under preferences there is an option to save the custom character list, but it does not show in the dropdown once it's created.

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Version 2.0.1
isilver Member IconReview+8
isilver
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New Version 2 - thanks Mr. Developer.

As he says, it's a totally new version with a new, minimalist interface that took me a few minutes to figure out how to complete my first task, but it's as quick as ever. Where's that manual ... looks great, thanks.

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Version 2.0.0
Christopher Drum (Developer)
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I suppose I should have made the link more obvious, but in the product description the last parts reads "So, here it is." I'll update the description to make it crystal clear. Thanks for the quick, early feedback!

isilver
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Thanks for your response. I saw the link to the manual but I'm one of those who only goes there when totally lost :-) Couldn't you make the manual accessible from the Help menu when needed rather than going to the website to find a copy? Thanks very much for your wonderful app.

bdelman Member IconComment+2
bdelman
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This software was easy to use and very fast. It renames 3000 files in about 4 seconds. Unly kudos!

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Version 1.2.1
Fredducker Member IconComment+43
Fredducker
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The drag and drop feature didn't work when dragging finder search results onto the app window... which is the thing i was trying to do.

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Version 1.2.1
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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works as it says it does, i really enjoy this handy application

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Version 1.2
jonathan Armenta Member IconComment+0
jonathan Armenta
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Saved my arse. I needed to process about 900 images and during my upgrade to OSX I failed to get a newer version of zinorename which always crashed. I found this easier to use interface and quicker results. Thank you very much.

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Version 1.2
Christopher Drum (Developer) Member IconDev+0
Christopher Drum (Developer)
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Regarding FileWrangler speed....

Here are some time tests I just ran. Given a folder with two subfolders, themselves with two subfolders each, and a total file quantity of 50 files (some of which are RTFD documents), renaming was near instantaneous. By duplicating files and subfolders, I created a folder with six subfolders, themselves with four to six subfolders each, and a total quantity of almost 1,000 files. Renaming of all documents took about 10-15 seconds. Further reduplication of all files and subfolders, creating a complex folder heirarchy and a total of 5,000 files took 1 minute 50 seconds to rename all files.

These tests were run on a PowerBook G4 running 10.4.1 at 1.5GHz and 2GB of RAM. Your mileage may vary. I don't know if these speeds are slower than expected; they seem fairly snappy to me (especially given how long it would take to do manually). Perhaps the current lack of a progress indicator makes FileWrangler feel slower than it really is?

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Version 1.2
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Wondering if it was mem but dos it seem to take a long time to actually do the renaming? Do I have somethign set wrong?

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Version 1.2
Christopher Drum (Developer)
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In my testing, I have always found FileWrangler to be quite speedy in its renaming. If it was slow, I certainly would not have released it. But, perhaps I overlooked something during testing. Maybe there is some quality to your files or your file names that makes FileWrangler choke.

If you could email me with some specifics about what you're doing (OS version, number of files getting renamed, number of nested subfolders, some sample original names, how long it is taking to rename the files, etc...), perhaps I can track down what's going on.

John Kershaw Member IconComment+0
John Kershaw
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Excellent addition to any file-munging toolbox. I'd like to see the ability to add multiple prefix/suffixes, and regex replace.

I downloaded this app because R-name doesn't do parent folder stuff. The files I wanted to rename were:

photos/1/1.jpg -> photos/1_1.jpg
photos/1/2.jpg -> photos/1_2.jpg etc

so I needed to prefix with parent folder and an underscore. In the end I put an '_' into the delimiter field, but when there are so many options for prefix/suffix it'd be nice to be able to select more than one.

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Version 1.1
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cpattersonv1
Version 2.0.1
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Version 2.0.1
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Details

Downloads 28,599
Version Downloads 1,050
License Commercial
Date 14 Nov 2010
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $6.99