Name Mangler
Name Mangler
3.5

4.7

Name Mangler free download for Mac

Name Mangler

3.5
04 March 2019

Easy-to-use batch file re-namer.

Overview

Name Mangler (was File List) is an easy-to-use batch file re-namer.

If you need to rename several files at once, this is the application you have always been looking for. Name Mangler is a batch file renamer that supports the following renaming tasks: Find and Replace (including support for regular expressions); Number Sequentially; Change Case; Set Extension; Add Prefix/Suffix; Remove/Insert Characters.

Moreover, you can combine all of these using the Advanced renaming mode, which even comes with some extra features, such as conditional statements, nested counters, and more. But Name Mangler is more than just one versatile renaming utility - it's an infinite number of task-specific renaming utilities: Name Mangler's Droplets make it ridiculously easy to store configurations and use those repeatedly for different, alternating purposes. Just drop your files on them.

What's new in Name Mangler

Version 3.5:
New Features:
  • Supports macOS Mojave's Dark Mode.
  • New Filter menu item, with new option to only view files with errors or warnings.
  • Added a Rename/Revert Touch Bar button.
  • Name Mangler is now notarized by Apple and uses the hardened runtime.
Bug Fixes and Improvements:
  • Attempted to work around an issue that caused some users' droplets to fail in macOS Mojave.

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Algos
22 March 2010

Most helpful

Just so you know: Name Mangler 2.1 is not free any more. You can launch it 25 times before you have to shell out. I'll stick with 2.0, thanks...
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Version 2.1
dacspool
10 August 2019
WOW.. This is exactly what I was looking for and well worth the $19!! Thanks for creating this - you saved me WEEKS of work.
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Version 3.5
PeacheyMcKeitch
04 May 2018
Love this app, Ive been using it for years to quickly change automatically named audio files into human friendly named audio files.
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Version 3.4.1
Me2
25 January 2016
Been using for a few years now in medical dermatology photography esp. Works. No Glitches. Batch renaming is awesome. I recommend it for sure. Patrick
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Version 3.3.4
Me2
23 November 2014
Been using for a few years now in medical dermatology photography esp. Works. No Glitches. Batch renaming is awesome. I recommend it for sure. Patrick
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Version 3.3.1
Steve K
17 March 2014
Been using this when it was first released as File List, before Many Tricks. These guys are pretty much my favorite Mac app developers. They gave us Butler, for chrissakes. (You know that app called Alfred that everyone seems to love? They did it first with Butler and I've been using it for a decade. Just sayin'.) Never had a crash. Never had any issues at all. As a retoucher, it makes my job so much easier when it comes to batch renaming dozens, sometimes hundreds, of images.
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Version 3.3
rosskinard
17 December 2013
Been using ABFR for some time and really liked it, but was too difficult to create really advanced workflows. Found NM and after tinkering for a bit, went ahead and bought it. Regarding their support, I'm very impressed. I emailed them asking a question about RegEx expressions and they were super helpful. They asked the founder/programmer about it and he put together a workflow step that did what I asked and provided feedback on possible results, which I then created a sequence step to look for and deal with. In a day and age where it would be easy for them to give a Google link to learning RegEx on my own and brush it off, they showed real customer care and helped me get the software to do what I really *wanted* it to do. Kickass in my book! Thanks to Rob & Peter at Many Tricks!
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Version 3.3
Big-Mac-XXL
11 December 2013
Excellent tool. Version 2 was somewhat limited. Doing several steps on a file was only possible by crude hand coding. Version 3 allows simply several steps on a file with a nice GUI. v3 is muuuuch faster and much more reliable. Sometimes v2 did not convert all selected files for some odd reason (maybe a Finder bug?). But v3 runs perfectly. I love it! Especially the speed is light-years better. I don't know how they did this. The Finder is slow and clumsy when renaming files (and was with NM v2), but NM v3 now changes file names instantly no matter how many. I'm running NM 3.2.1 on OSX 10.6.8. Macupdate says requirements for NM 3.3 is OSX 10.6, but the developer website says 10.7! Also the Macupdate screenshot shows the old NM v2 instead of the fundamentally changed GUI of NM v3.
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Version 3.3
Merl1n
11 June 2013
Beware of version 3.2. Under OS 10.6.8 the program crashes after doing any operation. I"ve opened a Bug Report Ticket with the developer and sent them a Crash Report. Stay with version 3.1 until they get this fixed.
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Version 3.2
1 answer(s)
Merl1n
Merl1n
11 June 2013
From the crash report I sent them, they found the bug and fixed it. The new release is 3.2.1 Great Support!
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Big Johnson
10 April 2013
Developer doesn't know the difference between prefix and suffix. Changes in 3.1: "Added Suffix to the Sequence command, allowing sequences to easily be added to the front of filenames." A suffix adds to the END of filenames, a prefix adds to the FRONT. Because of this error, the two functions work opposite as they should, with prefix adding to the end, and suffix adding to the front.
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Version 3.1
12 answer(s)
Big Johnson
Big Johnson
10 April 2013
And when using Sequence>Arabic, NO zeroes should be added to the front of numerals 1-9. Zeroes are not shown in the Arabic option and should not be added - numbering is supposed to be 1, 2, 3 etc. NOT 01, 02, 03 etc.
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sjk
sjk
10 April 2013
"Developer doesn't know the difference between prefix and suffix." Forgive an obvious typo? "And when using Sequence>Arabic, NO zeroes should be added to the front of numerals 1-9. …" Sounds like the "Number of digits" option is 2. No zeros are added here with it set to Auto or 1.
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Big Johnson
Big Johnson
10 April 2013
Sorry, Number of Digits was set to Auto. That's the default and I thought that's where it should be. I see that changing it to "1" does remove the zero. A typo is a spelling error. Knowing the difference between prefix and suffix is a misunderstanding of the words.
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sjk
sjk
12 April 2013
I disagree that a typo is only a spelling error. Anyway, I'm sure ManyTricks folks know the difference between a prefix and suffix and simply mistyped "front" instead of "end" in the release notes.
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Big Johnson
Big Johnson
13 April 2013
This was NOT just in the release notes. As I've already pointed out, the app also functions improperly because the Prefix and Suffix boxes work opposite how they should.
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sjk
sjk
13 April 2013
The Sequence renaming operation works correctly here with text in the Prefix and/or Suffix fields. Switching between different operations that use those fields can populate them counterintuitively/inaccurately, which is probably a bug.
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Big Johnson
Big Johnson
13 April 2013
Well I'm not adding text to the prefix or suffix fields. All I wanted to do was to add numbers to the front of the filenames. In order to do this, I tried ALL the options in the Prefix box, finally setting the Prefix box at Name, because I want the numbers in front of the names, where the prefix belongs. But no matter which option I chose, I always get the name THEN the number - the number always goes at the end, making it a suffix instead of a prefix. BUT, If I set the Suffix field to Name, the numbers go in FRONT where a prefix should go. Example: Make a blank text file called Test File.txt. Add it to the N.M.'s window. Set Format: Arabic: 1, 2, 3. Set Prefix field to Name. Filename is now called Test File1.txt. Notice that the number is at the END, making it a suffix, NOT a prefix. But if I leave the Prefix field blank and set Suffix to Name, filename becomes 1Test File.txt. So the number has now become a prefix, NOT a suffix. As I said, it's BACKWARD. And I STILL can not get the Undo command to work. Even after renaming that one text file, Undo is not available. I discovered the cause of the vanishing files: N.M. is not compatible with Path Finder, which I use instead of Finder. If I open Finder and drag the files into N.M., they don't vanish, but if I drag from Path Finder they do, even if Finder is running. There are a LOT of Path Finder users, so I'd suggest making N.M. work with it. They have a 30-day trial you can test with.
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sjk
sjk
13 April 2013
It's your understanding of how Prefix/Suffix fields work that's backwards. Whatever they contain is prepended/appended to the filename. They don't control where the digits are placed. So the "Added Suffix to the Sequence command, allowing sequences to easily be added to the front of filenames." release note does match the behavior; I'd misread it. If Suffix contains a "Name" metadata token then Format sequences will be added to the front of filenames (if Prefix is empty). If you're concerned enough with getting any NM vs. Path Finder issues fixed reporting them directly to the developer(s) is best.
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Big Johnson
Big Johnson
13 April 2013
Well then there seems to no way at all to simply add numbers to the front of filenames. If I leave the Prefix and Suffix fields empty, then the filenames disappear and only numbers are left. This does me no good at all. All I wanted to do was to add numbers (and a period and a space would be nice) to the front of the filenames.
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sjk
sjk
13 April 2013
"Well then there seems to no way at all to simply add numbers to the front of filenames." As I previously posted: If Suffix contains a "Name" metadata token then Format sequences will be added to the front of filenames (if Prefix is empty). "All I wanted to do was to add numbers (and a period and a space would be nice) to the front of the filenames." That's easy. In the Suffix field: (Name metadata token) - Suffix is appended after each number of the sequence. - Prefix is prepended before each number of the sequence.
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Big Johnson
Big Johnson
13 April 2013
And again, prefix means FRONT, suffix means END. So Why the hell would I even think of using the Suffix box to add numbers to the FRONT of a filename? "If Suffix contains a "Name" metadata token then Format sequences will be added to the front of filenames (if Prefix is empty). If Prefix is empty, then NOTHING should be added to the front. I don't care what's selected in Suffix, it should NEVER be put at the front, because then it becomes a PREFIX! Anything chosen in the Suffix box should ALWAYS go at the end. MAKES NO SENSE! It's Bassackward.
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sjk
sjk
13 April 2013
You're misunderstanding the purpose of Prefix/Suffix in this context (they don't refer to the Format sequence locations) and apparently only want to continue arguing about it regardless of my attempts to explain it.
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Big Johnson
10 April 2013
BEWARE! I installed N.M. and used it for renaming 2 folders of files. On the third folder I performed one function: removal of first 4 characters from filenames. I decided to undo it, but Undo WOULD NOT WORK! It was greyed out - not even an option. Fortunately I had a copy of the files on an external drive, so I deleted the ones that were now missing their numbers and copied the spares. And why do all the files disappear from the window when I switch to any other app then click N.M.'s Dock icon again? Doesn't happen if I use ⌘+Tab to switch apps. I would have sent these bugs to the dev., but you gotta register to contact support.
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Version 3.1
4 answer(s)
sjk
sjk
10 April 2013
"And why do all the files disappear from the window when I switch to any other app then click N.M.'s Dock icon again?" I couldn't reproduce that problem.
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sjk
sjk
10 April 2013
"but you gotta register to contact support." Not really. On the http://manytricks.com/support/index.php page, under Instructions: Registration is not required to use the system (see note below, though). And there's an e-mail link there, too.
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Big Johnson
Big Johnson
10 April 2013
You couldn't reproduce the problem? It happened with 3.0, then I saw there was a 3.1 update so I installed that and it still happens. I add files, click any other app's Dock icon, then click N.M.'s Dock icon and the files vanish from N.M immediately with an alert sound. Happens EVERY time. Sorry about the support complaint - on your site it looked like I had to register and I didn't want another account.
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sjk
sjk
12 April 2013
I still can't reproduce your disappearing files problem with NM 3.1 on 10.8.3, regardless of how files are added to the File List Area. I've never seen anything like that happen in other contexts but rarely use Dock clicking to switch apps. Is there anything special with how Dock is configured on your system, e.g. some third-party plugin that changes its behavior? Without more info I can only guess what the cause might be and this really isn't the place to do more in-depth troubleshooting. I haven't tried reverting renames yet. manytricks.com isn't my site; I'm only a customer. :)
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$19.00

4.7

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.8.0 or later
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