App development

Ratelet a OSX Menulet to control iTunes’ rating and volume

Hey, i finally submitted my first official App to the Apple App Store! Check it out 😉

Ratelet is shown in your statusbar and gives you easy access to the rating of the current song and iTunes volume.

Ratelet will automatically hide itself from the statusbar when iTunes is not running and reveal if iTunes starts. You can hide the volume slider if you only need the rating bar.

Quickly changing iTunes volume can be useful especially when you use Airplay or output sound digital because the Mac’s volume buttons only affect analog output volume!





App development

Menulet for iTunes volume

Menulet to control iTunes volume

Just needed a quick access to control uatunes volume since this also applies to the airplay volume. Here’s a small Menulet which offers a slider to control it. Have fun 😉


I used the ScriptingBridge and this article to build the app!

App development

itunesScript v1.1 : iTunes Library on your Mediaplayer (including Playlists)

Some months ago I was wondering about the best way to have my iTunes Library “in sync” with my Mede8er (or any other) Mediaplayer. The First Problem was keeping my playlists,which gained high importance for me. By chance I found “iTunes Export“, a java command line application, doing a great job with some tolerable restrictions. One of them is that playlists will fail accessing podcasts since their path is absolute and not relative.. That´s why I just copy the whole Podcasts Folder to the Share and exclude all playlists containing podcasts, predominantly.

I was/am totally new to applescript but thought this was the best and easiest way getting all things together. Why spend much time on xcode doing common jobs? Mounting a smb share a single line, syncing your “Music” and (optional) your “Podcasts” Folder using rsync, parsing playlists from your library.xml using iTunes Export.

This is version 1.2. Originally posted at Mede8er-Forum.

Hope you like it!