A well-named file is an easy-to-use file with File List

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Got a pile of files to rename? It's no fun in the Finder, and writing a quickie little shell script for Terminal may not be your cup of tea either. What'cha gonna' do?

File List is a neat little tool that makes it easy to rename files wholesale. Need to number your files? Piece of cake. How about changing case or extensions? Easy as pie. It supports regular expressions, so you can build some pretty complicated rules for renaming files. In fact, it even has its own conversion description language ("NCDL"), that lets you test for conditions, and a whole host of other options. You can finally do something with all those digital photos you've got with the nonsensical names—what could "DSC01537 (Small).JPG" possibly mean anyway?

File List is a Mac application. It runs under OS X ver 10.3.9 or later.

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3 Responses to “A well-named file is an easy-to-use file with File List”

  1. Tegan says:

    For PCs, you can use Lupas Rename — freeware with many of the same features — http://rename.lupasfreeware.org/

  2. charlie says:

    Any alternatives for Windows users?

  3. Cheapy says:

    It’s not a feature-for-feature match, but check out File Renamer