With its stunning design and high accuracy, SongGenie for Mac stands out as one of the better song tagging applications out there. This premium app automatically updates your music files with complete metadata, including artist, genre, album art, and lyrics in no time, so that you don't have to do it manually. iTunes recognizes all the changes, which will be reflected in your music library.
Following a quick installation, SongGenie for Mac presents you with a slick interface visually reminiscent of Time Machine's carousel metaphor. Upon launch, the app will scan your music library and rate each song with up to three guitars depending on how much song data has been fetched from the Web. One guitar stands for metadata, one for cover, and one for lyrics. This convenient labeling system lets you sort your collection easily and track down songs with partial info. The identification process, itself, takes no time; in our tests we were presented with tag suggestions less than five seconds after hitting the "Identify" button. The trial version can detect and suggest tag updates and lyrics, but it will not allow you to apply any changes. In addition, this app comes bundled with CoverScout, a companion app for fetching album cover art, which will help you finally complete your music collection.
If you have a large number of music files and like to keep them organized in a neat music library, SongGenie for Mac can help you, saving you a lot of time otherwise wasted on manual tagging. While the app does come with a price tag, its stunning design and attention to detail make it well worth the purchase.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of SongGenie for Mac 2.2.5.
SongGenie now goes beyond artists and titles. Search and automatically apply lyrics for your songs. Display your favorite songs with lyrics on your iPhone or just about any iPod too. Add tags, genres and more to your music files. SongGenie is an iTunes saver for your Mac. Creating an acoustic fingerprint for all your tracks, SongGenie automatically completes your music collection. You can select any music folders on your hard drive, and even those on external storage. SongGenie's eagle-eye can also detect typos and spelling mistakes.
What's new in this version:
- SongGenie will now work more reliably when analyzing a lot of songs at once
- Improved overall stability