A Better Finder Rename
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File, photo, and MP3 batch renamer.   Shareware ($19.95)
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A Better Finder Rename is the most complete renaming solution available on the market today. That's why, since 1996, tens of thousands of hobbyists, professionals and businesses depend on A Better Finder Rename to organize and maintain files.

A Better Finder Rename's user interface supports complex renaming tasks without sacrificing ease and speed of use. Simply drag the files you want to rename straight from the Finder into the large preview table or the application icon.. or use our Finder context menu and hot key.

The Instant Preview feature eliminates
What's New
Version 9.31:
  • This release improves droplets on OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later





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mreithme.com6539 reviewed on 26 Mar 2014
With 30 years of PC use under my belt not many apps make me smile. This one does. The insight of the developer into the needs of the user are on spot. It's easy to use and the graphical interface is intuitive. As for usability and the "sure am glad I purchased this" factor, I rank this on my list with Transmit, 1Password, and MacJournal, my list of currently pleasing and delightful apps.
[Version 9.31]


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+5

Nova-Bossa reviewed on 19 Feb 2014
The best one!
[Version 9.30]


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+1

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Mac Os X 4ever commented on 15 Oct 2013
Valid link here;
http://www.publicspace.net/download/ABFRX9.dmg
[Version 9.26]


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Mac Os X 4ever commented on 15 Oct 2013
I downloaded it twice, and I keep getting 9.25, NOT 9.26.
[Version 9.26]


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+5

rapidler reviewed on 24 Apr 2013
Unverzichtbares Tool am Mac - ein Segen beim Multi-Edit von mehreren bzw. vielen Dateien!
Leider lässt sich Multi-Step Drawer nicht immer verstecken, gelegentliche (eher seltene) Abstürze.
[Version 9.19]

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klatch replied on 05 Jun 2013
English (google) translation: Indispensable tool on Mac - a blessing in Multi-Edit of several or many files!
Unfortunately, multi-step Drawer can not always hide, occasional (rather rare) crashes.
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kdfukuyama reviewed on 27 Mar 2013
A Must have program for any person who has a lot of photos to organize.
The Droplet, which basically is like a shortcut icon with preset renaming rules inside, change file names in Drag-Drop-Voilà!
[Version 9.19]


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+6

Alfie reviewed on 13 Mar 2013
Brilliant if a bit hard to get the full overview of capabillitys at once.
[Version 9.19]


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Collector54 reviewed on 07 Mar 2013
I'm a long time user of this program. However I was hoping the 9.19 update would bring the ability to rename Movie and TV Episodes based on iTunes tags. For instance I need to rename TV Episodes based on the Name, Show, Season and Episode # tags assigned in iTunes in the form Show - Name - SxxExx (where Sxx is the letter S + the season number, etc.).
[Version 9.19]


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Dialing_wand reviewed on 04 Feb 2013
So I used to be a huger "Renamer" fan - but this one is better.

What it lacks in simplicity it makes up for in power; for example, you can rename files (media files especially) based on metadata, which is fantastic.

Furthermore, even the "simplicity" aspect is up for debate, because with "Renamer" the options are limited but hard to figure out.

WIth this app the options are ten-fold but much more straightforward.

The only other fault against this app is stability, it has frozen a few times, but faced with any other "batch rename" requirement I pine for this one.

Worth a shot in any case.
[Version 9.18]


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-4

Lebeis reviewed on 28 Jan 2013
I used it three times, and it was fast and efficient. A good app. Could just be easier to use, but no a problem.
[Version 9.17]

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Vitu replied on 30 Jan 2013
Maybe you are confusing ease of use with the multitude of options ABFR presents. I don't see how the developer could present this app's features in a cleaner way. Single window, droplets, presets, integrated multi-step interface. This is a neat and easy to use renamer.
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clamatacgmail.com2189 had trouble on 29 Aug 2013
I am testing the demo for the fist time, just a few files.

I have made just a test changing '. ' to ' '

The app ask for my session password for each file!!!!

is it like this or I am doing something wrong?

Thanks
[Version 9.24]


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+13
Unicorn had trouble on 13 Feb 2013
Is there a way to add 0 before a track number less than 10? (01, 02, etc. instead of 1, 2 etc)
[Version 9.18]


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Aargl had trouble on 12 Sep 2012
MU> Current version is for 10.7 :-)
[Version 9.14]


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Fishboy had trouble on 31 Jul 2012
July 31, 2012 - Long-time registered user getting this error message on OSX 10.8.

"A Better Finder Rename 9 cannot be opened because of a problem. Check with the developer to make sure A Better Finder Rename 9 works with this version of OS X. You may need to reinstall the application."
[Version 9.09]


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Kglunt had trouble on 05 Oct 2009
I accidently put a photo on the program and now it shows up on all my temps on changing one set to change name, can you email my fix, love to use this program
[Version 8.32]


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Corpsecorps had trouble on 10 Apr 2008
I couldn't get the contextual menu to send files to ABFRX so i checked here and found out there was a newer version.

Installed it. No change.
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[Version 7.9.7.1]

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Lee123 replied on 25 Jun 2008
Why don't you just report this to the developer? This is not the place for bug reports or technical help. Looking at your history of comments it appears you never actually give a review but rather an implied negative comment or technical request.
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Corpsecorps replied on 25 Jun 2008
Untrue. I wrote 4 reviews with mostly high ratings, though they were brief.

Thrice i commented on problems, and those weren't intended as reviews, that's why i labelled them "Troubleshooting".

I have/will contact the dev when i have time.
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Lee123 replied on 25 Jun 2008
Fair enough.
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Corpsecorps had trouble on 16 Oct 2007
Choosing files to be renamed with the contextual menu works only once.

If ABFR is running, the contextual menu will bring it to the front but the files don't appear.
[Version 7.9.3]


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Corpsecorps had trouble on 15 Jun 2007
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Since upgrading to 7.8.1, i'm getting THREE duplicate contextual menu items, though i made sure only 1 was present.
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[Version 7.8.1]

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Corpsecorps replied on 16 Jun 2007
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Went away for a while after a system restart, but it's obviously not playing nice with some other contextual menu.

The triple entry returned.
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Corpsecorps replied on 29 Aug 2007
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Pardon, moi.

Was APE's fault, not ABRFX.
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Corpsecorps had trouble on 26 Feb 2007
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Has usually worked fine, but lately the Contextual menu is sometimes bringing up the window, sometimes not.

And when it does, the app seems to have forgotten how it was previously set, so it's in a different rename mode, or the multi-step interface is active though it wasn't before.

(recently switched to Mac Pro - 10.4.8)
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[Version 7.6.5]



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Peter_Van_Den_Einde rated on 19 Jan 2014

[Version 9.29]



PitKlein rated on 16 Jan 2014

[Version 9.29]



ycape@mac.com rated on 26 Dec 2013

[Version 9.28]



Chigobigo rated on 21 Sep 2013

[Version 9.24]



+1

dsimer rated on 10 Sep 2013

[Version 9.24]



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Dev-iffmpeg rated on 15 Aug 2013

[Version 9.24]



+8

Widber rated on 14 Aug 2013

[Version 9.24]



-3

Doctorfo rated on 04 Aug 2013

[Version 9.23]



John Hartge rated on 10 Jul 2013

[Version 9.22]



Tellyman rated on 13 May 2013

[Version 9.19]


Downloads:307,829
Version Downloads:3,224
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Shareware
Date:19 Mar 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $19.95
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A Better Finder Rename is the most complete renaming solution available on the market today. That's why, since 1996, tens of thousands of hobbyists, professionals and businesses depend on A Better Finder Rename to organize and maintain files.

A Better Finder Rename's user interface supports complex renaming tasks without sacrificing ease and speed of use. Simply drag the files you want to rename straight from the Finder into the large preview table or the application icon.. or use our Finder context menu and hot key.

The Instant Preview feature eliminates guesswork and costly errors and helps you find the right settings quickly and accurately by providing as-you-type feedback.

A Better Finder Rename offers a complete set of renaming options that are organized into 15 categories covering all the text, character, position, conversion and truncation features that you would expect from a file renamer, but it does not stop there.

Photographers use the advanced sequence number and date & time features to clean up their portfolios or prepare photos for delivery to their client. A Better Finder Rename knows how to extract EXIF shooting date and time information from digital camera images and exploit them in creating sequence numbers or adding time and date information to the file name. Support for all major RAW formats (including JPEG, CRW, CR2, THM, NEF, TIFF, RAJ, ORF , MRW, DNG, PEF, SRF, etc.) extends this to professional photographers. A Better Finder Rename also deals gracefully with multiple shots captured in the same second.

Version 9 adds support for extracting camera, lens, photo and color meta-data tags and using them in the new tag rename feature. You can now also re-order sequence numbers, alphabetical sequences or roman numeral series directly through dragging and dropping items in the preview list.

System administrators, Web masters and other power users will appreciate the presence of advanced features, such as regular expression support, conversion to Windows NTFS/SMB compatible names, the ability to import file names from a database, a spreadsheet or any other source that can produce plain or tab-delimited text files. Last but not least, the ability to save a record of the current and new file names greatly facilitates tracking your files.

Music lovers can use the built-in MP3/AAC support to exploit the id3 meta-data tags embedded in your most music files to create their own naming schemes for their music collection. Meta-data information from MP3, AAC, FLAC, OGG, APE, M4V and iTunes music store files are supported.

The multi-step renaming feature allows multiple renaming steps to be combined to deal with complex renaming jobs in a single operation. Unlike other tools, A Better Finder Rename allows any number of renaming actions to be combined, re-ordered, copied and deleted.


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