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Edit your audio tags with ID3IOT for BlackBerry 10

Edit your audio tags with ID3IOT for BlackBerry 10
By DJ Reyes on 7 Apr 2014 11:24 am EDT
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There was a time when I would regularly check my music audio ID3 tags were labelled correctly. It pained me if they were not sorted. Somehow this habit slowly disappeared. I guess since I started to stream my music via the various services available, there wasn't really any point. However, an app recommendation arrived in my inbox and I thought I would try it out -- ID3IOT. The simply description of the app says it all, it's an app that lets you clean up your audio tags.

Upon loading the app it will scan your music folder for any albums or tracks with missing information or album art. The search is based upon the information that the Music app uses to display and group your music library. Once it has scanned your collection you just tap the track you want to edit the audio tags for and then just fill in the relevant information. There is also a search function, so if you have a big library or know the exact file you want to edit then you can just search for it. What's great is the ability to select more than one file to edit. So, if it was album details you needed to add you can go ahead and do this in bulk. Though you will need the pro version in order to do this.

ID3IOT tag edit  ID3IOT updating tags

Another neat feature is that you have the option to edit from the File Manager. If you see that a file needs editing just use the native Share option and choose ID3IOT from the list. When you're in the edit page you'll find a Play icon on the bottom which let's you play the song, just in case you want to hear it to verify things. Another small little touch. 

I'm glad such an app got my attention. I've been cleaning up the ID3 tags on my music files sitting on my microSD card and seeing a bit of order when playing music from the native Music app. I'm also completing everything by adding album art. When you add album art it prompts you to choose to do a search or use a local file. The first I tried I used the search thinking that it would search a database of some sort for the album art but instead it just opened my browser and pointed to a web search. A bit long-winded but it was something I had done prior anyway. Though being able to just automatically fetch the album art would be a great feature to have.

ID3IOT album art

Another thing that could be improved is the in-app purchase. When you download the app it does say that there is an in-app purchase available. As I mentioned above, you need the pro version in order to edit in bulk. This is stated in the description too. It was a feature I knew I was going to want to use, so when I downloaded the app, the first thing I looked for was to purchase the upgrade. I couldn't find the option anywhere. So, I thought I would just go ahead and try to edit in bulk. It let me do it without any prompt, so I edited the details I needed and then hit Save and bam there's my prompt to upgrade to a pro version to use the feature. I knew a prompt to upgrade would come but I would have preferred if this prompt showed up earlier, perhaps as soon as you select multiple files to edit. Or just include to option to upgrade there within the app. It would make this simpler, at least it would for me. Nonetheless, that is the process. The good thing is that once you have made the upgrade purchase it continues where you left off, so you don't have to type out those edits again.

ID3IOT in-app purchase
The Good
  • Easily edit/add audio tags
  • Add album art
  • Bulk edit files (pro version only)
The Bad
  • Could make the in-app purchase option easier to find
  • Can't search a database for album art
The bottomline

If you want to be able to edit and clean up your audio tags, ID3IOT is an app to check out. It has simple interface and gets the job done. No fuss or fluff and I really love the ability to bulk edit files. It makes it easy when it comes to albums details. I'd gladly pay for the upgrade.

It is available for all BlackBerry 10 devices and is free download. The pro version costs $0.99, which isn't much either.

Learn more / Download ID3IOT for BlackBerry 10

57 comments

Koepman

What a name...

Since 2010 

Step_6

Attention folks, in the phone of the year vote at laptop magazine, the z30 is suddenly 200 hundred votes short of winning... let's show em what Blackberry's made of and vote the androids out! voting ends at 9:00am Tuesday, tomorrow! This is great promo for bb!

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Ozfork

Link not working

Posted with the brilliance of my Z10!!

iz_26

Yes.. I've been waiting for an app like this forever! I no longer have to correct this information using my laptop! Big plus!

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tayl0rd

It might actually still be faster and easier using your laptop when it comes to adding album art.

Z10NIZED

Cover grabber is great for album art via handheld

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BionicKris

I get my album art by going to Amazon.com. Just do the artist/album search as if you were looking for the album, then copy and paste the album cover pic. I've been doing it this way for years. Quick and easy.

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FrankIAm

Also, if you press the banner on the top, there's a little easter egg.

[URL="bbmc:C0001BBF0"]BlackBerry 101 - Help Channel[/URL]

BionicKris

That's funny.

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dodgeboy392

I downloaded this app a few days ago. It's the best one I've found.

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artie

Must be a play on words; remove the 3....

IamTheHost2

This app goes along perfectly with Cover Grabber :D

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Sayumi Whisp

Nice, but I'm using Kid3 on my PC. Much faster :D

Wenn du mir sagst, was dort draußen richtig ist, werde ich nicht mehr versuchen dich zu küssen... (Sayumi Whisp) www.sayumi.de

estuiber

This is good progress, but I would love to see a solution (either for BB10 or a desktop OS) where it will scan and tag all my music for me. I would be willing to pay for this service. Does anyone know if something exists? It would be a logical extension of Sound Hound or Shazaam.

LuayS

How does this compare to mtag?

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kets4ever

Superb app... salute!

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TXBBguy

You can make ID10T tags with that app.

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JasDaHouseCat

paid app but not even complete. Maybe after an update I'll take the dive.

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jrohland

It's nice to have an app on my phone but, there is a much better way using Windows. Move all your music files to the Music folder on your Windows computer. Open Windows Media Player and let it work for about 20 minutes. It will arrange everything into artist and album folders, download and add metadata and cover art, fix tags, etc... Just copy the music folder content to your phone and you are set.

estuiber

I'll give this a whirl. Thanks for the tip. I assume this feature is available under Win7 with WMP?

surgeon1919

Does this support. Flac?

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Ragbert

Yes, it finds, edits tags, and plays my. flac files.

Typed on my Q10, SQN100-2, 10.2.1.2228 :-)

surgeon1919

Thanks!

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tayl0rd

Are you sure? It seems like a tough app. I doubt it takes flac from anyone. :p

TJ DM

Flac? I'm not sure about that but it doesn't edit all my large WAV files.

Q10 SQN100-3 | Z30 STA100-2 |10.2.1.2141 iPhone 4s IOS 7.xx

Ragbert

Booooooo! lol

Typed on my Q10, SQN100-2, 10.2.1.2228

Ragbert

No field for Composer, and no way to add a custom field, so it's useless for Classical music, where the Artist and Composer are often/usually separate names.

Typed on my Q10, SQN100-2, 10.2.1.2228 :-)

gravymonster

I've been wondering why this wasn't part of the basic OS since OS 4.5

mar09

BlackBerry BBM messenger profile picture NEED sort out it's annoying, this pixelated picture

Taste the Fruity Goodness of a BlackBerry

CK_rbg

Enjoying the app for sure. Always been a frustrating problem on my BB.

Anyone have any idea how to get the Various Artists label off of an album?

Added 2 albums that show as VA. Updated artist name & album name, but they still show as VA in the main music app. Anyone have any ideas?

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BionicKris

That drives me nuts too. I have folders of "Various Artists", "VA", "Various", and "Unknown". I'll have to give this app a try or go through and change them manually. This app sounds like it has some nice features.

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Gilang Gil

Work Great.

BlackBerry User since 2009

Mike_Luchia

I've bought the full version but when I click to add album art when it's missing, and select to search, it just opens a blank google page. Am I missing something or is the feature just opening a web browser with google opened automatically? Not much good if that's all it's doing.

DJ Reyes

I did cover this in the article and noted it as a 'Bad'. It doesn't search a database. It's kind of just directing you to make your own search. Hoping a database of some sort can be added in the future

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Carruthers

Forgive me for being dense but I cannot figure out how to add album art with this app? It shows me a list of songs/ albums without covers and I can edit tags but not the picture. I even put the cover file in the album folder manually but nothing. Wheres the "add cover art" button?

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bjorn_late

Open the Edit Tag screen, tap the pencil icon in the corner of the album art image

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LtHavoc21

Finally, I've been sorely missing this ability on BB10. Just one more nail in the PC's coffin.

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Mikey_NNG

Anytime I Press save the app freezes. Have to restart everytime to edit something. Quite annoying.

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BlackJack-21

Yes! Thank you.

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habibvalil

It is great! Can't say how imuch I missed this app.
It does not support Arabic encoding. I wish the developer improve the app for this language.

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RazTheLast

Try to contact the developer and ask for it, guess it is a compliment for his App that people of different Languages enjoy his work!
Best regards

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bgregory@eastlink.ca

Works alright, but for me it takes forever to edit a song. I set my phone down for 20 min, came back and it was still saving. I closed the app out and opened the song and it had all been changed.

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93Aero

This has already solved an issue I had with this one album the titled itself 'Unknow' it had 10 songs in it and 5 Rings tone.
I have no idea how that happened.
Downloaded this app and it open right up on the problem Unknown album.
I filled in the boxes and voila FIXED.

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Prem WatsApp

The more apps, the better, if it's quality...

"No Q10?" -> "Buy from Chen... "

SethDove

What file types are supported?

maikol77

On my Z10 I bought the full version but doesn't work properly.
I can't find any cover art on the web using the search feature. when i lunch, it stops on the google homepage!

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nicklas79

Feature available in PlayCloud :)

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arnold1441

People! If you have 10.2.1 just get one of the many android apps that have been around and doing this for years... mp3 edit for example works fine for me... downloaded using snap!

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doolyii

All messy library is now tidy as ever!!!! Good app

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Bill Mountain

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juanjo322

This is a great software

BlackBerry Z30 nothing else comes close!