Let’s make July National Rag On Mac Finder Month. Most Mac users have a love hate relationship with the Mac’s inglorious illegitimate Finder. For the most part, the Finder does what we need.
Find files. Copy files. Move files. Show files. Rename files. Try renaming a few hundred files and your vocabulary is likely to change for the worse. What you need is an agent to rename, copy, move, and change lots of files easily.
If Computers Are So Smart #219
I have a lengthy list of things my Mac should be able to do quickly but that it just won’t. Or, can’t. But it should. A Mac is a computer. Compute already. And do it now, because today’s Macs are faster than ever, right?
Fast, yes, except when we, the user, get involved in the work flow.
For example, take renaming files. We’ve all had to do it at one time or another, so don’t deny it. Renaming files is easy for us, difficult for the Mac. Up to a point. Then renaming files becomes difficult for both of us.
Renamerox is a handy Mac utility that obscures our human inefficiencies and tendencies to get bore with menial repetitive tasks, and, helps the Mac do what it doesn’t do so well.
It doesn’t matter the reason. Renaming a Mac’s file—photo, video clip, document, spreadsheet, whatever—is easy work. Click, select, type the new name. Easy, right? Now try it 279 times. Ah ha! Not so fun, huh?
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Renamerox helps you rename files by the hundreds or thousands. You can do the same for up to a dozen or so files and in about the same amount of time. Renamerox takes over from there. Here’s how it’s done.
Select the files that need a name change. Drop them into Renamerox. Select how you want the name changed.
Add suffix and prefix elements, change case, change to numeric, change the extension, truncate letters from here to there.
Wait. There’s even more. And more beyond that.
You can even use Renamerox to add a prefix and a suffix. Or, a random digit as either. Or, replace a portion of the file’s name. Or, add Roman Numerals to the name.
Unofficially, there are more options to renaming files on your Mac by using Renamerox than Lady Gaga has crazy outfits.
If you need to rename a dozen files on your Mac then you don’t need a utility to help.
When you get to a few dozen files, then tedium, boredom, and the fear of carpal tunnel syndrome take over. Renamerox takes a few minutes to set up, depending on what name changes you need to make to your stack of files. You’ll need to think about the names and how to create them.
The changes are virtually instant and you can save your settings to be used on another batch of files at another date. There’s not much not to like. It’s what computers were meant to do. Take the tedious and mundane and finish them lickety split.