Developer: Doug Adams
Current Version: 1.3.4
Last Updated: 6 months ago
Download Size: 1.5 MB - Download
Smarts is a Smart Playlist Manager
Smarts will save and store the criteria of an iTunes Smart Playlist -- the "smarts" of a Smart Playlist -- as a template so you can reload it into iTunes later.
• Use Smart Playlist "Starter" Templates •
Perhaps the best use of Smarts is to maintain several "starter" Smart Playlist templates of your frequently used criteria (eg: Genre is not Holiday or Last Played is not in the last 6 months). Instead of painstakingly re-entering the same basic -- and perhaps elaborate -- criteria over and over again, just load a pre-made "starter" template as a new Smart Playlist in iTunes. (Smart Playlist criteria can only be edited in iTunes.)
• Reduce the Number of Active Smart Playlists •
iTunes performance is smoother when there are fewer active Smart Playlists to continuously maintain. With the criteria of your Smart Playlists saved as templates in Smarts you can safely remove unused Smart Playlists from iTunes and then restore them from the templates only when you want to use them again.
• Keep Notes on Templates •
You can enter a little bit of info for each template to help describe the template beyond just its name.
• Export Smart Playlist XML files •
Saved Smart Playlist templates can be individually exported as XML files which can be backed-up or shared with other iTunes users (specific track information, however, is not exported -- only the criteria). Smart Playlist XML files exported by Smarts can be imported to iTunes using the iTunes "Import Playlist..." command.
Minor maintenance and performance enhancements
Most Helpful Reviews
A very intelligent app - I create a lot of smart playlists for listening to iTunes. A lot of those playlists have a lot of the same criteria. I want to listen to a selection of songs from a certain playlist and I don't want to hear songs I've heard in the past day. It used to be a bit of drudgery to set up all the smart playlist criteria. But now I can save a few templates, load that template into iTunes, make a few simple tweaks, and be done. This is a clever bit of welcome automation and is going to be a huge timesaver for me. Thanks, Doug!
Big concern and no where to turn to - Why does this no longer load? All I get is a music symbol and no lists. Just when I needed to load a smartplaylist that took an absolute age to create, I now appear to have lost it. I tried restoring from TIme Machine without any luck. I'd like to hear from the maker of this piece of software.