Using Apple's Automator To Rename Deliverable Files
I use Apple’s Automator program for a variety of tasks, from renaming files to removing files, to moving and backing up files using Calendar events. It’s a pretty powerful tool that’s been a part of the Mac Applications folder since macOS 10.4.
My main use for Automator is to rename files. To that end, hiding in my Documents folder is an Automator Workflow called ‘Rename Finder Items’. Because I want to manipulate the variables each time I go to rename files, I chose to use the Workflow format, rather than one of Automator’s other formats like ‘application’ or ‘calendar alarm’. In this video demonstration, I show how I rename batches of files.