The 5 Best Free MP3 Tag Editors

Edit your music metadata

Even though most software media players have built-in music tag editors for adding song information such as the title, artist name, and genre, they are often limited in what they can do.

If you have a large selection of music tracks that need tag information, an efficient way to work with song metadata is to use a dedicated ​MP3 tagging tool to save time and ensure that your music files have consistent tag information.

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Edit MP3 Tags on Mac, Linux, or Windows: MusicBrainz Picard

MusicBrainz Picard
What We Like
  • Fast and accurate tagging.

  • Ideal for organizing albums.

  • Available for all platforms.

What We Don't Like
  • Interface looks better on Windows than macOS.

  • Involves a learning curve.

MusicBrainz Picard is a free music tagger available for Windows, Linux, and macOS operating systems. It's a free tagging tool that focuses on grouping audio files into albums rather than treating them as separate entities.

This isn't to say that it can't tag single files, but it works in a different way from the others in this list by building albums from single tracks. This is a great feature if you have a collection of songs from the same album and don't know if you have a complete collection.

Picard is compatible with several formats that include MP3, MP4, FLAC, WMA, OGG, and others. If you're looking for an album-orientated tagging tool, then Picard is an excellent option.

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Mp3tag window
What We Like
  • Supports a variety of formats.

  • Allows online metadata lookup.

  • Easy-to-use interface.

What We Don't Like
  • Changes are not saved automatically.

  • Can't edit synced lyrics.

  • Slightly cluttered interface.

MP3tag is a Windows-based metadata editor that supports a large number of audio formats. The program can handle MP3, WMA, AAC, OGG, FLAC, MP4, and a few more formats.

In addition to automatically renaming files based on the tag information, this versatile program also supports online metadata lookups from Freedb, Amazon, Discogs, and MusicBrainz. MP3tag is useful for batch tag editing and downloading cover art as well.

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Edit Your Entire Music Library at Once: TigoTago

TigoTago list page
What We Like
  • Batch editing capability.

  • Lots of organization tools.

What We Don't Like
  • No multi-language support.

  • The interface is not intuitive.

TigoTago is a tag editor that can batch edit a selection of files at the same time. This saves a lot of time if you have multiple songs you need to add information to.

TigoTago compatible with audio formats such as MP3, WMA, and WAV, plus it handles AVI and WMV video formats. TigoTago has useful functions to mass edit your music or video library. Tools include the ability to search and replace, download CDDB album information, file reorder, change case, and file names from tags.

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Export Playlists as HTML or Excel Spreadsheets: TagScanner

Screenshot of TagScanner
What We Like
  • Automatically pulls metadata from online databases.

  • Exports playlists as HTML and spreadsheets.

What We Don't Like
  • The interface is not intuitive.

  • Does not support viewing and editing synced lyrics.

TagScanner is a Windows software program that has several useful features. With it, you can organize and tag most of the popular audio formats, and it comes with a built-in player.

TagScanner can automatically fill in music file metadata using online databases like Amazon and Freedb, and it can auto-rename files based on existing tag information. Another nice feature is TagScanner's ability to export playlists as HTML or Excel spreadsheets. This makes it a useful tool for cataloging your music collection.

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Add Lyrics to Your MP3s: Metatogger

Metatogger media software.
What We Like
  • Works with many formats.

  • Can integrate lyrics from online searches.

What We Don't Like
  • Must download the Microsoft .NET framework.

  • Complex interface.

MetaTOGGer can tag OGG, FLAC, Speex, WMA, and MP3 music files either manually or automatically using online databases. This solid tagging tool can search and download album covers using Amazon for your audio files. Lyrics can be searched for and integrated into your music library too.

The program uses the Microsoft .Net 3.5 framework, so you'll need to install this first if you don't have it up and running on your Windows system.

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