If there’s one thing we Mac users and digital camera owners collect more than anything else it’s photos. The average user stuffs everything into iPhoto. For the rest of us, we use a carefully crafted and managed folder hierarchy. What happens as we add more photos? More folders, deeper hierarchy.
The Big Mean Folder Machine is a must have tool for any Mac user who needs to create and manage folders, files, and photos. iPhoto’s organization skills are anemic compared to what you can do in BMFM.
Think about what happens in iMovie when you populate it with a couple of years of movie clips. It slows to a crawl. What better place to store movie clips than your own custom movie file folders?
In fact, any creative professional (writer, photographer, videographer, even system administrators) knows the danger in not having a well organized file system. BMFM can create multi-level folder hierarchies manylevels deep with just a few clicks.
Big Mean Folder Machine also creates folders in batches, sort files into folders by a variety of criteria (alphabetically, by size, by creation date, by modification date, etc.). It’s also a good way to backup photo collections to DVDs. BMFM is smart enough to resolve file name conflicts, and can merge multiple folders into your folder hierarchy design.
All this organizational goodness starts easy enough but can get complicated quickly so some thought is required.
Drag and drop files and folders into BMFM to create the folders and hierarchy you need.
Then, simply choose how you want to create the hierarchy of folders. It can sort files for you from drop down menus and radio check boxes, and build the folders with files already included.
You can even preview your files and the hierarchy before creating the folders.
All the complicated file and folder creation takes place quickly in BMFM. Very large collections of files can be split up and backed up to CDs, DVDs, or external disks.
And, files are copied rather than moved so you always have the originals. Considering what Big Mean Folder Machine does for those of us with too many files, too many photos, too many songs or music clips, the modest price tag is worthy.