I vividly remember this time around last year, where I was working day after day on getting the first alpha version of Mp3tag for Mac ready for release. A lot has happened since then and I’m very happy about how Mp3tag has been welcomed by the Mac community and all the conversations that sprung from it.
I also haven’t stopped since then You’ve probably noticed that I’ve also released a few versions with bug fixes, minor changes, and small features over the past few weeks — including localizations to Japanese, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese done by awesome translators!
Today, I’ve released Mp3tag for Mac v1.2.0 and I want to take the opportunity to outline three of the main features for you:
Lots of you are using playlists to organize their music and this version adds support for both reading and writing playlists. I’ve also implemented different writing options that allow you to choose between normal vs. extended playlist format and absolute vs. relative paths for the file entries.
The new export feature allows for exporting the tags and other metadata using a customizable format. You can use a format string to describe what should be written for each file. The default uses CSV and you can easily change or extended it by using the familiar placeholders.
Till now, the filter in the upper right corner of the Mp3tag toolbar only supported simple filtering. You’ve entered some text and the file list was reduced to the files that contained this text either in tags or the filename. This simple version still works unchanged. What’s new is, that you can now build filter expressions that target different fields, use regular expressions, or are based on a format string — the possibilities are endless. It was great fun writing the parser and the gazillion of automated tests! More on the filter syntax here.
Due to popular request, I’ve added a complementary distribution option for Mp3tag for Mac, which works with a license code completely independent of the Mac App Store.
If you’re not yet using Mp3tag for Mac, you can always get the 7-day trial version — only days you’re using the app are counted.
Thank you for reading, your interest, and your support.
Enjoy and take care