Mac App Store

September 28 2011 - 11:40 am

Smarts is a Mac Gem

Thanks to Dan Frakes for the great write-up at Macworld on my Smarts Smart Playlist manager app. It's free from the Mac App Store.

May 24 2011 - 10:15 am

Get Smarts

Smarts is a simple to use app that stores the criteria of your Smart Playlists — the smarts of a Smart Playlist — as templates so that you can restore them later, export for back-up, or share with other iTunes users.

Having a lot of Smart Playlists can slow iTunes down, but by storing your unused Smart Playlists as templates in Smarts you can then remove your unused Smart Playlists from iTunes and only reload them when you need them again.

What I've been using it for is to store "starter" Smart Playlists templates that contain frequently used criteria. Instead of having to re-enter a complex set of criteria every time I create a new Smart Playlist, I just load a starter with my basic criteria already entered and then I only have to add a minimum of new criteria.

Smarts. It's now available at the Mac App Store as a free download.

April 20 2011 - 8:13 am

WikiScoop App Released

WikiScoop is an app that allows you to browse Wikipedia using an index made up of the Artists in your iTunes library.

After finding an article for an Artist, you can bookmark that article to the Artist for faster retrieval later or offline reading. Additionally, you can set which Wikipedia language site to browse (currently English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, and Russian).

WikiScoop is available exclusively from the Mac App Store for $4.99.

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