These three AppleScripts assist with adding PDF files to iTunes as "digital booklet" PDF tracks. Each provides a method for easily supplying Author (artist), Album, Category (genre), Year, Rating and Description tag data which is then applied to the newly-added PDF track:
- 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 that will let you choose an existing PDF file and add it to iTunes. It can be installed in iTunes' Scripts folder for easy access from iTunes Script menu.
- PDF Dropper is a droplet that lets you add a PDF file to iTunes by drag-and-drop.
PDFs added to iTunes with these scripts will appear in the "Books" library and can sync with the iBooks app on iPhone or iPad. Here are some suggestions for your own "digital booklets":
- Album lyrics/liner notes
- Music production notes
- 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.
For OS X 10.6 and later.
Each script displays a window like this one. You'll be able to assign the new PDF track Author, Album, Category, Year, Rating and Description tags.