Download hundreds (455 and counting) of AppleScripts for Apple's iTunes that will help make managing your digital music collection easier and more fun!
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Exports and then re-imports selected tracks' artwork
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Continuously update your desktop picture to current track's artwork
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List tracks not assigned to playlists
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Apply selected CD's CD Text to its disc and track tags
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Remove iTunes tracks disassociated from files
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Enter text for the selected tracks' Long Description tag
AppleScript is a simple Macintosh-only programming language that can control and automate actions on your Mac. AppleScript is already available on your computer as part of the Mac OS and many popular applications can be automated using AppleScript scripts. Scripts written for iTunes can manage files and track information, create playlists, interact with other applications, perform innovative tasks, and handle many kinds of chores which otherwise would be repetitive, laborious, and/or time-consuming.
Cool! Where Do I Start?
Start browsing the site by using the scripts ↓ Menu link above. AppleScripts are gathered into these general Categories:
- Managing Tracks
- Managing Track Info
- Managing Artwork
- Managing Playlists
- Controlling iTunes
- Exporting Info
Or use the search box at the top of every page to try and find something specific.
Not sure how to install AppleScripts? Here's the Download/Installation FAQ & Video.
TrackSift 2 rolls nine tools for iTunes into a single easy to use app. With TrackSift you can:
- • Sort tracks into playlists by Apple ID • Merge two or more playlists
- • Delete “dead” tracks • Delete unused non-Tunes Genre names
- • Create “One-Hit Wonder” and “𝑛 Songs by Artist” playlists
- • Find songs without album art, without lyrics, and not in playlists
This lateset version fixes a problem with unresponsive clicks in the launch verification panel; improves library parsing; improves Notifications; other minor fixes.
TrackSift 2 is available exclusively on the Mac App Store.
M3Unify is a flexible M3U playlist creator and file exporter that will allow you to load a USB thumb drive or SD card with copies of your iTunes songs the way you and your audio player want. M3Unify can archive playlists and audio files to a folder, volume or portable media and includes options to create Artist/Album sub-folders, rename files, convert to AAC or MP3, and more.
This latest version fixes an issue with embedded artwork in converted AAC files not appearing in some Android players (and perhaps other non-Apple devices).
For OS X 10.8 and later. M3Unify is $5.00, but free to use in demo mode with a fifteen track limit. This is a free update for registered users.
More information, video demo and download is here.
This Tag That Tag will assist with swapping, copying, and appending data between two user-chosen tags in selected tracks or tracks in the selected playlist:
Swap – swap data between tags, ex: ARTIST<->COMPOSER
Copy – copy data from one to another tag, ex: ARTIST->
Append – append data from one tag to the end of another, ex: ARTIST->COMPOSER – ARTIST
Prepend – prepend data from one tag to the beginning of another, ex: ARTIST->ARTIST – COMPOSER
This lateset version adds “Date Added” and “Release Date” to the “This” tags. Like the number properties already available, date properties cannot Swap with the text properties available as “That” tags because date properties can’t accept text. The dates can be coerced to text in this format: YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS so that they can be sorted properly.
Apple has released iTunes 12.1.2 (strangely, we never saw v12.1.1). Improves photo syncing issues and fixes to the Get Info window. More as it develops.
[UPDATE 1] No fix to selection object in “Music Videos”, still no fixes to CD Get Info and CD View Options shortcuts (probably a lost cause).
Good news, everyone. Today, in addition to releasing OS X 10.10.3 and iOS 8.3, Apple released Security Update 2015-004 for 10.9 and 10.8. This update appears to fix the EPPC bug introduced in Security Update 2015-002. The bug prevented access to Remote Apple Events over the EPPC protocal. Anyway, I had no problems with a couple of simple tests.
Fast turnaround, actually.
I made a couple of minor fixes to M3Unify which corrects some rare issues with SD card formatting errors. In any case, you should update to v1.2.1, either in-app via M3Unify’s “Check for Update…” option or direct download from this page. This is a free update for registered users.
Apple’s latest Security Update (2015-002) apparently affects the EPPC protocol on OS X 10.8 and 10.9 and prevents Remote Apple Events from being sent/received correctly. Topher Kessler has more at MacIssues and there is this thread at MacScripter.
The few-seconds gap between tracks on recorded media is an artificial time. Devised to be just long enough to visually and sonically demarcate the tracks on a space-limited side of LP vinyl, the gap carried over to tapes, CDs and digital. It is unlikely that musicians playing a gig would pause such a short period of time before launching unto their next number…for every single number. Even so, we’re accustomed to the two-second rule when listening to recorded media. (And cross-fades? Utterly unnatural.)
A Space Between will play the tracks in the selected playlist and wait a user-entered number of seconds between tracks.
I’ve found that six to eight seconds of silence between tracks can be quite refreshing, especially between longer contiguous album tracks. But it adds something to the atmosphere of a mixed-track playlist, too.
This latest version of A Space Between is a maintenance update with a few minor performance tweaks.
Free stuff, dev ID-signed, more information and download is here.
A Correspondent inquired about a script that would play a selected track in iTunes through to the end and then stop and then select the next track but not play it. In such a way, a playlist containing sequential musical cues required for a theatrical performance could be fired one track at a time, via the script, without a lot of stopping and mouse-clicking and swearing backstage (“Up yer scrim!”, “Purple behind!”).
This is such a script:
– Play Selected Track and Cue Next
tell application “iTunes”
– get the single selected track and play it
set theSelection to selection
if length of theSelection is 1 then
set theTrack to item 1 of theSelection
play theTrack with once
– the selected track is playing, now do some other stuff…
– get the playlist
set thePlaylist to (get view of front window)
– stash current fixed indexing value
set curfi to fixed indexing
– we want free indexing not fixed indexing
set fixed indexing to false
– compute next track’s index
set idx to (get index of theTrack)
if (idx = (count of tracks of thePlaylist)) then
set idx to 1
set idx to (idx + 1)
– select the next track in the playlist
reveal track idx of thePlaylist
– restore fixed indexing to whatever it was before
set fixed indexing to curfi
What you’d want to do is save this with Script Editor, named whatever you like, with a File Format of “Script” and put it in your [Home]/Library/iTunes/Scripts/ folder so it appears in iTunes’ Script menu.
Prepare a playlist and select its first track. When it’s time to actually play the track, don’t use any iTunes play controls; instead, fire the script. The script will play the selected track, figure out which track is next in sequence, select it, and then quit. iTunes will stop when the current track has finished by virtue of that with once parameter on the play command. When it’s time to play the next track, which is now the selected track, fire the script to play it and select the next track. And so on.
While assigning this script a keyboard shortcut will be convenient if you can keep a hand near the keyboard, something that could fire this via a physical remote control would be super boss. Under such circumstances, you may prefer—or it may be necessary—to save the script with a File Format of “Application”.
Ripping CDs and converting audio files with iTunes isn’t something a lot of people do anymore. Ahh, to be free of the slow, ear-stabbing torture of the done-chime that sounds after every import or conversion.
Sure, you could lower the volume on your machine everytime that boodely-oop! drives another tri-tone nail into your brain. Or you could replace the done-chime with some other sound or silence! with I Hate That iTunes Done Chime!
This applet will allow you to replace iTunes’ Tri-Tone done chime (”The Hellmouth’s Doorbell”) with a System sound, a user-chosen AIFF file, or no sound (actually, a sound file provided that is just one second of silence).
This script hadn’t been updated since 2009, during which time the additional security and permission considerations of the OS prevented it from working. The script now asks for permisson before it moves any files around.
Dev ID signed and free to use, more information and download is here.