Properly tagging files allows you to easily locate them when you need to. A lot of people like to keep their files, such as their music, organized in separate folders. Tagging your music files helps you in searching for the required file in any music player. Tagging files using the default Windows options is a lengthy process of opening each file individually and correcting the tags separately for each file. Windows Explorer lists down all the tags of selected images in image preview pane, but it is both time consuming and wearisome to manually select each image in order to edit tags. What you need is a proper tool designed to perform the job without making you input much effort into it. Previously, we have covered some very good file tagging tools, such as Elyse, MusicBrainz Picard and Tigo Tago. Today, we have another great tool for editing file tags called Hanso Tagger, which lets you edit ID3v1.1 and ID3v2.x meta tags of files. Read on to find out the more about it.
Hanso Tagger supports MP3, WMA, OGG, WAV, FLAC, APE, WAV, M4A, AAC and MPC file formats, and allows you to work simultaneously with all of them. Other than tagging files, it lets you create playlists, rename files, sort folders and export tagging information in multiple formats.
During installation, make sure you uncheck the Install Smart Suggestor option to avoid installing unwanted programs in your computer.
The interface has all the basic options available in the main window. The added files appear at the top, while editing options for ID3v1.1, ID3v2.x and Lyrics are available at the bottom left side. At the right side, MPEG info and Format Options can be viewed and changed.
To add files for editing, select File from the top and choose open directory. Navigate to the required directory, select any file within the directory and select open to load the entire directory into the interface. Select a file and choose the tab which contains the meta tag information of the file. You have options such as Case, Empty, All, None and Invert to quickly edit the file tags.
The Format Options button at the right side allows you to specify the default settings for Filename Format, Directory Format and File Rename.
The Program Preferences window can be accessed through the Options menu at the top. It allows you to configure the columns displayed in different tabs, as well as letter case, colors, copy tags and miscellaneous options.
The application works on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.