Although the size of hard drives and online storage has significantly increased in the past years, you still occasionally need to split extremely large files into smaller portions. The Big Mean Folder Machine (TBMFM) is just the tool for this job. Built specifically for Leopard, it will allow you to work with folders in the Gigabyte range, splitting and merging them with ease.
TBMFM splits files according to four main criteria: name, type, date and shooting date. This last criteria is perfect for splitting large photo collections, keeping them organized in time. Although it would be nice to see more splitting criteria, the four options offered still allow you to work around most files. TBMFM also lets you merge files from multiple sources, a process that is simple but may take some time, depending on the size of your files.
Both the splitting and merging processes are fairly straightforward, thanks to the Assistant style interface. TBMFM also shows you a preview before fully completing the process, just in case you want to back down.
An excellent tool to merge and split extremely large files.
- Can now be used in the Mac OS X 10.7 full screen mode.