Yate was developed for people who are serious about tagging and organizing their audio files. The application was designed from the ground up for Mac users. It is a 100% Cocoa written application and uses its own tagging library. Yate will tag mp3, m4a and FLAC files. Yate has a long list of features, including an innovative scripting system called actions. The app also supports integration with Discogs, MusicBrainz and iTunes. All of your settings, customization and user defined components can be exported for backup or for sharing with other users. This is especially great when creating your own actions which then allows you to share them with other users. Other features include; handles multiple artwork items; supports drag in and drag out of artwork; drag artwork in from the web, any image file, any file containing a png or jpg image and from iTunes; artwork can be saved to files, folder.jpg or to the containing folder's icon; supports multiple values per field where permitted; supports multiple fields of the same type where permitted; customizable FLAC mappings; change indicator to show which files have changed; changes can be reverted to the last saved version; tracks can be added to iTunes and repairs broken file links in iTunes. There is very little in the ID3 specification that Yate does not implement. Yate functions seamlessly with iTunes enabling users to both import and export data such as playcount and rating in either direction. The ability to create user definable actions is a feature that really sets Yate apart from other taggers. We feel as though this feature will create a great online forum for sharing and discussing actions between users. Yate is intended for someone who is serious about tagging and organizing their audio files. This kind of individual wants their data the way they want it. It's their music collection and we strive to let them do whatever they want, however they want.
What is new in this release:
The release has support for video, the reintroduction of the auto-downloading of Discogs images, a new snapshot mode and the introduction of Beatport support.
What is new in version 3.7:
We've spent a lot of time working on the AcoustID, Discogs and MusicBrainz action statements. With a little bit of luck you should be able to use AcoustID and MusicBrainz to find and match files without any tagging information.
What is new in version 3.6:
As usual there are a slew of feature requests implemented. There are now ten custom edit panels and we've relaxed the conditions as to when components can be vertically resized.
What is new in version 188.8.131.52:
A mixed bag of changes this time around. UI, artwork, actions and more. As usual there were a number of feature requests implemented and little annoyances fixed that we found while using the product.
What is new in version 184.108.40.206:
This time there is a rather eclectic mix of new features, all user driven. People have been asking on and off for more comprehensive filtering of the main file list. We finally bit the bullet and jumped onto the implementation. Hopefully you like the new file list filtering. We've provided the first round of AcousticBrainz integration for the extraction of low level audio properties. Currently you can import BPM and key values. They seem to have two different key determination algorithms which can produce different results. We've allowed to you import both results. The number of custom fields has been expanded to ten and we've supplied a more comprehensive means of mapping the custom fields to low level audio frames, atoms, comments. The custom fields are now synchronized across the Yate feature set. As an example, if you run the MusicBrainz wizard and extract release ids which have been mapped to custom fields, they will will be properly synchronized to the low level components. We write a lot of actions, so there are always action changes in each release. There are about six new functions and about another six or so have been enhanced. One significant change is that you can now directly embed a field value in any text field which supports escape sequences. [Album] will insert the value of Album field. The properly escaped field names can be pulled from a context menu. In the action editor we're now keeping the date/time an action was last modified. and enhanced the sorting capabilities. You can specify the date representation and separate the display into 'today' and 'not today' values.
What is new in version 3.2:
Lot's of feature requests implemented, bugs fixed, new and enhanced action statements and a few Yosemite work arounds. It looks like v3.2 is officially released. We've been having a lot of fun playing with the new Duplicate Identification and enhanced Query capabilities. It looks like I have 32 distinct versions of "House of the Rising Sun" under 4 different title variants. I guess I tend to like different covers of the same tracks. 18,044 of my 40,803 tracks are identified as duplicates when looking for similar named tracks.
What is new in version 3.1:
A bunch of new action statements that were on the list for a while have been implemented. We're big users of the Musician Credits field so we've enabled the direct editing of it and the Involved People field. There's also a new format option which is essentially a UI based implementation of the Format Credits action statement. Almost every function button has a new menu item to open the Multi Field Editor with the appropriate field selected. It's pretty convenient. We've also fixed a few v3.0 regressions and the first batch of Yosemite oddities. We've also stared work on a Sample Actions area on the site. Each action has pretty much step by step documentation and a download link for the action and any other required Yate components. There will be more samples as we move forward. Documenting them takes far longer than creating them :-) All the samples at this time have been with created with v3.1. You can access the Sample Actions webpage easily from within Yate via the Help menu.
There is a 14 day trial version with all the same features as the full release