Nifty File Lists 1.12

Creates file lists, extracts metadata and saves them in multiple formats.
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Nifty File Lists is intended to save file lists in multiple formats, which lets you manage them more easily. In this regard, the tool can export to XLS (Microsoft Excel), CSV (comma-separated values), TSV (tab-separate values) as well as HTML. Moreover, it lets you copy contents to the clipboard, ready to paste in other applications.

The application is very easy to use. All you need to do is add files and folders and pick the desired columns. Good news is that you more than 315 types of metadata can be used as column headers, including name, path, dates, EXIF, GPS and ID3 info, to mention but a few. These columns can be arranged manually from the left panel; still, it would be preferable that one could also do this directly from the preview table as well. Likewise, there are multiple ways to sort data, which include “smart” number-aware sorting. Finally, it is good that previewing the resulting files is possible before actually saving them to disk.

Nifty File Lists can extract the metadata of the selected files and folder very fast and accurately. Fortunately, the extraction can continue in the background while you are doing something else, like configuring table output.

In short, Nifty File Lists is recommended to create comprehensive file lists, which you can open and edit in many other applications, such as Numbers and Excel. The product is available from the developer’s site, where you can download a trial version and check its features by yourself.

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Pros

  • Easily creates metadata lists from files and folders
  • Exports to various file formats and allows copying to the clipboard
  • Processes long lists of files at once

Cons

  • Cannot arrange columns from the preview table
  • No custom sort options
  • Configurations cannot be saved as presets

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