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September 24 2020 - 12:32 pm

UPDATED: Skip Back or Ahead v3.1

For macOS 10.15 and later only. Floating panel allows you to control rewinding or skipping forward in the currently playing track by a user-entered number of seconds (1-120). Optionally, play/pause the current track. Useful for 'scoping through tracks, making transcriptions, and so on.

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 11 Big Sur
  • Performance, UI and security enhancements

More information for Skip Back or Ahead v3.1 and download link is here.

September 23 2020 - 11:02 am

UPDATED: Track Down Purchases v4.2

For macOS 10.15 and later only. This applet can examine the Music library and sort audio tracks purchased from iTunes into discrete playlists by either the purchaser's name or Apple ID (eg: "Purchased by Jane Smith" or "Purchased by janesmith@email.com") which in turn will be placed in a "Purchaser Playlists" playlist folder.

Free to try in Demo Mode: While in Demo Mode, the number of tracks associated with each Purchaser will be reported but sorting tracks into playlists is disabled. An in-app purchase of a registration code will enable playlist creation.

To purchase a registration code, download and launch the app. Click "Register..." in its File menu and follow the prompts to purchase a code for $1.99. When your payment is processed, you will receive a registration code that will unlock the Demo Mode restriction.

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 11 Big Sur
  • Performance, UI and security enhancements

More information for Track Down Purchases v4.2 and download link is here.

September 19 2020 - 3:11 pm

UPDATED: Delete Empty Playlists v4.3

For macOS 10.15 and later only. This script will list the empty user-created playlists in the Music app and can delete all or just a selection of them.

NOTE: A bug in the current version of Music prevents the complete removal of playlists from the Sidebar UI (when they are deleted via an AppleScript like this one) until the Music app has been quit and re-started.

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 11 Big Sur
  • Performance, UI and security enhancements

More information for Delete Empty Playlists v4.3 and download link is here.

September 16 2020 - 9:47 am

UPDATED: Playlist Manager v3.1

For macOS 10.15 and later only. The Music app only allows one playlist to be selected at a time. This applet can perform common useful tasks on a multiple selection of playlists: playlist title renaming (add text, remove text, search and replace text) and duplicate, delete, export, move and merge playlists.

This app is free to try full-featured in Demo Mode. While in Demo Mode, only up to 10 playlists can be manipulated per launch. If you like it you can purchase a code for $2.99 which will unlock the Demo Mode limitation. Launch the app and click "Register…" in its File menu to make an in-app purchase.

Latest version:

  • Fixes issue that prevented complete launch on some systems
  • v3.0 (9/12/2020):
  • Accommodations for macOS 11 Big Sur
  • Adds Move to new Playlist Folder tool
  • Performance, UI and security enhancements

More information for Playlist Manager v3.1 and download link is here.

September 16 2020 - 9:32 am

UPDATED: Apply Embedded Artwork v1.1

For macOS 10.15 and later only. This script will examine each selected track's local file for image metadata and apply it as the track's album artwork.

There may be a bug in the way the Music app updates the media library from iTunes which results in "artwork-less" tracks, despite the existence of image metadata in a track's file. This script will try to rectify this for a selection of tracks. Read the Read Me.

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 11 Big Sur
  • Performance, UI and security enhancements

More information for Apply Embedded Artwork v1.1 and download link is here.

September 14 2020 - 4:02 pm

NEW: Merge-Delete Playlists v6.0

For macOS 10.15 and later only. This script will allow you to merge the track contents of two or more playlists to a new or existing playlist 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 playlists; tracks, of course, remain in the library.

This app is free to try full-featured in Demo Mode. In Demo Mode it will only process 5 playlists per launch. If you like it you can purchase a code for $1.99 which will unlock the Demo Mode restriction. Launch the app and click "Register…" in its File menu to make an in-app purchase through PayPal.

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 10.15 and later
  • Performance, UI and security enhancements

More information for Merge-Delete Playlists v6.0 and download link is here.

September 12 2020 - 10:21 pm

NEW: Playlist Manager v3.0

For macOS 10.15 and later only. The Music app only allows one playlist to be selected at a time. This applet can perform common useful tasks on a multiple selection of playlists: playlist title renaming (add text, remove text, search and replace text) and duplicate, delete, export, move and merge playlists.

This app is free to try full-featured in Demo Mode. While in Demo Mode, only up to 10 playlists can be manipulated per launch. If you like it you can purchase a code for $2.99 which will unlock the Demo Mode limitation. Launch the app and click "Register…" in its File menu to make an in-app purchase.

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 11 Big Sur
  • Adds Move to new Playlist Folder tool
  • Performance, UI and security enhancements

More information for Playlist Manager v3.0 and download link is here.

August 29 2020 - 1:35 pm

UPDATED: Rate Me! Rate Me! v6.1

For macOS 10.15 and later only. This stay-open applet watches your playing tracks and when one begins playing displays a notification-sized panel whereby a rating for the track can be entered. Features options to display only unrated playing tracks and timer preferences for how soon and how long the panel is displayed.
While you could easily rate the current track from the Music app's icon in the Dock, this script interrupts you and compels you to do so.

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 11 Big Sur
  • Performance, UI and security enhancements

More information for Rate Me! Rate Me! v6.1 and download link is here.

August 25 2020 - 3:11 pm

UPDATED: Re-Embed Artwork v3.1

For macOS 10.15 and later only. This script will export then re-import the artwork data of the selected tracks obliging the Music app to embed the artwork in the track's file's meta-data.

For best results, use with an album's worth of tracks--or so--at a time. Music may be obliged to perform a number of background tasks when applying image data and may prevent the script from proceeding if a large amount of data is involved.

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 11 Big Sur
  • Performance, UI and security enhancements

More information for Re-Embed Artwork v3.1 and download link is here.

August 22 2020 - 1:26 pm

UPDATED: Display File Path v2.1

For macOS 10.15 and later only. This script will float alongside the Music app and continuously monitor it for a single track to be selected and display that track's file path (if it exists); or the script can be set to likewise display the file path of each playing track. Includes Show in Finder and Copy Path to Clipboard options.

Latest version:

  • Accommodations for macOS 11 Big Sur
  • Performance, UI and security enhancements

More information for Display File Path v2.1 and download link is here.

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