Quick Change
Quick Change
3.0

4.7

Quick Change free download for Mac

Quick Change

3.0
01 February 2007

File type & creator changer.

Overview

Those of us who want a fast easy way to change and view file associations it doesn't get much easier than Quick Change. Quick Change offers a customizable list of user-defined types & creators and file extensions which allow for quick file association on Mac OS X. Quick Change also allows users to replace file name characters which are illegal on other platforms automatically making copying files quick and easy.

What's new in Quick Change

Version 3.0:
  • Added automatic illegal character replacement in file names for copying them to other platforms.
  • Now Universal binary for native Intel support. Requires 10.3.9 or higher.
  • Can now batch change file extensions.
  • When saving type/creator it now updates the file modification date.
  • When dropping a file on the Quick list it now automatically fills the file description with the kind information.
  • Tooltip for the selected file now shows the application to open the file and the file kind.
  • Fixed a bug in which you couldn't modify quick list descriptions after being saved in Mac OS 10.4.
  • All new user interface.
  • Other minor improvements and changes.

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5 Quick Change Reviews

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JollyRoger8X
26 November 2005

Most helpful

Overall, nicely done. : ) It's small, fast, stable, and fairly intuitive - and the price is right! Here are some suggested improvements: - Make the file name larger or bolder so that it stands out more in the Quick Change window. It kind of seems lost in there - I found my eyes had to scan the whole window the first time I ran the app to get my bearings. I think it'd be less jarring if the filename stood out more. - The ability to manually type in a file type and creator is a must; but it would be nice if I could alternatively click a "Same As" button next to those fields to choose any file that already has the file type or creator I want, and have the field automatically populate with the correct file type or creator code. That way if I am unsure of the code, but I know of another file that already has it, I can just pick that file. If you impleement this, please do implement separate buttons for file type and creator - in the majority of situations, I think most folks will only want to change one of the two. - It'd be nice if Quick Change would bump the modification date of the parent directory by a second or so, so that the Finder will reexamine and redisplay the file with the new creator icon during it's next open window scan (every few seconds). (You can bump the modification date using PBGetCatInfo and PBSetCatInfo.) Other than these small things, this is a top-notch little utility! Thank you very much for offering it to the community for free!
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Version 2.6
Maeric
21 October 2014
I needed to access some old files I was given. There were no extensions on the files other than told they were from some 90's software. I cracked open the file in a text editor and saw it had FH3 in the header area so filled that into Quick Change's field. They all opened up once I loaded them into Sheepshaver and installed the old program I found at MacintoshGarden.com. This could have been an impossible task without this..
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Version 3.0
Psuedonym
25 October 2010
Does not display Creator or Type except for very limited number of Creators, e.g MS Word. Without knowing the four letter codes, the software is essentially useless.
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Version 3.0
Gannet
14 November 2008
This is a really nice little program, however it doesn't support special characters in the type/creator codes. I believe Mac OS Roman encoding is supposed to be used.
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Version 3.0
Cecileva
10 June 2008
Just what I needed; fast and easy to use, and thanks for making it free!
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Version 3.0
JollyRoger8X
26 November 2005
Overall, nicely done. : ) It's small, fast, stable, and fairly intuitive - and the price is right! Here are some suggested improvements: - Make the file name larger or bolder so that it stands out more in the Quick Change window. It kind of seems lost in there - I found my eyes had to scan the whole window the first time I ran the app to get my bearings. I think it'd be less jarring if the filename stood out more. - The ability to manually type in a file type and creator is a must; but it would be nice if I could alternatively click a "Same As" button next to those fields to choose any file that already has the file type or creator I want, and have the field automatically populate with the correct file type or creator code. That way if I am unsure of the code, but I know of another file that already has it, I can just pick that file. If you impleement this, please do implement separate buttons for file type and creator - in the majority of situations, I think most folks will only want to change one of the two. - It'd be nice if Quick Change would bump the modification date of the parent directory by a second or so, so that the Finder will reexamine and redisplay the file with the new creator icon during it's next open window scan (every few seconds). (You can bump the modification date using PBGetCatInfo and PBSetCatInfo.) Other than these small things, this is a top-notch little utility! Thank you very much for offering it to the community for free!
Like
Version 2.6
Free

4.7

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • or later
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