Yate
Yate
5.1.3.2

4.7

Yate free download for Mac

Yate5.1.3.2

27 May 2020

Tag and organize your audio files.

Overview

Yate was developed for people who want complete control over their tagging experience. Supports audio in AIFF, APE, DFF, DSF, FLAC, OGG OPUS, OGG VORBIS, M4A, M4B, MP3, MP2, MP4, STEM.MP4, WAV and WV files. Supports video in M4V and MP4.

Yate has a long list of features; most importantly, an innovative scripting system called actions. Actions can be used to update all of an album's tags with a single operation. Yate also supports integration with AcouticBrainz, AcoustID, Beatport, Discogs, iTunes, MusicBrainz and TMDb. All changes can be easily reverted and individual changes can be undone in any order. Whether you want to automatically or manually tag your files, Yate can do it all!

What's new in Yate

Version 5.1.3.2:
Bug fix:
  • When closing linked files with unsaved changes a refresh error was being issued. Note that this error did not occur when files were saved.

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38 Reviews of Yate

Bart-Pans
11 September 2017
Version: 3.17.1.2

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Does this also supports MP2? I cannot find any info about this.
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Bart-Pans
11 September 2017
Version: 3.17.1.2
Does this also supports MP2? I cannot find any info about this.
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5
franticfreddie
21 July 2017
Version: 3.16.2.3
The best full-scale audio tagger for MacOS. With good support, too.
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5
neil-21
30 July 2016
Version: 3.13
Does it have the ability to perform file relocation operations on items in a folder other than music files? For example, in Tag & Rename under Windows, I could do something like convert a file structure that looks like \Music\Genre\Artist\Album\01 - songname.flac into a single folder layer like Music\Genre - Artist - Album\01- songname.flac by including the folder layout in the rename files from tags expression. It works, but only for the music. If you have jpegs, logs, pdf's, or anything else in the folder with the music, that all gets left behind in the old folder structure. It would be great if there were a way of rebuilding the folder structure of a library based on album level tags, and have the file relocation include all files in the folder with the album, so nothing gets lost by rebuilding an entire folder structure. This would be such a big improvement over simple file renaming.
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5
matt-sephton
23 June 2016
Version: 3.12
Great, full featured tagger. Let's you browse different directories without reloading the app.
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5
Dudirowski
23 May 2016
Version: 3.12
My favourite app for sure and Barry's support is the best. 5 stars for sure!
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5
persecutor
20 May 2016
Version: 3.12
Amazing pice of work. 2000+ albums to manage, and I could not ask for a more efficient tool. Kudos mate!
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Lounge-Deluxe
26 March 2016
Version: 3.11.0.1
I'm looking for a tag app that can extract data from the file name for tag fields (i.e. the date) but Yate seems not able to do that. MediaRage can, but its horrible UI makes it an annoyance rather than a pleasant tool. So I have to continue looking, pity as Yate looks promising.
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Mikael-B
07 July 2015
Version: 3.7.1.1
Can any user please advice if the current Yate is reliable in repairing a crashed library where some hundred files lack tags all together, several other hundreds are faulty and many are in fine shape? Does it work equally well on any format like ALAC, AIFF, WAV as well as MP3?
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5
Igor-Freiberger
10 May 2015
Version: 3.6.0.2
I use Yate for almost three years and consider it the best tag editor available by a large margin. The set of features is impressive. You can use it just for the basic tasks (normalize artist name, album, genre), add artwork (with customizable search criteria) or edit even the more obscure information (beyond the average need but fundamental for serious library management). Renaming files from tags and vice-versa are easy to make. Renumbering track is just two clicks away. List of artists, composers and genres could be recorded from the changes you do. Even the play counts or private info, not editable in iTunes, can be changed in Yate. The app is fast and stable even for large collections, and it can handle iTunes database with direct linking and adding. About all tasks could be batched through easy-to-make actions, all saved with a very convenient export/import preferences option. Developer keeps a frequent update policy, with continuous improvement and quick support answer – although you will rarely need it. Some users say the interface is subpar. I disagree: Yate is clean and all usual controls are logical and intuitive. Maybe just the advanced field panel (where you can normalize capitulation, do find and change, trim or add strings) seems a bit clumsy. Anyway, it is functional and powerful. If you want to keep an organized music library, Yate is a great choice.
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5
Alkeran
12 February 2015
Version: 3.3.0.1
Tried so much tagging softwares. Yate does the job, flawlessly, specially on my NAS with more than 25000 mp3/flac/alac/aac files. Can tag, insert album front cover, insert so many informations, even connect to musicbrainz, etc... Deserves every buck. Thanks to the developer !
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5
mmac79
03 November 2014
Version: 3.1
Great feature set. Easy to use. I personally think a lower price tag (10$) would make the decision to buy it easier :-)
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5
youra
27 September 2014
Version: 3.0.0.2
The most powerful tagging software I've tried, and version 3 is just awesome
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2.5
Mcclough
25 September 2014
Version: 3.0.0.1
Good audio tagger but too expensive. Tagger is almost as powerful and free.
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Flavum
23 September 2014
Version: 3.0
The v3.0 upgrade appears to be free (my 2.x license is still working). How generous is that? Wow.
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Mikael-B
22 September 2014
Version: 3.0
Anyone use Yate for tagging their Sample library files? I need some workflow ideas there. I use Live 9 as a DAW, which is great, but I'd prefer an independent Sample Library system.
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5
Amgwanagitbhuti
26 August 2014
Version: 2.7.7
I had been using three or four other apps to handle my FLAC library workflow but recently I wanted to tidy up all metadata and artwork from my entire collection, around 39,000 tracks. I contacted the developer, Barry, and he confirmed that Yate could handle what I wanted to do. He even provided script files for one of the actions I was setting up and the three actions I eventually executed in batch mode literally saved me hundreds of hours of effort! Whenever I ran into an issue, Barry was quick to provide a new build. I also like the fact that this stable app is Cocoa-native. If you're meticulous about maintaining tags on a large library of audio tracks, I would give this app serious consideration. I'm really glad that Yate can handle ALL my library maintenance tasks going forward.
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Cantello
15 August 2014
Version: 2.7.6.1
Very good app that handles everything you can throw at it due to its flexible scripted actions. Might look intimidating at first but once you get used to it, it is very powerful and easy to use. Only the UI is a little clunky, but this is something that can be safely ignored due to the app's capabilities.
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4.5
Liam-
08 June 2014
Version: 2.7.5.2
Overall good audio format tagger. The GUI needs some update quickly - it is just looking outdated. Supports all important formats and the badge processing is fast. I would give it 5 stars if the price is more reasonable. $20 is a bit too expensive for such simple tool. $10 would be more fair.
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RichardDickJohnson
02 May 2014
Version: 2.7.2.4
I have tried an abundance of free ID3 editors on my iMac and they have all angered and failed me. But with "Yate" I was thrilled to see evidence of it working immediately during my trial use. I was so thrilled that I went and purchased an activation key right away. Every time that I had used other taggers, I never saw the icon change to the album artwork that I added in the tagging editor. Using "Yate" was the first time that I instantly saw my .mp3's change to the album cover in question, immediately after I hit "Save" button in the application. As I said, that was the moment I knew I was going to purchase and activation key for this app. Plus, a full month for a trial is awesome I think. The app seems to have many more advanced features besides the basic ones that I used. But honestly, I am just so happy that the basic function of the app works so well, that I might not ever even get around to using those other great functions. To me that speaks loads about the base quality of this application. So, to the developer: you have my sincere thanks and gratitude for building such a wonderful application and for finally putting my mind at ease, in regards to editing tags for my digital music. Though, I am still confused as to the name choice? I saw how to pronounce it in the application. Is it a family name, or rather what language is it, and what does it mean exactly? I could not really care less what it is called, it could be called "Swamp Gas" for all I care, I was just concerned with how it performed. But I am still curious about the origin of the app name? Anyways, thanks again and God Bless.
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Phantasm
15 March 2014
Version: 2.7.0.1
I spend a lot of time keeping my iTunes library organized and maintained. I've tried the majority of tagging software available but Yate is my favorite by far. Easy enough for simple tagging but can be advanced enough for the power user. With the Discogs and MusicBrainz integration tagging albums is generally quick and fairly accurate. When you do have to do some editing the actions feature or the even just the multi-field editor make it so much easier. I've been using this app for almost a year now and I consider it money well spent.
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5
ThierryN7785
05 March 2014
Version: 2.6.0.1
Congratulations for this application. I have been struggling with DFF and DSF files for years. My only regret is to not have known your software earlier!
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5
Mextex
16 January 2014
Version: 2.5.4
I am using Yate for exactly one year now intensively and it never let me down. It never crashed, never messed up my audio files or mp3 tags or showed some other strange or unwanted behaviour. The app has been regulary updated, so obviously the developer is working hard to improve the app, I really appreciate that. If you are serious about your very large itunes library and correct tagging, this is the best app to go. I think it is the most powerful app of it's kind on the mac platform. To me the killer feature is the "discogs wizard" to import data from discogs.com. Especially if you are more into underground music you will really love this feature. However, as this is a powerfull app there is a moderate learning curve, of course. But it's really not bad at all, it just takes some time to find your own workflow with it... The current pricing is an absolute bargain in my eyes.
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5
Ang
16 October 2013
Version: 2.4.0.1
This is the most powerfull tag editor. I have tried all the other software, on PC and mac. The actions system is a little complicated, but so intuitive after few minits ! The developper is very reactive in the forum. A very big thanks !
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5
JeremyC9641
22 September 2013
Version: 2.3.2.2
Fantastic App. Does everything I need and more. Amazing support as well. Wrote back within a couple of hours and fixed a bug and added some new features (WAV support) I suggested within a few days. This guy's built an amazing piece of software and supports it better than I could have possibly expected or hoped for. Worth the $20 and more. Thanks!!!
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Uhuburu
21 April 2013
Version: 2.1.0.2
Tried many taggers and gave up on all of them. Discovered Yate a few weeks ago and bought it. Because it works as I want to, it is complete and cooperates nicely with iTunes This is one for keeps :)
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Shallowp
09 April 2013
Version: 2.1
Any reason why this app is ignoring codecs like vorbis, opus and alac ?
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5
ecdltf
18 March 2013
Version: 2.0.2
Wow, this is absolutely the best tagger! I don't kow why I didn't find it earlier. It does everything except retrieving lyrics, beats and keys. It works without crash and without corrupting the tag data, and very fast! It has a plethora of functions, including Discogs and MusicBrainz. It works with Flac and m4a. It has programable actions! It replaces and outperforms Tagr, Tagger, The Tagger, Tag and Picard etc. altogether. It's not free, but considering all the small annoyances I had with each of the forementioned programs, it's a bargain. There is a generous 2-week trial period but I bought it after 1 hour of use. (it's on sale for 20$ till the end of march.) If you have Yate and Beatunes, you have everything you need! (Optionally add in MPFreaker for better lyrics).
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5
Loop
27 February 2013
Version: 2.0.1.2
I have 20k FLAC files and this program has already paid for itself while demoing it the past 2 weeks. It manages FLAC files really well - the tagging is quite detailed. Conforming almost 1,000 Beatles tags in a couple minutes was nice. It's worth the purchase.
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5
BiggieSin
25 February 2013
Version: 2.0.1.1
I'm back to change rating after inform my problem and 2ManyRobots Team. Fix and Support my Problem suddenly. Love This App.
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3.5
BiggieSin
24 February 2013
Version: 2.0.1
Use Version 2.0 it's Ok. But Now i'm just update to 2.0.1 Cash every time when open file to edit. T___T
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Haliomaster
20 February 2013
Version: 2.0.1
Crashed often while converting. I am on OSX 10.8.2
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-Olivier
12 February 2013
Version: 2.0
"If you just need to organize your music and get an out of control iTunes library cleaned up, Yate doesn’t give you any more tools than iTunes. Everything you need is available in the Get Info pane; add a little elbow grease, and you’ll have a music library anyone can be proud of. However, if you need to keep track of lots of extra information, beyond what’s available in the Get Info fields, that’s where Yate’s going to do you a lot of good. Its tagging functionality goes far and away beyond what’s available in iTunes, and provides real value if you need to keep track of copyrights, publishers, and additional URLs." http://mac.appstorm.net/reviews/music-reviews/yate-tag-and-organize-your-itunes-library/
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Bru9
02 February 2013
Version: 2.0
Very nice app. It is easily better than the 4 or 5 other taggers I used before Yate. It does virtually everything I can imagine. The dev is very responsive to suggestions in my experience - quickly adding a feature I requested. I've had none of the crashing problems others have mentioned with this version.
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Cjbolland
01 February 2013
Version: 2.0
The previous version worked fine but this version crashes randomly when open several at the same time. Downloading art does not work as it should. It sometimes gives wrong album covers and locked the app on several occasions. This is intended to tag audio files and in some extend it does this good. But the unstable v2 is dreadful and a big step backwards. ATM not recommended to drop some coins.
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Whateverrrr
06 October 2012
Version: 1.1
Seems like a great tagger & is as ALMOST as good as the tagger I used to use when I had a PC, and which to this day I still use as a Wine Bottled package on my Mac, Tag&Rename. Yate has virtually everything that Tag&Rename had but two things: 1) When renumbering the files, please give the user the option in the Preferences section, the ability to add a leading 0 or 00 to track numbers as well as retaining the current format that you use, as currently it's renumbering them "1 - Track Name". Sorry but not everyone likes that format, as I & other's prefer "01 - Track Name", etc... Obviously when you get to double digit numbers this is not needed... just for single digit numbers. I tried looking to see if there was another way round this using the "Multi Field Editor", but I couldn't work it out. If there is a way can you let us know ? 2) When using the "Rename" function the changes SHOULDN'T happen instantly, just in case you muck up & overwrite the original file name & lose the info from the file name before you even tagged the file properly first. Let the "Rename" happen on screen, and then give the user the option to "Save" it in exactly the same method as when you change the tag properties, e.g. Rename the file & the green status indicator changes to red & doesn't turn back to green until it's saved. It's a safer method. For me it would be a perfect replacement for Tag&Rename & I would happily purchase it, but only if & when these 2 requests can be made.
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4.5
iJohann
03 October 2012
Version: 1.1
Yate bills itself “for people who are serious about tagging”, and that sums it up pretty well. Yate has the most powerful feature set of all taggers I have tried. In particular its “actions” (in essence, macros you set up) let you quickly perform cleanup tasks and other repeating modifications. Yate can work on one folder of files at a time – the classical tagger mode – or it can work on arbitrarily large file selections, up to your whole collection. I am in the process of ripping my CD collection, and find this a lot easier with Yate than with iTunes or other taggers I’ve looked at – even though the interface, while OK, is not as slick as some other Mac apps’, and there is a moderate learning curve. The best feature of the application, however, may be the support. So far, I have contacted the developers with one payment problem (which was not their fault), two bugs and two enhancement requests. In each case, they promptly solved my problem or implemented my request. For those who do a lot of tagging, I consider Yate well worth the price.
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4.5
guhpla
11 September 2012
Version: 1.0.2
Great app! Being able to extract the rating from iTunes is a really great feature. I also really love the actions. I've gone back and fixed a lot of my tags, and have had no problems. Also the developers are easy to reach, I thought I found a bug and they got back to me very quickly to help me out. They seem very open to feature requests.
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Old-Peter
31 August 2012
Version: 1.0.1
First, the GUI is rather a windows looking GUI instead of a clean OS X. Second, when adding a cover picture to a flac it does not hold it. Thirth, two mp3 files I tried to change the cover picture got corrupted. Mediainfo says it isn't a mp3 file anymore and iTunes does not play it anymore. Stopped demoing it.
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