Name Mangler

Name Mangler 2.4.6

Batch file renamer

Name Mangler is an intuitive and advanced batch renamer for Mac. It offers a number of renaming possibilities like numbers, characters, suffixes and prefixes. View full description

PROS

  • Generate playlists
  • Droplets
  • Renaming options

CONS

  • Slow drag and drop

Very good
8

Name Mangler is an intuitive and advanced batch renamer for Mac. It offers a number of renaming possibilities like numbers, characters, suffixes and prefixes.

Renaming follows a very streamlined process. You have to first drag and drop the files you want to rename onto the interface, then select what action you want to perform and finally press the Play button. If you press the down arrow on the top right, you'll be able to create a droplet, which can be used with any file. A droplet is saved in your Mac and all you need to do is to drop a file onto it to rename it.

Name Mangler will also allow you to create playlists for your music library and supports most audio file formats.

On the downside, we found that the drag and drop function those have a tendency to lag when you select more than one file.

Despite slow drag-and-drop, Name Mangler definitely makes renaming multiple files much easier, especially when using droplets.

Changes

  • Two new Advanced mode commands (increment and decrement) for doing math-based renaming tasks
  • If you need to rename files to start with a dot, a new hidden pref (defaults write com.manytricks.NameMangler "Allow Dot Prefix" -bool YES) will allow you to do so
  • Bug Fixes and Improvements
  • Removed an arbitrary six-digit limit on numbers in sequential renaming

If you need to rename several files at once every now and then, this is the application you have always been looking for. Name Mangler (previously known as File List) is a batch file renamer that supports all common renaming tasks: Find and Replace (including support for regular expressions); Number Sequentially; Change Case; Set Extension; Add Prefix/Suffix; Remove/Insert Characters.

Moreover, you can combine all of these using the Advanced renaming mode, which even comes with some extra features, such as conditional statements, nested counters, and more.

Name Mangler is more than just one versatile renaming utility — it's an infinite number of task-specific renaming utilities: Name Mangler's Droplets make it ridiculously easy to store configurations and use those repeatedly for different, alternating purposes. Just drop your files on them.

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Name Mangler 2.4.6