SongKong
SongKong
6.6

3.0

SongKong free download for Mac

SongKong6.6

24 October 2019

Organize and manage your music collection.

Overview

SongKong is an intelligent music tagger designed to make the task of managing, organizing, and cleaning up your digital music collection quick and easy. It's for those of us who care about music and need it properly cataloged with high-res artwork, but without much time to spend on accomplishing this. SongKong supports most audio formats, including MP3, MP4, AIFF, WAV, FLAC, Ogg, and WMA.

SongKong can identify songs and fix misspellings, add metadata such as as artist and album and album art, and rename songs based on the new metadata if you wish. SongKong uses intelligent acoustic-matching from Acoustid to listen to your songs and find matches, even when they have no information at all, but also takes advantage of existing file information to ensure you get the best album match. It can deal with large music collections as well as small ones. If you use iTunes, it can automatically update it with your modifications.

SongKong can also use Acoustids to find duplicate songs.

What's new in SongKong

Version 6.6:
Improvement
  • Performance:Use ANY query rather than IN query so can reuse more prepared statements
  • Add BrowseByAlbum section
  • Add Cover Image size below artwork for BrowseBy sections
  • Performance:Use Native Sql not Hibernate to generate reports
  • Should ignore track titles of the form Track 1, Track 2 when double checking good title match
  • Add Release Year to Manual Edit
  • Improve Style to Grouping data addition
  • Shorten MusicBrainz to MB on browse sections tags so obscures less of image
  • Add Browse by Composer/Work
  • Add filtering to BrowseBy Pages
  • Add text search to Browse pages to go straight to filter results by artist(s)/album(s)/composer(s)/work(s)
  • Add the various BrowseBy options under a single Browse menu
  • Add ability to hide badges from browse section so can see full artwork
Bug
  • Not disabling Preview on license install is confusing for customer
  • For ID3 formats Performer Role/Performer not always shown correctly in Song Changes report
  • Matched to MusicBrainz/Discogs sections doesnt show match if Ignore Already Matched set
  • Check Version not automatically called in Remote Mode
  • SaveNewCoverImage Error
  • PreferredReleaseDateType=Earliest,None,Latest option missing from GUI
  • Better handling of Acoustid timeout required

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15 Reviews of SongKong

4.5
Lloyd-K-Smith
20 October 2013
Version: 1.10.0

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I currently have the following iTunes cleaning and organizing software for acquiring music metadata and other pertinent informations for music: Song Kong Leawo Tunes Cleaner TuneUp Tagalicious I listed the programs by better to worse. Song Kong only got a 4.5 stars because the instructions need to be clearer especially in making choices under the "Monitor Watch Folder". It needs to be clarified as to what effect "File Naming" and "Format" options does to affect metadata. In my case I liked the old way the I could list my music by artist first, then by album. The options to do this within iTunes 11 may be part of the cause my album listing is hit or miss. But this is a minor detail. Also it would be nice to really under stand the purpose of the "Move Folder" function. It needs to be more clear as to why you need the move folder function to be activated. Other than that, Song Kong is by far the absolute king of software for finding missing data for all my music. The issues I referred to may be my misunderstanding. When I use the other programs, especially TuneUp, the list is a mess. ands Leawo Tunes Cleaner is better than Tuneup but not nearly as good as Song Kong. I have never seen with the other programs a flag (a small caps i inside a circle ) next to the song name and the song number, that designates a missing song. I'm not sure if Song Kong is the cause for this or not. But it is a neat feature that asks you if you want to find the missing song. Once you accept, you install the proper CD or as in my case, I have a File on several drives that is a copy of every album and CD. You point the program to the missing songs, Voila, the program retrieves the missing song and filles in other missing songs on the same CD. I have never seen this before I started using Song Kong. Song Kong isn't perfect, yet !, but issues remaining after the program has run is very minor compared with remaining effects of the other programs. Sorting out the minor issues after using Song Kong is far less time consuming problematic than with the other programs. lloken Song Kong i
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5
Pixeljammer
01 May 2020
Version: 6.6
Very useful and powerful. Thoughtful, active development and fantastic customer service.
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1
matt-220
24 September 2019
Version: 6.1
Itried to install this app over 4times and copied and pasted the reg informaton into the app just to be told that the informaion was not entered correctly as i say after 4 attempts i emailed support to ask for a refund whish i thought was a resonable request and got this reply:On 24/09/2019 13:49, Matthew Lewis wrote: CAN I JUST HAVE A REFUND PLEASE? I HAVE LOST INTEREST NOW Sorry, this is just pure user error it really is not that difficult ! not great service in my book i would not recomend this to anyone
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Boblphd
01 September 2016
Version: 3.24
I am simply astounded by the number of positive reviews here as my experience with both the software and the support were very bad. The software mad a huge number of errors, and many were not on obscure albums, e.g. Adele 25. Why would anyone forgive a program that takes the first song on that album, "Hello," and identify it as a single release, separating it from the rest of the album. I could not correct this error. SongKong also got the composer of that song wrong (primary composer was Adele). Anyway, here is an itemization of my problems:

1. Inaccurate: Numerous songs were mistagged and separated from the rest of the album from which they were extracted. This was so bad that I had to restore my entire (6000 song) library from a backup taking hours to accomplish. Also, the software does not seem to recognize compilations, as the one I had was separated into several different albums (the original ones from which they were extracted) even though the song metadata included the compilation album name as well as the song name.

Support: While the developer did make suggestions, he ignored my statement that I had followed his suggestions and got the wrong results a second time requiring another restoration of my 70 GB library. He insulted me for not reading the instructions for his interface (for which see below). The trial version did not write the changes so I had no way to see if it was working using iTunes. He refused to refund my money.

Interface: Probably the most complex interface I have ever seen (and I have been using purchased software since 1980). Starting fix songs brings up a set of preferences some very technical on which there are no fewer than 11 tabs! This requires reading a lot of documentation. I prefer intuitive software.

The developer will undoubtedly respond to this. He will say I insulted him, but he took my criticism and my request for a refund as a personal attack. All I've got to say I'm happy that some people are getting good results, because I certainly did not. For most people I recommend iTunes for artwork and duplicates (and accurate tags taken directly from Gracenote). SongKong does no more than does iTunes.
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shane-14
13 February 2016
Version: 3.22
At the moment Im using SongKong to organize a MASSIVE 1TB Music Collection. Alot of REALLY BAD tags!!! I have tried many other programs and have wasted alot of money. This program is the real deal! I will be changing my 4stars to 5 stars if I can get an issue fixed which brings me to another point, The support for the software is Top Notch, Support will guide you through any issues you have in a prompt dummy proof way. Djing over 13 years and having spend thousands if not hundreds of thousands on music having my library organized is absolutely KEY for me to do my job properly and this software is one of my main tools in doing so! I HIGHLEY RECOMEND THIS SOFTWARE. Ive used mp3 tag, media monkey, tunescleaner, beatunes... I could go on for ever. While others do have key points NONE work in the way SongKong does! Shane D. 2 GHz Intel Core i7 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB
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Shane-Smith
12 February 2016
Version: 3.22
There seems to be a problem with renaming files. When I tried the new version 3.22 the first letter of any file becomes a "_"?
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MacUpdate-Ishaq
10 November 2015
Version: 3.20
SongKong is an automated tagger for your music collection. As music listeners gain access to what increasingly feels like every song ever, the notion of a collection of music begins to feel remote. When listening to music means logging into a streaming service and wandering around a limitless selection of music, the sentimental connection between the listener and the song is minimized. So while SongKong is just a music tagger and organizer – and a very powerful one, at that – it does more than just bring order to some files; it cares for things that really mean something on your Mac. And luckily, SongKong is up to the task of maintaining your music. Simply point the app at your music folder and go step-by-step through SongKong’s clear workflow to get your music cleaned up. Each section of SongKong’s workflow couldn’t be clearer; all of its tweaks are out on the table, and the user gets to treat their music collection exactly as they’d like. SongKong fills in the gaps that bubble up when music is imported from a multitude of sources. Users with vinyl collections will love SongKong for ripping their records to their Mac because SongKong can fill in the missing metadata in a snap. And by setting it up to continuously monitor particular folders, you can grow your collection without heaping cleanup work on yourself. Keep your music collection in pristine condition with SongKong.
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4
unfrostedpoptart
09 November 2015
Version: 3.20
Not a review but a question: How does SongKong handle albums that are collections of songs by various artists? How does it tag them with the actual song artists, etc? Also, how does it handle classical albums where there are often compositions by multiple composers? What about tagging performers, soloists, conductors, and orchestras? That's the difficult, time-consuming work!
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5
kurtsmiling
08 November 2015
Version: 3.20
I have a library of some 24000+ music files accounting for over 600gb hard drive space mostly in flac format but also a huge itunes collection. I spent days copying my cd's and months downloading additional music, I didn't know exactly what a "tag" was, thought it meant you could download the album artwork if you had one. I was having to use 2 different music players to play music and even then about 40% of my files weren't recognised. I learned about tagging. I downloaded and tried most of the tagging software both free and trial versions, spent over a week with Picard but it wasn't until I stumbled upon Songkong that I achieved anywhere near the success I was aiming for. I selected my whole music folder and hit the fix songs button and less than a day later my collection was tagged. Though a few albums had the wrong cover that can be forgiven as some are quite obscure and old. The one problem I had was down to my ignorance and impatience which was quickly resolved after receiving a swift reply from the developer of the software himself, a gentleman from the west of England. My computer is old ( still has a floppy disc slot ! ) and feel with a more modern computer the whole tagging procedure would have been more speedy. I can highly recommend this software and personally consider it money well spent. Diolch yn fawr.
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5
laphamkjjim
20 July 2015
Version: 3.16
I have for years been looking for something that will do just what SongKong does. I have tried many and spent way too much money on programs that didn't work and named songs incorrectly. Some would do a few songs and quit. When I wrote for support I got excuses but no answers. While I'm sure it isn't perfect and no it didn't find every song I have in my collection it did find and correct a huge majority of them and put them all in order. I would recommend this program to anyone who has a large collection of music. So far I have not had one song that I have played (and I have played a lot of songs) since using SongKong. I am not a tech guy and so have had a little trouble understanding some of the terms used in the programs but have written to support a couple times and got a very fast (usually within hours) and nice response with answers to my questions. What else could you ask for? The only suggestion I would like to see in an update is for the program to not allow exact duplicates to be added to the database as an option. They are still working on and improving the program too. so if you ask me if I am pleased I can say yes I am VERY pleased. Thank you for making this program it is a lifesaver.
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Flavum
20 June 2015
Version: 3.16
I'm suspicious of 5-star reviews from new users that start with "I've tried other mp3 taggers and…". Maybe they're legit, but I've seen enough review spamming on MacUpdate for this to give me pause.
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steve23094
25 February 2015
Version: 3.13
I think I have tried every single MP3 tagger out there and none of them are perfect, including SongKong. However it's the best of the bunch by quite a stretch. It probably won't tag all your MP3's perfectly, they will still need additional curation but it does a darn good job.

The author is also responsive to support requests, if you report a problem with a tag he will look into it and fix it. I also helped track down a bug with him at one stage and I got a credit for it!

SongKong is updated regularly with improvements and fixes.

You may think the price a little steep but consider how much your time is worth to fix your tags manually.

It's a decent piece of software.
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5
TobyS8650
01 August 2014
Version: 2.1.1
I've tried a lot of taggers on the mac, media rage, tagger, Picard and yate and this one is the first one that seems able to do what I want, namely fix all my mp3s with a couple of clicks (not just one album at a time). It matched most of my files and more importantly it didn't mess any up. And one killer feature it has that I've never seen before is an undo feature that you can us after restarts. We'll worth the money
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4
karenw6819
19 February 2014
Version: 1.17.0
I just pointed it at my music folder and it did a great job of matching my songs, took a while but the results were great. I 'm impressed my how much information it adds for a match, not just the basics but other things like publisher and and catalog number. It did mess up a few songs, the song titles were okay but the album was wrong but it has an undo feature that fixed that. It also lets you delete duplicate songs, it wasn't quite clear to me why there were so many options needed but with the default it did a good job of finding real duplicates without incorrectly matching no duplicates.
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4.5
Lloyd-K-Smith
20 October 2013
Version: 1.10.0
I currently have the following iTunes cleaning and organizing software for acquiring music metadata and other pertinent informations for music: Song Kong Leawo Tunes Cleaner TuneUp Tagalicious I listed the programs by better to worse. Song Kong only got a 4.5 stars because the instructions need to be clearer especially in making choices under the "Monitor Watch Folder". It needs to be clarified as to what effect "File Naming" and "Format" options does to affect metadata. In my case I liked the old way the I could list my music by artist first, then by album. The options to do this within iTunes 11 may be part of the cause my album listing is hit or miss. But this is a minor detail. Also it would be nice to really under stand the purpose of the "Move Folder" function. It needs to be more clear as to why you need the move folder function to be activated. Other than that, Song Kong is by far the absolute king of software for finding missing data for all my music. The issues I referred to may be my misunderstanding. When I use the other programs, especially TuneUp, the list is a mess. ands Leawo Tunes Cleaner is better than Tuneup but not nearly as good as Song Kong. I have never seen with the other programs a flag (a small caps i inside a circle ) next to the song name and the song number, that designates a missing song. I'm not sure if Song Kong is the cause for this or not. But it is a neat feature that asks you if you want to find the missing song. Once you accept, you install the proper CD or as in my case, I have a File on several drives that is a copy of every album and CD. You point the program to the missing songs, Voila, the program retrieves the missing song and filles in other missing songs on the same CD. I have never seen this before I started using Song Kong. Song Kong isn't perfect, yet !, but issues remaining after the program has run is very minor compared with remaining effects of the other programs. Sorting out the minor issues after using Song Kong is far less time consuming problematic than with the other programs. lloken Song Kong i
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5
dbaps2
08 September 2013
Version: 1.8.0
I have tried tons of different software products to "clean" my music collection. Songkong is the best. The best way to describe Songkong is that it build "intelligence" on top of Musicbrainz Picard to take all of the manual work out of cleaning your music collection. Songkong not only cleans, but monitors your collection as new songs get added. This "monitoring" allows you to just sit back and let it "poll" your music collection as it continues to grow. Songkong also optionally deletes duplicate songs. Songkong runs in Linux, Windows, and OSX. It uses 64-bit memory to take full advantage of your operating system. You can adjust the amount of memory it uses to further improve performance. The developer responds immediately, always less than 24 hours. He is open to suggestions for new features. You really feel like your working on a team with him rather than as a customer. He not only responds well in the forums, but answers personal email about any questions, problems, and suggestions for new features. Songkong has an "undo" feature that rolls back any changes you aren't happy with, though this rarely happens. Songkong build its own database for your collection, reducing the amount of times it must go and lookup data in Musicbrainz. If you are looking to take the manual work out of tagging your music collection, Songbrainz does the best job of any product I've used. If you want to run your own Musicbrainz server it also allows for this option. The developer has made many improvements in the past year to make it faster and more accurate. If it's been awhile since you've tried Songkong, I urge you to try it again. If you've never tried Songkong, give it a test drive and tell the author what you think. I guarantee you will get an immediate reply. It's an excellent value for the features that are built into the product. If one day you decide you want more control over your music, check out Jaikoz, another fantastic product by the same author.
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$37.00

3.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later

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