Better Rename 10


Current Version: 10.17

Last Updated: 4 days ago

Download Size: 6.4 MB - Download




Better Rename 10 is the most complete renaming solution available on the market today. That’s why, since 1996, tens of thousands of hobbyists, professionals and businesses depend on Better Rename to organize and maintain files.

Better Rename's user interface supports complex renaming tasks without sacrificing ease and speed of use. Simply drag the files you want to rename straight from the Finder into the large preview table or the application icon.. or use our Finder context menu and hot key.


The Instant Preview feature eliminates guesswork and costly errors and helps you find the right settings quickly and accurately by providing as-you-type feedback.


Better Rename offers a complete set of renaming actions that are organized into 15 categories covering all the text, character, position, conversion and truncation features that you would expect, but it does not stop there.


Photographers use the advanced sequence number and date & time features to clean up their portfolios or prepare photos for delivery to their client. Better Rename knows how to extract EXIF shooting date and time information from digital camera images and exploit them in creating sequence numbers or adding time and date information to the file name. Support for all major RAW formats (including JPEG, CRW, CR2, THM, NEF, TIFF, RAJ, ORF , MRW, DNG, PEF, SRF, etc.) extends this to professional photographers. Even multiple shots captured in the same second are dealt with reliably.

Version 10 adds interactive change highlighting to the instant preview feature, greatly enhances the multi-step user interface and provides a compressive file content & meta-data preview pane making it much easier to handle meta-data based renames and giving you even more confidence in your settings.


System administrators, web masters and other power users will appreciate the presence of advanced features, such as regular expression support, conversion to Windows NTFS/SMB compatible names, the ability to import file names from a database, a spreadsheet or any other source that can produce plain or tab-delimited text files. The ability to save a record of the current and new file names greatly facilitates tracking your files.


Music lovers can use the built-in MP3/AAC support to exploit the ID3 meta-data tags embedded in most music files to create their own naming schemes for their music collection. Meta-data information from MP3, AAC, FLAC, OGG, APE, M4V and iTunes music store files are supported.


The multi-step renaming feature allows multiple renaming steps to be combined to deal with complex renaming jobs in a single operation. Unlike other tools, Better Rename allows any number of renaming actions to be combined, re-ordered, copied and deleted.


Better Rename takes file renaming to a new level of sophistication by introducing an advanced 64-bit multi-threaded renaming engine that solves many problems that other file renamers simply leave unaddressed. The database-backed renaming engine automatically resolves file name conflicts using a range of configurable parameters and prevents deadlocks. We care about such things so that you don't have to.


"Arguably the best file renaming utility on the market" - Mac OS X Power Tools

"Man! This is such a great renaming tool. It is really, really well put together." - Mac Break Weekly, 2010


Release Notes:

- further bullet proofing of security bookmark handling
- correctly handles storage of permissions between sessions
- bug fixes


More Reviews for Current Version

Version 10.17
Review by Mike-mn

Just downloaded. Works great. - I just downloaded this (April 11 2017) from the iTunes store. Seems to work great. I find it very handy to have files named with the date/time (to the second) and get tired of renaming manually. Sometimes I’m renaming close to a hundred files at a time. I was using another program that was free and useful but it was very limited. This has an incredible amount of flexibilty and it’s laid out in an easy to use/access/understand way. Like I say I just downloaded it so it might be a bit premature to praise so hightly but I’ll return if something goes askew. 20.00 was more than I wanted to pay but like I said I’m real tired of renaming manually and others I’ve seen don’t seem to have the features and ease of use this one does.

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Version 10.17
Review by KevinJEdwards

It’s by far the most comprehensive for this type of utility. - While there are apps like FileBot that do look-up based renaming for movies, TV shows and such, this does the best job at renaming for everything else.

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Version 10.17
Review by Dominic_Kim

Perfect application for making my own rules. - This application is fairly intuitive and has the advantage of being able to write without much difficulty. However, users who are not familiar with English think that they can feel difficulty in certain sections. It seems that many users will be able to use it conveniently when various languages are added.

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