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.
Note: You can run version 10 side-by-side with version 9. You will not be auto-updated to version 10, so you need to download the beta from this page. Version 10 is a paid upgrade ($12.95 for a version-10 license, $19.95 for a Forever license), but is free for customers who purchased the product after 1 January 2015 or who own a Forever license. The fastest way to find out whether you qualify is to download and run the beta. It will detect your code and do the right thing.
- Version 10 takes the concept of an instant preview a step further, by not only previewing the "what" but also the "how," with our new context-aware highlighting right within the preview list. This cuts down on trial-and-error, and makes dialing-in your actions much more intuitive and fun.
- Our new preview pane reveals everything A Better Finder Rename knows about a specific file including a graphical preview of its contents and all available metadata, eliminating much guesswork.
- Many complex renaming tasks require multi-step renaming workflows, but these can be difficult to master. A host of improvements to the multi-step interface makes it much easier and more intuitive to manage large workflows.
- Finally, A Better Finder Rename 10 now looks better than ever on Apple's new OS X 10.10 Yosemite and OS X 10.11 El Capitan operating systems, while retaining backwards compatibility all the way back to OS X 10.7.
- Intel, 64-bit processor
- OS X 10.7 or later