NameChanger
NameChanger
3.4.3

4.0

NameChanger free download for Mac

NameChanger3.4.3

10 October 2019

Rename files in batches.

Overview

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.

What's new in NameChanger

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

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53 Reviews of NameChanger

4.5
Just-Annutha-Dewd
05 October 2018
Version: 3.4.1

Most helpful

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.
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ltrinh63
12 August 2020
Version: 3.4.3
I'm new using nameChanger. How do you add space between words? For example "MyDocument" to "My Document"? Thanks
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5
marcellostuder
06 August 2020
Version: 3.4.3
Great! Very easy to handle, all basic renaming options, free
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2
helpermonkey3
19 July 2020
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.
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5
timothyrobertbowers
06 February 2020
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!!!
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4
youngbloodpickett
06 December 2019
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.
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4
pavelp9821
22 October 2019
Version: 3.4.3
sometimes buggy on 10.13-10.14, but does its job most of the time
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4
Wunderhorn
24 July 2019
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.
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4.5
Just-Annutha-Dewd
05 October 2018
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.
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5
nancy-scheitler
13 October 2017
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".
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5
crew-jason
09 July 2017
Version: 3.3.0
Amazing! Its free and has great functionality.
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5
ababba15
10 January 2017
Version: 3.2.1
Cool app
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1
garazeytin
24 January 2016
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?
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Grendel27
06 January 2016
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.
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5
stevess
24 September 2015
Version: 3.0.0
Very useful utility at an incredible price.
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5
streblov
17 August 2015
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 :-)
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4.5
Sensei-Russ
04 June 2015
Version: 2.3.3
Says what it does and does what it says. Great app!
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2.5
porg
26 February 2015
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.
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4.5
Ward
01 January 2015
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.
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5
Deesto
27 February 2014
Version: 2.3.3
Fast, easy, and free! Does the job, no bloat.
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5
BorisL6898
20 January 2014
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.
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0.5
Eric•Woehler
03 January 2014
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.
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5
graafisk
18 August 2013
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!
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Octavius-Corn
16 July 2013
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…
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5
sivaprasad-com
25 March 2013
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
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5
Isaacmartin
30 January 2013
Version: 2.3.3
Fast, reliable, and free!
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5
Salamurai
05 January 2013
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).
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2.5
G-N-R-S-U
07 August 2012
Version: 2.3.3
i think Bulk Rename Utility is the best free batch renaming utility indeed! appnee.com/bulk-rename-utility/
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5
Je-Ne-Connais-Pas
08 March 2012
Version: 2.3.2
Absolute what I needed when rearranging and updating my myriad(s) of photos. Thanks.
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4.5
Eridani
25 December 2011
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.
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4.5
Mikael-B
11 October 2011
Version: 2.3.2
I also miss Capitalization of words, btu for basic renaming it shines.
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5
Kobalt
29 July 2011
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!
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5
Aetnaria
27 July 2011
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.
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4.5
darrel-2
26 July 2011
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.
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5
Stainless-Steel
09 February 2011
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!!!
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5
Easer
09 November 2010
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.
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5
Bumbleb
06 July 2010
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!!!
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4
Maboroshi
01 March 2010
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!
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Mcusr
13 January 2010
Version: 2.2.2
Wonderful little thing! Could I request a feature to print or copy to clipboard a list of contents/file names.
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Rubaiyat
10 August 2009
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.
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4
Djadamjay
31 December 2008
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!
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5
Spartan
22 December 2008
Version: 2.2.1
Great little tool. Easy to use, reliable and free. Thank you.
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Jobby
17 December 2008
Version: 2.2.1
Looks good, but really could do with support for regular expressions.
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5
Kobalt
30 September 2008
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. :)
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5
Ncianca
25 November 2007
Version: 2.0
Incredibly useful and functional utility. I've added it to my Finder's toolbar for quick access.
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Phaleron
25 November 2007
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.
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5
Kobalt
15 November 2007
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.
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Philip-Wing
10 November 2007
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.
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5
Tsuki
14 October 2007
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!
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5
Groblesr
11 August 2007
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.
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4.25
Makai
20 November 2006
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!
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5
Kobalt
07 November 2006
Version: 1.2
simple and effective without the bloat of some of the others - does what i want it to do
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Anad
07 November 2006
Version: 1.2
This is a truly great app. I use it all the time. Thanks.
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4.75
Pgscuser
02 May 2006
Version: 1.0
Finally! A sensible, easy to use bulk-name-changing application. Great job, looking forward to future updates.
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