Thank you for your review
$6 99
Email me when discounted: 
ID3Mod can change the encoding of MP3 ID3 TAG information. It's very useful when you copy PC encoded MP3 files to Mac, while the song name maybe in a mess when you import them into iTunes.

ID3Mod can access iTunes song library, so you can modify the songs tag encoding even you already import them into iTunes.

One unique thing about ID3Mod is that it handles encoding with DBCS (Double Byte Character System) like Chinese, Japanese, Korean or any other non-ISO-8859-1 encoding. This means the tags will be comatible when imported into iTunes.

What's New

Version 2.4:
  • Fix Bug: ID3Mod2 will crash when loading some kinds of MP3.


Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later

Similar Software

Open Comparison
Suggest Other Similar Software
Leave a Review

ID3Mod User Discussion

Nobody has reviewed or commented on this app yet. Add your own comment and get a discussion going!
Sort by: Time | Smiles
Daltukhov Member IconReview+0

Developer did not state clearly that


And it does awersome job in fixing ID3 encodings.

Reply0 replies
Version 2.0
Aadams77 Member IconComment+17

Both the "Visit Developer's Site" and "Download Now" links are presently down. After some searching, I took a look and found that the developer has apparently been up here on MacUpdate recently (16 days ago)...so I am hoping s/he might be able to shed some further light? Please?

Definitely interested in test driving ID3MOD! Thanks so much!


Reply0 replies
Version 2.0
SWKL Member IconReview+0

On 14 Nov 2011, I paid US$6.99 using Paypal. After payment, Paypal tried to redirect me to a website but I've got an error. I checked that the payment was successful.

I sent you an email yesterday but have not received any reply.

Reply0 replies
Version 2.0
Glider.qf Member IconComment+1

Please upgrade to the latest version, the old version is not compatible with 64bit of Snow Leopard.

Reply0 replies
Version 2.0
Rogerp Member IconComment+0

I have just tried to download V52 to my macbook using Mac os X 10.52, but it give me this error when i tried to run it - You cannot use this version of the application ID3Mod2 with this version of Mac OS X.

Reply0 replies
Version V52
Roman Cadek Member IconComment+1
Roman Cadek

I just downloaded it and I don't understand what exactly is happening. I load my mp3s (1 album with 12 songs), choose proper encoding (Windows Latin2) and all names look correct. When I press "Save" button, nothing happens. When I press "Save as..." buton, all files are exported with right name but their ".mp3" extensions is are removed. I don't find adding extensions back again to all files as such a deal :-( Or am I doing anything wrong? My version is V52 running on OSX 10.6.2. Thanks for help,


Reply0 replies
Version V52
Catholicon Member IconComment+0

It's said it works on Snow Leopard 10.6, but it quits unexpectedly whenever I try to remove a song, save a song, and etc. Mine is 10.6.1. I love the interface and its function, and I am wondering if the developer can improve the compatibility with the latest SL.


Reply1 reply
Version V50

It works fine on my snow leopard. Just right click on the application. Choose GET INFO, and check the box "OPEN IN 32-BIT MODE".

Guntis Member IconReview+44

Just downloaded, and I am not satisfied:
1) ID3Mod V45 doesn't see iTunes Smart Albums.
2) It shows me only 16 characters in the Album name, while in reality there are more, and some song names with only 6 characters show here as 5 character names, last charcter is missing. Once I save, I loose that character in the name forever. (I use Unicode encoding).
3) No auto-save for changed tags.

Reply1 reply
Version V45
Glider (Developer)

Thanks for your feedback. I'll check it as soon as back to my Mac.

Glider.QIM.ID3Mod (Developer) Member IconDev+0
Glider.QIM.ID3Mod (Developer)

The features of ID3Mod2.
6¦1 Support the tag version from 1.0 to 2.4.
6¦1 Change the tag encoding in MP3.
6¦1 Access iTunes library inside ID3Mod2.
6¦1 Edit the tag by hand.
6¦1 Edit the tag information with an external editor.

Reply0 replies
Version V42
User-Name Member IconComment+10

Sadly this app is no longer a freeware.

Before you spend an hour trying to download it from the author's very slow responding site in China, here's the content of an enclosed text file "limitations of unregistered copy".


Unregistered copy has no time limit, but has feature limitations:

- The song table only show 12 songs each time.

- You can not edit the song tag with an external editor.

After you register the copy, the ID3Mod will unlock the limitations when you restart ID3Mod.

It's only $19 (USD) per copy, I will send you the activation code in 4 hours.


Thanks but no thanks; I'm sticking to the older version. Other than the new 12 songs limit and external editing, no other new "feature" is mentioned... so why bother upgrading?

It's only $19?!

Reply1 reply
Version V42
Glider.QIM.ID3Mod (Developer)

The new feature is : Access iTunes Library inside ID3Mod, so you do not need to export the library XML anymore.

And the new version fix the memory bug so it won't crash when load over 500 songs.

user icon+0
Version 2.0
user icon+0
Version 2.0
user icon+10
Version 2.0
> 4 9


Current Version (2.x)


Downloads 139,574
Version Downloads 16,515
License Shareware
Date 07 Dec 2012
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price $6.99
Learn how MacUpdate Desktop makes installing apps from MacUpdate.com one-click easy.
Next time, install ID3Mod with 1-click

Learn how MacUpdate Desktop can install apps on MacUpdate with the simple click of the Install apps with MacUpdate Desktop icon. Plus, keep all your apps updated. Play video...