Tag&Rename

Tag&Rename

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 71 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.8.4
  • Total Downloads:
    454,317
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 24, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $29.95 to buy (Buy it now)

Editors' Review

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Tag&Rename is a powerful shareware MP3 tag editor and file renamer with many more features than most similar tools, including some very capable standalone freeware and media players with built-in tag editors. Version 3.8.3 adds Discogs authorization support and improved freedb integration.

Pros

Shell integration: Enabling shell menu integration during setup lets you open Tag&Rename from right-click menus in Windows. Like all setup choices, you can change it later in the extensive Program Options.

Many tags: Tag&Rename supports many more tags than most built-in tag editors, including not only common tags like Composer and Conductor but also many unusual tags such as Bit rate, Encoded by, Remixed by, and Initial Key.

File Mask Editor: The Get Tags From File Names tab's Mask Editor includes numerous variables like Album, Year, Track, Comment, Release Time, and Mood. Click More Variables for additional options.

Amazon Web Service: Amazon Web Service users can configure their own account under Program Options: Advanced.

Cons

Busy and wordy: Some of Tag&Rename's setup options need clearer explanations (we chose defaults). A busy layout needs streamlining; for example, tabs like "Get Tags from File Names" could be shortened.

Price pressure: Capable freeware leaves you more money for more music.

Bottom Line

Free tag editors are fine for most users, but music lovers with large libraries will find Tag&Rename not only exceptionally useful but surprisingly affordable, too.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Tag&Rename 3.8.3.

 
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3 stars

"Is freeware that is just as good"

July 30, 2012  |  By davrates

 |  Version: Tag&Rename 3.6

Pros

Works good and does what it says it will do

Cons

Its a trial better of trying freeware

Summary

Good but TagScanner is just as good and its free

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5 stars

"Seriously cool program!"

May 07, 2012  |  By Nobody777

 |  Version: Tag&Rename 3.5.7

Pros

I have used this program for years now (since 2000) and it remains my favorite and most used program of all time! I don't know how I would manage my music collection without this! It was well worth the money to purchase and the lifetime updates are awesome! Tag-n-Rename originally started out as a MP3-only tag editor, but I appreciate how much it has been expanded since (although I still primarily only use MP3s). I have NEVER experienced a stability issue in the many years I have been using this software (and on different PCs) and it always loads quickly and gets the job done every time!!! Absolutely LOVE it and big kudos to the developer for a simply wonderful piece of software!

Cons

While I am totally pleased with this excellent product, I confess that I do wish it edited more file types (namely video files). It does edit WMV files at least, but I hardly use that type for anything. Still, I am more than happy with it and will continue to use it and recommend it for years to come I'm sure!

Summary

If you're thinking about whether or not to buy the full version, DO IT! This is an awesome program and I really have been using it for YEARS - since 2000! Take it from someone who has truly put this to the test. It's a fine program and absolutely worth the money to purchase!!!!

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4 stars

"Multifunctional for tag and renaming ."

March 26, 2012  |  By imvm

 |  Version: Tag&Rename 3.5.7

Pros

Multifunctional

Cons

Multifunctional

Summary

easy to use,multifunctional,best tag and renamer.Thanks

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1 stars

"didn't work - got a useless error for everything i did"

March 09, 2012  |  By simons007

 |  Version: Tag&Rename 3.5.7

Pros

none - didn't work

Cons

doesn't work

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1 stars

"permanently messed up my library"

November 13, 2011  |  By AJ327

 |  Version: Tag&Rename 3.5.7

Pros

I hate this product

Cons

1) Crashes easily
2) Can't undo more than one step back if you're lucky
3) Can't undo at all for id3 renaming

Summary

I highlighted around 300 songs that had incorrect id3 tags and asked the program to find the right ones using the Amazon.com database. It came up with the correct album for the first song I had highlighted. Great!...so I clicked OK and let the program do it's thing. Well it ended up updating all the songs I had highlighted with the id3s of that one album. So all 300 songs now have an id3 tag that say they're from the same album. I tried to undo it but the undo button was grayed out. So I clicked on one of the songs to see if it would rescan it and find the correct id3 tags, but it's now stuck thinking that it already has the correct id3 tag. And I can't find any software to undo this. Music Brainz Picard is supposed to be able to work by analyzing the musical signature of the mp3 but I can't get it to work cleanly for multiple files at once. So now I'm stuck manually rewriting my id3 tags...

Even if I didn't have this problem, this product would be useless for me. I have over 350 GBs of music. Trying to load more than a few albums at a time makes the program crash (and most programs I've tried actually). And even if it could load it all up, it's not flexible enough to actually organize my music the way I want it. If you have a small collection and don't mind changing things an album or 2 at a time I suppose this software can be useful. But considering that you can't undo some actions, you better really know what you're doing or you could permanently screw up your collection like I did. Luckily I was experimenting with music I don't really care about.

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5 stars

"Fantastic Program, a powerful timesaver."

November 05, 2011  |  By RuggeR29

 |  Version: Tag&Rename 3.5.7

Pros

Options galore, extremely customizable, powerful batch actions. You might think that such complex features would create a large learning curve, but the software is actually quite intuitive.

Tag&Rename cut the task of organizing my large, disorganized music collection down to a fraction of the time it would have taken without it. That alone was worth the cost. Since then, I have found myself continuing to use it quite often. Tying in free online databases for album art and info is a great feature.

Renaming doesn't stop at using variables for file names. Tag&Rename goes a step further and allows you to use variables to create folder structure as well.

Cons

Not much to complain about here. A couple small things could be improved. Using checkboxes to make a selection allows you to add to a playlist, but does not work for "copy to folder". The application window can only be resized down to about half my screen, and sometimes I'd prefer to have two windows open side-by-side in more of a 70/30% split.

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4 stars

"Greate tool"

October 20, 2011  |  By Thinkable

 |  Version: Tag&Rename 3.5.7

Pros

great for fixing a up songs with incorrect data.

Cons

could really mess up data if you use it stupidly. it is powerful which is a good thing. :)

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4 stars

"Almost pulled a 10"

August 17, 2011  |  By labryth

 |  Version: Tag&Rename 3.5.7

Pros

Gem of a program, go's about its' business in a workmen like fashion. Was able to start using in a few minutes...nice interface, preview option was great, the undo button was even better.

Cons

it was the programers lack of attention to detail keeps it from five stars. the lack of a comment bubble when you hover over something and drop list for artist/albums the user already has reduces cut/paste for manual edits, plus a few others

Summary

Soild program could use some touch ups. if the programmers paid attention to the litttle things it would be perfect. when it works (about 90% of the time) it is dream come true...when fails you; it fills like the task is just brushing against your finger nails. but hey it is free right if they work the bugs out may they could put add a donation tab.

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4 stars

"Works well."

April 11, 2011  |  By strawmanboater

 |  Version: Tag&Rename 3.5.7

Pros

Pretty straight forward, easy to pick up.

Cons

None really.

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1 stars

"Not for MP4 files"

March 16, 2011  |  By jvpeters

 |  Version: Tag&Rename 3.5.7

Pros

Easy to download.

Cons

Says it will work with MP4 files, but I can't seem to get it to save the tags at all. Also pretty slow.

Summary

Keep looking.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.8.4
Version 3.8.4:
  • added new Artist frame formatting functions
  • improved Vorbis Comments support
  • improved Discogs authorization
  • fixed problem with network folders access
  • minor fixes
General
Publisher Softpointer
Publisher web site http://www.softpointer.com/
Release Date November 24, 2014
Date Added November 24, 2014
Version 3.8.4
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Music Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.55MB
File Name TagRename384.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 454,317
Downloads Last Week 409
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $29.95

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