Name It Your Way (NIYoW)1.7.6
Importing pictures from your camera after a long holiday makes it pretty difficult to sort and identify the ones you want to keep. This is because batch processing most of the times generates technical file names based on various patterns so no conflicts occur. In this regard, Name It Your Way or NIYoW brings you a powerful method of reaming any file on your computer the way you want and with little effort.
Multiple methods of renaming
Right from the start, a renaming wizard wants to take you through a few guided steps to prove it's not too complicated. Even though mass renaming implies various sets of rules, the wizard does a pretty good job, with requirements to select folders and whether or not to include subfolders, as well as choosing from a few automated methods based on the file type.
On the other hand, disregarding the wizard doesn't mean things get complicated. The intuitive design poses no accommodation problems whatsoever, with your workspace split into a panel for file selection, one for rules to apply, and a panel that holds all related controls.
Quick file selection and rule creation
Switching to a scan mode makes file detection and selection a lot easier. The initial list is replaced by a file explorer, with various filters at your disposal, such as extensions, archives, system files, or hidden ones. Returning to the main screen grabs selected items and enlists them along with a few more details than the scan mode.
Adding rules is yet another simple process. Four parameters have you choosing category, the rule itself, attributes, as well as any other value depending on the previous selections. Depending on target files or how you want them to be renamed, the application lets you add as many rules as you see fit. What's more, these can be saved to file to be quickly applied in other situations as well.
To sum it up
All things considered, we can safely state that Name It Your Way (NIYoW) is a powerful renaming application from all points of view. A lot of effort was put into development, with a highly-intuitive interface being as easy to use as the wizard. Searching for files only takes a little time because of the clever scan mode, while rules are created with minimum effort, making this app definitely worth a try.