BatchRename Pro

BatchRename Pro

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
2.8
out of 8 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.51
  • Total Downloads:
    8,205
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 10, 2013
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $29.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    2.53MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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BatchRename Pro provides a no-nonsense method for renaming files. With its well-planned setup and customizable flexibility, this should meet the needs of any user.

The program's interface is intuitive, thanks to its single-screen navigation. Commands are easily labeled and even the area where users must input all the data for customization feels like second nature. A Help file is available, but we doubt most people will need it. Users begin the program by selecting a file or folder to convert. The program lists all material for planned conversion, which allows for reorganization. From there, users click the file to convert and then either choose from the list of sample renames (ranging from numeric prefixes to date and time to suffixes and dozens of other combinations) or create their own rule. Users select options from a series of pull-down menus. From there, users simply click the conversion button and files are changed in a matter of seconds. We loved the program's simplicity, as well as its capability to get as complex as the user wants. The Preview button, easily the program's strongest feature, allows users to see what the new naming system will look like before actually applying it. This is certain to save some headaches.

The program does install desktop icons without asking, but it uninstalls cleanly. With flexibility and impressive results, the only drawback to this phenomenal converter is its short, 15-day trial period. However, that's long enough for users to learn what a great program this is.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Own 4 licenses and want to like it :("

September 10, 2012  |  By Tired_of_BS

 |  Version: BatchRename Pro 3.76

Pros

It is the easiest method I've found for renaming files to their SHA1 hashes

Cons

Their damn activation system. *Anything* triggers it. If I would have known then what I know now.....

It's also slower than most software I've purchased. This company appears to code only in high level languages - so it bogs down even on reasonably powerful machines.

Now they *do* respond to these problems and try to help, but it's clear they don't really understand the problems. Really don't know if it's "global product knowledge" issue or just language.

In the end, the product is what it is....

Summary

Recommendation? Avoid. Just isn't worth the hassle. That activation "system" is reason enough to stay far away.

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3 stars

"Not intuitive"

February 04, 2010  |  By danrx1

 |  Version: BatchRename Pro 3.51

Pros

Works well

Cons

Too complicated.

Summary

I had a hard time using the software, figuring out how to rename items as I wanted them renamed. I presently use a program called Name It Your Way that is much easier to use and for a small donation is available.

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5 stars

"Probably the most powerful renaming tools"

December 03, 2009  |  By ceshi2

 |  Version: BatchRename Pro 3.44

Pros

Support almost all methods that can be used for file renaming.

Cons

Could feel a bit complex at first look, but it's really powerful and flexible.

Summary

It's really easy to use the included favorite renaming rules. Plus I like the undo and preview renaming features, it helps.

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2 stars

"Too high a learning curve"

September 03, 2009  |  By elliottjbush

 |  Version: BatchRename Pro 3.41

Pros

The idea of it.

Cons

One look told me that it was more complex and sophisticated a product than I needed. I didn't want to take the time to figure it out.

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5 stars

"Real power in renaming many files at once"

July 31, 2009  |  By Brownleb

 |  Version: BatchRename Pro 3.41

Pros

Great flexibility in manipulating files names including subtracting, replacing, auto numbering, etc.

Cons

So many options that it can be confusing figuring out which is the best way to proceed

Summary

Had to rename thousands of files removing blank spaces; worked extremely well.

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4 stars

"Very effective, but takes a bit of trial and error"

March 17, 2006  |  By Skag

 |  Version: BatchRename 2 2.75

Pros

This program renames files using a number of different criteria and can replace character strings in repetitive file names. Works fast and is effective.

Cons

It's not super intutive. It took me several tries to learn how to get the files renamed the way I want them.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.51
Version 4.51 includes bug fix for read file info.
General
Publisher Foryoursoft
Publisher web site http://www.foryoursoft.com
Release Date August 10, 2013
Date Added August 10, 2013
Version 4.51
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.53MB
File Name br4pro.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 8,205
Downloads Last Week 5
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $29.95

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