I create, reuse, and recycle playlists frequently and my playlists rarely remain static. A hindrance in my playlist management is the inability to select more than one playlist at a time to, say, delete or rename them. Well, I got around to fixing that with Playlist Manager.
This applet can perform common useful tasks on a multiple selection of playlists: rename (add text, remove text, search and replace text), toggle repeat and shuffle, duplicate, delete, export, merge.
Remove n Characters From Front or Back lets you delete a specified number of characters from either the beginning or the ending of the Song Name, Album, Artist, Comments, Composer 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.
This updated version caps the maximum number of characters to the length of the shortest text in the selected tags, preventing inadvertent deletion of tag text that may be shorter than the user-set number of characters to remove.
Search-Replace Tag Text v3.3 performs a search-and-replace with 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.
The latest version sports conventional search fields and has some minor code tweaks.
Drop to Add and Make Playlists v2.2 will accept a single dropped folder containing media files and will add each file to iTunes and then distribute the tracks to playlists named using your choice of the tracks’ “Artist – Album” tags or the name(s) of the folder(s) containing the file.
This latest version fixes a problem with trying to process files that cannot be added to iTunes.