A Better Finder Rename for Mac

A Better Finder Rename for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 85 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.43
  • Total Downloads:
    23,589
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 03, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (Limited to renaming 10 files at a time.); $19.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    6MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    15
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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A Better Finder Rename for Mac helps you keep your files organized by adding custom extensions, numbers, or other identifying text to the file name. Through its intuitive interface, you can quickly add files you want to rename and then choose the customization settings that suit your purposes.

Pros

Tons of options: Options for adjusting file names through this program are almost endless. They include inserting text and sequence numbers, truncation, date and time insertion, or even adding path components, tags, and more. You can also specify where to insert the chosen item or what to replace, so all file names come out exactly the way you want them to.

Instant preview: On one side of the working window in this program, you can see the original names of the files you've added. On the other side, you'll see a preview of the new file names, and these update each time you make an adjustment. That way, you can tweak the file names for as long as you want to get them right without making any permanent changes until you're sure you have what you want.

Cons

Trial limitations: The trial version of this software only allows you to work in batches of up to ten files at a time. While this is great for giving you a feel for the interface and how the options work, it doesn't let you test out how well the program can handle large batches of files, which may be more of a concern to some users than others.

Bottom Line

A Better Finder Rename is a flexible and convenient tool for renaming files and keeping your computer organized. It offers all of the options you need to customize your file names fully, and it runs quickly and smoothly, overall. You can use the trial version indefinitely as long as you're OK with working in batches of ten or fewer files, and unlocking the full version costs $19.95.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1–10 of 44

1 stars

"So much malware."

December 07, 2013  |  By Juji81

 |  Version: A Better Finder Rename 9.27

Pros

I couldn't say, since I was distracted by the malware meltdown of 2013.

Cons

Um, MALWARE. Suddenly, I have Yahoo! as my default search engine on Firefox and Chrome, all kinds of Ebay and Amazon extensions on both browsers. Oh, and a couple of applications that I can't delete. And this on my Mac!

Summary

I've used CNET for years to download programs. It's supposed to be safe. I even went through (albeit unintentionally) the CNET installer. What. The. Heck.

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5 stars

"A Better Finder Rename Mac A Must have Utility"

November 11, 2012  |  By junebug001

 |  Version: A Better Finder Rename 9.15

Pros

Same author for Mac & PC versions. Both have been around for years. Both have been constantly update. Quick, Flawless, Can handle any of your renaming needs. When you need it... There is nothing better than either one of these "Better" products.

Cons

The only one I can think of is me.... Better Finder Rename is used to correct my file naming mistakes or to improve on existing ones.

Summary

I'm not sure how long I have used this utility but it must be 12 to 15 years and they have never let me down.

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5 stars

"Best renaming program & batch file handler available!"

April 25, 2012  |  By coit540

 |  Version: A Better Finder Rename 9.03

Pros

I've used A Better Finder Rename for years. It is almost perfect in all the things it can do and saves you alot of time during renaming, serial renaming, etc. The only thing I wish it did that a previous version did is allow you to rename individual files one at a time.

Cons

Can't, in my hands, rename individual files one at a time. Author is supposed to be working a way to do this.

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4 stars

"Very handy"

March 08, 2012  |  By jc666

 |  Version: A Better Finder Rename 9.01

Pros

lots of versatility regarding naming of files

Cons

Wish I could use music tags to rename files.

Summary

well worth it.

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5 stars

"Great but could be improved"

July 19, 2011  |  By coit540

 |  Version: A Better Finder Rename 8.84

Pros

Does so many great things it's hard to list the benefits.

Cons

Has lost the ability to modify individual names during a batch rename. This is a sorely missed feature. Please bring it back!

Summary

The hours and effort this will save you is easily worth the cost. I highly recommend it.

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5 stars

"Brilliant!"

July 16, 2011  |  By SimonPeters

 |  Version: A Better Finder Rename 8.84

Pros

It's brilliant

Cons

None that I can see

Summary

Does exactly what it says on the box. Excellent. Pay for it - it's worth it.

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4 stars

"Works great for the simple tasks I've tried"

April 28, 2011  |  By jsabin--2008

 |  Version: A Better Finder Rename 8.80

Pros

Saves time, don't have to do tedious renaming of files.

Cons

Only 10 files can be renamed at a time in the free version. But you can run it again and again. So for free, it's a deal.

Summary

Good little time saver.

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4 stars

"The program makes well what it promises"

February 23, 2011  |  By md0899

 |  Version: A Better Finder Rename 8.76

Pros

easy and clear to use

Cons

I would like more options than the ones it actually has

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5 stars

"The best multipurpose file name utility!"

January 03, 2011  |  By coit540

 |  Version: A Better Finder Rename 8.72

Pros

Ease of use.

Cons

Can't edit individual files like in previous versions.

Summary

This is the best file name processor for Macs. Bar none!

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3 stars

"Great utility"

December 25, 2010  |  By ps2os2

 |  Version: A Better Finder Rename 8.72

Pros

Its usually easy to run the rename unless you need to shift characters around in the name.

Cons

Unable to shift characters around in the name
Author seems to be happy tying versions to OS levels (I do not like this)

Summary

Usually straight forward to use. Although last time I gave it 1000+ names to change into lower case it fialed.
Also (used?) to have flakiness with having to have the 2 windows in constant contact. If not expect it to bomb.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 9.43
Fixes a multi-threading issue.
General
Publisher publicspace.net
Publisher web site http://www.publicspace.net
Release Date December 03, 2014
Date Added December 03, 2014
Version 9.43
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.8, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6MB
File Name ABFRX9.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 23,589
Downloads Last Week 15
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Limited to renaming 10 files at a time.
Price $19.95

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