Every time you transfer your photos from a camera to your computer it gets difficult to identify them based on the name. Trying to organize them is also difficult, at least if you're obsessed with absolute perfection. A simple solution is to try out Wild Rename which, as the name suggests, gives you the possibility to rename multiple files at once according to your criteria.
Portable and easy to use
You notice a neat advantage even before running the application. This is because it doesn't have to be installed on your system, keeping registries intact and letting you keep it on a removable storage device to apply quick configurations on multiple machines.
The interface is similar to a file commander, with a starting directory panel letting you navigate through major directories, while another lets you view contents in a more detailed manner. Attached to them you find a third panel, which is actually where you manage all settings.
Create tasks for different situations
A list is at your disposal to define tasks, which are quickly created by writing down a few values and selecting options to be applied. Multiple rules for renaming can be created. What's more, you can export configurations in order to create tasks for different renaming processes, which adds a lot to flexibility.
The application lets you target custom file types, but not by selecting from a list, but manually writing down extension, as well as a part of title to look up. Moreover, you can leave names intact and only change letter case, normalize them for a professional feel, or use a range calculator to apply settings only to a custom number of characters.
Rename files and folders at the same time
Additionally, you can only run a simulation to see how all goes, without affecting file integrity. Entire folders along with content and subfolders can be processed simply by checking corresponding options. Once a process is done, a compact window displays results, as well as errors, with the possibility to also have a log file generated.
Taking everything into consideration, we can say that Wild Rename is a small, but powerful application with which you can rename any file and folder on your computer in a matter of seconds. The built-in file explorer is a great advantage and so is portability. Regardless of your experience, accommodation takes little time, while the amount of features at your disposal provide a great deal of flexibility.