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April 18 2021 - 12:28 pm

UPDATED: This Tag That Tag v5.7

For macOS 11 and later only. This applet will assist with swapping, copying, and appending data between two user-chosen tags in selected tracks or tracks in the selected playlist:

Swap - swap data between tags, ex: ARTISTCOMPOSER
Copy - copy data from one to another tag, ex: ARTIST->COMPOSER ARTIST
Append - append data from one tag to the end of another, ex: ARTIST->COMPOSER - ARTIST
Prepend - append data from one tag to the beginning of another, ex: ARTIST->ARTIST - COMPOSER

The latter three actions also provide an option to delete the info from the first tag after the copy. Read Me explains all.

Latest version:

  • Fixes fatal error in previous versions that may have prevented script from launching
  • Adds toggle for "Are you sure"? confirmation dialog
  • Minor UI and performance enhancements

More information for This Tag That Tag v5.7 and download link is here.

April 15 2021 - 1:04 pm

UPDATED: Drop A Few My Way v5.3

For macOS 10.15 and later only. Drag and drop audio files to this droplet to have the Music app convert them with an encoder selected on the fly, restoring the Preferences-set encoder afterwards, and save them to a user-selected location. The converted files/tracks are removed from the Music app, as though it "never saw them". Includes option to delete the source audio files.

Latest version:

  • Fixes regression whereby source files/tracks not removed from Music library

More information for Drop A Few My Way v5.3 and download link is here.

April 12 2021 - 6:07 pm

NEW: Playlist Views Manager v1.0

For macOS 11 and later only. This stay-open-and-floating script applet can set the View, sort and sort direction and, in Songs View, show/hide the Column Browser and its columns for a selected playlist in the Music app. (This script will require your permission to access "System Events" in order to run. Please see the Read Me RTFD doc.)

Latest version:

  • Initial release

More information for Playlist Views Manager v1.0 and download link is here.

March 27 2021 - 2:03 pm

UPDATED: Sort by Artwork Size v2.1

For macOS 10.15 Catalina and later only. For users who are particular about managing artwork, this script can write the size of a track's artwork (eg: "600x600") to choice of Category, Comments, or Description tag (enabling tracks to be sorted by artwork size in a playlist using the chosen tag) and/or copy tracks with artwork less than or greater than a user-entered size to a new discrete playlist, named, for example, "Artwork < 300".

Latest version:

  • Initial accommodation for macOS Big Sur
  • Demo Mode is no longer time-based

More information for Sort by Artwork Size v2.1 and download link is here.

March 26 2021 - 8:35 pm

UPDATED: Audition End v3.5

For macOS 11 and later only. Play through each track in a playlist by a set number of seconds (:05 - :60) from the end. Additionally, wait a set number of seconds between each track; when engaged, begins playing from the first track or the first selected track in the playlist.

Also see Needle Drop.

Latest version:

  • This version for macOS 11 and later only
  • Better handling of timing if cloud track is downloading
  • Adds "Clear Playing Next" as a convenience routine

More information for Audition End v3.5 and download link is here.

March 26 2021 - 2:49 pm

UPDATED: Needle Drop v7.4

For macOS 11 and later only. This applet plays each track in the selected Music playlist for a set time interval optionally starting at a set number of seconds into each track, beginning with the selected track. Handy for 'scoping playlists.

Needle Drop will work best on tracks that have local files. Un-cached tracks streamed from the cloud may upset timing while audio is being downloaded.

Also see Audition End.

Latest version:

  • This version for macOS 11 and later only
  • Adds "Clear Playing Next" as a convenience routine

More information for Needle Drop v7.4 and download link is here.

March 10 2021 - 7:04 pm

UPDATED: Merge-Delete Playlists v6.2

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.

Latest version:

  • Additional accommodations for macOS 11 Big Sur
  • Minor maintenance

More information for Merge-Delete Playlists v6.2 and download link is here.

March 6 2021 - 2:44 pm

UPDATED: Artwork as Album Folder Icon v2.6

For macOS 10.15 and later only. This script can be used two ways:

When run as an Applet, it will use the assigned artwork from the selected tracks as the icon for the folder containing each track's corresponding file in the Finder--presumably, this is the file's "Album" folder.

When launched as a Droplet--by dragging one or more folders to its icon--it will examine every folder (at all depths) for the first audio file in any folder that contains image metadata and use that image as the icon for that folder.

This app is free to try in Demo Mode. In Demo Mode only up to 5 folders can be processed per launch. You can purchase a code for $1.99 which will remove the Demo Mode restriction. Launch the app and click "Register..." in the its File menu to make an in-app purchase.

Latest version:

  • UI and logic maintenance

More information for Artwork as Album Folder Icon v2.6 and download link is here.

March 5 2021 - 12:57 pm

UPDATED: Block Party! v4.3

For macOS 10.15 and later only. Create a "Block Party!" playlist containing random Artists and a specific number of their randomly selected songs arranged in a row ("two-fers", "three-fers", and so on). You can restrict the size of the "Block Party!" playlist by Number of Artists or Duration in hours. Additionally, you can choose to use a particular Playlist as the source of tracks and include/exclude specific Genres.

Latest version:

  • Additional accommodations for macOS 11 Big Sur

More information for Block Party! v4.3 and download link is here.

March 4 2021 - 3:58 pm

UPDATED: Append to Selected Tag v5.5

For macOS 10.15 and later only. Append the same user-entered text to the beginning or ending of the existing text in the chosen tag--Title, Artist, Album Artist, Album, Composer, Comments, Genre, Grouping, Show (or their Sort siblings), Work or Movement--in each selected track.

Latest version:

  • Additional accommodations for macOS 11 Big Sur
  • Logic and UI adjustments

More information for Append to Selected Tag v5.5 and download link is here.

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