Smarts
Smarts 1.2.0
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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
What's New
Version 1.2.0:
  • Adds Export feature for Current Smart Playlists
  • Can export multiple selected items to a single iTunes-importable XML file
  • Can check if a saved template is already loaded in iTunes
  • Can check if a current Smart Playlist is already saved as a template
  • Adds list-specific contextual menus
  • Additional helpful warnings when appropriate
  • Minor maintenance fixes to optimize efficiency
Version 1.2.0:
  • Adds Export feature for Current Smart Playlists
  • Can export multiple selected items to a single iTunes-importable XML file
  • Can check if a saved template is already loaded in iTunes
  • Can check if a current Smart Playlist is already saved as a template
  • Adds list-specific contextual menus
  • Additional helpful warnings when more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6.6 or later



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Penguirl commented on 08 Jun 2012
I'd love to try it out but it's just not worth launching the Crap Store, logging in, copying it from /Applications to /Applications/3rdPartyApps/Audio and then deleting the copy at root level, authenticating both actions because I run as non-admin, and then removing the icon from the dock.

I'm sure the Crap Store is great for the unwashed masses, but for those of us who have been doing OS X since 10.0 and have everything set-up just the way we want it it's just a PITA.
[Version 1.1.0]

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Doug Adams replied on 09 Jun 2012
Oh.
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Negritude replied on 15 Jul 2013
FYI, there are ways to move apps in one step rather than two:

(1) Hold down the  key while dragging an app in Finder from one place to another.

(2) In Terminal, use the mv (move) command like this:

sudo mv "/Applications/Smarts.app" "/Applications/3rdPartyApps/Audio/Smarts.app"

A good thing about the MAS is that once you have installed and moved an app to where you want it to be, subsequent updates of the app will occur in place at that location, unlike what usually occurs with pkg or other kinds of installers, which are hardcoded to always install or update in the same developer defined location.
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Shmack rated on 26 May 2011

[Version 1.0.0]


Downloads:1,629
Version Downloads:492
Type:Multimedia Design : Audio
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Date:13 Jul 2013
Platform:Intel 32
Price:Free0.00
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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. Smarts can even open the Smart Playlist Edit window for you automatically after the template is loaded so you can easily provide additional criteria. (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.


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