Tagr 5 4+

Modern & Versatile Tag Editor

Harald Schubert

    • 4.7 • 38 Ratings
    • $8.99



Tagr is an application that helps you organize your music collection.

With Tagr you can easily edit information such as a song's artist, title, or album cover. Tagr also allows you to control the way your files are named, numbered, and capitalized. There is no more need for having other tools dictate that for you!

Check out the video on www.entwicklungsfreu.de for an in-depth coverage of Tagr!

• Edit meta data of individual MP3, M4A/M4B, WAV, FLAC, and AIFF files, or
• Edit a list of files in bulk
• Supported tags: track number/count, title, artist, album artist, composer, album, disc number/count, genre, year, comment, compilation, lyrics
• MP3 ID3 versions: v1, v2.3, and v2.4
• Embed cover art into your songs
• Apply uppercase, lowercase, and title case capitalization schemes
• Automatically generate track numbers
• Choose from predefined file naming schemes or define your own
• Extract tags from the file name or title using predefined or custom patterns
• Combine tags to form new tags using predefined or custom patterns
• Search discogs.com for album information and copy it to your songs
• Listen to songs through QuickLook
• Export/import tags to/from tab-separated files (TSV) for easy editing in spreadsheet apps
• Customize Tagr to your needs

Enjoy the best version of Tagr yet!

New in version 5.0
• Greatly improved search
• Added support for disc number and disc count when searching discogs.com
• Added support for non-numeric numbering schemes such as A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B3, …
• Now honoring numbering settings and disc numbers when copying search results while automatically numbering tracks with 'All in one' selected
• macOS notifications are now shown after searching discogs.com completes if Tagr was not in focus
• Added AIFF file support
• Added support for editing lyrics
• Added preference setting to limit maximum artwork size (e.g. for car hi-fi systems)
• Added support for extracting tags from a song’s title
• Added dark theme support and icons for macOS Mojave
• Improved usability when editing song information
• When editing tags of songs in the table, pressing Enter while holding the Option key edits the next song instead
• With single-click-to-edit settings enabled, single-clicking a song with the Option key pressed selects it instead
• Double-clicking a cell when editing songs in the table now reliably starts editing no matter where clicking
• Default macOS auto-completion for drop-downs and table cells is now disabled
• Added support for horizontal scrolling in the editor table
• 'Store leading zeros' property is now also used to automatically prefix disc and track count / number when loading M4A/M4B (with AAC or ALAC codecs) files which don’t supports storing this kind of information
• Enhanced product documentation
• Added support for in-app application review
• Updated application icon and toolbar icons
• Incorporated latest TagLib library (v1.11.1)

What’s New

Version 5.5.2

Bug fixes
• Fixed a bug that would prevent search of individual releases from completing successfully

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Moltiple ,

Thank you to the resonsive developer - great app

***My follow-up: Thank you for the response. On first attempt, this suggestion indeed seems to work (and *not* doing this with the same file produced the old, non-fuctional result), so I'm happy to change this to a 5-star review. Great app.

I'm still not quite sure a) why this behavior changed, as it didn't seem to be an issue until 6-9 months or so ago, and b) quite what "rewriting all tags" is, and why it's not simply the default behavior? Can it be made to be? Not a huge deal, but unless I'm missing something, this'd be nice, and since my use scenario is not-at-all atypical, it might also save others the same problems.

***Developer's reply: "Have you tried rewriting all tags? Press Option Command S to do so. Let me know if this helps. "

*** My original review: 2/3 of the time, it doesn't write tags that Apple Music/iTunes can recognize. (the tags *are* written somewhere, because when I re-open the file in Tagr, they appear correct, but iTunes can't read them)

This bug/non-functionality arose out of nowhere in version 4 of Tagr, likely because of something Apple did, but it hasn't been fixed in Tagr 5, and even in the latest update, and so I cannot recommend this (once reliable) app, at all.

Note: this exact same behavior evidences itself on both of my Macs, a 2019 Macbook Air and a 2019 iMac.

Developer Response ,

Have you tried rewriting all tags? Press Option + Command + S to do so. Let me know if this helps.


The main reason for not rewriting tags all the time is performance. It’s simply faster. Also, rewriting tags will clean ALL tags first. If there were any tags that Tagr doesn’t support, they’d be lost.

Brian Costa ,

My "Go-To" App

A few years back, I realized iTunes was not embedding artwork correctly and that Finder was taking issue with that. My search for a tool lead me to developer Harald Schubert’s website (pre MAS!) and his App, Tagr and it didn’t take long for me to realize that it was going to be my new “Go-To” App for metadata editing. Harald Schubert and I struck up a dialogue and have been friendly ever sense. I’d send him bug reports and he’d listen to my questions and feedback. Tagr is fast and is very comprehensive. It also does some advanced operations that I’ve only found in Windows metadata Apps. I have recommended this App to more than a few other Mac users and will continue to do so. You will not be disappointed!

Thanks for a great App, Harald!

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much!! Much appreciated!

MechnoSferatu ,

Beyond a great app

I've been a long time TAGR user. I've always loved the workflow of using it. Most repetative tasks can be accomplished through hotkeys and it allows working with many files in a queue with really satisfying efficiency.
Beyond the App, the developer is great. Any time I've reached out, I've gotten quick responses. When I asked about a feature request, it turned out that it was already in the app, tucked away.

If you work with a lot of meta-tag information, there is simply no substitute that I've found on any platform.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much!!

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.