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   Last updated: July 24, 2012








Mac software LittleClean




LittleClean is a little application that will let the user change file names in a particular folder.  Users can either remove a certain letter (or a combination of up to 5 letters) or replace a letter or a combination of letters with a replacement.  Changes can be made in a non-destructive way such that users can alter file names to their satisfaction without affecting source file names.  And no change will be made to actual file names until the user clicks on the Execute button.  When they do click on Execute, LittleClean will change file names one by one strictly according to the New file names column (middle pane).  So what you see in the list really is what you will get.





  • LittleClean is a batch processor.  So select a source folder containing any number of files to work with.
  • Manipulate file names in a non-destructive manner such that changes will be made only if the user clicks on Execute.



The Development Story:


Well...  Personally, I listen to classical music a lot.  People use the FLAC container to compress classical music files.  So I've developed xLosslessAudio so that I can convert those files into ones with an iTunes-friendly format (AIF, AAC, Apple Lossless, MP3).  A few days ago (early September, 2011), I was not able to convert one set of FLAC media files because the names of the files include one specific character that the audio converter can't read.  This character is inverted exclamation (¡).  NameRanger doesn't work in a way so that it will remove an unnecessary letter from all files in a particular folder.  Removing a certain letter won't be easy if you have a dozen files, each of which contains several letters to remove.  That's why I had to develop a batch processor like LittleClean.





Mac software LittleClean

Opening a source folder


Mac software LittleClean

Refreshing the middle pane with a list of new file names

Mac software LittleClean

Finally executing changes to file names


Mac software LittleClean

Saving user settings




Trial version:


A demo/trial version is available.


  • Click on the button to download a demo/trial version of LittleClean for Mac OS X 10.6 & 10.7.  Mac video tutorials



System requirements:


  • Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 or 10.8 with Intel Mac (Intel Mac) only




Purchasing LittleClean license:



Purchasing a single license of LittleClean 1.0


Mac App Store

Available at Mac App Store only as LittleClean







Version History:


Nothing so far...


LittleClean is a product of MacHouse.