Cheaper Alternative to Name Mangler?

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  1. Traverse macrumors 604

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    Let me preface by saying that I in no way mind paying for apps I use a lot to support developers (I often buy IAPs just to support them.)

    I'm looking for an app similar to Name Mangler to batch rename image files (I hate the IMG_2439) thing. The thing is, this isn't an app I would use often (maybe once or twice a year). I hate to spend $18.99 on a scarcely used utility.

    Are there any cheap or free alternatives?
     
  2. OldGreyGuy macrumors member

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    NameChanger

    I'm away from my MacBook at the moment but a Google search should find it for you.
     
  3. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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  4. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    OS can do it

    You can't use the contextual menu? Yosemite supports batch rename in the Finder.
     
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  6. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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    The opening poster reverted to Mavericks.

    I, too, prefer Mavericks.
     
  7. jlc1978 macrumors 68000

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    Yes, and you can also create a workflow to use as needed.

    That said, I use A Better Finder Renamer. It's very easy to use and has a number of features, such as fetching file names from a file; which makes it easy to rename a bunch of files with names that do not follow any pattern.

    it doesn't however meet your free of cheap standard since it is $20.00 (But for me was worth every penny)
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I used to use Name Mangler extensively. Now I use Automator. The interface is not as simple as Name Mangler, but for infrequent use, it should work quite well for you.
     
  9. Traverse thread starter macrumors 604

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    Thank you, that's what I ended up using. Automator is a lot more powerful and flexible than many people think.
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Very true. Once you get the hang of it, it's quite effective.
     
  11. Traverse thread starter macrumors 604

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    That's a good addition, but I'm sure it's no where near as flexible as Automator.
    Plus, as grahamperrin posted, I'm currently on Mavericks.

    Thanks for the support. :D
     

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