Renaming a file or folder couldn’t be easier. Select. Press Enter. Rename. That’s all well and good for a single file or folder but what about a few hundred, or a thousand? Oh, what pain!
FileWrangler Is A NameWrangler
It’s possible that Apple knows their customer base better than we customers know what we want. Why is it so easy to rename a single file but so painful rename many?
Since Apple doesn’t see fit to worry about such trivial details, we’re left to the Mac app development community to help us through the day.
FileWrangler is an app that gives you a whole laundry list of file renaming options for files and folders.
With a single caveat, files and folders can be renamed, even with numbers, by the hundreds or thousands.
Both can be renamed with numbers, truncated, appended, and tested out before the renaming process begins.
As simple as renaming a single file or folder can be, renaming hundreds or thousands takes a little planning.
The FileWrangler interface is decidedly more complicated than the Finder method for renaming.
This is a utility for Mac users who take their file and folder renaming efforts seriously.
Add dates to file names by the dozens, so that DSCN_12345.jpg becomes Vacation-NewYork-June-2011-012.jpg.
Built-in filters let you get down and dirty with complex file renaming conventions. File Wrangler has multiple levels of undo, and files and filters can be sorted before renaming.
The list of tools– date, name, length, depth, extension– make up the filters. Builders include Filename, Folder, Text, Sequencer, Date, Time, Case, and more.
Setup a complete file naming routine and then save it for future use. File Wrangler is inexpensive and very fast. If you rename files now and again, and seldom more than a few at a time, don’t bother.
However, if you’re stuck in tedium land trying to rename a few hundred files or folders and afraid for your sanity, FileWrangler can do it all in minutes, and make you think before you click.