Kid3 Audio Tagger 3.8.4 Released with Usability Improvements & Flatpak Support

Kid3 audio tag editor 3.8.4 was released a day ago with bug-fixes and usability improvements. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and Ubuntu 20.04.

Kid3 3.8.4 release highlights according to the change-log:

  • Ability to customize the section and file list shortcuts
  • Ctrl + Up/Down to activate parent/current folder
  • Left arrow key to go to parent item in file list
  • Header context menu options for custom or automatic column widths.
  • Add flatpak package support.
  • Show more details (type, bits, bitrate) for M4A, FLAC, AIFF, WAV.
  • Other improvements and bug-fixes.

How to Install Kid3 3.8.4 in Ubuntu:

The official Kid3 PPA has been updated with the new packages for all current Ubuntu releases, Linux Mint and derivatives.

1. Open terminal either from application launcher or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ufleisch/kid3

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. If an old version was installed, upgrade Kid3 using Software Updater:

upgrade kid3 via software updater

or run commands one by one in terminal to install or upgrade to the latest tag editor:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install kid3-qt

You may replace kid3-qt with kid3 in the code for KDE integration, or with kid3-cli for the command-line interface


To remove the PPA repository, either open Software & Updates -> Other Software tab, or run command:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:ufleisch/kid3

To remove the audio tag editor, either use your system package manager or run command:

sudo apt remove --auto-remove kid3 kid3-*