NameChanger
NameChanger
3.4.3
4.0
0.0
NameChanger free download for Mac

NameChanger for Mac3.4.3

23 March 2021

Rename files in batches.

What is NameChanger for Mac

NameChanger helps you rename a list of files quickly and easily. See the changes as you type. Change names by Replace First Occurrence, Replace Last Occurrence, Replace All, Wildcard, Prepend, Append, Character Removal, Case Changing, Regular Expressions, Sequence and Date. Advanced options for file extensions and selective renaming. Also contains an Image Browser for visual reordering of photos, integrated Quick Look and ability to save a rename for later use.

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.

What's new in NameChanger

Version 3.4.3:
  • Added Apple Notarization for improved experience on macOS 10.15

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micha77
micha77
Apr 2 2021
3.4.3
0.0
Apr 2 2021
0.0
Version: 3.4.3
This has saved me so many hours of my lifetime I will now look for the developer to buy him a coffee or five. 100 % recommended!!!
kosta-4
kosta-4
Feb 17 2021
3.4.3
5.0
Feb 17 2021
5.0
Version: 3.4.3
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kosta-4
kosta-4
Feb 17 2021
3.4.3
5.0
Feb 17 2021
5.0
Version: 3.4.3
Great app - and of course it's free so you can't complain too much. Does exactly what it promises to do - I needed to delete the first 13 characters of a bunch of filenames and this allowed me to do it. It would be cool if you could have multiple actions apply so for example delete first 13 characters and also delete the last 5 characters - but that's not a major problem. Glad this solved my issues.
ltrinh63
ltrinh63
Aug 12 2020
3.4.3
0.0
Aug 12 2020
0.0
Version: 3.4.3
I'm new using nameChanger. How do you add space between words? For example "MyDocument" to "My Document"? Thanks
marcellostuder
marcellostuder
Aug 6 2020
3.4.3
5.0
Aug 6 2020
5.0
Version: 3.4.3
Great! Very easy to handle, all basic renaming options, free
helpermonkey3
helpermonkey3
Jul 19 2020
3.4.3
2.0
Jul 19 2020
2.0
Version: 3.4.3
BEWARE: I have been using NameChanger since 2015 without issue. Downloaded version 3.4.3 and started getting error message "The file 'Renames.sqlite' couldn’t be opened" when app is opened andf when ever I rename a batch of files. The file renaming works but error message is very annoying. Tried going back to previous version but it no longer works so stuck with buggy version 3.4.3. From other posts, it appears that this problem has been going on for a few years (2016) so developer doesn't appear to have any interest in fixing. Too bad.
timothyrobertbowers
timothyrobertbowers
Feb 6 2020
3.4.3
5.0
Feb 6 2020
5.0
Version: 3.4.3
I've been using NameChanger for close to 10 years, now (it's been out that long, right?). It was recommended to me by an IT Manager who knew more about Macs than Steve Jobs! It's an amazing little tool - little, but powerful and useful. It WILL save you tons of time and effort!!!
youngbloodpickett
youngbloodpickett
Dec 6 2019
3.4.3
4.0
Dec 6 2019
4.0
Version: 3.4.3
Really liked the software. Lightening fast and works as advertised. If you’re trying to add a number and other info it can make you do two steps to change the file with can be a little hassle, but it’s not too bad. Make sure you hide the .jpg or .tiff or .docx or whatever so you don’t mess up you file. Thanks guys, nice work.
pavelp9821
pavelp9821
Oct 22 2019
3.4.3
4.0
Oct 22 2019
4.0
Version: 3.4.3
sometimes buggy on 10.13-10.14, but does its job most of the time
Wunderhorn
Wunderhorn
Jul 24 2019
3.4.2
4.0
Jul 24 2019
4.0
Version: 3.4.2
Changing to title case does not work correctly. For example all those spellings for "of the" etc. still remain capitalized which is incorrect.
Just-Annutha-Dewd
Just-Annutha-Dewd
Oct 5 2018
3.4.1
4.5
Oct 5 2018
4.5
Version: 3.4.1
This is a great renaming app made even greater by the price (free!). The one feature it's missing that keeps it from being a full 5-star rating for me is an "undo" feature. I sometimes have to batch rename files temporarily to run another tool that processes based on the filename, then undo that renaming scheme once done. I have another renaming app in use that can do this, but I otherwise prefer the UI of NameChanger. and would love to be rid of that other one.
nancy-scheitler
nancy-scheitler
Oct 13 2017
3.3.0
5.0
Oct 13 2017
5.0
Version: 3.3.0
I am a digital scrapbooker and have thousands of files I organize and sometimes reorganize to get the most user friendly arrangement of these files. NameChanger has been invaluable for doing this. What could take days and/or an in-depth knowledge of some other method, takes a very short period of time. The only feature I would like to see added is "undo the last change".
crew-jason
crew-jason
Jul 9 2017
3.3.0
5.0
Jul 9 2017
5.0
Version: 3.3.0
Amazing! Its free and has great functionality.
ababba15
ababba15
Jan 10 2017
3.2.1
5.0
Jan 10 2017
5.0
Version: 3.2.1
Cool app
garazeytin
garazeytin
Jan 24 2016
3.1.0
1.0
Jan 24 2016
1.0
Version: 3.1.0
TOday, I wanted to rename my photos and it is renamed as a document.... HOw can I take it back! It is urgent please?
Grendel27
Grendel27
Jan 6 2016
3.1.0
1.0
Jan 6 2016
1.0
Version: 3.1.0
It has been a great program for me until today after I upgraded to 3.1.0 from 3.0.2 in OSX 10.9.5. After that, every time I launch the program, there is a dialog box saying "Renames.sqlite couldn't be opened." I can still rename files, but every time any operation is finished, the same message will appear. Worse of all, all the saved Renaming operations are all gone. I managed to find the 3.0.2 version in the trash folder, but trashing the new version and putting the old one back does NOT help. The app crashes every time when I try to launch it. I hope someone can help but I will try to contact the developer as well.
stevess
stevess
Sep 24 2015
3.0.0
5.0
Sep 24 2015
5.0
Version: 3.0.0
Very useful utility at an incredible price.
streblov
streblov
Aug 17 2015
2.3.3
5.0
Aug 17 2015
5.0
Version: 2.3.3
Simple and powerful app for renaming files. I found a bug in v 2.3.3 and contacted the developer. He replied within 5 hours with a download link for the 3.0 beta where the bug has been fixed. PERFECT :-)
Sensei-Russ
Sensei-Russ
Jun 4 2015
2.3.3
4.5
Jun 4 2015
4.5
Version: 2.3.3
Says what it does and does what it says. Great app!
porg
porg
Feb 26 2015
2.3.3
2.5
Feb 26 2015
2.5
Version: 2.3.3
+ Native Mac App (no bad port) + Simple but very clear UI + A lot of space for the file table with the 2 columns original name and rename preview -- When you run your batch the strings/formulas in "Original Text" and "Rename Text" are cleared! Bad interaction design! Often you want to repeat the same temporary find/replace task on another batch or only slightly alter it on the same or another file batch. Very bad if it just disappears! That should be for the user to decide. After the batch ran, the focus shall be to the recently focused input field (find or replace field) with the cursor at the recent position. Then one can easily add/remove more characters, or use "CMD-A" and BACKSPACE to clear, the fields should also have a "clear input" icon (X) at the right of the input field. ~ You can save (CMD-S) and manage presets as so called "Renames" in the main menu. ~ File suffixes are not treated differently: a double click in the filename select the filename including the suffix. The default OS X behavior is to select the whole filename without the dot and the suffix, if you want the full name you use CMD-A or CMD-SHIFT-RightArrow. But there is the option to hide the suffix. Thus you either focus on renaming the file with or without suffix. The option to show the suffix (to affirm the filetype to you in a mixed type list) but to not rename it is not possible. Showing the file icons would improve this feature lack. - NameChanger does not check whether an added file is already in the batch list, simply adds it as another instance. ~ Keyboard access: - TAB order: TAB cycles from "Original Text" to "Rename Text", fine so far, but then not into the table area, but into the less important toolbar, from there back to "Original Text", the table area is completely omitted from keyboard input. Shortcuts if focus in table area: + Enter selects the entire string, another enter takes the changes, ESC drops the changes. Standard compliant! - No shortcut to remove a file entry from the batch list (Backspace, CMD-Backspace, not even the Windows-esque DEL works) - No multi step renaming. But I would not expect that from a free app. With presets you can quickly run complicated consecutive replacements.
Ward
Ward
Jan 1 2015
2.3.3
4.5
Jan 1 2015
4.5
Version: 2.3.3
I've been relying on NameChanger since 2008, and I'm pleased to find it's working fine on Yosemite (10.10.1). I'm deducting half a star from my rating because the developer's website shows no change since its Mavericks update.
Deesto
Deesto
Feb 27 2014
2.3.3
5.0
Feb 27 2014
5.0
Version: 2.3.3
Fast, easy, and free! Does the job, no bloat.
BorisL6898
BorisL6898
Jan 20 2014
2.3.3
5.0
Jan 20 2014
5.0
Version: 2.3.3
Quickly did its primary job. And its it free without Ads. Very easy to use. Not suitable perhaps for complex tasks such as files renaming by EXIF and photo data.
Eric•Woehler
Eric•Woehler
Jan 3 2014
2.3.3
0.5
Jan 3 2014
0.5
Version: 2.3.3
App hung when I dragged a folder of 600 image files onto it. Forced quit, restart and tried 100 image files. Another hang. Deleted app, still looking for alternative.
graafisk
graafisk
Aug 18 2013
2.3.3
5.0
Aug 18 2013
5.0
Version: 2.3.3
Perfect! Does exactly what you'd hope for, easy to understand and use. So nice that you can right-click and rearrange the top icons. Amazing bit of kit, this!
Octavius-Corn
Octavius-Corn
Jul 16 2013
2.3.3
0.0
Jul 16 2013
0.0
Version: 2.3.3
Thanks for this app. Does it support regular expressions in the replacement text? I would like to preserve some of the original content in the file names, and it varies from file to file, so being able to use regular expressions in the outputted names would be useful (such as %1, %2, etc.), but it doesn't seem to work. I'm not tremendously familiar with regular expressions, so perhaps I'm doing it incorrectly…
sivaprasad-com
sivaprasad-com
Mar 25 2013
2.3.3
5.0
Mar 25 2013
5.0
Version: 2.3.3
Fantastic App,its just did what i want....thanks to all the team, and thanks again to keeping it as freewae
Isaacmartin
Isaacmartin
Jan 30 2013
2.3.3
5.0
Jan 30 2013
5.0
Version: 2.3.3
Fast, reliable, and free!
Salamurai
Salamurai
Jan 5 2013
2.3.3
5.0
Jan 5 2013
5.0
Version: 2.3.3
Great program, with a lot of options. However, version 2.3.2. on my PPC sometimes crashes on open. I did find that drag-n-drop of files results in a random order, only an issue if you are going to do a sequential renumber. They can be easily rearranged or use the "Add" button to keep them straight. Aside, the developer says the app is for Intel/PPC and 10.6 or later; OS 10.6 is Intel only so version 2.3.3 will not work on PPC (I verified this by trying it).
G-N-R-S-U
G-N-R-S-U
Aug 7 2012
2.3.3
2.5
Aug 7 2012
2.5
Version: 2.3.3
i think Bulk Rename Utility is the best free batch renaming utility indeed! appnee.com/bulk-rename-utility/
Je-Ne-Connais-Pas
Je-Ne-Connais-Pas
Mar 8 2012
2.3.2
5.0
Mar 8 2012
5.0
Version: 2.3.2
Absolute what I needed when rearranging and updating my myriad(s) of photos. Thanks.
Eridani
Eridani
Dec 25 2011
2.3.2
4.5
Dec 25 2011
4.5
Version: 2.3.2
I don't know how many time it saved my life!!! Hehe nah, well actually some... Anw, it really have almost any naming mode you can imagine, very stable, has nice features and it just works!. Still, the interface can be improved to get an extra "ease of use" feeling.
Mikael-B
Mikael-B
Oct 11 2011
2.3.2
4.5
Oct 11 2011
4.5
Version: 2.3.2
I also miss Capitalization of words, btu for basic renaming it shines.
Kobalt
Kobalt
Jul 29 2011
2.3.1
5.0
Jul 29 2011
5.0
Version: 2.3.1
Love it for it's ease of use and nice price! This may be a one-trick pony, but it's a great trick!
Aetnaria
Aetnaria
Jul 27 2011
2.3
5.0
Jul 27 2011
5.0
Version: 2.3
Excellent application. Had a need the other day to remove x-many #s from the front of several handfuls of files amid a folder of hundreds. Sorted in Finder to stick the numbered files up top. Selected those, dragged onto the application. Tweaked the manipulation until the preview showed what I wanted. Let it run: perfect result.
darrel-2
darrel-2
Jul 26 2011
2.3
4.5
Jul 26 2011
4.5
Version: 2.3
The only features I find lacking are the ability to manipulate case (upper/lower case, InterCaps, Capitalize Words) and that you should be able to make minor edits to items in the preview/target name list on the right. I often find myself having to set up one or more additional searches to deal with just a few stray characters. In all other respects this is one fine renaming program.
Stainless-Steel
Stainless-Steel
Feb 9 2011
2.2.2
5.0
Feb 9 2011
5.0
Version: 2.2.2
As of Feb 2011, it works great and renamed all of the files needed. It's free and considering it hasn't been updated in nearly a year and a half, it's a reflection of the programmer quality. THANKS for the app and it is FREE!!!
Easer
Easer
Nov 9 2010
2.2.2
5.0
Nov 9 2010
5.0
Version: 2.2.2
For my simple needs, this program is simply the easiest, best I've found. I know there are a number of such programs out there that probably do a very fine job; but I've often found the interfaces somewhat perplexing. (It's probably me, not them, that is the source of that problem.) At any rate, I love this program and cannot recommend it enough.
Bumbleb
Bumbleb
Jul 6 2010
2.2.2
5.0
Jul 6 2010
5.0
Version: 2.2.2
What a blessing this app is. I needed to rename a photoshoot as a sequence, with zeroes likethis 001, 002, 003 etc, as otherwise my image gallery online will mess up the sequence like; 1, 10, 11, etc. Nice work! Thanks!!!
Maboroshi
Maboroshi
Mar 1 2010
2.2.2
4.0
Mar 1 2010
4.0
Version: 2.2.2
I use this almost daily with digital photo rolls. The speed is excellent, and the ability to instantly see what the resulting change will be as you type is very useful. Like I said I use this almost daily, which is why I wish the settings I set under options would be saved in the preferences. Its a little bothersome to have to constantly redo my settings each time I launch the application. Having the last used replace method selected by default would be an awesome addition as well. Otherwise a great app!
Guest
Guest
Jan 13 2010
2.2.2
0.0
Jan 13 2010
0.0
Version: 2.2.2
Wonderful little thing! Could I request a feature to print or copy to clipboard a list of contents/file names.
Rubaiyat
Rubaiyat
Aug 10 2009
2.2.1
0.0
Aug 10 2009
0.0
Version: 2.2.1
Be nice if it could change the case of names or append a series of numbers using Services or such like.
Djadamjay
Djadamjay
Dec 31 2008
2.2.1
4.0
Dec 31 2008
4.0
Version: 2.2.1
This is an awesome free utility. i use this to rename file names too long to see on my Philips DivX player which has a 14 character limitation. Its especially great for trimming the length of already lengthy file names. its quick and easy. thanks to the dev!
Spartan
Spartan
Dec 22 2008
2.2.1
5.0
Dec 22 2008
5.0
Version: 2.2.1
Great little tool. Easy to use, reliable and free. Thank you.
Jobby
Jobby
Dec 17 2008
2.2.1
0.0
Dec 17 2008
0.0
Version: 2.2.1
Looks good, but really could do with support for regular expressions.
Kobalt
Kobalt
Sep 30 2008
2.2
5.0
Sep 30 2008
5.0
Version: 2.2
Still love this app! One more request, though. Instead of hiding the 'Check all' and other funtions under the 'Options' toolbar button, can we have them as draggable items to add or delete from the toolbar direct? That'll save having to open the separate 'Options' menu to select these very handy functions, making the use of NameChanger even more enjoyable. Five stars - and if and when my suggestion has been incorporated, you'll get six. :)
ncianca
ncianca
Nov 25 2007
2.0
5.0
Nov 25 2007
5.0
Version: 2.0
Incredibly useful and functional utility. I've added it to my Finder's toolbar for quick access.
Phaleron
Phaleron
Nov 25 2007
2.0
2.0
Nov 25 2007
2.0
Version: 2.0
I gave this version a low rating for the simple reason that utilities (even free ones) should not be developed for the very latest OS at the expense of previous ones, even when updates are mandatory, for compatibility reasons.
Kobalt
Kobalt
Nov 15 2007
1.3
5.0
Nov 15 2007
5.0
Version: 1.3
Love this little app! I tried several others, but they're all more cumbersome. Five stars from me! One small feature request, if I may: can we have a button to clear all listed filenames in one fell swoop? That'd save having to select them all and then to hit the '-' button.
Philip-Wing
Philip-Wing
Nov 10 2007
1.3
0.0
Nov 10 2007
0.0
Version: 1.3
Excellent utility. Lets me work around GraphicConverter not understanding the m4v (AppleTV) extension. Feature request: (Unexpected behavior, though) When you add a folder, it should do *something* to it, rather than just dim the Rename button.
Tsuki
Tsuki
Oct 14 2007
1.3
5.0
Oct 14 2007
5.0
Version: 1.3
This is great and fast. I liked to use R-Name but NameChanger is my fav now. Maybe you can add these options in a future update : - add/remove characters from start/end or before extension - change characters to lowercases/uppercases/capitalized words - add/replace/remove extension Thx for this free jewel!
Groblesr
Groblesr
Aug 11 2007
1.3
5.0
Aug 11 2007
5.0
Version: 1.3
Awesome. Very straight forward UI and superbly fast. Best renaming app I've tried so far, and that includes non-free ones.
Makai
Makai
Nov 20 2006
1.2
4.3
Nov 20 2006
4.3
Version: 1.2
It's real' fast!! A couple of options would even increase workflow speed: - allow to deactivate the result dialog, at least if there haven't ben any errors; would saf OKing all the time - allow t automatically unchec items after they have been renamed Plus: (Allow to) Keep the rename text string after rename operation, to be 'recycled' for the next operation TNX!
Kobalt
Kobalt
Nov 7 2006
1.2
5.0
Nov 7 2006
5.0
Version: 1.2
simple and effective without the bloat of some of the others - does what i want it to do
Anad
Anad
Nov 7 2006
1.2
0.0
Nov 7 2006
0.0
Version: 1.2
This is a truly great app. I use it all the time. Thanks.
Pgscuser
Pgscuser
May 2 2006
1.0
4.8
May 2 2006
4.8
Version: 1.0
Finally! A sensible, easy to use bulk-name-changing application. Great job, looking forward to future updates.
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