Filr

Developer: NovaStorm Software

Current Version: 1.1.1

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 232 KB - Download

Description:

Filr is a compact application that allows you to quickly and easily rename, tag, and comment on files. It works a bit differently than most tagging apps: when a group of files is opened, Filr presents each one individually rather than as a group. It's great for sorting through groups of potentially unrelated files.

Rename: Change the name of the file. Filr preserves the extension so you don't have to.

Tag: Filr allows you to easily add and modify OpenMeta tags, so it's perfect for a tag-based workflow.

Comment: FIlr can show and edit the file's Spotlight comments, so you can add short notes to any file.

When used with a Folder Action script or a 3rd-party scripting application like Hazel, you can add a group of files to a folder and then immediately step through each one, changing its name, tags, and comment to something appropriate for the file. It's quick and seamless.

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Release Notes:

FIXED: Files with no extension are handled properly

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Most Helpful Reviews

4/5
Version 1.1.1
Review by jypdx

Pretty good at what it does - This is pretty good, a few observations A short help file would be good, with at least the following... 1) You can load files by doing a File>Open, or by dragging and dropping a selection of files onto the Dock icon 2) You can move between the fields using the Tab key 3) Command + Enter accepts the changes and moves to the next file I will be using this to carry out my weekly scan and tag routine, as I think it will be quicker than using Tags to tag every file individually. It's a bit basic, but for what it does that's not a bad thing. I'd rather it was simple and effective than try to have too many features and functions. A button to go back one file is one addition I'd like to see.

Found helpful by 9 out of 9 people
1/5
Version 1.1.1
Review by mathias dm

Could be good, but is useless as tagging utility. - Okay its a tagging utility right? Only the tag window can only hold like 15-20 visible tags. PLEASE the tag window scaleble - Then this would be a nice application. Until then its next to useless.

Found helpful by 1 out of 7 people

More Reviews for Current Version

4/5
Version 1.1.1
Review by jypdx

Pretty good at what it does - This is pretty good, a few observations A short help file would be good, with at least the following... 1) You can load files by doing a File>Open, or by dragging and dropping a selection of files onto the Dock icon 2) You can move between the fields using the Tab key 3) Command + Enter accepts the changes and moves to the next file I will be using this to carry out my weekly scan and tag routine, as I think it will be quicker than using Tags to tag every file individually. It's a bit basic, but for what it does that's not a bad thing. I'd rather it was simple and effective than try to have too many features and functions. A button to go back one file is one addition I'd like to see.

Found helpful by 9 out of 9 people
2/5
Version 1.1.1
Review by ericuf

Where is the help file?!?!?! - ????

Found helpful by 1 out of 8 people
2/5
Version 1.1.1
Review by moiety5

Good Potential - On the face of it, this simple app seems perfect for my needs. Once you get using it though, you find that it has a few quirks and bugs. Sometimes spotlight comments are saved, sometimes not. For some reason even with Full Keyboard Access enabled, you can only tab between the three text fields, not the buttons too. Support is non-existent and from the looks of their website, they have no intention of responding to anyone or continuing to develop software. I would avoid, this is not a future proof solution.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
4/5
Version 1.1.1
Review by rjuna3

simple, useful; works as described - a handy niche tool to quickly customize titles, comment and add tags. Useful for updating groups of files that need some batch changes and some custom changes. Would like to be able to write to IPTC too [drag & drop to Comenteer to do that now] I use Better Rename to handle large batch tasks.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
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