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

Change file creation and modification dates.

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A Better Finder Attributes 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 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 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 version 7.22

Updated on Sep 07 2022

  • The new version fixes a bug affecting time parsing and the display of the IPTC Province meta-data field.
View older A Better Finder Attributes updates

Information

License

Shareware

Size

15.1 MB

Downloads

101174

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
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OhEssex
OhEssex
Jun 9 2021
7.12
0.0
Jun 9 2021
0.0
Version: 7.12
Functionality of the software aside, the name of the program is a total pain because of the ridiculous length it has. When using this program, it ends up displacing many of my menubar items because my screen width isn't wide enough to hold everything. I guess I should be thankful the program isn't called "The World's Greatest Attribute Editor Available For The Macintosh Computer"
ivryernest
ivryernest
Mar 29 2021
7.10
1.0
Mar 29 2021
1.0
Version: 7.10
I will never use software whose name includes "a better"... In fact, better than what ?
Mcr
Mcr
Jan 5 2021
7.08
5.0
Jan 5 2021
5.0
Version: 7.08
this is now a universal binary app supporting Intel and Apple Silicon chips natively
Mcr
Mcr
Oct 20 2020
7.03
5.0
Oct 20 2020
5.0
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.
Mcr
Mcr
Oct 1 2020
7.01
5.0
Oct 1 2020
5.0
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).
Mcr
Mcr
Jun 26 2019
6.17
5.0
Jun 26 2019
5.0
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.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Apr 19 2018
6.09
0.0
Apr 19 2018
0.0
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!
Weasel
Weasel
Sep 25 2017
6.05
4.0
Sep 25 2017
4.0
Version: 6.05
Does exactly what the description says it will do. Also a Better Finder rename works fine for me.
jeanms@span.ch
jeanms@span.ch
Sep 21 2017
6.05
3.0
Sep 21 2017
3.0
Version: 6.05
Essentially a companion for my old friend FileBuddy.
june8
june8
Jun 8 2017
6.05
1.0
Jun 8 2017
1.0
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.
Fishboy
Fishboy
Jan 25 2017
6.03
5.0
Jan 25 2017
5.0
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.
Gary30
Gary30
Nov 16 2016
6.01
0.0
Nov 16 2016
0.0
Version: 6.01
Don't be hatin' on Frank. He's one of the good guys.
Big Johnson
Big Johnson
Jun 15 2016
5.36
0.0
Jun 15 2016
0.0
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.
Littletree76
Littletree76
Dec 5 2013
5.24
1.0
Dec 5 2013
1.0
Version: 5.24
Version 5.23 and latest 5.24 can't even start up properly in Mavericks Mac OS 10.9. So what's the point of keep releasing such crappy software ? Don't you test your software with proper quality control before software release ? Developers wake up your stupid idea !
Pedromator
Pedromator
Jul 13 2013
5.22
5.0
Jul 13 2013
5.0
Version: 5.22
Works very good. Furthermore you can use the renamer from the same company.
freevito
freevito
Jun 24 2013
5.21
0.0
Jun 24 2013
0.0
Version: 5.21
I downloaded A Better Finder Attributes and got to inspect the interface. It's pretty spiffy. If the app had let me change the dates on more than 5 files in trial mode, I would have instantly spent the cash to buy it. Alas, 5 files was the limit, so I went looking elsewhere. I did find another shareware utility that would let me do more than 5 files, but I kept searching and found this neat and simple AppleScript that works fine: http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20060703160750583 The instructions for turning it into an app are included. Just drop your files on the app after you create it, enter the date and time in YYYYDDMMDDhhmm format, click "Continue" , and you're done. A Better Finder Attribute has a nice interface, and can do more than change creation dates. If I ever need all the functions it provides, I won't hesitate to buy it. But for just changing the creation dates on a dozen or so files, the script linked above works fine.
Drdul
Drdul
Sep 9 2009
4.37
5.0
Sep 9 2009
5.0
Version: 4.37
This is an indispensable app for me. One of my primary uses is changing the date and time on downloaded email attachments to match the time the email was sent (for easier cross-referencing), but I use it for adjusting all sorts of attributes. The developer has been responsive, adding a couple of features I requested that make it easier to use. The only thing I can fault is the name, which is unnecessarily long and complicated. Every time I update this app, I end up dragging the new version out of the DMG onto my desktop and changing the name to "ABFA" before dragging it into my Applications folder.
Gsteiner
Gsteiner
Feb 13 2008
4.7
5.0
Feb 13 2008
5.0
Version: 4.7
I don't know of any other program that can "set the creation date to the time that a digital camera picture was taken." I use it all the time, because simply copying jpegs from a flash card often doesn't get the creating date right. With this application it's a breeze. I drag folders with thousands of pictures and it corrects the date in seconds. If anyone knows of a freeware that does just that, go ahead and post its name.
nononononononononononononononononon
Jan 19 2008
4.0
Version: 4.6.7
I've been using this for years. So long I can't even remember when I bought it. Never been charged to upgrade. It does exactly what is advertised. No problems ever.
Boysbytes
Boysbytes
Nov 6 2007
4.6.6
0.0
Nov 6 2007
0.0
Version: 4.6.6
Great offer. Setting the creation date would be useful especially when the photographers forget to synchronise the time on their cameras and sorting through them on the Mac can be a little confusing.
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