Mp3tag turns 20
Do you remember what you did on May 24 2000?
I still remember the thrill and excitement I felt when I’ve uploaded the first official beta version of Mp3tag to the server of my uncle (where I had my own space for Mp3tag in the form of a subdirectory). The beeping sounds of the modem, the veeeery sloooow upload, and the uncertainty that came from putting something out in the world without knowing where it will go from there. Also the waiting. The waiting that — now that I finally did it — something magical and surprising would happen
It’s hard to believe, but it’s this day 20 years ago that I’ve released the first beta version of Mp3tag. I usually don’t remember random dates in my life and it’s often not quite clear what ripple effects come from simple choices on any given day.
Speaking of which: I’m very grateful for all the people I got to know from literally around the world. All the hours of deep work and flow states I had while working on Mp3tag. All the refuge it provided me with when life got difficult. And the support I received from you over the years.
The magic and surprise eventually did happen and I feel that it’s a present in every direction.
I’m also constantly working on the macOS version of Mp3tag and I’m starting the alpha test today. It’s far from feature-complete, but you can bulk-edit metadata, rename files, and add cover-art. And it has a dark mode. I’m using it myself and if you want to join the group of early adopters, please join the Mp3tag for macOS Newsletter which shares the details.
It’s tough to not be able to throw a party given the current situation. However, I’m happy to be able to write to you and share the progress and this small birthday with you
As always, thank you for reading, your interest, and your support.
Enjoy and take care