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Sig Software
For Mac/Windows
Email Effects
For Macintosh
Analog Helper
Classic Menu
Cross Platform
Drop Drawers
Email Merge
About NameCleaner
NameCleaner is an industrial strength utility for Macintosh to manipulate file names and types. It is specially designed to help move files to and from Windows and Unix, including Boot Camp on Intel Macs.

NameCleaner is very fast, focused on cross platform needs and has been extensively field tested for renaming between Macs and PCs. It has tens of thousands of users in some of the world's biggest companies, universities and government agencies.

NameCleaner's sister product Cross Platform provides information on how files can be used with Windows-based computers. Our online guides to transferring files from Mac to Windows or Windows to Mac explain the steps involved.

"Between a PC and a Mac, NameCleaner is an indispensable tool." - Carolyn Bickford, MacDownload
  • Perfect for Boot Camp on Intel Macs! Prepare files before copying to Boot Camp partitions (FAT32 or NTFS).
  • Preconfigured settings for MS-DOS, Unix and Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000 and XP.
  • Automatically renames files to ensure compatibility with MS-DOS, Windows or Unix.
  • Built-in mappings for over 100 PC extensions and Mac file types.
  • Find-and-replace including wildcards and regular expressions.
  • Contextual Menu Module for instant desktop cleaning.
  • Preview the results of renaming in advance.
  • Includes comprehensive documentation.

See some screenshots.

"I talk about your product at all of my Macworld Expo seminars" - Philippe Goodman, Goodman Consulting
Built-in Mappings
NameCleaner includes mappings between PC extensions and Macintosh types for the following formats:

AIFF Compressed Sound, AIFF Sound, AU Sound, AVI Movie, BinHex Archive, Canvas Drawing, ClarisDraw Drawing, Compact Pro Archive, CorelDraw Drawing, CorelDraw Template, Envoy Document, Excel Chart, Excel Macro, Excel Spreadsheet, Excel Template, Excel Workbook, FileMaker Database, FreeHand Drawing, GIF Image, Gnu Zip Archive, HTML Document, InDesign Document, JPEG Image, LaTeX File, Lotus 1-2-3 File, Mac Picture, MacPaint Image, MIDI Music File, MOD Music File, MP3 Music File, MPEG Movie, PageMaker Document, PageMaker Template, Painter Image, PCX Image, PDF Document, Photoshop Image, Plain Text File, PNG Image, PostScript File, PowerPoint Document, PowerPoint Template, QuickTime Movie, RealPlayer File, Rich Text File, Scitex Image, StuffIt Archive, SYLK Document, TARGA Image, TIFF Image, WAVE Sound, Windows Bitmap, Windows Icon, Word Document, Word Template, WordPerfect Document, Works Spreadsheet, Works WP Document, XPress Document, XPress Template, ZIP Archive.

Awarded at Tucows and at MacDownload.
Download NameCleaner 2.5.5 for Mac OS X (Universal) or Classic Mac OS.

For users with old license codes not wishing to upgrade, version 2.1.2 is still available for Mac OS X or Classic Mac OS. Some original NameCleaner licenses are eligible for a free upgrade to NameCleaner Network - see upgrades below.

"It has saved me untold hours of work"
Free license
NameCleaner is no longer being actively developed or sold, so here's a free license for the Administrator edition:

1. Ensure NameCleaner is not currently running.
2. Select the entire block of data below.


3. Choose Copy from the Edit menu in your email program.
4. Run the NameCleaner application.
5. The code on the clipboard will be automatically installed.
"NameCleaner excels in... both Mac-to-PC and PC-to-Mac conversions" - MacObserver
"Your product stands head & shoulders above the competition."

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