Take control of your music files!
Are you frustrated by missing information in your digitised music collection ? This is known as metadata, Jaikoz allows you to organize, edit and automatically correct the metadata of thousands of songs with ease. Then when you play your songs on iTunes or your iPod they are easy to find and manage.
Jaikoz uses MusicBrainz, an online database of over eleven million songs and Discogs another database of over 3.5 million releases. Many of the songs also have an Acoustic Id provided by Acoustid, allowing a song to be identified by the actual music, so it can do a match even if you have no metadata! These feature means that Jaikoz gives you the flexibility to look up your songs by both the acoustic id and the metadata making Jaikoz a very accurate tool. But no identification system is 100% accurate so we have made it as quick and easy as possible to edit your data manually as well using a convenient spreadsheet view, with many autoformatting features.
Jaikoz Pro enables you to fix your music 24 hours a day with no limitations, you can even configure it to work with your own MusicBrainz server.
Jaikoz is developed by Paul Taylor, an independent software developer. I split my time between developing Jaikoz, developing the Jaudiotagger open source tag library and contributing to Musicbrainz.
Jaikoz saves you time by accurately autofixing your songs using MusicBrainz and Discogs.
Finds artwork as well.
Easily find and delete duplicate songs
Powerful Filename Renamer from Metadata
Comprehensive Genre Support
Supports Multiple Audio formats, so you only need one application for fixing your music
Supports over seventy different fields in multiple audio formats.
iTunes style interface, makes it easy to get started
Powerful Find And Replace feature that can be used to find and replace values in any field
AutoCorrecter can be used to perform many steps in a single click
Uses an internal database to store your metadata and information from Musicbrainz and Discogs for better performance.
Lively Community in Support Forums
Free upgrades and support for life so you get all the latest features at no extra cost
87boosted “I just purchased the software after trying the program on a large group of mp3′s that have been in my collection for almost 7 years. I cannot believe at how well it took care of the work I never felt was worth bothering with and I had not listened to the folder due to the disorganization for some time. Great job on this and thanks for providing a product that has met my expectations and beyond. Thanks for your contribution to the music community and for saving me hours of work.” – 87boosted link to original review
blueCat “If you have songs with missing or incorrect meta data on your Macintosh, Jaikoz is well worth your time and money. There is no other program available on the Mac that provides all the capabilities of Jaikoz.” link to original review
For more information, visit www.jthink.net.
ZOT Interview with Paul Taylor, creator of Jaikoz
1 What’s the most unique, useful feature of your product?
Automatic tagging from multiple sources is fully integrated into Jaikoz. Jaikoz uses Musicbrainz AND Discogs AND Acoustid to ensure the best possible results.
2 Why did you create this app? or What need were you trying to satisfy?
When I started digitising my CD’s and old vinyl records I realised that you needed decent metadata to make your music easy to organise and play from a computer, and the applications available to do this required you to do most of it manually and any automated tagging was poorly thought out, I thought I could do better.
3 What is most interesting to you about being an indy developer
I used to develop software for corporations, and often this software would only have a lifespan of a couple of years until a new initiative came in. Now I write useful software that people actually want and discuss it directly with my customers, that is much more rewarding.
4 What features should a prospective buyer look into during a trial of your product?
Test Autocorrect on a representative sample of your music (not just one album) and see how many songs Jaikoz manages to match, most people find it matches about 85% of their songs. Also check out the support forums at http://www.jthink.net/jaikozforum/forums/list.page and see what others think of Jaikoz
5 What’s your favorite Mac app out there from another developer? Why?
Colloquay is a nicely designed irc client that just works.
6 What’s your upgrade policy?
The customer should not have to pay again just to get bug fixes, improvements or compatability with the latest OS so I have a free updates for life policy. You could have purchased a license for the earliest version of Jaikoz released back in 2006 and that is still compatible with the latest version of Jaikoz released in February 2012.
7 What’s your support policy
I provide support via email and try to reply within 24 hours, or even better you can post questions on the support forums http://www.jthink.net/jaikozforum/forums/list.page , there are a number of active of Jaikoz users on the forums who are very helpful.
10 What are the answers to some common questions people have about your app before they buy?
Question:I’m worried that Jaikoz is going to incorrectly change my metadata
Answer:Jaikoz doesnt actually make any changes until you select Save, so you can can review the changes first.
Question: Does Jaikoz update the songs in my iTunes library
Answer:Yes it does although you can disable this if you want to.