pearLyrics
pearLyrics
0.6.5

4.5

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pearLyrics0.6.5

01 May 2008

Widget gets lyrics for songs in iTunes.

Overview

pearLyrics... Ever wanted to dive into the world of those incredibly beautiful lyrics of the song currently playing in iTunes? pearLyrics gives you just that. It looks up song lyrics on the Web as you play songs in iTunes. Sure enough, you can also search for lyrics without playing the song, just enter artist and song title manually. pearLyrics then consults up to ten different servers to do its best and find the lyrics you are looking for. And best of all, you can also tell it to populate the lyrics inside your iTunes Library. Heck, it can even find guitar chords at times. With the standalone app you can also pre-fetch lyrics for whole iTunes playlists so you have them ready when you need them. Sure, it might not find everything, but it does find a lot.

pearLyrics is available as a standalone application for those still preferring Panther as well as a Dashboard widget for Tiger (combined download).

What's new in pearLyrics

Version 0.6.5: Updated lyrics site parsers. This is an 'unofficial' update contributed anonymously.

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48 Reviews of pearLyrics

5
ososX
09 October 2007
Version: 0.6

Most helpful

Thanks - simple and does what it says ....
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Darkstar420
28 October 2010
Version: 0.6.5
This program couldn't find lyrics to artists such as: Cypress Hill Disturbed Eminem Hollywood Undead Insane Clown Posse And tons of other mainstream artists that I routinely have no issue finding lyrics for on GOOGLE nevermind the "10 different sites" this app checks, which google must not be one of... 2 enormous thumbs DOWN, at least it's free...
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Mrbuffneff
08 September 2009
Version: 0.6.5
This application doesn't work too well. Going through a lot of mainstream songs in my collection the lyrics were not found. I think iTunes 8 has broken this app when it comes to writing to the ID3 tag in an mp3. A valiant effort that has been discarded because the developer was pressured by Warner. Personally, I think all mp3s on iTunes/Amazon should have the lyrics already so he was doing them a favor. I hate the big music companies.
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Bobzozus
20 April 2009
Version: 0.6.5
My download link for Pearlyric .6.3 was blocked out of the last missive. So, I will try to spell it out. You can download it at the Softpedia website. Mac Os- then dashboard widgets- then under music- on the second page- you will find Pearlyric .6.3. You also might try iLyrics 2.4 (don't try to Download from MacUpdate- it sends you to a site where the file seems unaccessible) & iTunesLyrics 3.2- both found on the first page of the widget section for Music on the Softpedia website. Hope this helps someone!
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Bobzozus
20 April 2009
Version: 0.6.5
Still a great app. However, the developer has been hassled by the record companies- which claims that this little app violates their copy write protection. What? Anyway, this version does not work anymore- it may have been disabled. The good news is if you use version .6.3- it still works. It can be downloaded from this site- the only one I have found that still has it: ! If, for some reason, you can't get it there- I will be happy to send you the dmg. I can't believe this freeware developer is being hassled for providing a service to the Mac community- which makes ITunes that much more enjoyable. No wonder they will all be subsumed by direct to marketing in the coming years. Good riddance! P.S. Sorry about the diatribe- this is just one of life's little injustices that just crawls under one's skin....
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Hillerica
05 June 2008
Version: 0.6.3
I downloaded pearlyrics and tried to run several songs through it both using itunes and manually putting it in and it always came back "no lyrics found" these were not obscure songs. Does anyone have any suggestions. I have the latest version of itunes and of pearlyrics.
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Kedos
05 April 2008
Version: 0.6.3
I have 3,999 songs with lyrics in my library, the vast majority thanks to pearlyrics. However, I have 2,420 songs with NO lyrics. A lot of them are foreign songs, which pearLyrics usually doesn't find. A lot are instrumentals, which have no lyrics anyway. If pearLyrics could search lyricwiki, I think it would have better results. And I really wish it could find lyrics for foreign songs. Why isn't there a program that goes through your whole library automatically and finds imports all the lyrics for you? If anyone knows of one, tell me. I like pearLyrics a lot. It's lightweight and does a decent job, but there's still room for improvement.
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Bobzozus
19 February 2008
Version: 0.6.3
I am most pleased with this app. Thank you! I must say, this is the first app that seems to be LoveLorn Ware. How cool- and romantic. Hope you get your girl, dude! Now, why I like PearLyric. Let me count the ways. Oh, before I get into that- why the need for a Lyric Manager in the first place. If you have a CD collection, or do not use ITunes to obtain your music- then you need a Lyric manager to important Lyrics into your ITunes Data Base. PearLyric happens to do this better than any other program I know. First, PearLyric has a function where you can ask it to search for the Lyrics of all the songs in a particular playlist. Nice. However, where it really shines is in it's implementation of a dashboard widget. First, for each song that ITune plays- it displays the full Lyrics in dashboard for easy reference. Most importantly, the PeaLyrics widget not only monitors your ITunes play and Displays Lyrics- but it finds them automatically, too. And, PearLyrics is smart. It only searches for Lyrics not already in your ITunes data base. And, upon finding said missing Lyrics, it automatically inserts them into ITunes! Excellent. And, PearLyrics is fast as well as smart (just like I like my woman- oh, oh.. sorry for the sexist remark- ladies). Anyway, with my broadband connection- it finds Lyrics in about 10 s. or less. About 90% to 95% of the time it finds Lyrics for the song- at least in the Genres I have been interested in: Blues, Rock, Alternative, Modern, Grunge, Southern & Classic Rock. You get the idea. Fairly popular and recent stuff. For those 5 to 10% of the time when it can't find Lyrics- PearLyrics is still extremely helpful even when it fails you. With a click of the button-it sends you to a Google search using your favorite browser. Although you get spoiled in that 90-95% of the time when PearLyrics automatically finds & inserts lyrics into Itunes- the manual search is not bad. 95% of the time I can find, copy, and paste the Lyrics into Itunes- within a minute. I just like the fast, smart, and automatic part as mentioned above. So, to recap. PearLyrics displays your Lyrics in Dashboard. Can search for Lyrics of all your songs in a playlist in a single bound. It automatically searches, finds, and inserts the lyrics into ITunes about 95% of the time. It's just that good!! To be complete, since I've meandered on this long (and, you are still reading ;). Although I consider PearLyrics to be the most indispensable totally free app on my system- I should mention the not quite so free DonationWare FindYourLyric. FindYourLyric does have significant search advantages if you like to search through your lyrics for that all too significant prose. In that aspect, it beats PearLyric- as well as in the capability to save your Lyrics in RTF format. However, PearLyric is absolutely the best for automating the display, acquisition, and insertion of ITunes Lyrics. At least, it has been responsible for all of the Lyrics being attached to my 1,522 song ITunes library. I couldn't be happier. Great stuff, that PearLyric!!
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Dumond
12 February 2008
Version: 0.6.3
Very nice to see the dev make this lil gem public again... I know he went through some legal issues and was forced remove it from circulation! I can't help but wonder why it's back?!
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Roro01
07 December 2007
Version: 0.6
The best application for finding lyrics is FetchYourLyrics and it is also universal.
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Kedos
05 December 2007
Version: 0.6
Not sure what the problem is here - I had most of the lyrics in my itunes beforehand, but lost them when I got a new computer. Now, when I play the song, pearlyrics finds the lyrics (says found in cache), but it does not attach it to the song in iTunes. So, for most of my songs, I can't use pearlyrics to add lyrics unless I use the actual application. The widget is so much more handy. Besides that, pearlyrics works great. Better than any other similar program\widget I've used.
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Abalem-^-^
15 November 2007
Version: 0.6
Simply the best out there ! Don't even look further. I would only suggest some minor tweaks corrections as with Leopard the graphic interface may be slightly odd at times...
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ososX
09 October 2007
Version: 0.6
Thanks - simple and does what it says ....
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Jorgehp
31 December 2006
Version: 0.6
Interesting update from the author of this still amazing little widget: http://www.pearworks.com/pages/pearLyrics.html It could be nice to have iTunes download lyrics, still I think diversity (a.k.a. 'Thinking Different') is always a better proposition. Kudos to the author for making an awesome and enduring classic.
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Leif-Heflin
15 September 2006
Version: 0.6
Okay I don't mean to completely diss Harmonic and I hate doing this but that is the only other program I've used for downloading lyrics. pearLyrics is great. I was using Harmonic before this but it lost it's magic. It stopped getting lyrics. But this...this is is amazing. Incredibly fast, and very compatible (not so much with Danish songs but that was expected and actually slightly better than Harmonic in that way too). It comes with both an app and widget and searches 7 sites and google, compared to Harmonics one site search. It also has a reject button, just in case it came up with the wrong lyrics. One thing I hated about Harmonic was for some songs if I had Simon & Garfunkel instead of Simon and Garfunkel then it would come up with an error and I would have to change the artist, let it download the lyrics and change it back. Pear allows you to change it from within the widget/app. Whew. Anyway, my only suggestions are to work a little on the interface and make the app a universal binary.
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Scholes
01 September 2006
Version: 0.6
this is probably the most useful widget i have. highly recomended for anyone listin to music. congrats to the dev for this brilliant peace of software.
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4.5
Ensignp
12 January 2006
Version: 0.6
What a fine piece of free-ware. I have added the lyrics to over 5000 songs in my itunes database - and it was easy! I hope that the developer is allowed to continue working on it - refinements would always be appreciated. I highly recommend this software if you want to view lyrics on your iPod or in iTunes..
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3.25
Mrboma
07 January 2006
Version: 0.6
The text is hard for me to read. I would like to be able to increase the font size and maybe change the white-on-black.
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Damndj
16 December 2005
Version: 0.6
According to CNN, the record company who threatened this developer last week has apologized for its actions. Having followed this story because I find this to be a real nice widget/app as well as disbelief in what the record company was trying to. I'm glad things are resolved and congratulations to the developer for getting out there and talking about this story. This is nice application that works great and has both a widget and a standalone application. It does a great job finding the lyrics and importing them into iTunes automatically. For what it does, I'm not sure what else I could ask for!
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4.75
Ribos
07 December 2005
Version: 0.6
pearlyrics is now censured bye warner. you can still find it here: http://rapidshare.de/files/8786735/pearLyricsV0_6.dmg.html
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4.75
Anonymous
14 November 2005
Version: 0.6
an excellent widget the one thing missing is that you could minimize the widget by clinking on top of it when it displays a lyric! keep up goooooooood work
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Anonymous
14 November 2005
Version: 0.6
Easily the best and quickest way for getting lyrics into iTunes. One of the nicest new features is you can set it to only insert the lyrics when you change track or when the track ends. This stops iTunes from 'skipping' when editing the song file to insert the lyrics!
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Anonymous
14 November 2005
Version: 0.6
The best widget to search lyrics definitely.
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4.5
Ron
15 October 2005
Version: 0.5
Well, it DID work fine. Since iTunes 6 it does like so many others have reported. Everything except Chords is checked and it used to put the lyrics right into iTunes. No longer. Now it finds the lyrics fine for the song that is playing but I am forced to copy and paste. This lessens its value - but for free I am not complaining. It was FABULOUS, now it's just great.
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George
24 September 2005
Version: 0.5
I'd like to get tab AND lyrics. But as it stands very cool for free.
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5
Anonymous
15 September 2005
Version: 0.5
This is one of my favorite widgets - very usefull, efficient and user-friendly!!! I LOVE IT!!!
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2.75
Jonathan DeBusk
15 September 2005
Version: 0.5
Find chords first is unchecked, every other option is checked (including caching and copy lyrics to iTunes). I've tried both the application and the Dashboard widget. Both find and display the lyrics, but will not put new lyrics into the lyrics tab in iTunes. It will, however, pull lyrics _out_ of iTunes and display them if I manually copy and paste into the lyrics tab. Seems to work for everyone else. Nothing out of the ordinary about my iTunes 5.0 install or my music library. I've tried removing the app, widget, preferences, lyrics cache, restarting iTunes, restarting my computer... nothing. Refuses to work. The only thing that I can think of is that the application can't handle a library that is on a separate partition, a library that is at the root of a separate partition, or a library that is on an invisible partition.
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4.75
Anonymous
14 September 2005
Version: 0.5
It even continues to work while Dashboard is not pulled up! Start it up... start listening to your music... and before you know it you'll be "lyriced up" w/o any need to fiddle with the widget itself again. Excellent.
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Anonymous
13 September 2005
Version: 0.5
Amazing widget, and best for lyrics. I don't see a need for caching now that iTunes supports lyrics, though. Can that feature be removed (or at least able to be disabled while still able to write lyrics to iTunes)?
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Wtmcgee
12 September 2005
Version: 0.5
Very useful widget. I love that it actually puts the lyrics into iTunes.
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Anonymous
12 September 2005
Version: 0.5
AWESOME widget & GREAT searcher!
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5
Bortek-fr
11 September 2005
Version: 0.5
Excellent
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4.5
Anonymous
11 September 2005
Version: 0.5
This is sweet. Very cool app. I'm having it run along side iTunes so that it will add the lyrics to each of my songs when I play them. With iTunes 5.0, works even better.
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Anonymous
11 September 2005
Version: 0.5
Great little widget and app... Works a treat with Mighty Mouse too
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5
Anonymous
25 June 2005
Version: 0.3
Thank You! Best lyrics widget out there.
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Anonymous
25 June 2005
Version: 0.3
My status bar is completely transparent in 0.3. Not sure why.
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4.5
Anonymous
25 June 2005
Version: 0.3
Very nice. The appearance has been improved in 0.3, as has performance.
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Jonathan Dale
14 June 2005
Version: 0.2
Nice widget. Unfortunately, the scroll wheel on the mouse doesn't seem to work when trying to scroll down through the lyrics.
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Anonymous
14 June 2005
Version: 0.2
fantastic!!!
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Haplo
14 June 2005
Version: 0.2
This is awesome. iTunesLyrics never found lyrics for ANY of my songs. This thing has succeeded in everything I throw at it. Hell, it even found "Rising Force" by Yngwei Malmsteen, lyrics for various songs by Sonata Arctica, a song by Rhapsody that I couldn't even find manually... Very Nice.
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Anonymous
13 June 2005
Version: 0.2
Seems more successful in finding lyrics than iTunesLyrics, and smaller font shows more in a small panel. Wish it supported scroll wheel, though.
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4.5
Anonymous
13 June 2005
Version: 0.2
Six words: NO MORE COMIC SANS, THANK GOD. That said, this version overtakes iTunesLyrics as my lyrics widget of choice. Much better looking than the last version, faster and more attractive than iTunesLyrics, and basically just plain sweet now. Which is nice, because I was a huge fan of pearCalc before Quicksilver ate my soul and so I have a special place in my heart for pearworks.
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Anonymous
13 June 2005
Version: 0.2
Still missing one feature I find very useful. I would love to be able to use my scroll wheel in the widget. I hate having to drag the scroll bar. Keep up the good work.
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4.75
Zanicwb
10 June 2005
Version: 0.1
Absolutely fantastic! It's much faster than other lyrics widgets, I mean waaaay faster! I'm giving it 4 in features because it's not resizable. If it becomes resizable then it will be all 5. Great job.
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Anonymous
06 June 2005
Version: 0.1
Like everyone else has said, way better than the other lyrics widget, it works. I just reeeally want it to be resizable, or atleast smaller.
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4.75
Anonymous
05 June 2005
Version: 0.1
many thanx. this one WORKS! a little suggestion... to avoid some "server's searching" confussion, will be nice a field for the song and another for the artist... i believe tha help to find exactly lyrics! by the way... THANX again!
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Anonymous
05 June 2005
Version: 0.1
much, much better than the other lyric widget, this one passed all 5 of my test songs with flying colors. my only suggestion would be to make it resizeable. other than that great job!
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Avnit7
05 June 2005
Version: 0.1
Just wondering, where did you get the idea for this widget?
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Anonymous
05 June 2005
Version: 0.1
Wow much better then that other lyrics widget! I actually get results and itunes doesnt automatically launch!
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