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TagScanner

CNET Editors' review

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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    • 2 star: 18
    • 1 star: 25
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  • 5.0 stars

    "great software"

    March 27, 2011  |   By dont73

    Version: TagScanner 5.1.596

    Pros

    easy to use, saves lots of time for me

    Cons

    nothing to add here

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A must program"

    March 10, 2011  |  

    Version: TagScanner 5.1.596

    Pros

    Working great, can handle large mp3 folders, downloads info and cover to mp3.
    Interestingly can save the cover from mp3 file.

    Cons

    A bit confusing interface.

    Summary

    This is a must program if you listen mp3.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Very useful"

    February 21, 2011  |   By vajrasattva1

    Version: TagScanner 5.1.596

    Pros

    Batch processing

    Cons

    Interface can be a little confusing until you use it a few times

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best Tag Editor"

    February 13, 2011  |   By Sir1oin

    Version: TagScanner 5.1.596

    Pros

    Does an amazing job of making, editing and auto naming files and tags.

    Cons

    There are so many options that it might be a little intimidating. But once you use the program it all makes sense.

    Summary

    Best File tagger around.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Love This Program, If You Need To Tag MP3s Get This!"

    February 11, 2011  |   By walterwood

    Version: TagScanner 5.1.596

    Pros

    I have been using TagScanner for about a year. It also has a feature to make several different formats of playlists. It is also updated frequently. No bugs or crashes! Totally FREE but donations are accepted.

    Cons

    None unless you consider that the author is in Russia and it is difficult to donate to him.

    Summary

    This program has been invaluable to me in keeping my music and ebooks properly tagged. I get a lot of books on CD from the library and rip them to listen on my Android phone. After ripping these files never contain standard or even consistent tags. The names and titles are always screwed up. TagScanner makes it easy to create standard tags for these ripped files. It will tag both individual files and groups of files (multiple directories). I would recommend TagScanner to anyone wanting to create or modify tags on MP3 files.

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