Computing causes mixed emotions. Love and hate. Joy and frustration. On the joy side is the warm and fuzzy I get when my Mac does something awesome in the blink of an eye.
For example, when it renames a gazillion files with a click. Or, when it adds a number to a gazillion files with a click. How does your Mac perform these magical tricks? There’s an app for that.
A One Trick Pony Performs Many Tricks
Batch renaming isn’t new. It’s the same warm and fuzzy feeling you get when you do a Find and Replace in a document. Enter the word or string of words you want to find.
Then enter the word or string you want to replace.
Click. Every instance of the word or string is replaced in an instant, throughout the entire document.
Some Mac apps perform the same magic on many documents at the same time. But what about simple renaming of a file or folder on your Mac?
It’s easy enough for a few. It’s tedious for a few dozen. It’s downright laborious and time consuming to rename hundreds of files and folders.
Renamer takes that laborious process and reduces it to a click. Drag all the files you want renamed to a folder. Open Renamer and walk through the set up.
All the files and their current name will be listed in Renamer. Fill in the information on the right side of Renamer and automatically see what the new name will be.
You decide how to rename files. Specific renaming tasks can be saved and used again with just a click.
Renamer also works in the Mac’s Finder to you don’t have to manipulate files or even open Renamer to perform certain renaming tasks.
All renaming tasks can be undone so there’s no chance of a permanent mistake.
Even file extensions can be renamed with a click.
The Preview function makes it a perfect way to see how files will be renamed before they’re finally changed. You can add numbers, change extensions, remove white space, replace specific characters, change case, even insert specific characters wherever you want.
Why is renaming files important and who does it? Anyone with a large number of files—photos, graphics, PDFs, documents, folders—that need to be renamed by the hundreds or thousands.
Renamer is a warm and fuzzy app. To know it would take hours to rename files one by one but you can do them all with a few clicks will make you love your Mac even more.