DesktopLyrics

DesktopLyrics 2.5.5

Your favorite iTunes lyrics delivered to your desktop

You'll get more out of your favorite songs if you know the lyrics - or at least, you'll stop singing the wrong lyrics and looking like an idiot. View full description

PROS

  • Automatically finds lyrics
  • Easy to use

CONS

  • Window doesn't appear on top
  • Lyrics can sometimes be wrong

Not bad
5

You'll get more out of your favorite songs if you know the lyrics - or at least, you'll stop singing the wrong lyrics and looking like an idiot.

If you're a big iTunes user, then you'll need DesktopLyrics to deliver lyrics directly to your desktop as songs play without any effort on your part. However, the lyrics are delivered in a Window that doesn't automatically appear on top of everything else so it can remain hidden. It would have been useful if the developers had somehow added an option to set the DesktopLyrics window on top but as things are, you'll have to minmize other windows to see the lyrics.

DesktopLyrics can also be a bit hit and miss as regards the lyrics it selects. Usually, you'll get the right song but occasionally it will either select something completely wrong or worse, nothing at all, leaving you with just a blank box. It seems that Desktop Lyrics doesn't use a wide range of databases to retrieve info which is why this occurs.

There are probably better lyric finders out there although DesktopLyrics is fine for anyone with a pretty mainstream music collection who doesn't mind minimizing windows to see it.

Changes

  • Now works with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
  • Displaying lyrics on other monitors now works
  • Fixed album cover artwork not displaying under Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
  • Fixed issue where changing the song info size or content would not work
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DesktopLyrics 2.5.5

User reviews about DesktopLyrics

  • ksanu

    by ksanu

    "The best program to date to display lyrics in tunes"

    The program is fantastic, wondering if it will work on LION. need it to have bigger fonts option and the lyrics window t... More.

    reviewed on July 21, 2011