Big Mean Folder Machine
Big Mean Folder Machine
2.42

4.2

Big Mean Folder Machine free download for Mac

Big Mean Folder Machine2.42

21 October 2020

Bring structure to your file collections.

Overview

Big Mean Folder Machine is an easily operated file and folder management utility. It can split files into folder hierarchies or merge them into a single folder. With a familiar assistant-styled interface, The Big Mean Folder Machine is an essential tool for anyone who works with large file collections, including digital photographers, content creation, post-production, system administrators, and other creative professionals.

Features
  • Perfect for re-organizing your photo collection - The Big Mean Folder Machine knows all about the shooting dates and times embedded in your digital JPEG EXIF or RAW picture files. With only a few clicks you can reorganize your entire photo collection into a customized folder hierarchy. Fancy organizing your photos by year and month? Click. Click. Done. Prefer a deeper hierarchy with year, month and date? Click. Click. Done.
  • We love your music too - The Big Mean Folder Machine is just as useful for your music collections as it can read id3 tags (Artist, Album, Title, Year, etc.) and use them to split your entire collection into a pristine folder hierarchy of your own design.
  • Create fixed sized batch folders - Anybody who has ever tried to burn a large file collection onto physical media such as DVDs or CDs will appreciate the Big Mean Folder Machine's ability to create batch folders of a particular size, so that you can backup each folder onto a separate data carrier.
  • Merging folders - The Big Mean Folder Machine cannot only split files into folders, but it can also do the reverse, namely merging the files from many folders and folder hierarchies into a single folder. Not only is doing this manually exceedingly tedious, but you also run into real problems when you run into files with the same name in several folders. The Big Mean Folder Machine takes care of these issues with its customizable file name conflict resolution algorithm.
  • Safe, flexible and industrial strength - All this would be of little use unless there is a safe, flexible and capable engine behind these pretty buttons.. The Big Mean Folder Machine packs an industrial-strength 64-bit database-backed processing engine that is capable of shifting hundreds of thousands of files and terabytes of data, while taking care of pesky problems such as file name conflicts.

The Big Mean Folder Machine provides you a full (!) preview of the folder hierarchies that it will create before doing anything and by default your files are copied rather than moved to their new locations, leaving you with a perfect copy should things not work out as expected. For the more adventurous file moving is of course also available, saving time and disk space but this is inherently less safe.

What's new in Big Mean Folder Machine

Version 2.42:
  • The new version adds native Apple Silicon support and Big Sur compatibility.

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13 Reviews of Big Mean Folder Machine

Lmp
04 December 2007
Version: 1.2

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Please explain how this utility is different/better than Finder's smart folders.
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4
molinaxeb
28 June 2020
Version: 2.41
What a great, great little tool. Unfortunately, it doesn't serve – if I am not mistaken – for my purposes: I would need an option to control the name of the created directories instead of them being generated from the split criteria. So, I am still waiting for this upgrade – as seemingly others – and meanwhile, I'll be using a bash script in my Terminal window.
(0)
RJC.NJNYC
28 November 2018
Version: 2.38
v2.38 not working properly, I can not read the opening window, Dark Mode not correct, white copy on white background
(0)
3.5
picturepal
01 August 2018
Version: 2.37
Have been using it for years. Ideal when you have to export thousands of images after a job and get them into a folder hierarchy for a client. Until a few years ago it was possible to save settings for it as a droplet. Apple made some changes and this is not possible any more. But come on: I should be able to save my settings by now so I can have various sets for different needs. The last time I spoke to customer service about this was 2015 and I was told it is on the list. August 2018 and this simple but vital function still isn't implemented. Seems like this software is not really under development at all any more... Once this simple function is available it deserves 5 stars.
(0)
Eric•Woehler
14 January 2015
Version: 2.30
This looked promising for me - I have a large collection of images that need to be tidied up. I asked the dev for some guidance and received an answer to my specific questions within 24 hours - excellent service for non-reg potential user. Dev provided v clear answers to my queries and I thought I would try the Trial to see if I could get BMFM to do as I want, but it seems that there is a difference between download app and Trial app - I don't see the pull down options discussed in various posts here. Maybe I am missing something? Five stars for excellent non-customer service and assistance to my enquiries!
(0)
4
Duncancreamer
20 September 2012
Version: 2.26
It could be better: instead of just seeing "Custom" in the pulldown options, I'd like to see what's written. I'd like to be able to just run the app once I have it set up the way I like. Right now I have to click through 11 times just to get to the end to run the app. I also wish it could organise based on the camera (I use it to organise photos) listed in the metadata. These are all fairly small details - the software works very well and is pretty fast. I'm glad I found it.
(1)
Flavum
23 August 2012
Version: 2.26
New version (2.26) no longer support Snow Leopard. Requires 10.7 or later. Not a complaint - just a head-up.
(0)
5
Simbasounds
28 July 2012
Version: 2.25
When working on very intense jobs which create a large number of files in different formats, BMFM is essential for sorting out the mess. I also use it to clean up client's computers - Mac or PC (via network). It's not a replacement for Spotlight - not related, but I still consider it essential for sorting out a scattered filing system.
(0)
1.5
Hoerbie
09 April 2011
Version: 2.16
i can`t unlock with Registration-Code!
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5
Killer-Klown-Kar
16 November 2010
Version: 2.10
As others have commented, this App is in many ways the Killer App. With the incredible amount of photos that you can collect in a small amount of time, or other files for that matter, this App is a God send. Let's say you have 1000 photos from vacation you want to separate into Folders of 100 each. Click Click Click - done. This has saved my bacon more times than I can count. Free time is fun time!
(5)
5
Zaph
23 March 2010
Version: 2.06
Awesome. Saved me at least a full day rearranging 7 years of photos from multiple folders into a single structure with exactly the naming and date organization needed to move to a new workflow. Faultless so far.
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Lmp
04 December 2007
Version: 1.2
Please explain how this utility is different/better than Finder's smart folders.
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Ajoe
14 November 2007
Version: 1.1
I could really use this tool, but both times I've tried to merge folders the application has quit unexpectedly during the preview process. (10.5)
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4
Roy-Van-Der-Woning
23 August 2007
Version: 1.0b2
Well executed and a good start for further development. For that, I'd like to see more (advanced) splitting criteria though (regular expressions, or at least wild cards for filenames, as well as other file attributes such as size). Also, an option to control the name of the created directories instead of them being generated from the split criteria. This can be done in the preview step which could offer an option to edit the suggested directory names, or beforehand in the hierarchy scheme form using placeholders. The latter would also open a door to creating droplets so one can drop one or more folders onto a desktop icon and have BMFM perform an (unattended) split/merge operation. Finally, it should be possible to do a file move instead of a copy.
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$14.95

4.2

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
License: 
PaidOne-Time Purchase

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