iTunes Alarm ClockShare
In the screencast we’ll use the System Preferences to turn the Mac on at a specified time. Then we’ll set an appointment in iCal that runs an AppleScript a few minutes later. The script will kick off a Playlist in iTunes loaded with songs we’d like to wake up to.
Murphy made a few different scripts for the job. You can pick one or combine pieces from all of them to make your own. Here’s what they do:
- Wakeup1.scpt Script simply plays a Playlist
- Wakeup2.scpt Script plays each track in a Playlist for a specified number of seconds. That should annoy you out of bed.
- Volume.scpt Script gradually increases the iTunes volume until you click stop in iTunes.
You can download the scripts and edit them for your own needs. Feel free to post improvements in the comments.
We’re halfway through iTunes week. We’ll look at more AppleScripts the rest of the week courtesy of Doug’s AppleScripts for iTunes. Don’t forget to check back! Or better yet, subscribe to Murphy’s feed.Watch Now | Permalink