AudioShell

AudioShell 2.0 beta

Free
This handy tool lets you quickly edit the tags of audio files
4.3  (38 votes)
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AudioShell is a handy tool that lets you easily and quickly edit the tags of audio files (the ID3 metadata). It doesn’t only allow you to edit the ID3 tags of MP3 files, but also the metadata of other audio file formats, including Windows Media files (WMA, ASF and WMV files), Apple iTunes sound files like AAC, M4A, M4P, M4R, M4B, and other file formats like OGG, AIFF, MPC, WAV, DSF, APE, etc. Actually the large number of supported file formats is one of the main advantages of this handy tool as it supports way more formats than other tag editing tools do.

AudioShell also lets you batch rename multiple audio files at the same time using the data from their tags or any other renaming pattern (renaming mask with variables) that you choose. It can also save the renaming masks for re-using them later.

Anyway, the best thing about AudioShell is, probably, the fact that it comes as an extension for the Windows Explorer context-menu. This means that it can be called by selecting an entry from the right-click menu of the audio files. It’s simple and easy to access it at anytime. The tag editing possibilities are very comprehensive, letting you deal with cover arts and lyrics as well.

Considering that this tool is not only very handy, effective, and easy-to-use, but also completely free, I can only recommend it with all my heart. It’s one of the best choices when you need a simple, fast and reliable audio file tag editing tool.

Margie Smeer
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Review summary

Pros

  • Can also batch rename files.
  • Comprehensive tag editing options.
  • Easy-to-use, comes as a shell extension.
  • Free.
  • Supports a lot of audio file formats

Cons

  • None
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