Just wondering about some automator/applescript help.

Basically: I download a MP3 file from an artist (for example)

It is saved to my Downloads folder.

From there, I want to open it automatically in an external MP3 tag editor such as this one.

Then, I will edit the tags and save the file.

When the file is saved, I want to have the newly edited MP3 moved to a folder (my iTunes "Add Automatically" folder, Macintosh HD ▸ Users ▸ Steve ▸ Music ▸ iTunes ▸ iTunes Media ▸ Add Automatically to iTunes.

Currently I have an Automator workflow that Filter Finder Items and Move Finder Items the mp3 into the iTunes folder, but I want to be able to edit the tags first. Here is a picture of what I have set up right now.

Any ideas?

2 Answers 2


Use "Open Finder items" and choose a program from the drop-down list. An example from one of my workflows:

action example

  • But can the file then be moved into a folder AFTER it is saved with an external IDE tag editor?
    – Steve
    Commented Aug 21, 2014 at 1:07

OK, so I figured it out on my own.

I used ID3 Editor instead of kid3.

My workflow consists of:

Filter items (Music)

Open in ID3 editor

Ask for confirmation ("click ok if you are ready")

Move finder files

Thanks for assistance Rilakkuma!

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