suitable replacement for Tag&Rename on OSX?

mrjayviper

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I love the UI provide by Tag&Rename. It's very intuitive. Browsing my collectiong using a tree structure on the left and selecting a folder would automatically refresh the track listing. Right-click to edit tags. Sadly, it's windows only.

I've played around with various taggers like Kid3, tagger, tagr, picard, yate and etc and I find them cumbersome to use. I've also used the wine version of mp3tag and it's just not as good as the windows equivalent. I cannot edit some of the more important settings like renaming files using tags.

Perhaps you have suggestions I haven't used? thanks a lot :)
 
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msephton

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RollTide1017

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I know I'm late to this thread but I found a decent replacement for T&R. It's called Meta. It's on the Mac App store or the developers website: https://www.nightbirdsevolve.com/meta/

I'm a long time T&R user and just recently got an iMac. T&R was the last app I was looking and I tried a few including Kid3 but, I didn't really like anything. I chose to continue using my Windows laptop and T&R for my tagging purposes. Found Meta doing a Google search, tried it out and really enjoyed it. It's not as good as T&R but, it's a suitable replacement and the best I've found so far for MacOS, IMO.
 
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rhett7660

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I love the UI provide by Tag&Rename. It's very intuitive. Browsing my collectiong using a tree structure on the left and selecting a folder would automatically refresh the track listing. Right-click to edit tags. Sadly, it's windows only.

I've played around with various taggers like Kid3, tagger, tagr, picard, yate and etc and I find them cumbersome to use. I've also used the wine version of mp3tag and it's just not as good as the windows equivalent. I cannot edit some of the more important settings like renaming files using tags.

Perhaps you have suggestions I haven't used? thanks a lot :)
This program is one of the only reasons I installed VM Ware and Windows. This is bar none one of the best tagging software out there. I feel the pain.

I have been using this program for a while now and really like it. https://www.amvidia.com/tag-editor

In fact you might be able to get a code from the code sharing section which is where I got my copy. It is actually pretty good.
 
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nitramwin

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Although a bit complicated to understand, the Kid3 editor works quite well. However, I haven't figured out how to 'correct' the actual file name yet - only the tags themselves. Also, it can take some time finding the right album match but if you are diligent, it can give you pretty good results.
 

Osamede

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I've never been able to find anything on Mac OS that could match what I got from Tag&Rename, but eventually I settled on Tagr. It's not as broad in functions, but very useful and intuitive and stable.

Am surprised that Tag&Rename never released a MacOS version. It's just such a great program and I don't know anyone who has used it heavily and didn't flat out LOVE it.
 
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EightBitWhit

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I second @Anijake's recommendation for Metadatics.

I tried every single app mentioned in this thread, and only Metadatics got me close enough to Tag&Rename to call it a winner. It's every bit as good for all the basic tag manipulation tasks (especially copy/pasting of tags between files) and the rename functions that it does support are good enough for me to not have to run T&R in a virtual machine - which is what I was really after.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the thread, as it gave me a good understanding of what the current landscape for this software is like for the Mac. IMHO, Metadatics gets the vote as the best T&R 'replacement' currently available.
 
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