Supports editing all tags in MP3 files across multiple platforms


Our rating: 

License: Free (Open source)
Review & Alternatives: Best Free MP3 Tag Editor - Standalone

Pros & Cons:

Edit all tags, support unsynced and synced lyrics, generate tags from files or vice versa, import tags from databases, browse cover arts and lyrics from online resources, drag and drop cover art to a file, export tags, etc.
Lacking a column view of tags for multiple files in a folder.

Our Review:

Kid3 (standing for KDE ID3) audio tag editor runs on multi platforms and supports editing all tags in MP3 files, including the synchronised lyrics tag which is not found in TagScanner and Mp3tag. You can generate tags from file names or vice versa, and import tags from online databases including,, Discogs and MusicBrainz.

The application allows for dragging and dropping a cover art to a file and helps searching album arts and lyrics via a browser from online resources as well. Other features include convert between ID3v1.1, ID3v2.3 and ID3v2.4 tags, edit tags of multiple files, generate playlist files, rename and create directories from tags, case conversion and export tags.

Despite all the features, it lacks a column view available to other editors for glancing at the same tag fields but of different values in multiple files. Due to this, you can only see 'un-equal' signs in tags for different values when multiple files are selected.

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