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

What’s New

Version 10.46

- notification that version 11 is now available as a separate product on the Mac App Store
- minor bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

Thi-cot ,

A very helpful and powerful app

This is a very powerful app which should actually be part of Mac OS, only problem is that the editor does not provide updates on the App Store, wonder why! I bought version 10 in March 2019 and according to their website, I am entitled to forever upgrades but I have to figure it on my own.

Stuke ,

Excellent Utility App

I think it’s longevity in the Mac application world speaks to its outstanding usefulness. I’m new to this app and already can’t believe I’ve waited this long. If you have a long history of files like me (umm, dating to 1995), then this app is a savior! I’ve recent digitized thousands of negatives from the past, and together with an EXIF editor (MetaImage!) Better Rename 10 makes this job so much easier. Once properly tagged, BR10 can see the data and build custom file names so my image archive is organized exactly the way I need it. Oh, and it’s great at renaming all those “Screen Shot…” files that you want to keep!

This is an incredibly useful app.

Gentle Explorer ,

Buggy and rigid in what it can do

I have found this app to be buggy. For example, about every third or fourth batch in one session it gets stuck in loop asking me to grant permissions to access the files in a folder. There is no way out of the loop except to force quit the application.

The renaming rules are very rigid, and not modular. For example, you cannot format dates in ISO format (“YYYY-MM-DDThh-mm-ss”) and if it is possible to construct a single template for new file names I haven’t found it.

But the bigger problem is that it is so very irritating when it gets stuck in the permissions loop.


Frank Reiff
7 MB

OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor


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