Meta – music tag editor

Developer: Benjamin Jaeger

Current Version: 1.7.2

Last Updated: 2 months ago

Download Size: 3.6 MB - Download


Meta is a complete tool that helps you manage your digital music collection. It allows for easily editing audio metadata (tags) such as a song's artist, title, album, artwork, etc…

• Supported Formats:

- Audio files: .mp3 .mp4 .m4a .flac .ogg .oga .opus .speex .wav .aiff .dsf .dsdiff
- Metadata: ID3v1, ID3v2.3/v2.4, APE, MP4, Vorbis, INFO Tags.

• Features:

- Straightforward, native user interface that follows macOS' Standards.
- Batch Editing: Apply changes to a selection of files at once.
- Preview audio and artworks without leaving Meta, using Quick Look.
- Perform string transformations.
- Find and replace text, or regular expressions.
- Rename files, extract tags from file names, or even create directories by specifying metadata patterns.
- Easily set or export album artworks using drag & drop.
- Adjust artworks (scale, crop, compress) either on demand, or automatically upon adding new artwork, to keep your audio files size to a minimum.

…and there's more:

- Generate track number sequences: just choose an index and increment, and Meta will do the rest.
- Batch cut/copy/paste metadata: very useful in-app, and to exchange data with Numbers or Excel spreadsheets as CSV.
- Take advantage of handy file operations, in-app (move, delete, open with, reveal in finder, etc…)
- Utility popovers that help you edit long text (lyrics, comments), BPM (tap tempo), or dates so you don’t have to worry about what format to use.

• iTunes Friendly:

Add selected tracks to iTunes, or refresh their metadata once edited in Meta.
Optionally get autocomplete suggestions from iTunes’s database.

• Meta’s Interface can be Customised:

View Configurations allow you to define lists of tags you want to view/edit.
You can then quickly switch between configurations, depending on your needs (for example: common, advanced, sorting, podcast-related, etc…)

• Fast, Clean, and Reliable:

Edits are instantaneous. Any changes can easily be undone.
And most of all, Meta is powered by Taglib: a well-tested, open-source tagging engine.

If you want to contribute to making Meta even better, get in touch via the App Store “Support” link, or tweet us @meta4mac


Release Notes:

- Meta now ignores the 'Open directory at launch' preference, when launched to open a specified set of files.

- Fixed multiple retro compatibility issues that could cause crashes on systems older than macOS 10.10

Previously in 1.7:

What's New?
- Added support for Direct Stream Digital audio files (ie. DSF and DSDIFF).
- Added the ability to import / export .m3u playlist files.
- Added a preference that allows selecting a directory to be opened on app launch.

- Fixed showing the app's main window when launching Meta using an app-icon drag.
- Meta is now tolerant to 'similar' Vorbis XIPH Frames for Comments, Year, and Track Number.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.3.3
Review by PeanutButta

Simple. Perfect. - Why is no one writin good reviews about this app..? Odd. I am currently redoing all the F^ck us that iTunes Match has forced upon me and this app is rocking the socks off this joint.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
Version 1.2.1
Review by KlytusLord

Amateur - With the last update, the app made itself the default application for iTunes files, so that double-clicking a m4v file lauches the Meta app, even though Meta cannot even handle m4v file tagging.

Found helpful by 4 out of 9 people