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Play through each track in a playlist at your set interval

OS X 10.8 or later only. This applet plays each track in the selected iTunes playlist for a set time interval optionally starting at a set number of seconds into each track, beginning with the selected track. Handy for 'scoping playlists.

Needle Drop will work best on tracks that have local files. Un-cached tracks streamed from the cloud may upset timing while audio is being downloaded.

Action shot:

Needle Drop in action

Settings are saved between launches.

Latest version:

  • May 17, 2016
  • Works around an issue in iTunes 12.4 whereby start time player position cannot be set
  • v5.2 (may 10, '16);
  • Adds fade option
  • Maintenance



  • This is an Applet
  • file format: Cocoa-AppleScript (Applet)
  • Gatekeeper Security: Authorized Apple Developer ID
  • current version downloads: 352 | total downloads: 65362
  • .zip download size: 362.9K
  • older PPC/universal version: direct download
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Current v5.3

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