Rename All your PDF documents Quickly in Few Clicks

"the best PDF renaming app on the Appstore - very simple and easy to use and gets the job done with 90-100% accuracy …. awesome ;-)" ( H.ibrhaim, Malaysia)

"Just love it. - Perfect for technical report files. " (gdlstudent, Mexico)

"Good Job - The app does exactly what said. 100 pdf with numbers immediately renamed around 85, the rest... very easy to do it manually you can see the name and book cover if it is necessary. 5 stars. I recommended it. I hope to rename epub in the app future." (Solto, Canada)

"A must have for everyone that having to deal with load of PDF files. Remaing PDF files is much and much easier with this app. It seems to hang sometimes, but great software nonetheless." (Chu Okas, Thailand)


Batch rename pdf documents quickly. PDF Paper Renamer automatically rename filenames by obtaining the correct titles from metadata or from PDF contents. Variety of different options can be applied to rename the files.

Usually scientific papers or academic papers downloaded from internet have bogus name. It would be difficult to manage without expensive management software. Manual renaming is tedious and a waste of time. PDF Paper Renamer automatically rename pdf/epub documents to correct title with high efficiency.

- Easy to use yet powerful, load PDF and it will be renamed automatically
- Use simple keyword parser to rename using title, date and author to your needs
- Variety of options to rename PDF documents
- Abbreviate words based on keywords defined
- Replace whitespace with desired word
- Use title selected from manually from viewer (for PDF documents only)
- Optional: Choose title between original filename, metadata or suggested title from PDF content

What’s New

Version 1.54

Update for macOS Catalina

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

n.dialectic ,

Handy to an extent - not-quite intelligent title retrieval

The developer has really identified a need for people, like me, who end up with hundreds of numerically named pdfs on their hard drive. I use Yep to tag and store pdfs and an app like this helps with the process of tagging. So far, it's worked okay for some files (presumably those with enough metadata), but for others it doesn't intelligently get the correct title. Sometimes it comes up with weird titles and other times it does not suggest a title at all. These are readable pdfs so I don't know what the problem could be. Perhaps it would be better for the program to retrieve both the title from metadata and the information it uses for intelligent title retrieval and let the user decide which is best per file (dropdown suggestions?). I'd love it if the program could also include an author name, but that may be too much to ask!

One other little problem is that if you choose to fill white spaces with something like _ and limit the title words to fewer words than are in the title, the last character prior to .pdf will be _. I find this mildly annoying. I'll admit I'm ever so slightly obessessive though!

Now, if this program could also add OpenMeta tags…

I'd definitely give this 5 stars if intelligent naming worked properly. It's the sort of program that can save researchers a lot of valuable time.
As an update on the most recent release, this program is definitely getting better. It's not quite intelligent enough, yet. Author name, for example, would be handy (when available). Also, it is still a little limited in what it will allow you to do. In particular, the program does not allow drag & drop! For some reason keyboard shortcuts don't work (I can't remove a file with "delete"). This could be my setup though.

A small GUI request: could the inspector interface have collapsible menus instead of tabs?

Vnstr7 ,

Works for me

I have used this for the past few years and it works about 90% of the time for me. This is well about the expected threshold to bulk rename many pdf journal articles. I would buy this again.

jack0502801 ,

Simple and Good

Very convenient when you download paper from websites.


1.3 MB

OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor


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