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Play through each track in a playlist at your set interval

For macOS 10.10 and later only. This applet plays each track in the selected iTunes 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.

For best results clear the Up Next list before engaging.

Also see Audition End.

Action shot:

Needle Drop in action

Settings are saved between launches.

Latest version:

  • September 5, 2017
  • Initial accommodations for macOS 10.13 High Sierra
  • Minor performance and security enhancements



  • This is an Applet
  • file format: Application (Applet)
  • Gatekeeper Security: Authorized Apple Developer ID
  • current version downloads: 289 | total downloads: 66298
  • .zip download size: 369.6K
  • older PPC/universal version: direct download
  • older pre-OS X 10.10 version: direct download
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Current v6.2

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