A simple application that enables you to convert audio files to various popular formats, merge tracks, trim selections and edit MP3 ID3 tags.
The tool is not at all complex, but it provides only basic functionality and lacks many features that would increase its ease-of-use and make it more accessible.
Versatile audio converter that supports batch processing
Despite what its name might suggest, the app can handle more than just MP3 files, as numerous other formats are supported. You can import any number of songs at once and convert them all in one operation.
Cut selections, merge tracks and edit ID3 tags
MP3 Toolkit allows you to trim your songs, so as to keep only the sections you are interested in. You can also add fade in and fade out effects and specify their duration.
Moreover, multiple songs can be merged to create a single track, regardless of the source files’ formats.
Finally, the app comes equipped with an ID3 tag editor, which you can use to add or modify the embedded title, artist, album and genre information, as well as insert album cover art.
Simple tool that could be improved in a number of ways
If you need a straightforward audio converter, MP3 Toolkit can do the job just fine. However, it is not very well polished and lacks many potentially useful features, chief among them being drag and drop functionality.
In addition to that, it is worth mentioning that you cannot customize the names of the output files, create personalized encoding profiles or listen to the imported songs without launching the Cutter module.
Overall, MP3 Toolkit is an application that could prove to be useful for those who want a lightweight, no-nonsense tool to help them convert, cut and merge audio files. However, most Mac users will probably not be impressed with its layout and the lack of drag and drop support.