August 26 2015 - 1:19 pm

"10 things that iTunes does right"

Kirk lists ten things iTunes does right at Macworld.

I'm very partial to #10.

June 13 2014 - 4:59 pm

NEW: Make Mega Playlist

Make Mega Playlist will allow you to create a "mega" playlist built by appending the tracks of chosen playlists to it in their play order; the effect being that the contents of the mega playlist will play in "playlist" order.

Kirk McElhearn wrote about this script in this Ask the iTunes Guy column at Macworld.

More information and download is here.

August 9 2012 - 10:49 am

TrackSift is a Mac Gem

I think I'll take the day off! Macworld reviews TrackSift as a Mac Gem and awards it four mice. Thanks!

May 2 2012 - 6:22 pm

The iTunes Guy Macworld Podcast

Kirk McElhearn is Macworld's "iTunes Guy" and he recently chatted with Senior Editor Chris Breen in a Macworld Podcast. Subjects include a variety of iTunes issues and a couple of scripts Kirk uses in his regular iTunes workflow.

November 16 2011 - 10:56 am

Smart Playlist to Gather Upgradeable iTunes Match Tracks

Macworld's Jason Snell describes in this article how to upgrade tracks with iTunes Match to 256kbps AACs. iTunes Match will allow you to re-download these types of files even if the matched tracks are lesser quality. To gather these lesser-quality matched-tracks together, Jason describes how to create a Smart Playlist with the correct criteria. I've created that Smart Playlist and exported it and have included it in a script which, when run, will add that Smart Playlist to your iTunes for you. Here is the direct download link. Just download and double-click the script; make sure iTunes is running. Be sure to read Jason's article to understand the rest of the details.

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 25 2011 - 11:24 am

Macworld Podcast

Chris Breen asked me to chat about iTunes and AppleScript for a bit on the latest Macworld Podcast.

And speaking of Macworld today, Kirk McElhearn has a nice article covering How to add lyrics to your iTunes tracks.

January 14 2011 - 10:33 am

iTunes Keyboard Shortcuts

How many items on Kirk's list of Essential iTunes Keyboard Shortcuts have you committed to memory?

November 9 2010 - 10:13 am

Script Faves from Macworld

Macworld Senior Contributor Kirk McElhearn lists Ten great AppleScripts for iTunes 10 at Macworld. Thanks!

March 10 2010 - 10:42 am

Migrate Your iTunes From Windows to Mac

I frequently get asked if there is an easy way to move an iTunes library (files, playlists, ratings, and all) from a Windows machine to a Mac. My friend Kirk McElhearn has written it all down in this how-to at Macworld.

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