I can’t believe I haven’t posted about this product before. I’m sure there are lots of similar products, but I found FileMonkey have been blown away with how useful it is every time I use it.
It costs $29.
FileMonkey does two things and does them very well. It renames batches of files for you.
Frequently, I’ll have a huge number of files that need for one reason or another to be renamed. Say, for instance, we have a bunch of student made mp3 files that we want to play through a flash player. Ideally, they’d all be uniformly named so I don’t have to program in each individual student name and Flash doesn’t like spaces in filenames either. Before I found FileMonkey, I would have to sit and rename each file. The opposite is true with FileMonkey, instead I just go into the file rename option, set up the parameters and press OK. Job done.
The second thing it does is rewrite file contents. I know, scary. But you can limit its parameters to just search out web pages, (it automatically filters out some file types). It’s proven really handy lately. In about 20 minutes it added a small security code to close to 100,000 web pages. I just did a find and replace on the </head> tag to be </head><plus some stuff> and job done.
It might not be the prettiest bit of software ever, but it gets the done job and saves me a huge amount of time.