A Better Finder Rename Comes To OS X

PublicSpace has released an OS X version of their popular Finder utility, A Better Finder Rename. Version 4.0 Preview 1 for Mac OS X allows users to easily and quickly rename large numbers of files from a single location. According to PublicSpace:

PUBLICSPACE.NET is pleased to announce the first version of its "A Better Finder Rename" Macintosh utility on Mac OS X.

Version 4.0 Preview 1 for Mac OS X is a substantial rewrite of the original Mac OS 9 code. The new version features a completely redesigned user interface and Carbon compatibility.

As the Mac OS X Finder does not yet support contextual menu plug-ins A Better Finder Rename now lives in the dock.

The new version is a free upgrade for registered users of the current MacOS 9 releases of the tool. The preview release is made available to validate the Mac OS X port and it is hoped that a final version will follow in the next few weeks.

"A Better Finder Rename" is a contextual menu plugin for the Macintosh Finder which allows users to quickly rename multiple files. "A Better Finder Rename" is ideally suited for Macintosh webmasters, users who need to transfer files from or to Windows or Unix, as well as for all other Macintosh users who deal with large numbers of files.

Feature list:

  • interactive/ automatic modes
  • process subfolders
  • process files and folders separately
  • numbered and alphabetcial list creation (e.g. image1, image2, etc.)
  • replace anywhere in the file name
  • replace at the beginning of the file name
  • replace at the end of the file name
  • add at the beginning of the file name
  • add at the end of the file name
  • convert to uppercase
  • convert to lowercase
  • convert to Proper Case
  • reformat number (e.g. File1 -> File001)
  • manipulate numbers in filenames (add, substract, etc.)
  • remove characters at the beginning of the file name
  • remove characters at the end of the file name
  • remove file extensions
  • manual batch rename
  • examples for each mode
  • fully integrated with the Macintosh Finder
  • supports drag & drop renaming

A Better Finder Rename is available for US$14.95. You can find more information at the PublicSpace Web site.