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January 24, 2012
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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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  • 1 stars


    October 29, 2013   |   By BlackRoof

    Version: TagScanner 5.1.638


    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!


    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!!!


    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


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


    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.


    Otherwise have fun keeping IT guys like me in business.


    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


    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.


    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.


    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


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


    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.


    I uninstalled. You shouldn't bother installing.

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