Select the file in the Finder. Press enter. Type in the new name. That’s easy for one or a few files, but what if you have hundreds of photos or files that need to be renamed or need numbers added?
The one-by-one process, which is easy, becomes a royal pain in the neck (not to mention the behind) when you have dozens or hundreds or thousands of files to rename. That tedium will put a damper on the rest of the day.
Is there an easier way to rename or renumber hundreds of photos or files? All you need is Name Mangler, an odd name for a clever Mac app that actually un-mangles names, and makes it almost a one-click operation to rename hundreds or thousands of files.
Select a folder of files which need to be renamed. Select the renaming action from the drop down menu. That gives you options to rename by adding or changing a suffix or prefix, or adding a numerical value (even in steps), and a whole lot more.
Name Mangler lets you see the changed names before they’re changed. Presets are a good way to get started with find and replace, add suffix or prefix, remove or insert characters, change case and extension.
Even custom criteria for file renaming can be saved as droplets and used again later. Name Mangler is honking fast, too. I’ve used it for well over a thousand photos at a time and names are changed within a few seconds. That’s crazy fast.
Name Mangler is simple enough for casual use, but sophisticated enough to massage and rename files many ways and in multiple steps. But without the multiple steps.
If you hate the tedium of changing file names, just try Name Mangler once. Time is money and you’ll quickly see why it’s such a valued asset in the Mincey photo toolbox.