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What's Rename It ?


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Kurita Tetsuro

Script factory

Rename It

Wnat's Rename It ?

"Rename It" is an AppleScript application to rename an opened file in the front application. When the Finder is in the front, a selected file or opend folder can be renamed.

In OS X 10.8 or later, a file name of an opend document can be renamed at the proxy icon in the document window in some applications. In some applications, following steps are requied to rename an opened file.

  1. Save the file.
  2. Close the file.
  3. Rename the file in the Finder.
  4. Reopen the file.

"Rename It" can automate above complicated process.

This application works as a background application to access the front document. And it is recommended to launch it from some sort of a launcher utility.

For examples,

Followting movie will help to understand how "Rename It" works.


  • OS X 10.10 or later
    • Developed and tested on OS X 10.14.6
  • GUI Scripting

Enable GUI Scripting

"Rename It" require permission to control your computer using accesibility features (GUI Scripting). When the application is launched at the first time, following dialog will be displayed.

Pressing "Open System Preferences" cause to open "System Preferences" and to add the applicaiton into the "Accessibility" list of the "Privary" tab of the "Secutiry & Privacy" pane. Turn the check box of the application on.


  • 1.1.1 -- 2020-05-10
    • The application is notarized.
    • Fixed : cases can not be changed.
    • Internal changes.
  • 1.1 -- 2018-09-26
    • OS X 10.10 or later is quired.
    • Remove dependencies on scripting additions (SmartActivate.osax and URI Escape.osax).
    • Added code signing.
    • Added English document.