I’ve often thought that Apple should build a scheduler into iTunes so we can listen to music without having to open iTunes, browse the playlists, and get back to work.
With certainty Apple doesn’t put in such automatic functions because they really want Mac users to browse through the iTunes Mall. Daypart is the Mac app that gives you the scheduler that iTunes doesn’t have and Apple doesn’t want you to use.
In essence, Daypart schedules a playlist to play automatically at a specified time during the day (on a particular day, everyday, weekends, etc.). Setting it up is remarkably simple, too. Select a playlist from iTunes, set the day to play, set the start time and stop time, and, well, that’s about it.
Playlists can be scheduled to play whenever you want, whatever time of day, and whichever days you prefer. Daypart also manages to avoid cutting off songs at the end of scheduled period by fading out the audio. It can also be set to play when your Mac starts up.
Setup as many scheduled playlists as you need. That means you can have specific music wake you up each morning, or put you to sleep each night. Daypart is a good way to schedule mood music, too.
This is just sweet and there’s nothing quite like it. It was a little buggy in the past, but recent versions have improved dramatically.