Belvedere Updates With New Actions, Plenty Of Fixes

Lifehacker's very own automated file manager, Belvedere, updates today with a handful of new features, bug fixes and more. Here's the full changelog.

Belvedere contributor Matt Shorts has thoughtfully added all kinds of useful new functionality into this release, including:

  • Added regex support
  • Added rule copy/move support
  • Added new actions:
    • print action
    • move and leave shortcut action
    • custom actions
  • Added rule prioritization
  • Added is >= and is <= verbs
  • Added Growl for Windows support
  • Enhanced file rename action
  • Changed sleeptime to be more user friendly
  • Changed handling of duplicate rule names; mirrored windows approach (i.e. (1), (2), etc)
  • Fixed bug that did not allow duplicate folder names, but different paths
  • fixed bug that did not allow the "is not in the last" verb to work properly

If you're new to Belvedere, check out our guide to automatically cleaning and organising your desktop, downloads and other folders. Download the latest release from the Belvedere homepage.

Huge thanks to Matt Shorts for his continued updates and maintenance to Belvedere!


    This thing has been around for years, and I've never really seen a use for it? #}

      Just like Jonathan below I use it for moving tv shows into appropriate folders, .torrent files into utorrent scan folder, mp3's into itunes folder and a hole heap of other things that I setup ages ago and forget that it goes on because it just works and has done for years.

      Great work guys. Belvedere is a great little program. I will install the new version tonight and no doubt find new ways to use Belvedere.

    Ive been using it sometime to scan my downloads directory on several computers in my house. I have several rules set up, so that if an mp3 appears in the download folder, it picks it up and moves it to the itunes auto add to library folder, which is housed on my central NAS.

    It picks up NZB files and moves them off to where sabNZB scans for files to download, and .torrent files are moved off to the relevant utorrent folder. So whether im in my office, or at my loungeroom HTPC, or bedroom HTPC, if i want to start a download from any pc, its automatically commenced on my Server that centrally manages all my downloads and categorizes them into my libraries.

    This is an essential tool for my home automation needs. Love it.

    Only problem ive had is occaisionally it will have a cpu leak and start consuming cpu cycles and need to be restarted. But to combat that, I have run a program automator that once an hour on all PCs, the program will be exited and restarted.

    Glad to see Belvedere is still getting love and support

    It'd be great if Belvedere could run as a windows service so I wouldn't have to stay logged in for it to work.

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