Do you schedule iTunes to play music at a specific time during the day? Nope? I didn’t think so. First, you can’t do it easily with iTunes anyway. Second, you have to have an overriding need to play an iTunes playlist at a particular time or according to a schedule. Some apps will start up your Mac and automatically play a selected iTunes playlist, but that’s it. The feature list for iTunes auto play just ended. Unless you have the right app.
Daypart is a Mac app that does just that. It plays iTunes playlists on a schedule. It’s not a feature everyone needs, but if you need it, you know it.
Schedule Music By The Hour
The whole idea of setting up iTunes to play music according to a schedule almost sounds like a solution looking for a problem.
Daypart’s premise is simple. Select a playlist of songs from iTunes.
Then, set the schedule. Select a day of the week and a start time for that playlist.
Add a different playlist to play music at a different time. Now it starts to get interesting, and possibilities begin to creep into the mind.
A restaurant could have specific background music playing on schedule. An office environment could have playlists every hour during the day. Daypart makes it drop dead easy to grab a playlist from iTunes and schedule it to play on your Mac.
The app’s user interface is simple. Click a button for a New Event. Select a playlist from iTunes.
Set the schedule and click the Add button to add it to the Regular Daily Schedule.
Events can be edited, duplicated, and deleted. Each playlist from iTunes can be set to Shuffle or Repeat or both.
A playlist can play music for minutes or hours (depends on the number of songs in the playlist). It even does a smooth segue between playlists so there’s no abrupt cutting off of a song.
I’m pretty sure there’s not another Mac app quite like Daypart. If you want music played according to a schedule and a playlist, this is just about the cat’s meow.