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  • 2.0 stars

    "Current version bundled with unwanted adware"

    February 28, 2013  |   By tchntm43

    Version: TagScanner 5.1.630

    Pros

    The program itself is as useful as the other comments mention.

    Cons

    The current version comes with bundled software that nobody in their right mind would want on their computers. See Summary for details.

    Summary

    During the installation, it requested to install WhiteSmoke Toolbar. You do not want this. Firefox identifies it as a known stability and security vulnerability. You can remove it after installing it. Make sure to remove both the browser plugin as well as removing it from your computer's Add/Remove programs.

    While it was nice that it at least asked about WhiteSmoke, it did not ask permission before installing the other two nasty programs. The first is called Iminent. Do a google search on this and you'll find loads of reports about this being a browser redirecting malware, sometimes it is referred to as a "click-jack". This is installed as a program onto your computer. There was no browser plugin to remove. Some users report being unable to remove this, and that it disabled Malwarebytes, but I did not encounter that problem. The second additional program is called GetSavin. This is another seemingly innocent "toolbar" that is adware... it throws ads for its website when visiting other webpages. There is no reason for any sane person to want this installed. Fortunately, very easy to uninstall.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Easiest and Flexible Tool For Tagging Audio Files"

    February 16, 2013  |   By PJFTL

    Version: TagScanner 5.1.630

    Pros

    Tag info obtained from FreeDB, TrackType, Amazon (Major global sites), Discogs, MusicBrainz and Beatport, customize various tags based on how you want to see them, developer is very responsive for support, Handles ID, create your own tags, supports various tag formats, very user friendly.

    Cons

    None at this time.

    Summary

    I searched a lot of places and tried a lot of different tag programs people rave about and found they all had serious shortomings. I stumbled upon Tag Scanner and without making any changes it was usable right out of the box, it was easy, and it got me the results I was looking for. Currently my music DB sits at over 28,000 files and each one I have put through Tag Scanner. I was very surprised at how easy it was to customize tags, plus if I had music that was so obscure none of the online databases had the info on, I was able to use my own values and save it so you wouldn't know. In my opinion, the reason why TagScanner is successful is because it had a single purpose and doesn't try to be something it's not. This is one of those little gems you have to give it an honest try to believe.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "virus/malware/adware"

    February 2, 2013  |   By HummYai

    Version: TagScanner 5.1.630

    Pros

    ?????????????

    Cons

    virus malware adware

    Summary

    A third of the way through the download/instal Norton stared going crazy saying someone was attacking my computer.....looks like Cnet dropped the ball here......

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Fabtastic!"

    December 21, 2012  |   By scooby2k

    Version: TagScanner 5.1.625

    Pros

    Easy to use
    Powerful
    Gets all the tags I need

    Cons

    None that I can think of....

    Summary

    Has helped me out many, many times in the past with bulk file renaming, album/artist data editing, adding album artwork, etc... Don't think i have even scratched the surface of what it can do.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent Program"

    October 30, 2012  |   By dani72

    Version: TagScanner 5.1.622

    Pros

    This program is a godsend if you have a large MP3 collection and need to edit the tags of several files. The ability to rename files based on the tag is great. I find it particularly useful because tracks downloaded from digital music stores such as Traxsource, Beatport or Drum & Bass Arena have convoluted file names which I prefer to change to just Artist Name - Track Name. It's very easy to add artwork and lyrics to files as well

    Cons

    Absolutely none.

    Summary

    Excellent program and absolutely no Malware or unwanted add-ons during installation, which is great considering it's free.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "let's you change all tags (even the copyright tag)"

    September 28, 2012  |   By backcountrybum

    Version: TagScanner 5.1.621

    Pros

    you can easily edit all tags, even the copyright tag

    Cons

    I didn't find any.

    Summary

    thanks!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "My New Favorite Toy"

    September 18, 2012  |   By jilla2221

    Version: TagScanner 5.1.621

    Pros

    Quickly & painlessly organizes music by renaming & ID3 tags.

    Cons

    None so far!

    Summary

    For someone who is as anal as I am about how their music is named, titled & organized, this is the perfect tool. Really easy to use, you can pull the info for any album off of Amazon, Discogs, etc. in just a couple clicks. Really wish i had discovered it sooner, I just saved myself tons of time organizing manually!!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Does what it claims."

    August 25, 2012  |   By ps376

    Version: TagScanner 5.1.620

    Pros

    Easy editing of ID3 tags.
    Allows playing of files within editor.
    Backward naming of filenames from tags, and naming of tags from filenames.

    Cons

    Getting used to the interface.

    Summary

    Works as promised.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "The best tag editor I've used"

    August 15, 2012  |   By fredisdead

    Version: TagScanner 5.1.620

    Pros

    Great level of options for tag editing and audio file renaming.

    Cons

    The interface takes a bit of getting used to.

    Summary

    Simplify the interface and you have an unbeatable product.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best MP3 tag manager"

    August 15, 2012  |   By Mr Dandee

    Version: TagScanner 5.1.620

    Pros

    A free application that has lots of options to edit tags and rename MP3 files

    Cons

    Complicated to use for newbies.

    Summary

    The best tag editor so far.

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