Meta is a powerful tag editor, that helps you with every aspect of managing a digital music collection, and saves you time when you rip vinyls or download music from 3rd party stores.
• Supported Formats:
- MP3 (mp3, mp2, mpga)
- MP4 (mp4, m4a, m4v, m4r, m4b, m4p, mpg4, aac, adts)
- OGG (ogg, oga, spx, opus)
- WAV (wav, wave, bwf)
- AIFF (cdda, aifc, aif, aiff)
- DSD (dsf, dsdiff)
Supported metadata formats include: ID3 (v1, 2.3, 2.4), APE, MP4 (atom), Vorbis (Xiph), and INFO Tags.
- Apply changes to a selection of files at once
- Cut/Copy/Paste metadata in batches
- Perform String transformations
- Generate track number sequences
- Find and Replace text, or regular expressions
Pattern Based Conversions:
- Rename files (Compose file names using tags)
- Extract tags from file names, or file paths
- Compose tags based on other metadata
- Create custom directory structures based on each file's tags
Album Cover Management:
- Import or export album covers using drag and drop
- Adjust artworks either on demand, or automatically upon adding (scale, crop, and compress to keep your files size low)
- Find album artworks online with a single click using the integrated “Cover Finder” (additional in-app purchase)
- Rename, Move, Delete, Open, “Open with”, and “Reveal” files from within the app
- Import or export M3U playlists
- Import or export tags as CSV (Numbers, Excel spreadsheets)
- Add tracks to iTunes, or refresh their metadata once you're done editing in Meta
- Get autocomplete suggestions as you type from your iTunes media database
Customisable User Interface:
- Define lists of tags you want to view/edit thanks to custom view configurations
- Quickly switch between configurations depending on your needs (ex: common, advanced, sorting, podcast-related, …)
- Popovers help you edit long text (lyrics, comments), find a track's BPM (tap tempo), or input dates without worrying about the proper format
Fast, Clean, Reliable native macOS app:
- Undo support
- Quick Look support allows for previewing audio and artworks in-app
- Instantaneous Editing
- Powered by the well-tested, open-source tagging engine Taglib
If you want to contribute to making Meta even better, get in touch via the App Store “Support” link, or tweet us @meta4mac
- Added ability to “Remove From Recents” in token fields recents menu
- Toggle sidebar visibility using the view selector segmented control
- Fixed cropped artwork view (pre Big Sur)
- Fixed “Add to Library” failing silently (pre Big Sur)
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
By far the best design & interface of the tagging apps out there
It's great being able to hit the "send to iTunes" button to make all the changes. However, since upgrading to Mojave, I get this error "Some files couldn't be added to iTunes". I wonder if it's due to permissions. When I launched the app for the first time after upgrading to Mojave, it asked me to allow Accessibility options, but I'm not sure if it stuck? Who knows ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Developer Response ,
Hi! It turns out this error is due to me using old style file paths instead of POSIX paths when talking to iTunes via AppleScript. It will be fixed in the next update, including improvements for macOS Mojave too. — Ben
How is this not higher up in the ratings?
This app is so good. I don't understand why it's not higher up in the app store ratings. Well anyways, this app does a lot of what you can with other simple tools, but better, and then it goes beyond into the area only people who produce music or have large collections will appreciate. I'm sure there are some features it could add, but I've been happy with it and consider it money well spent. It's not librarian, it's just an easy way to open a bunch of tracks and fix all the annoying metadata issues. Two of my most used features are 1) copy and pasting metadata and artwork for a new export/bounce (how many times have I said this is the one) and 2) using it to add tracks (once I've checked the metadata) to my local Apple Music library.
There must be some secret...
...to have this load the files I actually want to work on and not a thousand ones I don't. There seems to be no way to work on individual folders. No matter 'what' folder I select, the same random 1000 files load even if the folder only has 10 (like all the 990 files from the parent above). Really mystified at the UI.
Developer Response ,
Hi! This issue is unheard of, can you please contact me via support at: firstname.lastname@example.org with more details? I'd be happy to sort this out. Thanks — Ben
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- Benjamin Jaeger
- 11.4 MB
OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor
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- © 2013 Benjamin Jaeger
- In-App Purchases
- Cover Finder $3.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.