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  • OS X 10.10 or later
    • Developed and tested on OS X 10.11.6
  • GUI Scripting


Version 1.1 -- 2018-09-26

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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 X10.8 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.

"Rename It" works in the background because to access the front document. "Rename It" does not apear in the Dock and the front application is not switched.

"Rename It" must be launched through a launcher application. For example,

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


  • 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.