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Add tags to your music collection with EasyTag

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She and GNOME

Just a small parenthesis. Her name is Ioanna and is one more happy Gnome3 user :) Most of her friends and family run Mac, and one reason she dropped Mac for Gnome (apart that she likes it), was to make a showoff to her friends, kinda “I am smarter I can run Linux”. Sometimes I am wondering if Gnome’s small market share, is a plus.. ;)


EasyTag allows you to view and edit Tags on these formats:

{ MP3, MP2, MP4/AAC, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, MusePack, Monkey’s Audio and WavPack files }

Interface isn’t quite friendly for such an App, but it is very easy to make the basics edit your tags!

You can generate playlists.

You can rename your music files and folders by using some masks. To be honest I have not a clue how all these work and I don’t even have MP3 in my box. But the people that have worked previously with Tag Applications, I guess they won’t have any problem to figure out these plethora of options.

EasyTag 2.1.7

Latest stable version of EasyTag according to their web-page ( is 2.1.7 that released almost a year ago, but I have 2.1.8 from ( and there are some changes. So maybe the screenshots above are a bit different from what your distributor ships.

Easy Tag 2.1.x Features

  • View, edit, write tags of MP3, MP2 files (ID3 tag with pictures), FLAC files (FLAC Vorbis tag), Ogg Vorbis files (Ogg Vorbis tag), MP4/AAC (MP4/AAC tag), MusePack, Monkey’s Audio files and WavPack files (APE tag),
  • Can edit more tag fields : Title, Artist, Album, Disc Album, Year, Track Number, Genre, Comment, Composer, Original Artist/Performer, Copyright, URL, Encoder name and attached Picture,
  • Auto tagging: parse filename and directory to complete automatically the fields (using masks),
  • Ability to rename files and directories from the tag (using masks) or by loading a text file,
  • Process selected files of the selected directory,
  • Ability to browse subdirectories,
  • Recursion for tagging, removing, renaming, saving…,
  • Can set a field (artist, title,…) to all other files,
  • Read file header informations (bitrate, time, …) and display them,
  • Auto completion of the date if a partial is entered,
  • Undo and redo last changes,
  • Ability to process fields of tag and file name (convert letters into uppercase, downcase, …),
  • Ability to open a directory or a file with an external program,
  • CDDB support using and servers (manual and automatic search),
  • A tree based browser or a view by Artist & Album,
  • A list to select files,
  • A playlist generator window,
  • A file searching window,
  • Simple and explicit interface!,
  • French, German, Russian, Dutch, Hungarian, Swedish, Italian, Japanese, Ukrainian, Czech, Spanish, Polish, Romanian, Danish, Greek, Brazilian Portuguese and Chinese translation languages,
  • Written in C and uses GTK+ 2 for the GUI,
  • Package available for GNU/Linux and Windows.

Installation and use

The package is named <easytag> and you will find it in your distro Software App, or by installing from a terminal

sudo yum install easytag (replacing yum with your distro package updater)

I can’t really say if is the best Tag App you will find around, but at least it works fine from what Ioanna told me ..although she was a bit frustrated with the options  :)

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  • joni

    Puddletag is also great, and quite powerful (albeit a bit more difficult to get into).

  • Márcio Sousa Rocha

    Easytag is a nice app! I use it for a long time and a think it is very easy to use.

  • Adrià Arrufat

    I think the best ID3 tag editor is Kid3 by far. It even has a qt-only version, without all KDE dependencies: