Renamer
Renamer
6.0.2

3.0

Renamer free download for Mac

Renamer6.0.2

28 May 2019

Rename files in batches.

Overview

Renamer is a powerful, feature-rich batch-file renamer that makes renaming many files quick and easy. If you ever had to rename hundreds or thousands of files file by hand and thought "there must be an easier way", then Renamer is for you. With Renamer, you can save hours of tedious typing at the stroke of a button.

Renamer Features:
  • Beautiful, easy-to-use user interface
  • Blazing fast file renaming
  • Renders the dull and tedious job of renaming files effortless and fun Use cases
  • Number files sequentially
  • Find and replace text
  • Convert filenames to upper and lower case
  • Change file extensions
  • Organize songs by album, title and artist
  • Insert music track numbers
  • Add folder names
  • Add a file's created date and time
  • Insert EXIF and GPS tags into photos
  • Insert image width and height
  • Match and substitute regular expressions
  • Remove file extensions
  • Insert text at character position
  • Overwrite text at character position
  • Remove text in character position range
  • Remove `IMG_` text from photos
  • Number files randomly Renamerlets
  • Save frequently used rename tasks
  • Organize conveniently into groups
  • Ships with many built-in renamerlets to get you started quickly Chains
  • Build file renamers tailored to your needs
  • Mix-and-match built-in rename actions with simple drag-and-drop
  • Makes assembling even the most complex file renaming tasks a breeze Live feedback
  • Preview how files will be renamed
  • Great for fine-tuning
  • Helps catch errors early Data protection
  • Smart undo to easily fix mistakes
  • File backup to protect against accidental data loss
  • Rename with the peace of mind that your data is safe

What's new in Renamer

Version 6.0.2:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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73 Reviews of Renamer

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Mrlwebguy
05 February 2011
Version: 4.0.3

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I have used an older version of Renamer4Mac since 2006, and this new version changed the interface, not for the better, and it does not remember the last way I was using it when I reopen it. So I am not at all preferring it over the older version. The older version was free, and if I could guess this change was partly a justification to charge money. I would say that if the other needed to charge money then he should have just said so, which I would support, because it was such a great program. If this current version had the option to use the old layout, I would use that all the time.
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baddestastronaut
20 January 2020
Version: 6.0.2
WOW... pissed off! Went to batch date my files- ended up deleting all but one.. wouldnt undo- went on their website and see they are advertising "non-destructive" and "smart undo" and "backups" WHERE- there is no information in your help, on your board or how tos as to WHY this would even be allowed to occur or how to fix it. So I guess I am just screwed. Just becarful with this program.. cus once there gone... they are gone and you wont even know what happened.
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zulthegreat
05 December 2019
Version: 6.0.2
What is the limitation number of files? Seems like more than 50 files, the app hung. I'm using Trial Version on macOS Catalina.
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Turquoise
19 May 2019
Version: 6.0.1
Version 6 is Mojave only. Could have included at least the previous MacOS :-(
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Vitaly
30 April 2019
Version: 6.0.1
i have been using v 5.x for years and liked it a lot (i have tried many other apps, but this one was the best for me). i upgraded to v6, but was a bit miffed that they charge the full fee for upgrade. would make sense to give a discount to previous paying users.
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mrsidoric
24 January 2019
Version: 5.3.0
macOS does this for free – and you can revert (undo) easily.
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0.5
jjungphotography
18 February 2018
Version: 5.1.0
Deleted half my files. Careful with this unforgiving program
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5
brunoalvarenga01
09 February 2018
Version: 5.1.0
Top! Resolved my problem 2 clicks is better than others!
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JBX
11 June 2016
Version: 4.4.1
This app is actually at 5.0 now. Don't like the new UI... reverting to 4.x
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5
Solosaint
04 February 2016
Version: 4.4.0
This app is awesome, I use it almost every day ... even have people see me use it and say "Oh man, I need that software"
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5
itabmedia
22 March 2014
Version: 4.3.0
Renamer is very useful and has a nice simple interface. The developer is very helpful and responsive. He answered my email and helped me out the same day. Would definitely recommend.
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4.5
Rubaiyat
18 December 2013
Version: 4.3.0
Renamer is my go to for cleaning up file names and now that it saves and can transfer sets it only just gets better. If only this also worked on my Snow Leopard installation! How is this feature tied to 64bit OSes?
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5
Carlos-Sz
06 January 2013
Version: 4.2.0
The best interface (not perfect, see below) and, for some reason, the icon is really well designed. By the way, I always thought Renamer was not that powerful but it supports Regular Expressions and once you play with them you will probably get the result you want. The site mention Regular Expression but this feature is not that obvious. It’s hidden in the Find & Replace. In addition, and here the interface could be better, the Find text box field is too short for some Regular Expressions you need. I wish there was a way to resize the right panel too.
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4.5
Ean
02 January 2012
Version: 4.1.3
I like this! I've been using A Better Finder Rename for years, but Renamer has a feature ABFR is missing: Undo. Also, it's easier on the eyes. Still not sure about giving up status bar space though--ABFR uses the contextual menu, er, services approach to things, allowing easy setup of key commands.
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PieterOpie
26 December 2011
Version: 4.1.2
This is NOT a "get rich quick" project I assume. Who in their right mind would pay that price for something that you can get for free from so many different sources. This application will have to do something SO spectacular that it borders on the miraculous before I would buy it. Sorry.... NO SALE!!!
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Eridani
25 December 2011
Version: 4.1.1
Great app, nice features also, but $20 bucks for a batch file re-namer is a bit overpriced, I feel in need to politely suggest to use the (free!) NameChanger from MRR Software instead (or some other alternative).
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Tdu
02 December 2011
Version: 4.1.1
Gotta love it when developers of a highly rated application decide to make 'improvements' that alienate it's user base and go against what made it a good application in the first place. Then decide to charge $20 for it. I would have gladly paid a reasonable fee for the OLD application design if the developers felt it was needed.
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RJC.NJNYC
09 November 2011
Version: 4.1.1
When I updated to v4.1.1, the app has no icon?
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Wade-Smith
15 October 2011
Version: 4.1.1
I've used the same Automator service which took me about thirty seconds to create to rename files for years now.
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Mrlwebguy
05 February 2011
Version: 4.0.3
I have used an older version of Renamer4Mac since 2006, and this new version changed the interface, not for the better, and it does not remember the last way I was using it when I reopen it. So I am not at all preferring it over the older version. The older version was free, and if I could guess this change was partly a justification to charge money. I would say that if the other needed to charge money then he should have just said so, which I would support, because it was such a great program. If this current version had the option to use the old layout, I would use that all the time.
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Lumicide
06 November 2010
Version: 4.0.2
I'm looking to rename a bunch of files with file names like logfile.s123.uvwxyz.txt All I really need is the middle part of the file name s123 and the extension .txt. The file name could be easily generated searching for the regular expression .*(\d*).* and replacing it with \1 turning it into 123.txt Unfortunately this software can not do that. It doesn’t make use of \1 in the replace string. Instead it just ignores the \ and writes a single digit 1.
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Jimw
16 May 2010
Version: 4.0.2
While this may do a good job and function as advertised from my perspective it is another overpriced "one trick pony." My choice is File Buddy which for $10 more replaces an entire portfolio of overpriced "one trick pony's." For me it means paying once for a single app that does it all.
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Demoray
14 January 2010
Version: 4.0.1
I really like this renaming app. Version 4.0 is the first version of this app I've ever used, so whatever interface changes were made from previous versions didn't bother me. In fact I quite like the clean interface. It took me a few minutes to figure out how presets are made and used, but once I understood that I had absolutely no problems. I've got several different renaming utilities to chose from but Renamer is the one I keep using. I agree that $29.00 is pretty steep for a renaming utility, nevertheless, it's the one I like.
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Aikousha
22 December 2009
Version: 4.0
Despise the new interface. Now you get to see much less with a huge footprint Never thought it actually needed anything else other than fixing the presets (which I've heard haven't been fixed), and allowing sequential numbering to be based on Name sort, date sort, and size sort. Also all support for older systems is killed? WTF? All for a cosmetic workover? Wow, for a loyal user, there sure are a lot of reasons to become a traitor. ^_^ Sticking with the 3.1 version. No choice really.
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Rubaiyat
18 October 2009
Version: 4.0
I am balking at paying this steep upgrade fee for what appears to be cosmetic changes. It seems the real bugs haven't been fixed with the presets. How hard could it have been to include a Help or Manual to explain yourselves? That's the trouble with changes without real improvements, makes users rethink their loyalty. Sorry but I am off seeing what NameMangler can do for me.
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Mailmupo
24 September 2009
Version: 4.0
It is expensive at $29, especially bcoz you could easily rename files through a selfmade automator (apple automator tool) worklflow app which will not take more than 2 minutes to setup.
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Themadcow
19 September 2009
Version: 4.0
I'm not impressed. It's hard to use and not intuitive in the least. I had high expectations from the website, the app looks just like 'it works'. But it doesn't. The simplest of tasks, remove ".zip" from a series of files. Either the functionality is hidden or it's defective. Either way, back to the drawing board on this app. I'll take another look with the next version.
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Aikousha
13 April 2009
Version: 3.12.1
Another update, another test, more bugs (or should I say still the same bugs). Presets are still a major nightmare... You can only assign them AFTER you have renamed something, or they don't fix to the right search/replace strings. If the preset loses the name you give it (which it does frequently), it says "new preset", until you TRY to rename it. Attempting to rename a preset has severe issues, as simply clicking on a line forces whatever name was previously selected, and does not allow you to type in the proper name. Even if the name shows properly in the list (as if you had successfully renamed it), it does not show properly on the pulldown button... I kept getting "New Preset" until after several rename attempts, and then it started inheriting the names of other presets, and never the right one. If it has issues with non-alphanumeric characters that might be the problem, as the names I tried to assign were: "_[Suffix]", "[Prefix]_", " - to spc", "_-_ to spc", "_ to spc", and spc_spc to spc" (when the previous refused to name properly. In the end the presets had "[Prefix}_" and seven instances of "spc-spc to spc", yet they all had different functions. but since I can't memorize what they do, if not labeled right, it's basically now a useless function. Thankfully I was only doing a test-drive. IMO, common sense dictates that you should save presets BEFORE clicking the Rename button, and the list for renaming needs to work like other lists where double clicking while "editing" the list will allow renaming, and dragging (which doesn't seem to exist) will re-order the presets. I may be picky, but the presets have never worked right (or at least within common sense) since it has appeared. I just keep with the old version, with the previous interface (no presets) since the next feature I would want to work with, would be the presets. It's beautiful, otherwise.
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Aikousha
08 March 2009
Version: 3.10.1
This new version crashes whenever there is a name with kanji in it... and what was the problem with "™" instances? Oh, well.
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waryuser
13 December 2008
Version: 3.8
There are far too many renaming apps now. And nothing can beat Automator for me...
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Xplicit
04 November 2008
Version: 3.7
You can get an application like Spore for 49.95$. So, especially compared to Spore, why is this batch renamer 26 bucks again?
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Mark-Everitt
02 November 2008
Version: 3.6
I know a lot of people like a nice GUI, but the terminal comes with your mac and with just a little effort to learn your way around, tasks like batch renaming become trivial. Take a look at Sed: http://www.grymoire.com/Unix/Sed.html The first example pretty much does everything you'd ever need in this program.
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Mr.Ash
27 July 2008
Version: 3.4
Why pay for this software when Apples Automator does the same job for free?
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Pompon
02 June 2008
Version: 3.2
This software is very simple and rapid with a lot of functions. Preset is very useful ! When I had version 2.8, I used the donation button and now with the lastest version I have a free licence thanks to the developer. Don't forget to make a donation when you use a donationware, before it becomes a shareware !
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ZV
29 April 2008
Version: 3.0
WOW! 26 bucks just to rename files and folders? Forget it! Can someone recommend a cheaper or free alternative?
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Jimw
29 April 2008
Version: 3.0
For just a few more bucks FileBuddy does this and a whole lot more that includes most if not all of the features of the majority of shareware file utilities.
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randyharris
28 April 2008
Version: 3.0
Note: This is a great program, but it used to be freeware with 2.8, not it is no longer freeware.
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Syed-Ali
19 April 2008
Version: 2.8
Very nice and easy to use utility. Highly recommended.
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Lijunfan
28 February 2008
Version: 2.8
I love this app. Thanks to the Developer! The preview feature is awesome. If he could add Roman numerals this would be great. Thanks
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anomia
06 October 2007
Version: 2.8
OK, I feel like a dope; this program is my music re-title lifeline - and somehow I stopped it from working! All the text I want to edit is now blue in the edit window and I can't make any changes. It's the same for my system drive as my externals, even though permissions to write and read are the same for all (I'm admin). Any guesses? It was working fine for years(I love this app!!!) and just a few days ago this started... please help...
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Bobster
30 August 2007
Version: 2.8
Has never let me down, ever. Excellent piece of software! The preview feature is a great bonus.
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Sxtynnmach1
21 April 2007
Version: 2.8
With the real-time display of the changes before they take effect are brilliant. The added functionality of the Regular Expressions are a huge bonus. Many thanks to the developer(s) for offering this free of charge!
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4.5
Quiiick
16 November 2006
Version: 2.8
Very elegant renamer-utility! And it keeps getting even better with every update. Thanks!
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5
Mok-in-touch™
14 November 2006
Version: 2.8
Awesome! (令人敬畏)
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5
Huevox
14 October 2006
Version: 2.7a
This works perfect for me. Thank you!
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Aikousha
03 October 2006
Version: 2.7a
I spent a little time on a RegExp tutorial site... With the power of Regular Expressions (and the ability to turn them off), AND to see the results as you type the expression in, this is absolutely the best. In just a few days I have managed to save hundreds more hours on just a few projects. Many many thanks! It's now a permanent part of my dock!
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Aikousha
23 September 2006
Version: 2.7a
This does exactly what I needed and was instantly obvious what did what. However, just a few things need better explaining... like regular expressions. For example, I want to remove checksums from names in the format of "[A875BD6F]" but don't want to impinge on anything outside of the brackets. I might be thinking of something too complicated for this, which might be a good excuse to make a GREP? system and a minor shareware fee for it. (I'll probably have to research this on-line, but was kind of hoping it was in the help menu). Also, if recursive means working on folders within folders of files, a checkbox needs to be added to allow this for folders dragged in with files. I could only get the "recursive" to show up when only dragging a single folder in, but needed to have it work on only the files and full folders I dragged over, not a single full folder. A checkbox for working on files only might be useful, as typically I never need to alter the names of folders. This little app has saved me over 20 hours of work, in just 5 minutes. THANKS!
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Guntis
07 July 2006
Version: 2.7a
Looking at the screenshot I wish it had ability to add renaming options, like in Automator. I press + button and add another line where I can add some other criteria. For example: 1. Replace string: XYZ with: ZYX 2. Add sting: current date 3. Change file name case: Title Case 4. Change file type case: lower case Al in one pass...
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Sixer-2
28 December 2005
Version: 2.6
Works perfectly and ultimately efficient
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Anonymous
23 November 2005
Version: 2.6
Have loved this little app, though the update seems to be crashing quite often. Hope it gets ironed out.
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Anonymous
23 November 2005
Version: 2.6
Have loved this little app, though the update seems to be crashing quite often. Hope it get ironed out.
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5
Anonymous
22 November 2005
Version: 2.6
looks way better than before. Good job! My favorite renaming utility - love it :)
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5
Dominique
21 November 2005
Version: 2.6
very good product !!!!!
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4.5
Anonymous
21 November 2005
Version: 2.6
I've used it for quite a while and it remains a tremendously powerful, free tool for renaming boatloads of files. Occasionally unstable, but no other issues.
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4.5
Anonymous
18 July 2005
Version: 2.5.2
Wonderful utility. But, please do change the version numbering in "Get Info" from "Renamer4Mac version 2.5.2" to a simple "2.5.2"
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Anonymous
06 June 2005
Version: 2.5.2
Fantastic app! Deleted spaces, -, * and a few other erroneous characters on 171 files in about 1 minute! Cannot imagine the tedium of having to name correct file from a client prior to posting on a website. Cannot sing enough praises for this app.
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4.25
Anonymous
11 May 2005
Version: 2.5.2
First of all, I love this app, having used 2 versions. Hoever it does have a tendency to crash, especially if grep is used and you are dealing with say more than 50 files at a time. Now that it does recursive rename. I would like to request saving my grep patterns. Thanks again for this freeware. There are commercial renamers that does way less than this in terms of renaming.
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5
Anonymous
02 May 2005
Version: 2.5.2
Excellent! I often need to rename batches of files with new job numbers - this little app does the job quickly and easily. What a time saver!
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4.5
Anonymous
30 March 2005
Version: 2.5.2
Wow! Amazing application that has a lot of features for renaming files. 9160 files pulled down with SiteSucker and none of the JPEG files had extensions. Added them in under 10 seconds to all the files. SUPER!
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4.75
Anonymous
20 February 2005
Version: 2.5.2
Great little app, did exactly what I needed it too. 100 files renamed in seconds. Would have taken at least 5 minutes to do that manually. I love the way it shows you what the filename will become; no crossing fingers, hoping for the best. All this for free? Bargain!
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Anonymous
02 December 2004
Version: 2.5.2
I absolutely ADORE this little app. Use it all the time. Can rename 50 pics from my digital camera in less time than it takes my PB to recognize the camera on my USB port. Ex: "BeachTrip-2004_xx" Has saved me tons of time! This is on the same level as Quicksilver, ThumbsUp, and Newsfire for me: daily users. Must haves.
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Anonymous
01 November 2004
Version: 2.5.1
brilliant. very simple. very easy. does what it says and more. and i like how you can preserve the original file name and just add more characters or numbers at the start or end (or just replace the whole file name with something else). GREAT!
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Anonymous
13 October 2004
Version: 2.5.1
This is very nice! I have used "A Better Finder Rename", "Filebuddy"... This is my favourite. Simple and does its job well. The feedback is clear, you know precisely what is going to happen... I spend too much time in ABFR, just to figure out which option I need to select in order to do a simple rename. The only thing I wish for is the ability to recursively rename - directory and all its contents, because it is often easier to dragndrop a folder than hundreds of files...
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4.75
gizmovision
11 October 2004
Version: 2.5.1
Works great this has been the easiest way to rename those pseky batched files from the usenet todate... I can't even remember the app I used in OS 9.x
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4.75
Anonymous
11 October 2004
Version: 2.5.1
wow! before: A Better Finder Rename now: Renamer4Mac!!! dudes, really the BEST in your kind, works great, clean, easy and FREE! recently, my girlfriend need a utilitie like this for your digital picts and searching i found "ABFR"... but its no so "easy for all girls"... hehehehe. Anyway... GREAT JOB!
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Anonymous
11 October 2004
Version: 2.5.1
r-name used to be my favorite, but this just works better. Simple, fast, regex support... I'm kinda pissed though 'cause I was thinking about writing an app like that myself but there is no point anymore... Although, maybe I will anyway 'cause that metal UI is kinda ugly (why not a nice slick white cocoa one? Isn't iTunes enough?) and I'm not too crazy about the whole UI in general ;) Still a great app though :)
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5
wristtattoo
21 September 2004
Version: 2.5
Searching for 2 hours downloading and testing various apps like this one to simply 'search and replace' uppercase to lowercase and found that THIS APP IS THE BEST. Thank you so much Werner Freytag --- OS X 3.5 doesn't have this feature! Your the best!
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Anonymous
04 August 2004
Version: 2.5
I find R-Name at: http://www.syrius.org better
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4.25
Anonymous
03 August 2004
Version: 2.5
Great app, as it's always been. One problem though, the wonderful idea of the new Conxtual Menu feature is a bit useless, since it doesn't add all the files you have selected. Only the first one. If there was a program to model this after, it would be Drop Rename from OS 9. That was the best I'd used on any platform back then.
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Anonymous
20 December 2003
Version: 2.0
Sorry to bother you with a question: I'm looking for a renamer that works with OS 8.6. I simply need to change capitalization of suffixes (.jpg instead of .JPG). Any suggestions? Thanks!
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Anonymous
14 August 2003
Version: 1.0.3
I just batch renamed 40 files and I think I went over the name length limit, and now the files have disapeared!!! Not a good feature@#%^&* Fortunately I have a back-up of these files. This bug nees need to be fixed. Otherwise seems to work nicely.
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Anonymous
26 April 2003
Version: 1.0.3
to the previous reviewer, just open all the contents of the folder and you have 'batch renaming' this is by FAR the BEST renaming app out there HANDS DOWN
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Anonymous
16 March 2003
Version: 1.0.2
It's a nice clean app and does what it's supposed to do. However, it does not handle recursion (i. e. drop a folder on it and make it apply the changes to all the objects in that folder), so it is rather useless for most batch renaming jobs (if you have to drop every single file in manually, you might almost as well rename them yourself...). The "protect extension" function is a good idea, but badly implemented. The algorithm will consider every character after the first occurence of a dot to be an extension. A better way would be to check for the last occurence of a dot in the filename and then consider everything behind THAT.
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Anonymous
03 February 2003
Version: 1.0.1
Fantastic. Incredibly intuitive! I'm horrible about keeping up with proper job names for my files, instead using names I'll remember. Now, before archiving, I can add job numbers to the front of all the names with just a couple of clicks. Thanks!
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