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SmartPlaylist is the most advanced playlist generator for iPod/iPhone/iPad with many unique features.

There are 26 smart playlists (SmartPlaylist A-Z) which you can use and name as you wish.

In each SmartPlaylist you can combine more than 20 search rules to filter and sort your iTunes music library. These rules can be saved in iCloud.

Available search criteria:
● Text search: Genre, Grouping, Composer, Artist, Album-Artist, Album, Title, Comments, Lyrics and/or iTunes-Playlist
Search for exact matches („is equal to“), for any partial matches („contains“) or use wildcards („is like“ ?/*).
Use logical operators to unite (" OR “), intersect (" AND “) or exclude (“ NOT “) certain songs
Example: The rule "Genre contains blu OR zz" will give you all your blues and jazz songs in 1 playlist.
● Numerical search: Rating, Play Count, Skip Count, Duration, Track Number, BPM and/or Year.
● Date search: Added, Last Played, Last Skipped, Released (how many days, weeks, months or years ago)
You can search for values less than, equal to / from-to (=) or more than the limit you set
● Property search: is in compilation, is in iCloud, is music video (all/yes/no)

The titles loaded in SmartPlaylist also become the playback queue of the Music app and the now playing title is also shown in the lock screen and the control center, where you can play/pause, fast-forward, skip, etc.

There are many settings to configure, e.g. what search rules you want to use and what info you want to see in the list of titles.

General procedure:
1. Select a smart playlist (a)
2. Set the search rules (a)
3. Tap „Load titles“ (a)
4. Scroll through the list of matching titles (b)
5. Press on a title in the list to play it or tap to see all its details (c).

a) THE MAIN SCREEN: The search rules of a smart playlist (e.g. „SmartPlaylist A“)
● Use „Menu“ to open the settings and help, copy/paste rules and backup/restore with iCloud
● Use „(i)“ to open the details of a search rule (there, use „(+)“ to open the pick list for genre, artist, etc.)
● Use „All/Active“ to toggle between showing all search rules and showing only the active rules (yellow)
● Browse your music collection hierarchically by Genres > Composers > Artists > Albums > Titles
● Use list operations to add, subtract or intersect the results of SmartPlaylists
● Limit the number of titles per artist or per album, or limit the list to x minutes, hours or titles
● Sort with multiple criteria, e.g. 1. by Artist, 2. by Rating (per artist), 3. by playCount (per rating)
● With „Show only“ you can load another SmartPlaylist while the previous list is still playing in the background
● If you do not set any search rules „Load titles“ will load all titles in your music library

b) THE LIST VIEW: The list of titles matching the search rules
● Long-press on a title to play/pause
● Pinch in/out to change the row height (S-M-L) and toggle the display of the artwork
● Use quick-search to search within the loaded list or mark certain titles
● Scroll to the now playing song in the list with „Now playing“

c) THE DETAIL VIEW: All the details/infos for the selected song
● If you have selected a song which is not being played, you can scroll up and down through the title list with „^“ / „v“
● When you are in the „Now playing mode“, „^“ / „v“ will play the previous or next song, respectively.
● Enlarge the cover artwork up to full screen (tap/double-tap or pinch in/out)
● Tap on a line to open the values in a text view where you can copy the text or look up the definition of words, etc. (e.g. in the lyrics)
● Add the selected song to another smart playlist or remove it from the current one (i.e. make exceptions to the rules, which can also be edited in the corresponding search rule)
● Load all songs with the same genre, artist, year, etc. as the selected song

What's New in Version 9.4.0

Now there are 26 SmartPlaylists A-Z at your disposition. All 26 SmartPlaylists can be used in the list operations Add / Subtract / Intersect (was called "Fusion" before).
There is now a Play/Pause button in the Detail view (long-press for play/pause still works).
Some more minor changes and some bug fixes.


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Customer Reviews


UPDATE 06/2016
Extra playlist slots added? App keeps getting better and better. All of my prior review comments still stand and I'm still using it almost daily. Don't hesitate to buy!! 👍🏻

UPDATE 04/2016
Another great update! I still use this app just about every day to listen to music at work and in the car. Powerful query tools make it really simple to quickly generate playlists based on just about any criteria. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

UPDATE 10/2015
Just updated to a new iPhone 6S+ and Smart Playlist updated along with it. Thanks for the iOS9 support! I still use this app almost daily to help manage playing my huge on-device library. Love being able to run queries against my collection to build playlists on the fly. I don't ever want to be without this app!

Original review:

This is something I've been looking for for YEARS. I wish I had found it sooner. For anyone who has a large music library and uses the shuffle feature has probably noticed that your I-device seems to avoid large chunks of your collection. With this app you can easily tell the music app to play songs that haven't been played for a month.. 2 months.. for example. Include or exclude artists, genres.. limit by number of plays.. number of skips.. it's almost endless.

Warning, though, this app is very advanced feature-wise so if you're not familiar with querying be sure to look at the documentation for help.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $2.99
  • Category: Music
  • Updated:
  • Version: 9.4.0
  • Size: 12.5 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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