Tag&Rename 3.8 Beta 3

3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 (316 votes)

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Windows (All) / Shareware; $29.95 / 29,732 downloads

Tag&Rename is a music files tag editor that easily handles all popular digital audio formats. No matter what music compressor you prefer, you can keep your music collection organized since it is the only tag editor and organizer which has full native support for: mp3 (ID3v1, ID3v2.2, ID3v2.3 and ID3v2.4 tags), MusePack mpc/mp+ (APEv1, APEv2 and ID3v1 tags), Windows Media wma, asf and wmv files, Ogg Vorbis/Flac/Speex (vorbis comments), Apple iTunes and iPod aac (m4a) files including mp4, lossless m4a and protected m4p files, most popular lossless codecs including Monkey's Audio, Flac, Wav Pack, Optim Frog, True Audio, Apple, Windows Media lossless and Wav.

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  • Latest Changes

    - Fixed bug in program files list when it is in "Hide files extension" mode

    - Minor improvements

    - Minor fixes

Reviews of Tag&Rename

  1. 5 out of 5 stars
    svkowalski

    Reviewing 3.5.7 (Nov 17, 2010)

    Long time user, can't do without it. It excels at managing large collections. The UI is well-designed to enable bulk changes in an intuitive way. Well worth the shareware cost.

  2. 1 out of 5 stars
    JackRegan

    Reviewing 3.5.6 (May 16, 2010)

    30 bucks? no no and no.

  3. 5 out of 5 stars
    JeremyP

    Reviewing 3.5.6 (May 14, 2010)

    Excellent, excellent tagger, and worth paying the small amount for the Gold version. Wouldn't be without it - I have some 4 Terabytes of music in my library, all tagged by this program

  4. 4 out of 5 stars
    Pkshadow

    Reviewing 3.5.6 (May 14, 2010)

    Gave a 4 because of what it says it can do.

    All the BS going on does not tell me where and what free program does what this does as it is Shareware!

    So come forward and tell me what programs will stand up and hold and lock and prevent a program from changing the ID Tags as I need ID3v1 and once I listen to it on my computer a frigging program converts it up or edits it with out asking.
    I want to be asked if a program can convert my file or a option to lock it into ID3v1 so that I can burn and listen in my car with out having to upgrade a great stock player in my Grand AM.
    This is for all developers and established programs.

    Ask before you convert my files to un-playable.
    You have NO right to convert with out asking!!!!!!

    This is more of a rant to all others as this program gives conversion.
    As to working with it and usable I will let someone else comment as I would like feedback as I am sure the Developer does and the trickle down may (shrug) change established taggers/music programs from converting with out asking.

  5. 5 out of 5 stars
    plasticpig72

    Reviewing 3.5.4 (Nov 17, 2009)

    It has, wrongly, such a low rating because of the way this site scores. How can review from 2003 when the program was nothing like it is today (though even then it was brilliant) accurately reflect the position today. The review should be done on something like a 12 month revolving situation, that wouuld more accurately reflect the position. Look when the bad reviews for this are, how can this be meaningful.

  6. 5 out of 5 stars
    Tenoq

    Reviewing 3.5.3 (Sep 21, 2009)

    Why does this have such a low rating? One of the few shareware apps out there that is worth the money. Does what it advertises and more, and it does it a damn-sight better than anything else. Very impressive app. I love Tag & Rename.

  7. 5 out of 5 stars
    SizzlechestXXX

    Reviewing 3.5.3 (Sep 15, 2009)

    I've tried all the free taggers out there and this one blows them all away. It's worth the money.

  8. 5 out of 5 stars
    mentallo666

    Reviewing 3.5.2 (Aug 11, 2009)

    Best tagger there is, period.

  9. 5 out of 5 stars
    plasticpig72

    Reviewing 3.5.1 (Jul 22, 2009)

    There is no way on earth this program should be carrying the low rating heading that it is.

    There is NOTHING at all that comes remotely close to this piece of software. It has NEVER let me down and I can't think anything I don't like about it. It is as comprehensive a piece of software as you are ever likely to get.

    Some of the other tag software rated so highly here is absolute garbage.

  10. 5 out of 5 stars
    plasticpig72

    Reviewing 3.5 RC2 (Feb 13, 2009)

    Quite simply there is nothing comes remotely close to this program. I have tried many others but they all lack something.

  11. 5 out of 5 stars
    SocietyDweller

    Reviewing 3.5 RC1 (Oct 21, 2008)

    Simply the best! Not free but can do everything you want easily and quickly. Worth the price.

  12. 5 out of 5 stars
    christoofar

    Reviewing 3.5 Beta 3 (Aug 20, 2008)

    One of the few programs that are worth every penny .

  13. 5 out of 5 stars
    Frank Rizzo

    Reviewing 3.5 Beta 3 (Aug 20, 2008)

    This is the best MP3 tagger, period. The Amazon feature makes this well worth the price!

  14. 5 out of 5 stars
    bouchonx

    Reviewing 3.5 Beta 3 (Aug 20, 2008)

    Like tina Turner said... "simply the best".
    tag&rename is fantastic...
    Two important things are missing :

    --automation for batch cover art import (like the marvelous mp3toys)

    --automation for batch request in freedb (per folder after what the user just have to choose to write information requested by answer "yes or no or choose between multiple album answsers))

    Softpointer Inc. please try to reduce the price for such a product (14,90 / 19 $ is the best price for your great job).

    Mp3tag is the best freeware... But it lacks the ergonomics features.
    Godfather is a big crap.

  15. 1 out of 5 stars
    terve

    Reviewing 3.5 Beta 3 (Aug 20, 2008)

    Hey you guys there, have you never heard of freeware called Mp3tag?

  16. 5 out of 5 stars
    JeremyP

    Reviewing 3.5 Beta 2 (Aug 9, 2008)

    Great program. No more need be said.

  17. 5 out of 5 stars
    xer0

    Reviewing 3.5 Beta 1 (Aug 6, 2008)

    been using it for quite some time
    haven't found a better program

  18. 5 out of 5 stars
    monzi

    Reviewing 3.4 Beta 2 (Oct 25, 2007)

    The best MP3 tagging util out there. I tried loads of others but always went back to this one as it does what it promises and does it good!

  19. 5 out of 5 stars
    JazzMidi

    Reviewing 3.3.5 (Sep 9, 2007)

    Simply the best!

  20. 5 out of 5 stars
    munga42

    Reviewing 3.3 (Dec 23, 2006)

    THe easiest and yet one of the most powerful taggers out there. Perfect

  21. 5 out of 5 stars
    toddsnc

    Reviewing 3.3 (Dec 22, 2006)

    Very flexible, extremely useful utility. Not one I fire up every day, but when I need it there's nothing else like it.

    The learning curve might be a little much for some users, but it's worth it if you want to normalize your MP3 (and now video) tags.

    The developer is very responsive as well.

    Highly recommended.

  22. 5 out of 5 stars
    RSMurphy

    Reviewing 3.3 Beta 2 (Dec 4, 2006)

    Fantastic piece of software that does everything it claims and does it exceptionally well.

    Anyone (you know who you are) that claims it "sux", well, that's rubbish. It might not be the all-in-one you seem to desire in MediaMonkey but you simply cannot deny that it does what it advertises extremely well.

  23. 5 out of 5 stars
    Jannowitz

    Reviewing 3.3 Beta 1 (Oct 1, 2006)

    The best and most powerful tagger ever! The best ability: File and tag renaming from Masks!

  24. 2 out of 5 stars
    cip2kro

    Reviewing 3.3 Beta 1 (Sep 30, 2006)

    I tryed this program and well.. sux!! Big time.. if it were a freeware maybe a 3-4. But paying money for something that does less then a free software like ID3-TagIT. No way!

  25. 4 out of 5 stars
    Budgie29

    Reviewing 3.2.5 RC1 (Apr 13, 2006)

    I find this program verry usefull,uncompliated
    but price is an issue .yes i do agree that media money is better ,but their is one problem with it .media monkey is extremely buggy and is allways crashing out ... hence I use Tag and rename .

  26. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.2 Beta 4 (Mar 16, 2005)

    i used to use this religiously until i discovered 'Media Monkey'... it is far better in all aspects, IMO. still not a bad program but there's certain things about it that are annoying.

  27. 5 out of 5 stars
    Hawk999

    Reviewing 3.2 Beta 4 (Mar 16, 2005)

    The best tag & audio file rename program on the net. Works without problems and does what it must do. Yea you have to pay for it. Well, its worth every penny!

  28. 1 out of 5 stars
    heybirder

    Reviewing 3.2 Beta 4 (Mar 15, 2005)

    I purchased a previous version of this program. They sent me a code that would not activate. Mutliple emails to both the software registry site and the owner were igored.

    If I could give 0/0 I would. Be warned. I now use the free mp3tag and it does all I need.

  29. 5 out of 5 stars
    christoofar

    Reviewing 3.2 Beta 3 (Jan 25, 2005)

    The best tagger of all I've tried. Others come close, but for ease of use, features, and info access via the web(freedb & amazon), T&RN is tops.
    AMG changed everything for the worse, not T&RN's fault. Wish the price was a little less dear ($20 instead of $30)

  30. 5 out of 5 stars
    fiftycal

    Reviewing 3.2 Beta 3 (Jan 25, 2005)

    Simply fantastic.
    Intuitive interface and the Amazon support is fantastic (although I wish they'd bring back AMG.)
    I've used all the other taggers and they don't compare to this wonderful program.

  31. 5 out of 5 stars
    Kukac

    Reviewing 3.2 Beta 1 (Nov 6, 2004)

    Dunno about disabled functions as I have a regged version, but it DOES list and edit APE files. A nice util. I still have to compare it to The Godfather.

  32. 5 out of 5 stars
    contranj

    Reviewing 3.1.6 (Oct 16, 2004)

    actually a newer version hooks up to amazon.com which is as good or better then the old AMG support.

  33. 3 out of 5 stars
    sauzee

    Reviewing 3.1.6 (Sep 28, 2004)

    Very average tagger now, WITHOUT AMG support. I used to use it - not anymore

  34. 4 out of 5 stars
    Lokheed

    Reviewing 3.1 Release Candidate 1 (Jun 19, 2004)

    Updated help file, thats a must have update...

  35. 5 out of 5 stars
    contranj

    Reviewing 3.1 Beta 4 (Jun 6, 2004)

    so many people ignore the best feature this program has: the ability to tag albums with the allmusic.com online database. it makes it so unbelievable easy to tag albums and album art. dont rate this program any less then a 5 unless you know about and have used that feature, because i'm telling you its the only way to go. forget freedb.

  36. 2 out of 5 stars
    ghammer

    Reviewing 3.1 Beta 3 (Apr 21, 2004)

    I'll be neutral for this one. It may be a nice app, I have no way to know as the features I tried just came up with a 'Only in registered version' message. Also, the notes say it supports APE files. It did not list any of the APE files I have on my system. For being at least partially crippled and not doing what is claimed on APE files, it gets a 2.

  37. 4 out of 5 stars
    cricri_pingouin

    Reviewing 3.1 Beta 3 (Apr 21, 2004)

    VERY GOOD! But shareware, and buying a licence entitles to free upgrade for current main build number only (i.e. 3.x right now). That's the only reason why it doesn't get a perfect 5 from me.
    The only alternative I found allowing to import tags from www.allmusic.com is "The Godfather". It's quite good too, but Tag&Rename simply blows it away in terms of features and ease of use. The fact that T&R is aimed at tagging only allows to have this huge range of useful features in one interface, while not looking bloated or cumbersome.

  38. 5 out of 5 stars
    darkpepe

    Reviewing 3.1 Beta 2 (Apr 17, 2004)

    Try www.mp3tag.de it´s freeware and is as good or better!

  39. 5 out of 5 stars
    christoofar

    Reviewing 3.1 Beta 1 (Apr 6, 2004)

    It may be just because I have used this app for a while now, but after trying others, I always come back to it.
    It is very intuitive to use, flexible, and actually worth the $$. If they ever it get it to work with MonkeysAudio files, I give it a 6!

  40. 5 out of 5 stars
    shinigami052

    Reviewing 3.0 RC6 (Nov 16, 2003)

    Great program...best i've tried so far but i'm still open to finding a better renamer. But still overall it is a great program

  41. 5 out of 5 stars
    QQ

    Reviewing 3.0 RC5 (Oct 31, 2003)

    Something people miss in this program.. the ability to import album info from allmusic.com! That's the BEST ever freature in mp3 tagger! Track names, dates, genres, reviews, even covers, all with a single click.. major!

  42. 5 out of 5 stars
    whobday

    Reviewing 3.0 RC1 (Jul 10, 2003)

    A great program that gets better with every release. Handles tons and tons(10000+) of files at once where other taggers have choked.

    Freeky: It already supports .flac files. Flac uses ID3 and ID3 v2 tags and ag and Rename works fine with them.

  43. 4 out of 5 stars
    vis666

    Reviewing 3.0 RC1 (Jul 10, 2003)

    anyone who had my problem (2 posts down), the answer was pretty simple: morgoth's mp3 releaser. now that's what i call a gem of a renamer :))

  44. 3 out of 5 stars
    Freeky

    Reviewing 3.0 Beta 10 (Jul 6, 2003)

    Pretty good. Using %1..%n for format strings is a bit silly, and it could do with some foobar2k-alike format string scripting, but it's still extremely handy for retagging those mp3's you, ahem, didn't rip yourself.
    Needs support for more filetypes (FLAC, APE and MPC for a start) and tags (APEv2 primarily), though, and is somewhat overpriced for something that is often inferior to foobar2k's masstagger. Gets a 3; most other taggers get a 2 or a 1 ;)

  45. 3 out of 5 stars
    vis666

    Reviewing 3.0 Beta 5 (Apr 23, 2003)

    not bad not bad... but i'm looking for a renamer that can read the info from the .m3u file and rename the files according... i had to recover quite a few mp3 folders and they were all renamed in an 8 char. dos type thingie... :( any help someone?

  46. 2 out of 5 stars
    thenetavenger

    Reviewing 3.0 Beta 4 (Mar 16, 2003)

    Its an ok program, but WMP9 does this automatically and even will file the songs into the proper folders if you let it by cross referencing the song information available to the internet database.

    So good program if you aren't a PC user, but if you are, just let WMP9 do it.

  47. 4 out of 5 stars
    cork

    Reviewing 3.0 Beta 2 (Mar 4, 2003)

    the best tag editor. fast, powerful. furthermore, ogg support since 3.0 !
    it's shareware, but is 25$ too much for this ? i don't think so.

  48. 5 out of 5 stars
    KaptK

    Reviewing 3.0 Beta 2 (Mar 1, 2003)

    Best mp3 file renamer / tagger at the moment. I'd watch out for a new free one coming soon though called PsychicMp3. Been testing that and it should be good too!

  49. 5 out of 5 stars
    lilmegz

    Reviewing 3.0 Beta 2 (Mar 1, 2003)

    Unfortunately theres no plan to upgrade/update Windows Messenger at this time. However there is not many ways to remove it from WindowsXP.

  50. 4 out of 5 stars
    itsumo

    Reviewing 3.0 Beta 1 (Feb 14, 2003)

    Hmm.. what can I say? They finally listened and added ogg support. Woohoo! I should be happy, but upon launching 3.0 beta 1 for the first time, I'm getting multiple errors reading my ogg files. EVERY single ogg I try to read from, it gives me an "ERROR in OGG frame - bad file!" message. What the heck?

  51. 5 out of 5 stars
    MadEx2k2

    Reviewing 3.0 Beta 1 (Feb 13, 2003)

    Wow what a great program. Only one thing is needs... putting album codes from freedb.org when it cannot find it itself (Ultra Tagger does this). Otherwise I have no complaints!

  52. 5 out of 5 stars
    dayle

    Reviewing 2.1.6 (Oct 23, 2002)

    awesome application...does what it claims to do,unlike others in its category

  53. 5 out of 5 stars
    whobday

    Reviewing 2.1.5 (Oct 9, 2002)

    Great program. This is the best batch mp3 tag editor there is. I can quickly update thousands of tags with a few clicks. I email the author with a problem I had (I was trying to sync ID1 and ID2 tags on over 7000 mp3s) and he had a fix up within in 3 days. The only thing missing is OGG support.

  54. 4 out of 5 stars
    itsumo

    Reviewing 2.1.5 (Oct 8, 2002)

    I wonder when they'll add ogg support :\

  55. 5 out of 5 stars
    user101

    Reviewing 2.1 Beta 5 (Aug 13, 2002)

    Does what it is supposed to do and does it well. Gives different options on how to rename an mp3 file (ie. according to the ID2/3 tag). Easy to use, and even though there may be other programs that can do the same things, thisn one imo does it best. As for those who easily screw up ID3 tags because of not paying attention to what you are doing: imagine what can happen if you don't pay attention to what you are doing while driving. Perhaps now is a good time to start paying attention and not downgrade the program because of your negiligence.

  56. 5 out of 5 stars
    ninjagumby

    Reviewing 2.1 Beta 2 (Mar 20, 2002)

    The best renamer and tag editor.
    I really like the options to get the tags from allmusic.com and cddb. It saved me dozens of hours.

  57. 2 out of 5 stars
    gabbabe

    Reviewing 2.0 Final (Nov 5, 2001)

    Doesn't support unicode files ie. filenames using other languages

  58. 5 out of 5 stars
    Cure110

    Reviewing 2.0 Final (Nov 5, 2001)

    Coolmon is a great program, I agree (rated it 5 stars myself) - But the reason I wrote cureinfo is becouse that coolmon (and the most infoapps) can't be runned as a toolbar and there before takes up valueble desktopspace. coolmon takes a bit more resources too. the whole point about CureInfo is that you'll never have to close it down to play a game or watch a movie and you'll never again have to move a window to the side. I have only put a few weeks into cureinfo, send me a email and i'll be happy to include any missing futures. Displaying CPU temperature is on its way - without the need to have MBM installed (also a great program but a bit bloated). Speed is the main priority for cureinfo. Please send me a mail if you want anything more implemented.

  59. 2 out of 5 stars
    XanTium

    Reviewing 2.0 Final (Nov 5, 2001)

    Why use peer-to-peer if it's for "non-copyrighted materials" ? Alot easier to just download legal files from oc256-http/ftpservers ;)

  60. 2 out of 5 stars
    mjc1178

    Reviewing 2.0 Final (Nov 4, 2001)

    Good features but I hate the crowded interface and the folder scanning, it's annoying when you have a lot of albums. It's also easy to destroy tags, and I'm not a stupid user hehe. Check out ultratagger too it's relatively new.

  61. 5 out of 5 stars
    float1111

    Reviewing 1.9.6 (Aug 25, 2001)

    Quite a handy application; I've tried several much like it, but they usually have over-complicated interfaces. Programmers need to realize that Features does equate a overly stuffed interface; They need to take a hint from these people. This is great, I seriously doubt you'll find something as good and functional as this renamer.

  62. 5 out of 5 stars
    itsumo

    Reviewing 1.9.6 (Jul 1, 2001)

    I love this software, I've been using it for a while now. It's great for MP3 collectors who want to rename albums by tags or filenames. Highly recommended!

  63. 3 out of 5 stars
    Ryokurin

    Reviewing 1.8 Beta 3 (Nov 27, 2000)

    Well, it does do what its suposed to.. but its way too easy to mess up every single tag in a directory. I just spent the last hour re doing the tabs for 200 mp3 by not paying attention to what I was doing

  64. 3 out of 5 stars
    Beelzebubba

    Reviewing 1.7 beta 2 (Oct 19, 2000)

    This program is about average, but it's not much more advanced than ID3 Master which I've been using for at least a year. VQF support is useful for those few people that use that format, but ID3 Master does just about everything this does and it's free.

    -Beelzebubba

  65. 2 out of 5 stars
    TreMetal

    Reviewing 1.7 Beta (Oct 18, 2000)

    Unfortunately when I used this program it screwed up all of the id3 tags in that directory when I had one selected.. other programs I have used worked perfectly fine..

  66. 5 out of 5 stars
    MrKnuckles

    Reviewing 1.5 (Jul 20, 2000)

    Ok, Ok, so they charge for it, tell me a program that does all the features as good as this then. So far I have seen a lot of people saying they are as good as this without naming them! Name 'em next time so we can all see if your comments are true or not :o)

  67. 5 out of 5 stars
    bryank1

    Reviewing 1.5 (Jul 19, 2000)

    I've downloaded and used more than a dozen tagger programs and this is THE BEST.

  68. 4 out of 5 stars
    Ares

    Reviewing 1.4 Beta 1 (Feb 8, 2000)

    Works exactly like its predicessor cept this version expires on the first of next month. The bug fixes don't seem to be noticed much this time around but the new feature of editing the file name to mp3 tag is amazing revolutionary technology breakthrou. I am totally impressed so far cept for the filing memory.

  69. 3 out of 5 stars
    bryank1

    Reviewing 1.4 Beta 1 (Feb 7, 2000)

    I'd buy it if it had Windows Media (WMA) tag support.

  70. 4 out of 5 stars
    Endzeit

    Reviewing 1.4 Beta 1 (Feb 7, 2000)

    Don't get me wrong, this program is nice; too bad there are other programs which do the same tasks AND are freeware.
    It's a shame so many people turn classic freeeware applications into shareware...

  71. 4 out of 5 stars
    Deathwatch

    Reviewing 1.4 Beta 1 (Feb 7, 2000)

    This program looks quite nice. It downloaded fine and the install was without a problem. Only thing was that it'll expire quite soon already (1/3/00). This program is quite usefull, I'd recommend it to anyone who has to rename lots of mp3s and doesn't want to do it manually.

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