Kid3 Audio Tag Editor 3.6.0 Released (Ubuntu PPA)

Last updated: March 19, 2018

Kid3 audio tag editor reached the 3.6.0 release earlier today with some new features, MP4 support improvements and bug-fixes.

New features and improvements in Kid3 3.6.0:

  • New look for Android app using Qt Quick Controls 2.
  • Editor for star ratings, configurable mapping between rating values and number of stars.
  • Option to restrict length of file names.
  • Option to show hidden files in file and directory lists.
  • Support adding unknown 4 letter atoms to M4A files.
  • Allow Camelot wheel value 1A-12A, 1B-12B for initial key.

Kid3 Audio Tagger

How to Install Kid3 3.6.0 in Ubuntu:

The developer maintains a PPA repository with the latest packages for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, and Ubuntu 17.10.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ufleisch/kid3

Type in your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it asks and hit Enter to continue.

Kid3 PPA

2. Then run following commands to install or upgrade the audio editor:

sudo apt update 

sudo apt install kid3-qt

For KDE users, replace kid3-qt in the last command with kid3 for better integration.

To upgrade Kid3 from an existing release, simply install the updates via Software Updater:

upgrade kid3 via software updater


To remove the PPA, launch Software & Updates and navigate to ‘Other Software’ tab.

To remove Kid3 tag editor, either use system package manger or run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove kid3 kid3-*


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One response to Kid3 Audio Tag Editor 3.6.0 Released (Ubuntu PPA)

  1. What would be the advantage of Kid3 over EasyTAG?