I keep several free drag-and-drop audio applications on my desktop for quick tasks. From left to right, here are the ones that have stuck around, albeit usually with truncated names:
- Deep Niner Xtract2Wave44 converts any QuickTime-compatible audio file to a 44.1kHz WAV. The developer offers a 48kHz version as well.
- Doug Adams’s Drop a Few My Way uses iTunes to convert dropped files to various formats, which you can choose on the fly without burrowing into iTunes’ preference menu. It’s also smart enough to keep the files from infiltrating the iTunes library.
- Add “.aif” is an AppleScript droplet I wrote that simply adds an “aif” extension to the file’s name. It saved me a lot of time when I transferred several hundred extensionless AIFF files from my OS 9 Mac to my OS X one.
- Add 2 iTunes Library may also have come from Doug Adams or MacOS Hints.com. (There’s a similar droplet here.) Does what it says.
Which droplets have stuck on your desktop?