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TunesTEXT is a Dashboard widget that displays lyrics of the song currently playing in iTunes.

If you don't have lyrics data, TunesTEXT searches online lyrics databases and download lyrics automatically.

What's New

Version 0.8.18:
  • Fixed a bug causing unusual CPU usage.


Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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zipur Member IconReview+0

I wish lyrics were built into Itunes and moreover I wish the lyrics displayed on the Ipad, Iphone devices. I just downloaded this app on my MBP. its nice however I prefer MiniLyrics because is scrolls like a karaoke player so its fun at parties. It work very well for me. http://www.crintsoft.com\

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Version 0.8.18
joshuamb_1994 Member IconReview+2

sadly this software has been discontinued by its developer as of 13/11. it was a great little widget i used all the time, and can still kinda be used as a lyrics reader if you wish (don't have to go into get info etc) but you of course have to put the lyrics in yourself :( i hope someone out there can one day pick up or make their own version of this because it really was a great little widget!

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Version 0.8.18

What he said! ^^



Jolly_joker Member IconReview+26

Still problems with MetroLyrics (the other times was about strange characters), and the other 2 website don't find anything:
"Unfortunately, we don't have the lyrics for ***** yet.
Check back soon, as we are always working to find the latest lyrics and adding new songs every day."

This is the text that sometimes I've found instead of the lyric. So annoying, I have to delete it manually.

Why don't add one of the best website for lyrics: http://lyrics.wikia.com?!

This site is worth as the other 3 put together!

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Version 0.8.18
doxy Member IconReview+1

I've tried tons of similar Apps/Widgets and TunesText is successful more often than the others, and has never downloaded wrong lyrics for a song: a problem I've had with other lyrics downloaders. TunesText also makes correcting wrong lyrics easy.

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Version 0.8.18
magicstrip Member IconComment+1

I was using TunesText 0.8.8 (+ iTunes 9.2.1) for several months and it always worked fine.
But since I updated to iTunes 10.1.1, TunesText doesn't work anymore, it doesn't show any lyrics, even the lyrics I already saved doesn't appear anymore (but they're still stored in the mp3 tags, I verified that).

I downgraded back to iTunes 9.2.1, hoping to solve the problem, but TunesText is still empty. An update to TunesText 0.8.10 didn't help either.

Does anyone have any idea how I could fix this problem?
It would be much appreciated, thanx!

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Version 0.8.10
Poikkeus Member IconReview+281

Very slick, easily used program for finding lyrics online. What's particularly promising is (1) excellent speed, (2) pics that accompany the tunes, (3) intuitive instructions. For me, it would be easier to use the application through iTunes; TunesTEXT uses the Dashboard, which makes it less convenient. However, lyric queries were quite accurate, and results would appear within seconds.

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Version 0.8.10
Fenril06 Member IconComment+2

I just LOVE it. Thanks a lot to the developer. I tried several apps, but this one does the job and on top of that, it does it beautifully. I can't believe it even retrieved the japanese lyrics of some jap albums i have. One of the most useful widget i got so far. THANKS!

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Version 0.8.8
Jim57 Member IconComment+11

I can't get it to work.

I clicked "Info."

Wanted to see other features.

It ignores my clicking "Done." Stays on the Info side of the Widget.

I quit the Widget, reload it. It ignored any changes I made on the Info panel.

It does not appear to "listen(?)" to iTunes, so no lyrics show up.

Snow Leopard.

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Version 0.8.4

Exactly what I'm experiencing as well. :/


It seems to be working now.

Great to see a fast fix from the developer. Thank you.

I think I like it.

I will review it after I use it a bit.

Xandra Member IconComment+34

This does a fine job I like that you can select which sites to search, and that it doesn't rely on lyricswiki (which seems too flaky as a reliable source - not sure what goes on there, but it seems developers constantly need to rewrite).

I only wish it would include some non pop-music sites. Always have to manually hunt for jazz and/or showtunes.

Anyway, this does a fine job at what it does. But if you'd like lyrics displayed on the desktop as an (so that itunes can be in foreground) -- try the excellent "DesktopLyrics"

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Version 0.8.2
Fredducker Member IconReview+43

The best I've found so far.

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Downloads 67,713
Version Downloads 13,663
License Free
Date 08 Apr 2012
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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