NameChanger Will Batch Rename Files for Free in Mac OS
NameChanger is a free app solution to quickly and easily batch rename files in Mac OS X. It has all the features you’d expect in a batch renaming app, and you can replace occurrences of text in filenames, use wildcards, append text or characters, add dates, make files sequential, and even remove characters, just select your options and you’ll see a live preview as to what the new names will be.
Using it is very easy, you can import files from the app, or use the standard drag-drop support feature. Adjust your parameters for renaming the file(s), and when you’re satisfied with the output of how you want the files to be renamed, all you need to do is click a button and away you go, the files are renamed quickly. There’s even a live preview of the changed names so you can be sure you get things right before initiating the changes.
NameChanger is impressively fast, free, and incredibly easy to use, which makes it my preferred third party app choice for renaming a ton of files in Mac OS. If you’d rather not build your own solution through Automator, this is an immediately solution that works immediately upon download.
The Name Changer tool works great in just about all versions of Mac OS X, ranging from Snow Leopard, Mountain Lion, to OS X Mavericks. Of course, users with OS X Yosemite and later will have the native built-in Finder Rename Tool they can utilize instead, though the OS X function doesn’t have wildcard support.
If you’re happy with NameChanger and decide you’re likely to use it often, you may consider throwing the developer a couple bucks to show your appreciation, it’s donationware which is sort of like a modern version of ShareWare without a set price.
And yes, you may recall that we did a prior post on software to complete a similar task of renaming files in OS X, but after we linked to it the developer decided to turn the once donationware software into a paid app solution. While that is still a great app, we wanted to offer a free solution to our readers. Accordingly, we figured it would be worth while to mention NameChanger too, which, as of now, remains free, and is a highly functional excellent application to get the job done.