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Recommendations by Task

Here, in no particular order, are a few script recommendations that perform some commonly asked-for tasks.

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Track Tag Manipulation

(Also see track tag text editing scripts below)

Track Tag Text Editing

Ratings, Play Counts, Dates


  • Show In Playlists v1.11
    [ For iTunes ] Continuously display playlists containing selected/playing track(s)
  • Merge-Delete Playlists v5.3
    [ For iTunes ] Batch merge and/or delete playlists
  • Playlists Info v2.0
    [ For iTunes ] Display and export playlists' name, size, time, track count, love/dislike for selected source
  • Playlist Manager v2.11
    [ For iTunes ] Perform tasks on a batch of playlists; rename, delete, duplicate, merge, more
  • Dumb Down Genius Mix Playlist v1.2
    [ For iTunes ] Export tracks from Genius Mix playlists to regular playlists



Transport Control

  • Needle Drop v7.1
    [ For Music ] Play through each track in a playlist at your set interval
       ⇨ Needle Drop 6.4 for pre-macOS 10.15 and iTunes.
  • Just Play This One v3.0
    [ For iTunes ] Play the selected track and stop
  • Stop Track! v2.1
    [ For iTunes ] Use special track to stop iTunes, cue next track
  • A Space Between v3.0
    [ For Music ] Applet plays tracks with a user-set duration of silence between each track
       ⇨ A Space Between 2.1 for pre-macOS 10.15 and iTunes.
  • Skip Back or Ahead v2.0
    [ For iTunes ] Advance or rewind the currently playing track an entered number of seconds
  • Change Pitch of Song v2.0
    [ For iTunes ] Use QuickTime 7 to change the pitch of selected tracks
  • Have a Quick Look v1.0
    [ For iTunes ] View selected tracks, PDFs in QuickLook windows

General Library Tidying

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