Nov
16
2011

[Review] RaS – Rename and Sort v0.84a

This is a review of the Software product RaS – Rename and Sort v0.84a [Beta], developed by Daniel Ryan.

Contents of this review:

The Basics

System Requirements:

  • Any device capable of running Java
  • More than 2,291kb free space
  • A Java distribution MUST be installed; and should be up-to-date for best performance.

Price:

Free!

Software description as per the developer:
(Note: Developer software descriptions are copied directly from the developer's websites, so all spelling and grammar mistakes are taken in context)

Rename and sort files with ease!
RaS is a free application that smartly auto renames your files by dragging and dropping the files onto it. Depending on what file type is, it can use metadata embedded into the file, deletes any blacklisted words, general file name clean or uses webservices. This is all done with simplicity in mind.


[easyreview title=”The Ratings for RaS – Rename and Sort v0.84a” cat1title=”Ease of Use” cat1detail=”Drag and Drop files or use the ‘Add’ button to add them to the list of files to process; check the results and click one to change it; select whether to just rename or rename and sort, then click Save to use it. It’s all very intuitive, though a help file could still come in handy.” cat1rating=”4″ cat2title=”Performance” cat2detail=”Rendering the file list is quick; working with it is dependent on the file-types used and the number of files added at once. Saving the changes is fast though does experience slowdowns on occasion.” cat2rating=”4″ cat3title=”Usefulness” cat3detail=”You’ll find this most useful if you’re the kind of person who isn’t highly organised; though it needs more options to customise folder structures for sorting files. Even if you just rename and don’t sort, however, RaS can really help to make the names of Downloaded files make more sense and give photos their actual names. Basically, it depends entirely on the usage scenario.” cat3rating=”3″ cat4title=”Price” cat4detail=”It’s free, what can be better?” cat4rating=”5″ cat5title=”Editor’s Thoughts” cat5detail=”This category stands for nothing. Rather, the score here is an additional rating reflecting the views of the editor towards the program after all of its pros, cons and features have been examined. This allows for adjustments to the score when the final score isn’t clear after all of the previous categories.” cat5rating=”4″ overall=”true”]


Full Review

To be worked on…


Verdict

Though the program is still a Beta product, with obvious work still to be done, RaS proves itself to be a very competent tool for batch renaming video files, photos and similar files to their actual stored titles; and converting unusual characters in file names to their proper symbols; and can even be used for batch renaming if you manually edit the naming convention for files. Sorting, however, needs more configuration options to be truly useful – unless you use default Windows folders or ones in the same root as RaS yourself, the feature is useless. So the final verdict depends entirely on your usage scenario – but for me, RaS is worthy of a thumbs-up.

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