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

What's New

Version 1.8.3

What's New?
- Implemented basic Export of Tags to CSV

- Fixed sorting of text with numerical content in the table view (Now identical to the System/Finder)
- Fixed ID3v2's “Genre” implementation from displaying genre IDs instead of their textual counterpart
- Fixed a crash when trying to set a PDF as artwork
- Fixed a rare crash when reloading artworks

Ratings and Reviews

Tried them all...


This was the best. By far. Clean UI, does in-depth things like creating tags from filenames, and is very easy to use.



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!

Very limited capabilities

Joe Blowinski

I just paid for this thing 5 minutes ago, and do I have buyer’s remorse! This thing doesn’t do 1/10 of what the ancient Media Rage does. Media Rage isn’t even supposed to mess with m4as of any kind, yet will find and attach artwork, and allow one to modify such files far beyond what this thing does. What Media Rage won’t do is modify sorting tags even though they are listed. Again, that app is essentially for mp3s yet does more that Meta. Foolishly thinking that what Media Rage does would be the norm and that Meta sepcifically listing m4as as one of its reasons for existing would make it my all in one tag editor, I was shocked at how little this thing does. Even if I could just edit the sorting tags, I would feel better, but those tags aren’t even available. Instead, I just threw away $15 on an app that does only a tenth that Media Rage has been doing for my Apple Lossless and ACC files for years.

I hate to discourage an Apple developer, but get yourself a copy of Media Rage and see what it does. Then make Meta do all that Media Rage can do for mp3s for m4as of all kinds. As it is, I’m going back to Media Rage, because it can do more for and to Apple Lossless and ACC files that Meta can even though it’s not designed to work with those files.


Benjamin Jaeger
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English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2013 Benjamin Jaeger


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