Wednesday, August 22, 2012

iTunes Match (iCloud) support with iOS 6

In the next version of SmartPlaylist you will be able to filter songs by their iCloud status:
"no ☁" --> select only songs which are actually stored on your device
"only ☁" --> select only songs which are in the cloud (but not downloaded to your device)
"All" --> well, all.

If you don't use iTunes Match (like myself) you can simply hide this rule in Settings.

"☁" is also displayed in the list and detail view for songs, which are in the cloud.

Note: This feature will only be available with iOS 6.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

New icon

Early warning: This is going to be the new icon for SmartPlaylist:

It looks much more distinctive, simpler and easier to recognize and scales nicely for all sizes and resolutions.

UPDATE: If the icon is not updated when updating to SmartPlaylist v6.0:

  1. Delete SmartPlaylist on your device -- unfortunately, this will delete all the rules and settings :-(
  2. Re-install SmartPlaylist (via iTunes sync or via App Store > Updates > Purchased)

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Copy / Paste rules

In the tools menu () there are the 2 commands "Save current rules" and "Load saved rules". They act like Copy / Paste to copy the rules from one playlist (say A) to another playlist (say B). (In the next version of SmartPlaylist they will be named "Copy current rules" / "Paste copied rules" to clarify their purpose).

The rules of a playlist are (only) saved when the query is started with "Enter" (⏎), so that you can always see what is actually "inside" the list. So, if you change the rules and switch to another playlist without using  "⏎", then those changes are not saved.