Tag Archive: Batch


How to Batch Change File Extensions in Mac OS

Have you ever wanted to change a group of files file extensions in Mac OS? For example, lets say you wanted to change a bunch files with a .htm extension to .html, or a group of files from extension tie .JPEG to .PNG. We’ll show you how to easily batch change a group of file … Read More

Apple welcomes new batch of HomeKit-compatible devices

Apple’s list of HomeKit-compatible devices is finally starting to look impressive. The company’s smarthome framework has been off to a bit of a slow start since Apple first unveiled it at its Worldwide Developers Conference last year, but this fall might be when it actually hits its stride. The list of available compatible devices is […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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How to Batch Rename Files on Mac OS X Easily from Finder

Modern versions of OS X include a built-in batch file renaming tool that allows Mac users to instantly rename large groups of files, folders, photos, or anything else residing on their file system in a single action. This bulk rename item utility is part of the Finder, meaning there are no add-ons, downloads, or DIY … Read More

Apple files for Samsung divorce with first batch of TSMC microprocessors

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) has reportedly started shipping its first batch of iPhone and iPad microprocessors to Apple, according to sources familiar with the matter. By making microprocessors for Apple, TSMC is taking over a role previously carried out by…Read more ›

How to Batch Convert DOCX Files to TXT Format with textutil in OS X

The Mac includes a fantastic command line tool called textutil which allows for quick text file format conversions, translating almost any text or word document type into another. We’ve discussed textutil for a variety of uses, but typically it has been for one-off conversions of a specific file into a new file type. This time … Read More

Make a File Renamer Tool for Batch Renaming Groups of Files in Mac OS X

If you need to rename a group of files on a Mac by appending some text to each files name, a great free option is to use a simple Automator action and save it as an application. This is similar to the other Automator utilities we have built and covered here before, but this time … Read More

Batch Archive Or Delay All Messages In Mailbox App For The iPhone [iOS Tips]

Mailbox All Swipe

If you’re one of the lucky ones to have signed up for Mailbox, Orchestra’s amazing new email client for the iPhone, you know how great it is. It allows you to re-think how you deal with email on a daily basis. Mail messages can be archived, set to remind you at a later time or day, or placed in lists you create yourself all with a swipe of your  [Read More…]

Archive, Batch Send, And Download Your Instagram Photos With Recygram [iOS Tips]

Recygram

Yesterday, I tipped you off about #NoCrop for Instagram, an app that lets you submit full-sized photos to the social photo service with very little effort.

Today, I want to look at Recygram, another free app that works with Instagram, letting you send photos from your voluminous Instagram archive to Flicker and Tumblr, as well as download them or compress them for sharing. Sounds like a great way to archive  [Read More…]

Batch Image Conversion in Mac OS X the Easy Way with Preview

Preview is a greatly under-appreciated app that has been bundled along with Mac OS X since the beginning, getting better and better with each OS X release. One quiet feature that has been around for a while is the ability to mass convert a group of pictures from one file type to another, often referred to as batch conversion. This lets you easily take a large amount of JPG files and convert them over to PNG, for example. It’s safe  [Read More…]

Batch Resize a Group of Pictures from the Command Line with sips

Batch resize group of pictures with sips

Though most Mac users will likely prefer to use Preview to batch resize images because of the ease of use, advanced users often like to go with the command line for repetitive tasks. We’ve discussed sips before as a way to resize, rotate, and flip images, but if sips is combined with wildcards it can also function as a quick way to batch resize a  [Read More…]