TagScanner

TagScanner

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 248 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.1.657
  • Total Downloads:
    806,755
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 28, 2014
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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Digital music is all well and good, but who wants to type in album and artist information for each track? With the free TagScanner, you don't have to. This efficient and powerful tag editor lets you edit metadata automatically as well as by hand, both for individual files and file batches.

The automatic tagging feature is most impressive. Although it can hit up online databases such as FreeDB, Discogs, and Amazon like many other auto-tagging apps, it can also generate tags from file and folder names--something many others can't. It works in the opposite direction, too, generating filenames from tags.

TagScanner has an elegant and orderly interface, and lets you preview filenames before applying changes. The only catch is that you'll need to spend some time learning the program's file- and tag-naming language. However, if you have thousands of music tracks crying out for organization, that's a small price to pay.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Like the editors say 'spectacular'"

August 24, 2014  |  By sanderderijke

 |  Version: TagScanner 5.1.648

Pros

I'm using Tagscanner for years now and it can do anything you would expect and more...

Cons

Takes some time to understand and to actually get to know all its amazing features.
Unfortunately no version for Mac or platforms other than Windows.

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1 stars

"MALWARE SCAM!"

October 29, 2013  |  By BlackRoof

 |  Version: TagScanner 5.1.638

Pros

If you are a digital Commando, and love to battle MALWARE, VIRUSES, REGISTRY SABOTAGE AND ATTEMPTS TO COMPROMISE YOUR SECURITY, then this is the download for you!

Cons

5 minute battle to stop this SCAMWARE from connecting to the internet, during installation. It tried various tricks using various sub-programs.
Despite declining ALL OFFERS, three unwanted programs and a toolbar were installed.

Following an emergency restart found 54 new Registry problems; INCLUDING A CLEAR ATTEMPT TO COMPROMISE FIREWALL!!!

Then 10 (Yes TEN!) viruses found by an immediate virus scan!!!

Summary

This freeware is FULL of SCAMWARE!!!

Developers who do these things deserve ALL THE BAD LUCK THAT THEY BRING ON THEMSELVES!!!

They are clearly worthless and penniless FOR A REASON!

C.NET and DOWNLOAD.COM should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves.
Any guarantees of trustworthiness HAVE NOW ALL GONE STRAIGHT OUT THE WINDOW!

I used you & trusted you for years. WHAT HAS HAPPENED?

I'm not sure you'll EVER BE SEEING ME AGAIN.

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5 stars

"Great Software!"

October 01, 2013  |  By Mista808

 |  Version: TagScanner 5.1.638

Pros

It does everything it says it will do. Works great. And it's FREE! Not just a trial. 100% FREE!

Cons

The only cons are the fact that if you don't pay attention while clicking through the install menus, it will install bloatware that you will not need. If people would just pay attention and do a "custom" install and hit "decline" for each of the bloated software trying to install. Then you are perfectly fine. So basically there are 0 cons. Anyone who says there are cons are simply unaware of how to read and avoid installing software they don't need.

READ PEOPLE!

Otherwise have fun keeping IT guys like me in business.

Summary

Great software. A+

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1 stars

"Current version bloated with deceptive software"

September 24, 2013  |  By steveddr

 |  Version: TagScanner 5.1.638

Pros

Everything installed EXCEPT the program I wanted. I didn't try reinstalling after all the hoops I had to jump through to get rid of the bad stuff that was installed.

Cons

I had a previous version that worked well, so I had my guard down. Despite declining all optional downloads and foolishly proceeding with installation of other required programs, everything I DIDN'T want was installed. I had to remove programs via control panel, run Malwarebytes to remove registry keys and other bad stuff, manually reset settings in Chrome and Internet Explorer, and do a complete uninstall and reinstall of Firefox. This program completely wasted an hour of my life.

Summary

Avoid Tagscanner like the plague. If you did not see these bad reviews before installing, please submit your own review and report the problem to Cnet.

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1 stars

"Unwanted extra software"

September 15, 2013  |  By curtlschumacher

 |  Version: TagScanner 5.1.638

Pros

Cons outweigh the pros. Really doesn't do anything better than many other legitimate software programs.

Cons

Deceptive software. Installed unwanted software even when I choose not to in the install. CNet needs to eliminate their editors choice for software that does this. TagScanner seems buggy.

Summary

I uninstalled. You shouldn't bother installing.

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5 stars

"Powerful Tagging Program Met My Needs (& then some)"

August 08, 2013  |  By sockanasa

 |  Version: TagScanner 5.1.637

Pros

1. Very powerful program. By that I mean that it lets you get into the intricacies of tagging files, renaming files, renaming tags, breaking tracks by disc #, auto numbering, re-arranging order, parsing tags to create other tags or file names, etc.

2. Preview! For many of the tagging management & mixing, you can press the preview button and a window will generate a full list of all the new values of all the files to be changed. Use this before committing changes to the file as you may pickup something you missed like numbering with no zero spacers when you wanted 2: 01, 02, ... 15.

Cons

1. Very powerful program. This program takes some time to mentally process all it can do, especially if you are new to tagging and the different versions. This can be particularly dangerous if you set it off on a task to update all the tracks on your pc and you got at least one change wrong.

Summary

Sometimes a program can be so flexible that it takes time to learn and haste or not understanding something can cause grave errors. However, for a power user willing to take the time, it is more than worth the time.
I'll put it like this: if you like Apple's approach of "anyone can do this" by extremely limiting the users options, then this probably isn't for you because there are so many options & opportunities to screw up. If you are a die hard Linux command prompt type, then perhaps this is to "GUI-fied". But the pc enthusiast in the middle with a willingness to learn (took me about 20 minutes to be dangerous) will find this a powerful medium ground.
BTW, this is free. If you find yourself using this program, I believe you should donate to the developers to keep development continuing.

Regarding extra spam-ware reviews...
No malware, spyware, junkware installed if you read each install window. I installed this using CNET's download & install software. For me, CNET's installer had 3 windows offering to install other software. The first window needed to be unchecked (Ask toolbar). The next two listed user agreements which you could accept or decline. In bold typeface at the top you'll see you are accepting installation of a separate program. Hit "Decline" and the setup moves to the next step. I had 2 windows like this. For those of us who are used to just accepting user agreements w/o reading them, this can be annoying. (I had to kill my install and start over since there's no back button.) but this was part of CNET's installer and not TagScanner's.

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5 stars

"Works great"

July 24, 2013  |  By Sucram10002

 |  Version: TagScanner 5.1.637

Pros

Great tool for tagging mp3s including image files

Cons

None found

Summary

Installer does not install anything without your permission if you actually read what it is saying!

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1 stars

"Like mpulse7 said"

July 16, 2013  |  By TheAvangard

 |  Version: TagScanner 5.1.637

Pros

Can't be trusted.

Cons

Terrible, installs unwanted software and extensions on your internet browser without asking for permission.

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1 stars

"One very nasty piece of software"

June 14, 2013  |  By mpulse7

 |  Version: TagScanner 5.1.637

Pros

Tagger might be good, but don't trust deceptive practices

Cons

Adds junk even when you tell it not to.

Summary

Wow! Never got chance to evaluate tagger because of effort necessary to delete garbage that came with it. Unchecked boxes that contained extra stuff but was downloaded anyway. Knew what I was in for when installation closed my browser and I got a flag that security had been disabled. Opened up browser and found unwanted toolbar. Tried to do system restore to get rid of everything and couldn't because of multiple disc errors. After a couple of hours of chkdsking still couldn't do restore. Settled for uninstalling tagger and resetting browser to its default state. Then scanned system with every antivirus and malware software I have. Tagger looked good, worried about deceptive practices. Folks at Cnet need to take another look at this.

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4 stars

"Works great. A huge problem solver."

April 10, 2013  |  By mdezrin

 |  Version: TagScanner 5.1.631

Pros

Very robust and fast! flexible.

Cons

Takes a few minutes to learn and understand.

Summary

Highly recommend.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.1.657
Version 5.1.652 adds dupport for tagging of Direct Stream Digital format.
General
Publisher X-Development
Publisher web site http://www.xdlab.ru/en/index.htm
Release Date November 28, 2014
Date Added November 28, 2014
Version 5.1.657
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Music Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 8, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.84MB
File Name tagscan5.1.657setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 806,755
Downloads Last Week 380
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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