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Jaikoz allows you to organize, edit, and correct thousands of songs with ease. It currently supports MP4, M4P, MP3, WMA, FLAC, and OggVorbis audio formats. Jaikoz uses MusicBrainz, an online database of over 10 million songs. MusicBrainz is a community-based database with contributions by over 200,000 people, and its system of moderation ensures the data is extremely accurate. Many of these songs also have associated acoustic IDs provided by MusicIP, allowing a song to be identified by the actual music, so it can do a match even if if you have no metadata.

But no identification system is 100% accurate so we have made it more...

What's New

Version 6.2.0:

Bug

  • Error saving PICT image file to filesystem
  • Add release cause MB internal error if has invalid date
  • Not handling invalid data in an acoustid field properly
  • Update Tags from Discogs can retrieve get the same release from Discogs twice
  • OS X: Export Spreadsheet/Cvs uses old finder more...

Requirements

  • OS X 10.4 or later
  • Java 1.5 or later

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tbernis Member IconReview+4
tbernis
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Doesn't start on ML...

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Version 6.1.0
JayB5308 Member IconReview+1
JayB5308
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Like a number of people who have left reviews, I tried a number of tagging solutions to sort through my 1TB of music that I've collected over the years, and Jaikoz is by far the very best. I'm very anal about having consistent naming for all of files, and for years applied very consistent formatting in naming/organizing my zillions of photographs. A few years ago I finally decided to apply this to my disastrous music collection before moving it into iTunes, and like I said, this app beat out all the others (and in fact was the only one that could do every single thing with the music that I wanted to). There is a bit of a learning curve with this software, but for me it was worth it because it meant I could customize ANYTHING I wanted to, and was able to name my files in a way that perfectly satisfied my severe OCD! =0)

One other thing to mention is that the few times I have needed to contact Paul (the developer) with questions, he has almost always replied the same day, sometimes within the hour. Today I had a new question and he replied within 5 minutes (which prompted me to leave this review, which I had been meaning to do for a long time anyway since I love this program so much)!

I highly recommend this software for anyone who like me can't stand to have a messy music collection! I realized early on this program is also amazingly useful for people who like to make music compilations (kind of like making mix tapes back in the days of cassettes for all you old-timers like me out there), as you can fully customize the tagging in the compilation and add album covers to all of the files and give your compilation a very professional feel. Very nice!

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Version 6.1.0
Carreiro Member IconReview-7
Carreiro
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Unfortunately for me Jaikoz now is GARBAGE!

There's a problem with Brazilian Portuguese and DOENS'T WORKS!!!

Don't spend your money with trash!

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Version 6.0.7
Paul Taylor
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Sorry, what do you mean, if there is a problem let me know what it is and Im sure it can be resolved.

Scalvin Member IconReview+13
Scalvin
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I've downloaded music since before the golden days of Napster. I've got Mpeg 1 stuff hanging around and over 15K tracks. The high one gets in seeing each track methodically handled and nurtured by Jaikoz is out of this world. This is an awesome application. In a world where shit just doesn't work, it is so satisfying to use something that completes very complicated tasks so well and reliably. It's like a software orgasm. I don't know what else to say. Jaikoz should get some kind of award for superior function, it restores one's hope in the idea that technology can improve your life and mental health. Buy it once and then buy it twice.

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Version 5.6.0
Perplex Member IconReview+15
Perplex
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I've tested most of the taggers for Mac and the one doing it all is Jaikoz. It's a complex application, so the ease of use is not that good.

It took me some days testing with different settings to get the best results. The more you work with it, the more you realize how powerful Jaikoz is.

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Version 5.4.0
Kantorde Member IconReview+24
Kantorde
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What the app can do is great (5 stars), but the app itself is not so great (3 stars). Be very careful and do things step-by-step.

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Version 5.4.0
David29 Member IconComment+32
David29
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Does this allow you to edit tags & metadata for videos as well (i.e. m4v, etc.)?

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Version 5.0.0
Jthink (Developer)
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HI, no its just for audio. The reason being the tagged used in movies are very differenate, and trying to incorporate video into the same application will make an already complex piece of software even more complex.

Macaccro Member IconReview+31
Macaccro
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When you think your iTunes library is clean... There's always a lot of ID3 junk somewhere you don't see in iTunes, until you need to import your songs into another software.

Jaikoz is the tool you need if you want to clean up tags you don't need anymore and keep the good ones!

Not really easy to use at first, but the more you explore it, the more you realize it can do everything you really need. Highly recommendable.

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Version 4.5.2 N
Twisted Member IconReview+72
Twisted
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I adopted Jaikoz many years ago and dragging files in it it’s a necessary step to maintain my iTunes. It works very well and recognize quite every MP3.

Sadly it has a Java GUI so it is ugly and slow :-) It is also not easy to use: every time you need something more then press CMD+1 or CMD+5 you have to navigate in preferences or menus hard to understand. An easier way to update would be also welcomed since the fast releases cycle.

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Version 4.5.0 N
Jthink (Developer)
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Thanks for your comments, you are correct that I do not have a comprehensive shortcut key mapping , this together with a fully customizable toolbar are high on the priority list.

I would take issue with it being Java and therefore slow. I have finally given up using both Aperture and iTunes because of their slowness, both are native Mac applications.

Jaikoz is doing alot of work behind the scenes and there are terms of service limiting the rate queries are sent to Musicbraiznz/Discogs that limits speed, but the idea is you can run Jaikoz unattended.

Twisted
+2

Yes, you are right about the slowness. Maybe the experience is conditioned by the ugliness of a Java App: you know, Mac users pretend a balance between beauty and functionality :-)
In an attempt to satisfy every possible user, you have sacrificed the app’s usability and ease-of-use.

I’ve still to find a good alternative, but as soon a better and native App will come out, i will be the first to switch.

Anyway, I like the developer is here to answer! Thank you.

Jthink (Developer)
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Hi, if you have any other particular usability issues please post them to http://www.jthink.com/jaikozforum/forums/list.page , unless I know what they are its difficult for me to address them :)

Corpsecorps Member IconComment+761
Corpsecorps
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$32?!
Does it make breakfast?

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Version 4.4.0 N
Jthink (Developer)
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No, but if you are trying to sort out your music collection the time Jaikoz saves you give you plenty of time to make some really nice breakfasts.

Macaccro
+1

Totally agree with Jthink! It saves me a lot of time!

FreakyTJ
+2

Complaining of the asking price shows that you have no experience programming, therefore having a lack of knowledge of the TIME it takes to create software.

I encourage you to learn to program then gain a little in depth understanding what these developers have to know and deal with to bring us useful apps. Time is money and that's precisely what developing is TIME... lots of it!

Corpsecorps
+1

On the contrary. I have coded apps on and off since 8-bit systems were around. I still think $30 is exorbitant for a music tagger. However, I admit that THIS tagger might be worth it because it's horrendously complex... and not in a good way.

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Rc62
Version 6.2.0
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a_m_k
Version 6.0.4
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Gt421
Version 6.0.3
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Paul Taylor
Version 6.0.1
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Paul Taylor
Version 5.6.0
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Kantorde
Version 5.2.0
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Rc62
Version 5.1.0
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Rc62
Version 4.5.7
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Nomadiquemc
Version 4.5.3
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visualrobots
Version 4.3.0 N
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Downloads 228,852
Version Downloads 1,853
License Shareware
Date 13 May 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price $33.00
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