Sunday, January 23, 2011

Watching a bubble freeze



Paige is on week two of her guitar lessons.

Digital Life Hack: How to listen to the best music on your iPod or iPhone

Over the years I have managed to rip or buy 2,197 songs - or 6 straight days of listening - into our iTunes library.

The question is: When you want to only listen to the best songs, from all artists, in all genres - what's the easiest way to do it?

iTunes has Smart Playlists that can either be user defined or are automatically generated based on you.  Today - we'll be using the automatically generated "My Top Rated" playlist.

What is a Smart Playlist?

Smart Playlist: A Smart Playlist is a playlist that is created by setting content criteria instead of individual content selection. iTunes includes a few Smart Playlists when you first install it, including "Top 25 Most Played" and "My Top Rated."

The Digital Life Hack:

While listening to any song, rate it 4 or 5 stars.  Then, when you are in the mood to listen to only the best songs, select the My Top Rated playlist and your personal concert is created!

Tip: Make sure the playlist is not limited to 25 songs by clicking on the playlist in the left pane, then File -> Edit Smart Playlist -> Then uncheck "Limit to 25 items".  Also make sure Live updating is checked.

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