Rename
Rename 1.7.0
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Hassle-free file renaming application.   Free
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Rename is a straightforward freeware application that allows you to rename files with ease.
What's New
Version 1.7.0:
  • add uppercase/lowercase option (on request)
  • bug fixes
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



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Markie205 reviewed on 23 Nov 2013
Very good and intuitive. Would like to see two pref changes to make work even easier,

1. Allow users to select default for extension case (i.e, upper or lower). I always have to change from upper to lower, so would like Rename to do this automatically if I select that preference.

2. Allow users to select default for Before/After. Default now is Before, but I always use After.

Those changes would allow me to do everything without picking up mouse (which slows work flow).

But thank you to developer for a great product.
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[Version 1.7.0]


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+1

+149

Pripyat reviewed on 11 Sep 2013
Slow with large amounts of files and not signed using a valid developer ID.
[Version 1.6.2]


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+1

+214

lemon-kun reviewed on 13 Aug 2013
Simple, quick, works perfectly…
[Version 1.6.2]


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+6

Hoodahmahn reviewed on 05 Jan 2013
I was looking for a simple app to batch rename a collection of files. Rename does a great job for this one specific task.

Simple, relatively quick -- dependent on the resources of your computer, and great price! :)
[Version 1.6.2]


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MartinD. reviewed on 05 Jan 2013
Rename doesn't work when trying to rename a large number of files. CPU usage goes up to 100% and I have to force quit the application.

Else, it is a great alternative to the more expensive A Better Finder Rename.
[Version 1.6.2]


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Almegalli reviewed on 19 Aug 2012
(( everything should be as simple as possible but not simpler than that ))... Albert Einstein.
this app does it's job in a very effective way and yet very simple.... now that's genius.
[Version 1.6.2]


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davidcrowe18 reviewed on 31 Jul 2012
Great app. I've been using for quite a while and it never fails.
[Version 1.6.2]


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Mrhooks commented on 21 Jul 2012
Great app, but it closes when I type certain characters in the "Find" field - * and @ so far. I don't even have to hit Return or anything - the instant I type one of those characters, I get a message saying Rename has to close.
[Version 1.6.2]


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Fishscale reviewed on 11 Jun 2012
Great little free app. Best tool for renaming files, no need for regex knowledge but still as powerful imo.

As for the review below mine, that claims rename is not working on Lion, it works great. It has worked on Lion for me since I discovered it about 5-6 months ago...

End result: it DOES work on Lion and is a great free app. Thank you dev!
[Version 1.6.2]

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Hkim replied on 13 Jun 2012
Thank you for confirming that it does work on Lion. I read another review that claimed that it did not work in Lion.

This is still my favorite.
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Hkim reviewed on 03 Jun 2012
Though this does not currently work under Lion, under Snow Leopard (and earlier versions) this is one of the best utilities for batch renaming files. It is quite easy to use as well.
[Version 1.6.0]


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PorkPieHat had trouble on 08 Jun 2010
A lovely app, and I applaud the developer for keeping it free.

However, Rename (and perhaps my idiosy as well) caused a major problem. Using the OS 10.6 Finder's own 'Make Alias' command, I made a new folder located in the Documents folder that only contains aliases of all my applications (for use as a launcher in Classic Menu's Apple menu). However, that process added ".alias" to the end of all my applications' names (e.g. "Safari.app" became "Safari.app alias"). So, I used Rename to remove the last 6 characters from all of my applications' aliases, but that resulted in all my apps (not the aliases) being converted to FOLDERS because Rename removed all of the ".app" extensions because Rename performed that operation on the WRONG FOLDER: Even though I dragged and dropped all of my applications' ALIASES from my Classic Menu Items folder into Rename's file list, Rename ignored those aliases and instead renamed everything in my Applications folder! Now I have to use Rename again to add back the ".app" extensions, but then I must go through all of them to fix the name of all the folders and ReadMe files that were in my Applications folder when I ran Rename.

My point is that this is powerful software, and it can majorly screw up your system if you don't test it on a few unimportant apps, folders and other files before you batch-Rename anything. Lesson Learned.
[Version 1.1.0]

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Momijigari commented on 28 Aug 2010
Maybe you should just learn how aliases works before you use any software.
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PorkPieHat replied on 28 Aug 2010
MOMIJIGARI, maybe you should just learn how not to be a D1CK.
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Mores replied on 27 Feb 2013
Must agree with Momijisomething, despite his rather harsh tone.
This problem would arise with any renamer simply due to the fact that you were using aliases without knowing how they work.

DanielPascoal rated on 08 Jan 2014

[Version 1.7.0]



xanewmediastaffcom8456 rated on 02 Oct 2013

[Version 1.6.2]



Demor rated on 19 Jul 2013

[Version 1.6.2]



+108

Gitteboy rated on 11 Jun 2012

[Version 1.6.2]



+15

Quiiick rated on 10 Feb 2012

[Version 1.6.0]



+51

Stephen_Fry rated on 10 Feb 2012

[Version 1.6.0]



stefan.kraska rated on 22 Nov 2011

[Version 1.5.0]



+2

Aacuna4560 rated on 07 Sep 2011

[Version 1.5.0]


Downloads:54,656
Version Downloads:9,572
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:23 Nov 2013
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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