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Batch merge and/or delete playlists

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:

  • July 11, 2015
  • Preliminary support for OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)
  • Accommodates changes in iTunes 12.2
  • Refreshes list after XML updates
  • Unchecks "Delete source playlists" checkbox before each merge



  • This is an Applet
  • file format: Cocoa-AppleScript (Applet)
  • Gatekeeper Security: Authorized Apple Developer ID
  • latest version downloads: 232 | total downloads: 7892
  • download size: 407.4K
  • older PPC/universal version: direct download
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Current v4.0

Free to use, but a payment
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