A Better Finder Attributes
A Better Finder Attributes
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A Better Finder Attributes

21 October 2020

Change file creation and modification dates.

Overview

A Better Finder Attributes allows you to change JPEG & RAW shooting dates, JPEG EXIF meta-data tags, file creation & modification dates, file flags and deal with invisible files.

Correct EXIF Digital Photo Shooting Timestamps

A Better Finder Attributes allows you to manipulate JPEG, CR2, NEF, ARF, RAF, SR2, CRW & CIFF EXIF timestamps at will by setting them to specific times or batch adjusting them by adding and removing time (useful for correcting the timestamps of images taken with a digital camera with a incorrectly set clock and to compensate for timezone changes).

Correct Finder Sorting for Digital Photos

A Better Finder Attributes also allows you to synchronize the file creation and modification dates with the shooting dates of JPEG EXIF as well as a wide variety of RAW formats, so that files sort properly in the Finder and other systems.

Change, Add & Remove JPEG EXIF Meta-Data

A Better Finder Attributes allows the most commonly used JPEG EXIF meta-data tags, such as copyright & owner information, camera & lens specifactions, some exposure information and much else besides to be directly manipulated.

You can strip JPEG EXIF information from a file altogether, strip GPS and IPTC location data or edit individual tags.

Total File Creation & Modification Date Control

A Better Finder Attributes gives you total control over file creation and modification dates, setting them to specific times and dates, adding or removing time or simply removing them altogether.

Setting Mac File Flags

A Better Finder Attributes supports setting all common Mac file system flags. You can set whether or not file extensions appear in the Finder, batch lock or unlock files, set or remove legacy creation & type codes, remove invisible files, restart the Finder in a special mode that shows invisible files, batch set Finder labels and force Finder updates.

Showing & Deleting Invisible Files

A Better Finder Attributes can delete invisible files, such as .DS_Store, that can lead to problems when delivering files to non-Mac systems and play havoc with Unix tools such as version control and archiving tools.

On top of this A Better Finder Attributes has a special "Show Invisible Files" feature hidden in the "Tools" menu that switches the Finder to a special mode in which invisible files become visible

Other Noteworthy Features
  • Batch operation
  • Create Droplets for automated processing
  • Drag-and-drop into the file list or onto the application icon
  • Select files in the Finder and activate A Better Finder Attributes 5 via the Finder context menu or via a hot key
  • Automatically deals with file date consistency rules
  • Separate processing for files and folders, batch processing of sub-folders
  • Additionally, A Better Finder Attributes 5 gives you control over:
  • Whether or not file extensions appear in the Finder
  • Batch locking or unlocking of files
  • Setting or removing legacy creator and type codes
  • Removing invisible files
  • Seeing invisible files in the Finder
  • Batch setting of Finder labels
  • Forcing the Finder to update its information about files and folders

What's new in A Better Finder Attributes

Version 7.03:
  • Is the first built for Apple Silicon
  • Adds the ability to take dates from files with a different file extension (e.g. sidecar or non-RAW pictures
  • The ability to manipulate the TIFF Create Date for image files
  • Fixes a few rare bugs
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17 Reviews of A Better Finder Attributes

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5
Mcr
26 June 2019
Version: 6.17

Most helpful

This app along with the companion 'A Better Finder Rename' from the same company, are two of my 'must have' utilities on my Mac Flash drive 'toolbox' that I carry with me. I can't remember a time when I didn't use these two apps (or don't want to remember!) It's probably been many releases since I've given a rating, so I"m correcting that oversight now.
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Mcr
20 October 2020
Version: 7.03
MACUPDATE, another app that is now Universal (Intel and Apple Silicon). Need to start updating the MU website to indicate Universal compatibility. Developers already have access to Apple Silicon developer machines and Apple says it will release a production Apple Silicon mac before the end of the year. Probably will be announced at next month's scheduled Apple Event.
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Mcr
01 October 2020
Version: 7.01
It should be noted that the minimum OS requirement for version 7.00 was listed as Yosemite (10.10), but the minimum OS requirement for version 7.01 is El Capitan (10.11). Very unusual to change OS requirements as part of dot-oh, maintenance release. I"ve not confirmed this myself, just FYI to anyone who owns Yosemite, make sure 7.01 runs before you delete your copy of 7.00 (and keep your copy of 6.x too in case that was an error listing 7.0 as compatible with Yosemite).
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Mcr
26 June 2019
Version: 6.17
This app along with the companion 'A Better Finder Rename' from the same company, are two of my 'must have' utilities on my Mac Flash drive 'toolbox' that I carry with me. I can't remember a time when I didn't use these two apps (or don't want to remember!) It's probably been many releases since I've given a rating, so I"m correcting that oversight now.
(2)
Derekcurrie
19 April 2018
Version: 6.09
NO, A Better Finder Attributes has NOT been discontinued!
You can download v6.0.9 here:
http://www.publicspace.net/download/ABFAX.dmg

What was discontinued, way back in 2006, was 'A Better Finder Creators & Types', which was replaced by A Better Finder Attributes, which is currently available for sale and will be updated on into the future. Ahem MU!
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4
Weasel
25 September 2017
Version: 6.05
Does exactly what the description says it will do. Also a Better Finder rename works fine for me.
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3
jeanms@span.ch
21 September 2017
Version: 6.05
Essentially a companion for my old friend FileBuddy.
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June8
08 June 2017
Version: 6.05
Application continuously throws offer to join mailing list, although I checked not show again box. I contacted the developer, but he only suggests deleting the preferences file which didn't solved. Problem continues and no reply from developer since. I regret upgrading from File Multi Tool 5 and requested refund and still waiting a reply from he developer.
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Fishboy
25 January 2017
Version: 6.03
This, along with A Better Finder Rename from the same developer, are among the best and most useful apps you will find for photographers and/or those with many audio files.. Download from developer website and checkout the package deals he offers. Highly recommended.
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Gary30
16 November 2016
Version: 6.01
Don't be hatin' on Frank. He's one of the good guys.
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Big Johnson
15 June 2016
Version: 5.36
This app has not yet been updated to protect against the Sparkle updater framework vulnerability that was discovered in Jan. 2016. Apps that use a vulnerable version of Sparkle and an unencrypted HTTP channel for server updates are at risk of being hijacked to transmit malicious code to end users.
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