Meta – music tag editor

Developer: Benjamin Jaeger

Current Version: 1.9.6

Last Updated: 3 months ago

Download Size: 10.8 MB - Download


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.

• Features:

Batch Editing:

- 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)

File Management:

- 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)

iTunes Friendly:

- 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


Release Notes:

What's new?
- New optional info-bar

- Added recents to startup folder selector
- Preserve formatting when batch copy-pasting
- Strip newlines from pattern-generated strings
- More explicit “Copy” labels

- Fixed display of multiline text in sidebar
- Fixed purging of window sessions on quit
- Fixed “Convert to Tags” badly extracting comma-separated text
- Fixed an access failure issue causing a unintended display of the “Remove directory” popup


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.3.3
Review by ♥jamesish♥

Great - I started off by searching for a great ID3 tag editor for Mac. As many know, I’m assuming because every review seems to say, PC’s have the best ID3 tag editors. Not many are present for the mac for some very strange reason. With that said, I wanted a simple, yet effective ID3 tag editor to batch edit files that have wrong copyright/encoding information. Somehow music files tend to become corrupted easily so all the Metadata is wrong. This application does just that. You can batch remove comments, batch remove encoding information, batch remove artwork, etc. I will admit that there is a minor learning curve for a few features. One such feature is removing all files after importing them. In order to do this you left click the “-“ symbol and “Remove all” pops up. The average, simple user would have a hard time figuring that out or knowing that. 5 stars simply because it does exactly as advertised. Yes, there are other apps that can do what Meta does. But they’re 15, 20, 30 dollars. This is 10. …and it’s a native app on your computer. You also know you’re not downloading extra spyware/malware because it’s from the App Store. So get this!

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 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

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.9.6
Review by paddyc57

Fantastic app! - I'm finally able to fix the metadata in all my ripped CDs. The lack of consistency in the original coding is frustrating, but since I downloaded this app I've got my music library just about where I want it. And I can find what I want to play!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people