pearLyrics

pearLyrics 0.6.5

Automatically retrieve lyrics for iTunes

pearLyrics is a simple app that automatically retrieves song lyrics as they play in iTunes. View full description

PROS

  • Retrieves some iTunes lyrics automatically
  • Allows manual searches

CONS

  • Restricted functionality due to iTunes update and copyright issues

Not bad
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pearLyrics is a simple app that automatically retrieves song lyrics as they play in iTunes.

pearLyrics can also search for lyrics without playing the song thanks to a manual search bar and it will even populate the lyrics inside your iTunes Library.

As with many apps of this kind, pearLyrics' success rate in retrieving lyrics is a bit hit and miss. Popular songs are sometimes retrieved but even then, other major songs and tracks simply won't. With this standalone application you can also pre-fetch lyrics for whole iTunes playlists so you have them ready when you need them. Note that there is also a desktop widget version too.

The problem with pearLyrics is that Apple have probably restricted the amount of access it has to iTunes. This means that it can't retrieve songs or ID3 tag data like it could before the latest update. This is in part due to pressure from record companies who see the retrieval of song lyrics as violating copyright.

pearLyrics is a brave attempt at providing a simple iTunes lyrics retrieval tool but the success rate is quite low..

Changes

  • Updated lyrics site parsers. This is an 'unofficial' update contributed anonymously.
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pearLyrics 0.6.5

— User reviews — about pearLyrics

  • Camofrog

    by Camofrog

    "Worked both awesome and awful for me"

    It found the right lyrics, but only copied like the first 30% of them into iTunes. That only helps with the lyrics 30%, ... More.

    reviewed on July 29, 2010

  • bmbrick

    by bmbrick

    "Awful !!!"

    Downloaded this widget and installed, simple enough ! Well the damn program has NOT found lyrics for a single song. I ha... More.

    reviewed on July 13, 2010