StExBar extends Windows Explorer with some time-saving extras
March 11, 2017 – 05:46 | Comments Off on StExBar extends Windows Explorer with some time-saving extras
StExBar extends Windows Explorer with some time-saving extras

StExBar is a tiny freeware tool which extends Windows Explorer with some handy features.
The program has been around for years, but it’s just been updated to work fully on Windows 10, so we grabbed a …

Batch rename a folder of images with PhotoRenamer
February 26, 2017 – 18:00 | Comments Off on Batch rename a folder of images with PhotoRenamer
Batch rename a folder of images with PhotoRenamer

PhotoRenamer is a free Windows tool which can rename photos from the usual DCS014752.jpg-type garbage to something more consistent and meaningful.
The program opens with an Explorer-like tree view. Browse to the folder containing your images …

ExtraBits is a time-saving Explorer extension
June 24, 2016 – 04:17 | Comments Off on ExtraBits is a time-saving Explorer extension
ExtraBits is a time-saving Explorer extension

ExtraBits is an Explorer extension which adds some time-saving commands to the file and folder right-click menu.
The program is free for non-commercial use, but has a notable limitation: it only works on up to 100 …

1-4a Rename is a versatile batch renamer
June 23, 2015 – 09:07 | Comments Off on 1-4a Rename is a versatile batch renamer
1-4a Rename is a versatile batch renamer

Renaming one file on a PC is easy. A whole folder full? That’s more of a challenge. Explorer can’t help, and even turning to the command line doesn’t give you very much.
1-4a Rename is a …

Batch rename your photos with Exif ReName
November 24, 2014 – 14:34 | Comments Off on Batch rename your photos with Exif ReName
Batch rename your photos with Exif ReName

Everyone has their own idea of how digital photos should be named. This might change from time to time, cameras usually produce something entirely different, and the end result can be a hard-to-browse tangle of …

XnView 2.0 debuts new Metro toolbar style
April 9, 2013 – 12:51 | Comments Off on XnView 2.0 debuts new Metro toolbar style
XnView 2.0 debuts new Metro toolbar style

XnSoft has released XnView 2.00, a new version of its freeware multimedia browser, editor and creation tool for Windows. The tool makes it simple to browse, organise and edit images, plus includes a screenshot capture …

Rename thousands of files at a click with Solid Renamer
December 13, 2012 – 09:50 | Comments Off on Rename thousands of files at a click with Solid Renamer
Rename thousands of files at a click with Solid Renamer

Download a few files from the internet and one problem you’ll soon notice is that they won’t exactly follow any sensible naming conventions. Some will leave out key information you need to tell what they …

Automatically rename a folderful of files in a click with FiRE
October 2, 2012 – 07:16 | One Comment
Automatically rename a folderful of files in a click with FiRE

Renaming one file in Windows is easy enough. Renaming an entire folderful is a little more tedious, though, which is why many people tend not to bother, simply accepting whatever those original names happen to …

Directory Monitor: watch files being created, modified or deleted in real time
July 31, 2012 – 09:53 | Comments Off on Directory Monitor: watch files being created, modified or deleted in real time
Directory Monitor: watch files being created, modified or deleted in real time

Whether you’re concerned about security, system performance, or just wondering exactly why your PC’s hard drive has been constantly active for the last half hour, being able to see exactly which files are being created, …