As simians go, FoldMonkey is pretty clever, if not Koko-the-gorilla smart. The program monitors a folder of your choice and watches for new files. When one appears, FoldMonkey can handle it in several ways. It can rename the file by adding the creation or modification date to the original name; it can place the file in a new, date-stamped folder; or it can move the file to any other folder. When running as a Windows service, it doesn't take much memory (5MB). In this latest version, you can now rename files with a combined date and time so it reflects proper versioning. It's not very good with synchronization, since it monitors only one folder and can't send copies of a file to several locations. Consequently, we expect FoldMonkey will appeal only to certain home users, such as photo enthuasists, who need to route large numbers of files.
What's new in version 1.86
Version 1.86 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
ReleaseFebruary 7, 2018
Date AddedFebruary 7, 2018
Operating SystemsWindows 10, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
FoldMonkey will help you sort, organize, archive and backup your files and folders. Main features include: Monitor a folder for new or incoming files. Rename those files to match specific criteria using tags such as old file name, old file extension and custom text. Move files to a new directory. Create directories based on file names, file extensions, file creation, last accessed and modified date stamps. Make folders by entering custom text. Make folders using the system date (today).
You can also set up FoldMonkey to run as a server service to monitor ftp folders or multiple separate services. All errors are logged and displayed as they occur. For example, if a file already exists, FoldMonkey will tell you. Recent improvements include added support for jpeg exif tags.