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April 15, 2016

Append to Selected Tag v4.2

OS X 10.8 or later. Append the same user-entered text to the beginning or ending of the existing text in the chosen tag (Song Name, Artist, Album Artist, Album, Composer, Comments, Genre, Grouping or Show Name, and their Sort siblings) in each selected track.

Also see This Tag, That Tag and Multi-Item Edit.

Action shot:

Append to Selected Tag in action

Preview each track as it will appear after applying the entered text.

Latest version:

  • April 15, 2016
  • Fixes Preview field text orientation
  • Minor maintenance

Further:

Info:

  • file format: Cocoa-AppleScript (Applet)
  • Gatekeeper Security: Authorized Apple Developer ID
  • written by Doug Adams
  • current version downloads: 77 | total downloads: 16079
  • zip download size: 352K

Current v4.2

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Free to use, but a payment
in appreciation is requested.
April 15, 2016

Remove n Characters From Front or Back v5.3

OS X 10.8 or later. This script lets you delete a specified number of characters from either the beginning or the ending of the Song Name, Album, Album Artist, Artist, Comments, Composer, Episode ID, Grouping or Show tag (or their "Sort" siblings) of each selected track. For example, delete the initial digits and the space from "01 First Track", "02 Second Track", and so on.

Action shot:

Remove n Characters From Front or Back in action

"Remove n Characters From Front or Back" removes a specified number of characters from either the beginning or the ending of the Song Name, Album, Album Artist, Artist, Comments, Composer, Episode ID, Grouping or Show tag of each selected track.

Latest version:

  • April 15, 2016
  • Fixes Preview field text orientation
  • Minor maintenance and security considerations

Further:

Info:

  • file format: Cocoa-AppleScript (Applet)
  • Gatekeeper Security: Authorized Apple Developer ID
  • written by Doug Adams
  • current version downloads: 145 | total downloads: 85338
  • zip download size: 412.3K

Current v5.3

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Like it? It's only $1.99

(via in-app purchase)
April 12, 2016

Proper English Title Capitalization v3.1

OS X 10.10 and later only. Capitalizes the first letter of each word in your choice of the Name, Artist, Album Artist, Album, Composer, Grouping, or Show tags of the selected iTunes tracks, but based on rules of title capitalization in the English language. Thus, "what it feels like for a girl (above and beyond 12'' club mix)" becomes "What It Feels Like for a Girl (Above and Beyond 12'' Club Mix)". Two user-editable Exception Lists can handle words that should not be title-capped or modified. Dry Run feature enables you to see what would be changed via Console.app log messages from the script.

Action shot:

Proper English Title Capitalization in action

This floating panel stays open while you are selecting tracks in iTunes and modifying their tags.

Latest version:

  • April 12, 2016
  • Fixes regression issue that prevented launching on some OS X 10.10 systems
  • v3.0 (3/21/2016):
  • Written as a Cocoa-AppleScript applet for OS X 10.10 and later only
  • Access Exception Lists from menu (rather than by editing the script manually)
  • Adds Dry Run feature

Further:

Info:

  • file format: Cocoa-AppleScript (Applet)
  • Gatekeeper Security: Authorized Apple Developer ID
  • written by Doug Adams
  • current version downloads: 154 | total downloads: 58608
  • zip download size: 367K

Current v3.1

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Free to use, but a payment
in appreciation is requested.
April 9, 2016

Quick Convert v4.3

OS X 10.8 and later. Convert all or just the selected tracks of the selected Playlist using your choice of available iTunes encoders, restoring your Preferences-set encoder afterwards. Works with importing selected CD tracks, too.

Additionally, you can:

  • Choose to delete and/or Trash the original tracks and/or files
  • Copy all converted/imported tracks to a new playlist
  • Optionally save AAC encoded tracks as M4B "bookmarkable" and re-add the converted files to the Audiobooks (Books) library

Action shot:

Quick Convert in action

Convert the selected tracks using the AAC encoder, for example. Your default encoder is restored afterwards.

Latest version:

  • April 9, 2016
  • Detects if any selected tracks do not have local files, such as cloud, shared or "dead" tracks
  • Limits threaded activity so as to reduce appearances of busy cursor
  • Minor maintenance

Further:

Info:

  • file format: Cocoa-AppleScript (Applet)
  • Gatekeeper Security: Authorized Apple Developer ID
  • written by Doug Adams
  • current version downloads: 40 | total downloads: 35905
  • zip download size: 369.5K

Current v4.3

download ⬇
Free to use, but a payment
in appreciation is requested.
April 2, 2016

Multi-Item Edit v4.7

OS X 10.8 or later. This applet will allow you to edit most tags (and some additional options) of the selected track(s) in a single floating window using single-edit mode (one selected track) or multi-edit mode, which emulates the pre-iTunes 12 "multiple items" format; that is, a checkbox adjacent to each tag allows you to select which changes are to be applied to the selection's tags.

Can also be used to copy collected tags from one set of tracks to another set of tracks by toggling "Information Tracking".

Thanks to Wolfgang Reszel for the icon.

Action shot:

Multi-Item Edit in action

Edit most tags of a selection of iTunes tracks in a single window. (Sorting tags are accessible via togglable Drawer.)

Latest version:

  • April 2, 2016
  • Fixes launch issue when iTunes Library XML is inaccessible
  • Security considerations
  • Minor maintenance

Further:

Info:

  • file format: Cocoa-AppleScript (Applet)
  • Gatekeeper Security: Authorized Apple Developer ID
  • written by Doug Adams
  • current version downloads: 208 | total downloads: 6303
  • zip download size: 2134.9K

Current v4.7

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Use it free for 10 days.
Like it? It's only $1.99

(via in-app purchase)
March 29, 2016

Doug's Check For Update v1.1

OS X 10.8 and later only. Apps and some AppleScript applets from this website already have a "Check for Update..." menu command. But for those that don't this applet/droplet can check for the latest version. Double-click to launch and choose an AppleScript via an Open Panel or just drag-and-drop an AppleScript to its icon to initiate the check.

Action shot:

Doug's Check For Update in action

Click the "Visit Website" button to go to the script's entry page at dougscripts.com.

Latest version:

  • March 29, 2016
  • Minor maintenance update and security considerations

Further:

Info:

  • file format: Cocoa-AppleScript (Droplet)
  • Gatekeeper Security: Authorized Apple Developer ID
  • written by Doug Adams
  • current version downloads: 172 | total downloads: 962
  • zip download size: 334.9K

Current v1.1

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Free to use, but a payment
in appreciation is requested.
March 8, 2016

Search-Replace Tag Text v4.3

Performs a search-and-replace on the text in your choice of tag (Song Name, Show, Artist, Album Artist, Album, Composer, Comments, Genre, or Grouping) in the selected tracks or all the tracks in the selected Playlist. Features case sensitivity and whole word match options and dry run preview.

OS X 10.8 or later only.

Macworld's Dan Miller has posted a video on how he edits track data using this script.

Action shot:

Search-Replace Tag Text in action

It's a good idea to do a dry run to check the results before actually doing the replace.

Latest version:

  • March 8, 2016
  • Minor maintenance

Further:

Info:

  • file format: Cocoa-AppleScript (Applet)
  • Gatekeeper Security: Authorized Apple Developer ID
  • written by Doug Adams
  • current version downloads: 431 | total downloads: 44944
  • zip download size: 371.8K

Current v4.3

download ⬇

Use it free for 10 days.
Like it? It's only $1.99

(via in-app purchase)
March 5, 2016

Show In Playlists v1.5

OS X 10.9 and later. This stay-open applet monitors iTunes and detects when library tracks have been selected and then displays a heirarchical list of the playlists containing the selected track(s) (emulating iTunes' "Show In Playlist"). Can also be set to monitor only playing tracks. Clicking a playlist in the list chooses it in iTunes--and if a single track had been selected then it will be selected in the chosen playlist. Additionally, the monitoring routine can be toggled off temporarily so that the current list of playlists remains fixed yet still selectable.

Action shot:

Show In Playlists in action

The playlists containing the track selection with the current selected playlist colored blue.

Latest version:

  • March 5, 2016
  • Fixes issue with quitting properly when iTunes is quit
  • v1.4:
  • Fixes issue whereby some playlists would display erroneously

Further:

Info:

  • file format: Cocoa-AppleScript (Applet)
  • Gatekeeper Security: None
  • written by Doug Adams
  • current version downloads: 71 | total downloads: 432
  • zip download size: 374.8K

Current v1.5

download ⬇

Use it free for 10 days.
Like it? It's only $1.99

(via in-app purchase)
March 1, 2016

Copy Tag Info Tracks to Tracks v4.3

OS X 10.8 and later. This applet will copy specfic tag data from one set of selected tracks to a second set of selected tracks. You can copy any combination of Enabled (checkbox), Song Name, Artist, Album, Album Artist, Composer, Genre, Grouping, Last Played Date, Rating, Loved, Plays, Lyrics, BPM, Artwork, Disc and Track info, Comments, Year and Sort Tags.

Use with thoughtfulness. Both sets of selected tracks should be sorted by Play Order/Manual Order (or at the very least using the same sorting) so the tag info is copied in the correct order from and to the intended tracks.

Only tracks in the local iTunes library are accessible. Apple Music's "For You", "New" and "Radio" tracks are inaccessible.

Action shot:

Copy Tag Info Tracks to Tracks in action

Copy the chosen tags from a set of Source tracks to a second set of Target tracks.

Latest version:

  • March 1, 2016
  • Adds "Enabled" and "Sort Tags" options
  • Minor maintenance

Further:

Info:

  • file format: Cocoa-AppleScript (Applet)
  • Gatekeeper Security: Authorized Apple Developer ID
  • written by Doug Adams
  • current version downloads: 252 | total downloads: 23644
  • zip download size: 378K

Current v4.3

download ⬇
Free to use, but a payment
in appreciation is requested.
February 25, 2016

PDF Adder v5.3

OS X 10.8 and later. These two AppleScripts each assist with adding PDF files to iTunes as PDF tracks. Each provides a method for easily supplying Artist, Album Artist, Album, Genre, Year, Rating, Loved and Comments tag data which is then applied to the newly-added PDF track entry:

  • Add as PDF to iTunes is a PDF Service workflow that, when installed, will be available in the PDF pop-up menu of the Print Dialog. It allows you to save the current document as a PDF file (from any application that uses the Print Dialog) and add it to iTunes. I describe here how I use it with Safari Reader.
  • PDF Adder is an applet/droplet that will let you choose or drag-and-drop an existing PDF file and add it to iTunes. It can be installed in iTunes' Scripts folder for easy access from iTunes Script menu.

Here are some suggestions for your own "digital booklet" PDFs:

  • Album lyrics/liner notes
  • Music production notes
  • Manuals
  • Receipts/order confirmations
  • DJ set lists
  • Podcast addenda
  • Audiobook chapter synopses
  • Lecture notes
  • Sound effects indexes

Anything you can print, you can make into a PDF...and any PDF can be added to iTunes.

Action shot:

PDF Adder in action

Each script displays a window like this one before adding the PDF to iTunes.

Latest version:

  • February 25, 2016
  • Adds Album Artist field
  • Adds Loved rating
  • Uses Comments instead of Description
  • Limits Comments entry to 255 characters
  • Minor maintenance

Further:

Info:

  • file format: Cocoa-AppleScript (Applet)
  • Gatekeeper Security: Authorized Apple Developer ID
  • written by Doug Adams
  • current version downloads: 68 | total downloads: 18516
  • zip download size: 404.6K

Current v5.3

download ⬇
Free to use, but a payment
in appreciation is requested.
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