That’s the case with one of my favorite Mac utilities, an app that’s graced my Mac screens since the last century, continually updated and improved. Others are less expensive, none are as Mac-like and capable.
There’s a simple task that most Mac users face from time to time, one that’s easily solved– until the number becomes overwhelming.
I’m talking about file renaming. It’s easy on a Mac. Open the Finder, find and select the file, press the Enter key, rename the file.
What could be easier? All is well and good for a single file, maybe even a dozen files, but when you need to rename many dozens or hundreds or thousands, manual effort doesn’t cut it.
That’s where A Better Finder Rename makes minced meat (does anyone still sell that?) of a large number of files which need to be renamed.
Renaming takes many forms, too. You may need to add a number to the file name, or change the extension, or add a combo of numbers and letters as a prefix to files.
File renaming can get complicated quickly. ABFRX has 15 different categories to handle every text, character, position, conversion, number, and truncation you can think of.
Add files with names to be changed with a simple drag and drop action. ABFRX’s single window interface may look daunting at first because there are many options.
However, each of the options is both logical and reasonable and you can see the Current Name of the files side-by-side with the Change To name.
Change the prefix, suffix, add numbers, truncate as needed, and watch the names change in the Change To list. ABFRX is perfect for photographers with thousands of photos which need renaming and sorting. It’s good for those of us with a huge collection of songs with ID3 meta data that may need to be renamed.
The side-by-side before and after preview window makes renaming fast, accurate, and actually enjoyable. The tedium of file renaming and management is gone almost instantly. If you’ve never used a file renamed app, ABFRX is about as good as it gets.