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.

What's New

Version 1.3.4

Minor maintenance and performance enhancements

Ratings and Reviews

A very intelligent app

Plan K

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!

It's a great idea / workaround ...


… since "Smart Playlists" can't be edited with a text editor, but the app has crashed on me twice within 10 minutes of use ("notes" and "save").

I'm somewhat afraid of using it to store a bunch of Smart Playlists and have the data / work become unusuable.

I will update my rating (upwards, I hope!) when the next version rolls around.

Could be better


This App is not Helpful to me because i still have to export one playlist at a time, doesn't make things easier when you have hundreds of playlist. Instead i use the applescript made by the same guy to select multiple smart playlist and export/save them for use on other computers.


Doug Adams
1.5 MB
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2011-2017 Doug Adams


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