Your Mac, but more specifically Mac Finder itself, makes it easy to drop dead for users to rename files and folders. Select the file in Finder, press Return (or Enter), enter a new name. Easy peasy, right? What can go wrong?
What if you want to rename four or five files? Easy peasy again. Just repeat the process. MacOS Sierra makes it a little easier to rename multiple files, too, but only up to one point. Where the simple process disappears in tedium is when you have a dozen or a few hundred files, or thousands of files that may be renamed or renumbered or prefixed and suffix added. Then it becomes boring for the mindset. Here's a better way.
Scroll Like Butter
The way back in the days before iPhone, back to 2006, Apple CEO Steve Jobs expressed the phrase " like butter ." He describes how fast the new iPhoto was and probably meant to say that it was like a knife rolling through hot butter . "
Today, the expression & # 39; rolled as butter & # 39; come to mean any application that works quickly and easily, easily and evenly vs. complicated steps. When you need to rename a few hundred files on your Mac, that's what you want. Smooth. Like a knife through hot butter. Mac App A Better Finder Rename rolls that butter through the file name, no matter how many files you need to rename or complicate the renaming process.
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Drag and drop files from Finder to ABFRX and review the almost self-explanatory names. Any kind of name convention you can think of can be handled in a window complete with name change preview.
The key to using ABFRX to rename files in bulk is these basic features; Instant Preview, number of rendering options, rendering speed, and options for renaming MP3 and photo files based on metadata. That's the correct metadata.
With Instant Preview, you can see what names will be after renaming. The speed is very fast; seconds on hundreds of files. The number of rendering options is extensive and includes over a dozen categories that cover text, position, character, conversion, abbreviation and numbering, as well as suffix and prefix options, either text or numbers.
Wait. There is more!
Sequence number and date and time are perfect for photographers (ABFRX automatically extracts EXIF data for date and time, and can extract camera, lens, photo and color data and use them in the recasting process).
The same feature can be used to utilize ID3 metadata codes in MP3 files, automatic conversion to Windows compatible names, and even an option to import file names from a database or spreadsheet and use the names of the files. Save a preset and reuse it.
There are some serious bribes, people.
For power renamer (you know who you are), ABFRX allows you to configure Droplets and Presets that automatically rename files according to your custom configurations. Although not cheap, ABFRX is as fast as they come and has far more features than cheaper names. This latest version looks better than previous versions, but it's a try-before-you-buy option. The upgrade price is not steep but looks exclusively close to the retail price for new users.