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May 26, 2017

Quick Convert v4.5

For macOS 10.10 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 and re-add the converted files to the Audiobooks 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:

  • May 26, 2017
  • Accommodates playlist windows in iTunes 12.6 and later
  • Fixes compatibility issue with macOS 10.12.5
  • Minor maintenance

Further:

Info:

  • file format: Application (Applet)
  • Gatekeeper Security: Authorized Apple Developer ID
  • written by Doug Adams
  • current version downloads: 2 | total downloads: 36401
  • zip download size: 390.2K

Current v4.5

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Free to use, but a payment
in appreciation is requested.
May 26, 2017

Drop A Few My Way v4.1

For macOS 10.10 and later only. Drag and drop audio files to this droplet to have iTunes convert them with an encoder selected on the fly, restoring iTunes' Preferences-set encoder afterwards. Converted files can be saved to either a single selected location or each source file's parent folder. The converted files/tracks are removed from iTunes, as though iTunes "never saw them".

Latest version:

  • May 26, 2017
  • Fixes compatibility issue with macOS 10.12.5

Further:

Info:

  • file format: Application (Droplet)
  • Gatekeeper Security: Authorized Apple Developer ID
  • written by Doug Adams
  • current version downloads: 1 | total downloads: 12574
  • zip download size: 372.8K

Current v4.1

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Free to use, but a payment
in appreciation is requested.
May 26, 2017

Scan For Double Entries v2.3

For macOS 10.10 and later only. This applet will scan your iTunes library for pairs of track entries that--very strangely--point to the same file and then copy those tracks to a discrete playlist for further examination; presumably you'll want to remove one of the faux pair tracks without Trashing the single associated file.

This is an issue that is occurring to some iTunes 11/12 users after moving media files from one place to another, perhaps incorrectly.

Action shot:

Scan For Double Entries in action

Progress during the scan.

Latest version:

  • May 26, 2017
  • Fixes compatibility issue with macOS 10.12.5

Further:

Info:

  • file format: Application (Applet)
  • Gatekeeper Security: Authorized Apple Developer ID
  • written by Doug Adams
  • current version downloads: 2 | total downloads: 6705
  • zip download size: 350.9K

Current v2.3

download ⬇
Free to use, but a payment
in appreciation is requested.
May 26, 2017

Export Files From Playlists v1.3

For macOS 10.10 and later only. This applet will export copies of the files of the tracks in one or more selected playlists to a single user-selected folder.

Also see M3Unify, an app that provides many more options for exporting/converting files from iTunes.

Action shot:

Export Files From Playlists in action

The files of all the tracks in both the David Bowie and Little Feat Smart playlists are being copied to a single selected folder.

Latest version:

  • May 26, 2017
  • Fixes compatibility issue with macOS 10.12.5
  • Minor maintenance
  • This version for macOS 10.10 and later

Further:

Info:

  • file format: Application (Applet)
  • Gatekeeper Security: Authorized Apple Developer ID
  • written by Doug Adams
  • current version downloads: 2 | total downloads: 2227
  • zip download size: 336K

Current v1.3

download ⬇
Free to use, but a payment
in appreciation is requested.
May 26, 2017

Refresh Smart Playlists v2.1

For macOS 10.10 and later only. This script will "refresh" the selected user-created Smart Playlists by removing the tracks they contain (if possible*) which then obliges them to dynamically repopulate, ostensibly with different tracks.

*Note that tracks cannot be removed from a Smart Playlist which already contains every track of the library meeting its criteria--it would just repopulate with the same tracks. Smart Playlists with the "Limit to" and "Live updating" criteria in use are more likely to be "refreshable".

Also see Refresh Selected Smart Playlist, which works with a single Smart Playlist selected in iTunes.

Action shot:

Refresh Smart Playlists in action

Click "Refresh" to re-populate the selected Smart Playlists.

Latest version:

  • May 26, 2017
  • Fixes compatibility issue with macOS 10.12.5

Further:

Info:

  • file format: Application (Applet)
  • Gatekeeper Security: Authorized Apple Developer ID
  • written by Doug Adams
  • current version downloads: 1 | total downloads: 146
  • zip download size: 346.5K

Current v2.1

download ⬇
Free to use, but a payment
in appreciation is requested.
May 25, 2017

Doug's Check For Update v1.3

For macOS 10.10 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 can check for the latest version. Simply double-click to launch and choose an AppleScript on your machine via an Open Panel 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:

  • May 25, 2017
  • Fixes fail issue with "Visit Website..." button
  • Fixes compatibility issue with macOS 10.12.5
  • Abandons droplet function

Further:

Info:

  • file format: Application (Applet)
  • Gatekeeper Security: Authorized Apple Developer ID
  • written by Doug Adams
  • current version downloads: 16 | total downloads: 2300
  • zip download size: 346K

Current v1.3

download ⬇
Free to use, but a payment
in appreciation is requested.
May 24, 2017

PDF Adder v5.5

For macOS 10.10 and later only. 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 panel like this one before adding the PDF to iTunes.

Latest version:

  • May 24, 2017
  • Fixes compatibility issue with macOS 10.12.5

Further:

Info:

  • file format: Application (Applet)
  • Gatekeeper Security: Authorized Apple Developer ID
  • written by Doug Adams
  • current version downloads: 6 | total downloads: 18749
  • zip download size: 420.8K

Current v5.5

download ⬇
Free to use, but a payment
in appreciation is requested.
May 24, 2017

Merge-Delete Playlists v4.3

For macOS 10.10 and later only. This script will allow you to merge the track contents of two or more playlists or delete any number of playlists at once, including Smart, Genius, and Playlist Folder playlists. The merge feature will prevent the same tracks that may appear in different source playlists from being duplicated and has an option to delete original playlists. The delete feature only deletes the playlist; tracks, of course, remain in the library.
Very handy when assigned a keyboard shortcut.

Action shot:

Merge-Delete Playlists in action

About to merge two selected playlists to a single existing playlist. The tracks in the two selected playlists will be copied to the target playlist.

Latest version:

  • May 24, 2017
  • Fixes compatibility issue with macOS 10.12.5
  • Minor maintenance

Further:

Info:

  • file format: Application (Applet)
  • Gatekeeper Security: Authorized Apple Developer ID
  • written by Doug Adams
  • current version downloads: 5 | total downloads: 8853
  • zip download size: 383.6K

Current v4.3

download ⬇
Free to use, but a payment
in appreciation is requested.
May 24, 2017

Batch Export Playlists v2.1

For macOS 10.10 and later only. iTunes can only export a single playlist at a time (File > Library > Export Playlist...). This applet will export each selected plain, Smart, and Genius playlist as individual XML or M3U files to a user selected directory. Such files can be imported into iTunes again later or into other devices or apps. Not as fast as iTunes' own "Export Playlist..." command, but it does the job without the repetition required.

Action shot:

Batch Export Playlists in action

Select some playlists, choose the file type, and click on "Export".

Latest version:

  • May 24, 2017
  • Minor maintenance
  • Fixes compatibility issue with macOS 10.12.5

Further:

Info:

  • file format: Application (Applet)
  • Gatekeeper Security: Authorized Apple Developer ID
  • written by Doug Adams
  • current version downloads: 17 | total downloads: 6499
  • zip download size: 407K

Current v2.1

download ⬇
Free to use, but a payment
in appreciation is requested.
May 23, 2017

Append to Selected Tag v4.4

For macOS 10.10 and 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, Show Name (or their Sort siblings), Work or Movement--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:

  • May 23, 2017
  • Accommodates playlist windows in iTunes 12.6 and later
  • Fixes compatibility issue with macOS 10.12.5
  • Minor maintenance
  • This version for macOS 10.10 and later only

Further:

Info:

  • file format: Application (Applet)
  • Gatekeeper Security: Authorized Apple Developer ID
  • written by Doug Adams
  • current version downloads: 17 | total downloads: 17314
  • zip download size: 367.9K

Current v4.4

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