Smart Playlists In iTunes

A month or so ago, I wrote a post called "Why I Don’t Like The iPod Touch" in which I described the shortcomings of the current iPod I am using.

I still find this thing annoying to use but one thing has made it vastly better – iTunes Smart Playlists. I’ve always had an iPod with more space on it than my iTunes library so I’ve never needed to filter my library.

Ewan left the first comment to that post about the iPod touch and said:

For the space limited Touch, couldn’t you create a smart playlist in
iTunes (ctrl-alt-n in windows), to say "Date added is in the last 4
weeks" as your options, and that way the iPod touch would always have
your newest added tunes on it, even if you don’t have time to manually
add them? That way running out of space will be less of an issue.

I finally got around to doing just that. And while I was at it, I created a whole bunch more smart playlists and I sync them too.

My iPod Touch is so much more fun now. Thanks Ewan and thanks Apple for smart playlists!