The Big Mean Folder Machine" makes it easy to (re-)organize huge file collections.
The assistant-style interface walks you through the decision process and allows you to create multi-level folder hierarchies and populate them with your digital photos, music, movies or document files. Conversely it also allows to merge the files from multiple folder hierarchies into a single folder. It can also split large file collections into batches of a pre-determined size, for instance for backing them up to CD/DVD or tape.
The Big Mean Folder Machine's database-backed 64-bit processing engine takes care of all the complications that make doing this manually a nightmare. It reads shooting date information from digital photo files (JPEG/Exif and all RAW camera formats supported by Mac OS X), track information from MP3/AAC music files, file creation/ modification dates and file sizes. It takes care of file name conflicts and eliminates manual errors.
Before doing anything at all, it allows you to preview the results to make sure that everything is just perfect. By default, "The Big Mean Folder Machine" always makes copies of your original files rather than moving them, but you can of course also tell it to move existing files to save space and time.
The Big Mean Folder Machine is an essential tool for anyone working with large file collections, including digital photographers, music enthusiasts, content creation, post-production or other creative professionals, system administrators, ...
Creating Multi-Level Folder Hierarchies
Creating Batch Folders
Merging Multiple Folders
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Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Ready
"The Big Mean Folder Machine will appeal to you if you’re dealing with lots of files on a daily basis
that require filing and organising. So, video makers, graphic designers and multimedia mavens
take note [...] this is a tool that’s
compact, thrifty and very useful."
Mac power users love those little utilities that pick up and deliver what Apple left unfinished and behind. ["The Big Mean Folder Machine"] is fresh, new, different, and oh so very handy.
20th August 2013
Version 2.28 fixes a bug in the batch folder naming algorithm.
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