A Better Finder Rename for Mac

A Better Finder Rename for Mac


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 85 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
9.34
File Size:
6.3MB
Date Added:
June 17, 2014
Price:
Free to try (Limited to renaming 10 files at a time.); $19.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.7/10.8
Total Downloads:
22,688
Downloads Last Week:
18
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Larger hard drives have led to mass amounts of saved and hard-to-catalogue files. A Better Finder Rename for Mac can help rename your files into whatever cataloging system you wish. This is definitely useful when going through old files, but it's also useful to keep new files searchable.

A Better Finder Rename for Mac allows for quick renaming of files using a wide selection of customizable options. The program uses an easy drag-and-drop feature to select files. The user selects which criteria to apply for the suggested new names and then is given the option to modify the names even further. The program is able to handle a vast number of file types including text, image and music. The name changes are not automatic, so it is possible to try out different criteria without concern. The free trial limits name changes to batches of up to 10 files. The full version costs $19.95 and forever upgrades can be purchased for an additional $19.95.

Even with the limitation, A Better Finder Rename for Mac trial version is an effective tool for renaming files. The trial version is geared toward personal use but the expansion in the full version makes it business-appropriate.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of A Better Finder Rename for Mac 9.18.

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  • All Versions:

    4.0

    out of 85 votes

    • 5 star: 50
    • 4 star: 12
    • 3 star: 6
    • 2 star: 4
    • 1 star: 13
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  • 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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