Adding files is as simple as dragging them in from the Finder.
Changes are previewed as you type, eliminating guess work and preventing costly mistakes.
By default, items are organized alphabetically or by some other criteria such as creation or capture date, but you are also free to just re-arrange items via drag & drop.
Building the ultimate file renamer takes time. That's why ever since 1996, we have made it our business to listen to our customers.
A Better Finder Rename has long been the file renamer of choice for tens of thousands of professionals, businesses and hobbyists across the world, but that hasn't stopped us from continuing to perfect our product culminating now in the brand-new version 11.
A Better Finder Rename's huge array of renaming options is organized into 15 intuitive categories that cover all the text, character, position, conversion and truncation features that you would expect from a great file renamer.
On top of this, A Better Finder Rename provides more advanced features that answer the prayers of many professionals and hobbyists alike.
Digital Photographers in particular will appreciate the advanced sequence number and date & time features, including custom date formats & night mode for event photography.
A Better Finder Rename knows how to extract EXIF shooting date and time information from your digital camera images and exploit them in creating sequence numbers or adding time and date information to the file name.
Support for all major RAW formats (including JPEG, HEIC, HEIF, ARW, CRW, CR2, THM, NEF, TIFF, RAF, ORF , MRW, DNG, PEF, SRF, etc.) extends this to professional photographers.
A Better Finder Rename also deals gracefully with multiple shots captured in the same second and gives access to camera and lens meta-data through its tag-based renaming feature.
Music lovers will be delighted by our MP3/AAC renaming feature that allows you to exploit the ID3 meta-data embedded in most music files to create naming schemes of your own for your music collection.
Meta-data information from MP3, AAC, FLAC, OGG, APE, M4V and iTunes music store files are supported.
Our instant preview feature displays all changes as you type, making it easy to dial in the right settings and preventing you from making costly mistakes.
Version 12's change highlighting feature takes this to the next level by visually marking individual changes.
Today's media files come with an abundance of additional information that cannot be glanced from the often meaningless file names themselves.
A Better Finder Rename allows you to leverage this meta-data to create more meaningful file names using its tag-based renaming feature.
Our meta-data tag engine can read an extensive array of photo, image, music, movie, camera, lens and location meta-data, and you can combine this information to implement any naming scheme you can imagine.
The latest version of the engine features much broader support for popular video and document (via Spotlight meta-data) formats, time zone awareness & improved customizability.
We don't believe in making simple things unnecessarily complicated. That's why most users will find a single action that does exactly what they want.
Sometimes, however, a single action simply isn't enough and that is where our multi-step renaming features comes in. It lets you combine multiple simple actions to create a lean mean renaming machine.
Our intuitive multi-step interface, in conjunction with our instant preview, makes it easy to keep track of what's happening.
A Better Finder Rename allows you to add multiple file filters to your action list, so that different types of files can finally be renamed differently within a single multi-step rename.
You can preview both the file names and the filter criteria directly in the preview table.
Presets allow you to save frequently used settings and organize them into your very own renaming library.
The Presets Sidebar allows you to create a new preset from the current settings with a single click. After giving it a name, you can then restore those settings at any time with a mouse click.
The sidebar allows you to re-arrange the order of the presets via drag & drop and to import and exports presets for sharing or archiving.
The Preview Pane allows you to peek inside your files and delve into its meta-data, making it much easier to work with meta-data tags and providing additional confidence in your settings.
A Better Finder Rename 12 adds support for linking the names of files that share the same name, but have different file extensions. This allows you to more easily deal with sidecar files, link thumbnails, RAW photos & videos, etc.
It is now also possible to customize which meta-data field is used as the shooting date for a file and so more gracefully deal with incorrect, or unintuitive timestamps.
Finally, version 12 also fully supports timezones embedded into the timestamps and allows you to rename files based on either the local time at the location that your photos were taken, or translate them to your own local timezone.
Version 12 of A Better Finder Rename offers two mechanisms for automatically applying frequently used rename settings to files via simple drag & drop.
If you have previously saved your settings into a preset, you can rename files by simply dragging them onto the closed application icon. A popup dialog will allow you to choose the preset to be applied.
Alternatively, you can store the settings into droplet mini-applications and perform a rename by dragging the files directly onto the droplet's icon.
System administrators, web masters and other power users will appreciate the presence of advanced features, such as regular expression support, conversion to Windows NTFS/SMB compatible names, the ability to import file names from a database, a spreadsheet or any other source that can produce plain or tab-delimited text files & customizable timestamp extraction . Finally, it allows you to save a record of the current and new file names to facilitate tracking your files.
A Better Finder Rename takes file renaming to a new level of sophistication by introducing an advanced 64-bit multi-threaded renaming engine that solves many problems that other file renamers simply leave unaddressed.
The database-backed renaming engine automatically resolves file name conflicts (when several files would share the same name) using a range of configurable parameters. The sequence in which files are renamed is optimized to avoid deadlocks which could occur when the order in which the files are renamed becomes significant.
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