Helium’s GUI is very nice and it offers some nice features. However, your frequency and depth of use verses the cost of such programs should be the first considerations before making an investment. In other words, if you have an 'extremely large" and rapidly growing MP3 collection that you regularly use and it also requires frequent updating of tag data, than paying $35.00 US for a combo MP3 tag editor and database may be justifiable. On the other hand, for the average MP3 collector, once you have updated tag data and cataloged your collection, how often thereafter will you use the program? To that point, you may be better off using a 'quality" freeware or lower cost program that does same job (or more) with your collection when compared to the more expensive MP3 management programs. Here are some MP3 management programs you folks should consider checking out: MPEG Audio Collection v2.82 (FREEWARE) http://www.jfaul.de/ This is one of favorite programs that come with features you would not expect in a freeware MP3 management program: - Scans HHD and CD’s for your favorite audio file formats: MPEG audio, MPEGplus, WAV PCM, TwinVQ and Ogg Vorbis - Shows size, length, bitrate, sample rate, mode, version and layer info of files - Shows ID3-tag data versions 1.1, 2.3 and 2.4 - Shows details of collection, volume and folder - Search collection by name, property, ID3-tag or for duplicate files - Save search results in text (.txt) document - Play file(s) with associated (or default) application - Create playlists (.m3u) - Built-in ID3-tag editor (ID3-tags version 1.1 only) - Supports Xing VBR (variable bitrate) - Auto open last collection option - Import (or merge) collection(s) - Supports large collections - Update volumes (hard disk and floppy formatted CD-RW only) - Generate collection reports in TXT, HTML or DIF - Multilingual user interface (24 languages currently supported) - Print CD jewel case covers - File renamer MAC has a cool interface, is it very easy to use and has a detailed help file. MP3-Info Extension v3.3b17 (FREEWARE) http://www.mutschler.de/mp3ext/ This is another one of my favorites. MP3ext adds a new tab to the Properties dialog that allows you update tag data for a single or batch MP3 files. It also comes with some nice features too, e.g., after updating tag data, it automatically adds ID3v2 data if none exist. - Multithreaded - Easy to use GUI - Editing of multiple files - ID3v2 support: this includes unlimited strings, classic support, etc. - Automatic generation of the ID3-tag from the filename - Exporting the information in a file or clipboard - Customizable Tooltips Tag&Rename v1.96 (Shareware '“ $24.95 US) http://www.softpointer.com/tr.htm This one is a feature-rich MP3 and VQF tag editor - Rename music files - Multi-file or manual tag editors: edit tags for multiple or single files, fill-in tag fields using file name. - Support both ID3v1 and ID3v2 mp3 tags. - Convert ID3v1.1 to ID3v2 tags for all files with one click! - Export to CSV wizard can export your music info into any database. - CDDB1 support - UPPERCASE, lowercase or Capitalize First Letter - Swap ID3 tag fields - Play music files - Explorer shell extensions - Multi-language support Fusion Band XP v1.2 (FREEWARE) http://ganymede.spaceports.com/~transpea/ This one is off-topic but comes in handy to quickly access your MP3 and other files.