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Your constant song tagging companion for iTunes
Cost: $17
Download Memory Usage Getter Get version 1.0.2b2
Size: 841 KB
Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • Automatic song lookup
    Uses extensive MusicBrainz database.
  • Downloads art automatically
    High quality 500x500 album artwork.
  • Fetches lyrics, too!
    Viewable on your iPod.
  • Semi-automatic
    All info requires your approval.
  • Gets out of your way
    Windows fade away when not needed.
  • Scrolling lyrics window
    Sing along with your music.
  • Song Ratings Helper
    Rate your music as you listen to it.
  • Take control of iTunes
    Pause or switch songs using TuneTagger

Browse through anyone's iTunes library and you're bound to find thousands upon thousands of songs. Some of them probably were ripped from CD, some of them came from the iTunes Store, and still others may have been downloaded (legally, of course!) from a variety of other sources. So when you want to find that right song to listen to at the right moment, it's important to have your songs tagged with as much correct information as possible. But with so many songs coming from a variety of different sources, how can you easily manage your iTunes library?

With TuneTagger, of course. When you play music through iTunes, TuneTagger finds all the information about that song on the internet for you, without you having to do a thing. TuneTagger fetches official album information from the extensive MusicBrainz database so that your songs will have the correct title, artist name, album name, year, and track number. It retrieves high quality album art automatically, and it even fetches lyrics without you having to search through various webpages or lyrics sites. It takes the work out of tagging.

So what do you have to do? Step 1: play your music in iTunes. As you're playing various songs, TuneTagger fetches info about that song on the internet and detects if you have missing information, art, or lyrics. Step 2: approve missing info. If you are missing info about your songs, TuneTagger presents an approval window. Just look at the proposed info, and if it looks good, accept it! TuneTagger will then tag your songs with the missing info, and the approval window fades away. Step 3: there is no step 3!

The best part about TuneTagger is that your iPod benefits from your correctly tagged library, too! With the high quality artwork that TuneTagger downloads, you can see the art while listening to your iPod. The lyrics that TuneTagger fetches can be viewed on your iPod, too, so you're never left wondering what that guy is singing about, even while on the road.

TuneTagger's Approval Window
TuneTagger's approval window
TuneTagger's Approval Window
TuneTagger's controller, scrolling lyrics,
and ratings windows

TuneTagger's Approval Window
TuneTagger's menu and buttons
Version History:

Version 1.0.2b2:

  • migrated TuneTagger over to the MusicBrainz database from the official CDDB database
  • TuneTagger now requires Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger or later
  • fixed crash that could occur while looking up lyrics, when they exist
  • fixed crash that could occur when two internal AppleScripts attempt to run at the same time and one is marked as non-critical
  • fixed crash that could occur while playing songs that start with the character "("
  • songs with multiple extraneous items (text within () or []) will now have all extraneous info be extracted
  • lyrics fields in Approval panel will no longer change slightly after touching the window

Version 1.0.1:

  • fixed issue where track name and/or track count would not be found
  • blank proposed info will not overwrite existing info in iTunes when transferred
  • approval panel buttons now include progress indicators to verify that a click was made
  • fixed a bug where the scrolling lyrics window would continually reset to its default position
  • retrieved song info and lyrics now preserve accents and other foreign-language characters
  • fixed a couple crashers that could occur if the currently-playing track was changed while proposed info was still being retrieved
  • new preference to transfer art to all songs of the same album
  • new preference to toggle whether shared tracks and iTunes Store previews make the approval panel fade in if in smart mode
  • fixed default locations of all windows
  • fixed some problems with TuneTagger on Mac OS X 10.3 Panther and 10.2 Jaguar
  • added first-launch tutorial
  • updated application icon
  • many other bug fixes and interface improvements

Version 1.0:

  • Initial public release!
Created by Simone Manganelli. Emotional Supernova. Technological Supernova.
Last updated 2007-10-02. Copyright © 2002-2007 Simone Manganelli.