On the Mac you actually have to manage files and folders. On iPhone and iPad you merely worry about where all the files are. Or worse, where they went. One task the Mac can do with ease is one that absolutely positively cannot be done easily on an iPhone or iPad.
Rename files. Rename files by the hundreds or thousands.
Mac users have many choices in apps to rename files. One you’ll probably like is the mid-range Renamerox, a file and folder renaming app, that makes renaming more of a drag and drop exercise than the tedium required to rename masses of files manually.
For me it all starts with the presets. Walk through the File Name and Options settings for numbering, prefix or suffix options. Then try out the name changing on a folder of files by simply dragging and dropping.
The drop down menu boxes make it easy to determine just what you need to change file names by the hundreds or thousands. Or, dozens.
Anything beyond changing more than four or five file names is faster and easier in Renamerox.
What you can do with just a few clicks is set a new file name using index, prefix, and suffix– by adding to, editing, or removing from each file. Changing a file extension is a breeze. Renamerox even adds a random digit as a prefix or suffix.
The process is drag and drop. Renamerox starts up, tackles the job, completes the file name changes, and will even quit automatically.
Fearful of automation? Check out what the files will look like before the names are changed.
Think of how you normally change a bunch of file names. Open the Finder. Find the file. Select the file. Press the return key and edit the file name. Repeat for additional files. That, my friends, is tedium personified.
Renamerox removes the tedium to the point where it’s actually fun to change file names. Seriously. That said, as good as Renamerox is, my favorite file rename utility is ABFRX.