I was wondering if you plan to offer the option to manually re-order the files by drag and drop so we can rename them afterwards, a bit like what is possible to do with PhotoMechanics
I'm afraid manual reordering isn't planned currently. It's quite a lot of effort to implement and there are just too many exciting things in the pipeline. I'm not sure about your specific use case, but something that'll come soon and may help is a "sticky" index renaming variable, so you can perform multiple renaming operations and the index will continue to count up across those operations. Would that help?
I was hoping to find this feature in 1.5 but no luck. Any hope?