It’s true—an age of superb quality, loads of features, and a custom touch to make your Mac yours again.
Take one of Apple’s truly universal applications, iTunes. Mac or Windows, there are tens of millions of users.
Most of us load up iTunes with music and TV shows and movies. We set it and forget it.
iTunes can be customized, tricked out, pimped out, and juiced up—for free.
Back in October we reviewed a bunch of iTunes utilities. Some added features, some customized iTunes.
That was then, this is now. iTunes has even more ways to become even more personal thanks to AppleScripts.
An ever alert Mac360 reader pointed me to the way of iTunes salvation and Doug’s AppleScripts for iTunes.
If you’re not sure what an AppleScript is, don’t worry.
They’ve been around many years, do magical things, don’t cost much.
AppleScript is a relatively simple Mac language that can control many applications and functions on your Mac.
That includes iTunes. AppleScripts will do all sorts of cool little things to customize your iTunes the way you want.
How many ways? Doug’s now listing over 400 Mac-user-submitted AppleScripts for iTunes. That’s not a typo.
Over 400 teensy weensy itty bitty AppleScript applicationettes are available for iTunes.
To start, check out the categories list: Managing Tracks, Track Info, Artwork, Playlists, and more.
There’s five pages of AppleScripts to control iTunes. There’s three pages of iTunes to iPod scripts.
Think of AppleScripts as little utility programs that do specific functions to make your iTunes experience more personal.
For example, use iTunes’ AppleScripts to copy music tracks to multiple playlists, or remove dead tracks, delete tracks that have never been played.
Got dupes? Corral All Dupes is a great script that searches iTunes for duplicates.
Got One-Hit Wonders? Gather Up The One-Hits finds all the music by artists with only one song in your collection.
One of my favorites is Startup iTunes-Some Playlist. When your Mac starts up, so does iTunes and so does a specific Playlist.
I could do this for another hour and still not break through my own list of AppleScript favorites for iTunes. You get the idea. There’s plenty.
Doug’s AppleScripts site even has instructions on how to install AppleScripts for iTunes (it has something to do with “drag and drop” then take a nap).
Now that you know there’s yet another way to customize your Mac using itsy bitsy teeny weeny applicationettes called AppleScripts, tell us what’s running on your Mac’s iTunes to make it a better place for your music to live.