If the music in your computer is properly tagged, you will be able to easily search for and locate it when required. Editing tags manually can be a big time consuming and tedious task, since you have to open the file properties of each and every file separately. Previously, we have covered a lot of audio tag editors that allow you to quickly add and edit tags to your music files. Last year, Usman covered Toe Tag, a fast open source multi-tag editor that lets you modify ID3 tags of your music collection by offering two rule-based features to match filename with meta tag information, and then, back in 2010, Aatif reviewed Mp3tag, an easy-to-use audio metadata editor offering a wide range of features and supporting a wide variety of tags, including ID3v1, ID 3v2.3, ID3v2.4, iTunes, MP4, WMA, Vorbis Comments and APE. Today, we have another audio editor for you, called HAPaudioTags, that allows you to change the ID3 tags of audio files, as well as display information about the file. You can add or edit the Cover picture for songs and change between next and previous track in the selected folder from inside the interface.
The main interface of the application has a file explorer that lets you navigate to the required files placed in separate folders. The left pane lists the folder tree, while the right side displays the contents of the selected folder. The good thing is that you don’t have to open the file properties for each file separately; instead, you can just choose the folder and switch between all the music files in it directly from the tag editor.
To open the tag editor, double-click the file. The lag editor allows you to view Audio information, such as Audio Type, File size, Duration, Encoder, Bitrate, Sample Rate etc on the left side, while the tag information, including Track title, Track Artist, Album Title, Album Label, Genre, Release Year, Composer, Subtitles, Track Number, Lyrics etc can be editing at the right side. Under Cover, you can add, change or delete the cover image for a song. To go to the next or previous track in the selected folder for editing, select Previous Track or Next Track at the left bottom corner.
The application Settings let you specify the default Start Folder, Tag Options (Remove tag before write, Write Unicode, Resize Cover, Preserve non-standard tags), Log Options etc.
HAPaudioTags works on both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.