A Better Finder Attributes
A Better Finder Attributes
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A Better Finder Attributes6.23

06 May 2020

Change file creation and modification dates.

Overview

A Better Finder Attributes 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6.23:
  • The new version fixes a minor bug.

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How would you rate A Better Finder Attributes app?

15 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
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.
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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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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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Littletree76
05 December 2013
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 !
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Pedromator
13 July 2013
Version: 5.22
Works very good. Furthermore you can use the renamer from the same company.
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