I don’t know about you, but over the years I have accumulated a great deal of music on my iPhone and depending on where I got the music file from and how old the file is, the file itself may or may not have enough information to easily identify it. In this age of metadata and the ability to sift through information to easily find what you are looking for, it’s essential to be able to identify your music in a manner that works best for you, or in today’s terms, tag your music.
There are several apps out there that allow you to tag your music, but one to give some serious consideration is Evertag. Created by everappz, which offers a variety of other music management apps, Evertag allows users to easily sift through their music library and associate meaningful information to each file, so that file can be easily identified from a variety of library locations.
Free to download, Evertag comes with a basic set of features. Users also have the option to purchase a premium version (Evertag Pro) for $2.99. With Evertag, you get a variety of features that make it easy to choose how you want to tag your files and from where.
At the most basic level, Evertag recognizes a variety of file formats, including MP3, OGG, OGA, M4A, MPC and many more. The app’s website lists all of the supported file formats. The app supports Cloud storage that is offered by a variety of applications: Google Drive, OneDrive, Box, Dropbox and more, so you can connect to any or all of the locations you have stored your music files. Files can be easily transferred from the Cloud to your device using a computer and the Wi-Fi Drive function in the app.
Batch Mode is something I really liked. If you know there is a list of music files that all share the same metadata value, like Genre or Album, you can select them all and update that one field for all files simultaneously. Another neat feature is the ability to edit the image that is attached to the file. Oftentimes, some of the older music files don’t have all of this information, so it’s nice to add something, or even change the one that the file already comes with.
Metadata data can also be autocorrected. The app can automatically find missing tags and allows you to enter or fix them. The best part is that this can all be done from within the app using the “open in app” feature. This means you don’t have to download all the files from the Cloud to edit them, which is a real time-saver.
The overall look and feel of the app is crisp and easy to read, allowing for you to switch between dark and light reading modes. The file manager supports easy searches and let you get to the music you want to manage.
If there were anything I could suggest as an improvement, it would be the ability to preview some of the file so you know what music piece you are working with, because sometimes files have no information at all so you don’t know what you are working with.
Overall, however, Evertag offers a great deal of functionality, making it very easy for music lovers to manage their collections with ease.