GimmeSomeTune
GimmeSomeTune
4.2.1

3.8

GimmeSomeTune free download for Mac

GimmeSomeTune4.2.1

09 August 2009

iTunes current song info in a floating window.

Overview

Note: GimmeSomeTune is no longer under development, and it is no longer available for sale.

GimmeSomeTune is an application that extends iTunes' functionality.

With GimmeSomeTune, you can download lyrics and album covers without the user having to do anything - so that he can do things the computer can't do for him. Last.fm and remote control support are available for you at your fingertips. Furthermore, it shows you iTunes' currently playing song in a beautiful floating window, which you can hide with the push of a button, and it can as easily be brought back to the foreground.

GimmeSomeTune offers the user a lyrics-window, which shows you the lyrics of the currently playing song. In this window, you can also edit the lyrics on the fly, and, if GimmeSomeTune can't find any lyrics, look for them on Google. Of course, GimmeSomeTune features a vast number of hotkeys to control iTunes (and parts of GimmeSomeTune itself) out of any application. Alternatively, or as a complement, there is a mini-controller that lets you control iTunes with the mouse.

To please every individual user, GimmeSomeTune has functionality to change it's appearance. The user can, amongst other things, modify the infowindow and the status menu. Even the information GimmeSomeTune shows you is changeable. Other features of GimmeSomeTune are support for iChat, a "Recently Played" menu and a daemon, which starts and quits GimmeSomeTune whenever iTunes starts or quits.

What's new in GimmeSomeTune

Version 4.2.1:
  • last.fm handling updated
  • lyrics fetching updated
  • handling of setting artwork and lyrics updated
  • minor bugfixes

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48 Reviews of GimmeSomeTune

Frankvh
04 October 2008
Version: 4.1.1

Most helpful

I used to be very happy with GimmeSomeTune, but nowadays it will pick up thge lyrics without returns..... My lyrics blocks are now fille with a continuous line of text. Verry annoying! Any solutions or people who have the same problem?
(4)
magicstrip
22 August 2015
Version: 4.2.1
GimmeSomeTune has been discontinued a while ago already: http://eternalstorms.at/gimmesometune/GimmeSomeTune/GimmeSomeTune.html The last version was 4.2.1, from August 2009 !
(0)
5
Bobzozus
12 March 2013
Version: 4.2.1
The best free ITunes controller, lyrics down loader I know of. It is not as accurate in obtaining lyrics as TunesArt 1.2.2. However, TuesArt 1.2.2 is no longer widely available. The new version costs $5- and, is apparently not nearly as functional. Anyway, GimmeSomeTunes offers almost everything you could possibly want in a controller. It is just not as customizable as the old TunesArt. Great Value- and, exceptional functionality nonetheless. Highly recommended!
(1)
BillHicks
05 August 2012
Version: 4.2.1
It doesn't get the lyrics in iTunes 10.6.3, Mountain Lion, I uninstalled it.
(0)
1
Carlm54stl
16 June 2012
Version: 4.2.1
It crashes searching for artwork on iTunes 10 running 10.7.
(0)
5
Mr-Leo
24 March 2012
Version: 4.2.1
GimmeSomeTune is completely wonderful. The function is substantial and it is easy-to-use. I believe that it is one which was most excellent in this software in many iTunes Controller. I am thankful to the developer from the bottom of my heart. I hope strongly this software is compatibility with 10.7. OS which I am using now is 10.6.8.
(0)
4
taja
30 December 2011
Version: 4.2.1
still the only app that can automatically start when itunes launches, quit when itunes quits, and display lyrics attractively and quickly with a touch of a customisable keyboard shortcut. I use Sizzling Keys for everything else, but keep this to display lyrics. And use Get Lyrical to grab lyrics; seems to be the only app that does it well. Wish there was an app that combined all these functions satisfactorily, but there isn't.
(0)
0.5
fairy78
30 November 2011
Version: 4.2.1
Had it done any of the things it says it can it would have been wonderful. NEVER WORKED. I uninstalled itt then reinstalled it, check for updates, it would not work.
(0)
Neal
24 July 2011
Version: 4.2.1
Please attend to this fabulous app. Has started failing with 10.7 and I'm almost heartbroken. There is no better associative support app for iTunes.
(2)
4.5
Macs-Pain
20 July 2011
Version: 4.2.1
Does not show covers any more with 10.7 Lion.
(0)
4
Kavod
19 June 2011
Version: 4.2.1
Seems to no longer work with ITunes 10.3. It has been brilliant up to now.
(0)
Macorian
29 July 2010
Version: 4.2.1
I had the same problem with fetching lyrics. It wouldn't work. Get Lyrical is a great alternative. Thanks for the tip!
(0)
2
Thekidfromtheredbank
01 June 2010
Version: 4.2.1
Nice little tool, but lately it doesn't fetch ANY lyrics at all. Not talking about some underground bands where maybe there's no lyrics in the database, but major pop acts. Update needed!
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Ephhan
05 May 2010
Version: 4.2.1
The interface is quite simple and easy to see, but the program doesn't work well, I think.
(0)
5
Bossa-Nova
30 March 2010
Version: 4.2.1
From all iTunes controllers it seems to be the only one that shows my song lyrics by pressing a hotkey, and that's why I love it! It starts when you open iTunes and quits when you quit iTunes, which is great too. The looks of the little art cover window could be improved though. Thanks.
(1)
2
Macnerd1984
05 December 2009
Version: 4.2.1
Nice idea, but when it can't find lyrics for any tracks from something as easy as the Them Crooked Vultures album, then something's clearly wrong. No idea where it is going to fetch them, but it's pretty patchy. Tried it on some other well know, classic albums and it failed to find them too. Nice idea and not bad execution but let down by the fact that the one thing I needed it for (lyrics) seem to stump it.
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4
thekidfromtheredbank
09 August 2009
Version: 4.2
Actually this is v4.2.1.Great application. Will fetch lyrics and covers for your songs. The developer has been very responsive to all my mails so far. THANKS for this little app.
(3)
Pablito
14 April 2009
Version: 4.2
I am having the same problems. The application is amazing, but since iTunes is 8, I am having problems to close GST after iTunes. Also the windows sometimes is shown, sometimes not.
(0)
Brian-tully
20 February 2009
Version: 4.2
GimmeSomeTune 4.2 and iTunes 8.02 do not work well together. When you try to quit iTunes, GimmeSomeTune will hang along with its background daemon which requires you to force quit them from Activity Monitor.
(0)
Soulslave
15 February 2009
Version: 4.2
itunes wont close with gimmesometune. it closes and comes back again while the gimmesometune icon stays idle. great app just have this problem now
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BobaFett555
18 January 2009
Version: 4.2
It never gets artwork/lyrics for the current song even though I have them checked. It also removes artwork that's already there. Too bad, it sounded really promising.
(3)
5
Msodrew
13 January 2009
Version: 4.2
Excellently made and concise app. Preference menu has everything you need and nothing you don't. Highly customizable... not any skins as, say, Growl would offer but the value in simplicity defeats this shortcoming. Automatically can fetch artwork and lyrics and attach them to the song file. Also is very "work friendly" in the sense that it will never get in the way of your tasks at hand. Can be setup to start automatically when iTunes is launched. And remember kids, this app is free as in beer... I'm impressed. 5 Stars!
(1)
5
Donmontalvo
13 January 2009
Version: 4.2
Excellent...silent, effective, at the right price. Don
(2)
Frankvh
04 October 2008
Version: 4.1.1
I used to be very happy with GimmeSomeTune, but nowadays it will pick up thge lyrics without returns..... My lyrics blocks are now fille with a continuous line of text. Verry annoying! Any solutions or people who have the same problem?
(4)
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SawtoothRising
10 September 2008
Version: 4.1.1
is this still working in iTunes 8?
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Soulslave
05 September 2008
Version: 4.1.1
i really like this application. the only issue i have with it is that sometimes in stops showing the now playing window on the corner of my screen
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SawtoothRising
01 September 2008
Version: 4.1.1
your application needs to hide (cmd+h) the iTunes application rather than just closing the window as the keyboard shortcut drags iTunes up from wherever it is but when your done with it only closes the window still leaving you in the application rather than returning you to the application you were using before
(0)
Cassiotones
15 August 2008
Version: 4.1
Just one small glitch, sometimes GST will select the most recent picture on my desktop as the album art... :S Besides that, all good, already made my donation :D
(0)
5
Cassiotones
13 August 2008
Version: 4.1
Just dowloaded it and enjoying it. Seems a good alternative to the app I was using since it has the option to start with iTunes, instead of with my mac. I'll try for a week and (if all goes right) donate, very useful ;)
(1)
SawtoothRising
12 August 2008
Version: 4.1
very promising app, it's like a lot of the things i've suggested for coversutra have been picked up here. (lyrics display/retrieval, start/quit with itunes) while the menubar controls are nice i'm missing the floating window controls/rating ability of coversutra oh and the music search too i'd say go copy coversutra some more and you'll have lots of happy people because it seems like the dev just isn't listening to the users or improving the app despite the fact it's a paid for app the apple remote support needs fixing btw, it breaks the remote entirely (hopes it works after a restart)
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Mouritsdebeer
16 May 2008
Version: 4.0
Lyric fetching seems to have been unresponsive for the past few weeks. Can't understand why ...
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Djfriar
27 April 2008
Version: 4.0
GimmeSomeTune 4.0 freezes itself and iTunes for the first 30 seconds of every song since iTunes 7.6.2. Disabling everything in GimmeSomeTunes (basically just using it as a controller) doesn't resolve the issue either. Developer was emailed when 7.6.1 first came out, but thus far no update has been released. :(
(0)
Stormwatch
04 September 2007
Version: 3.7.5
Pretty good program! But, by coincidence, the default hotkeys for "previous song" and "next song" are the same as Camino's "back" and "next". So the user will have to configure them to something else. By the way, how do I prevent the program's window from popping up after every song?
(1)
Lyndhurst25
30 June 2007
Version: 3.7.2
The recent iTunes 7.3 update seems to have broken GimmeSomeTune for me, no song details are displayed now but lyrics still work.
(0)
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Dave-Wakeman
27 June 2007
Version: 3.7.2
Excellent little app!! Would like to see the option to "Only Display Cover Art" with a resulting smaller window, or the ability to resize window, maybe set smaller font size, or a very discrete show/hide info button.
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Colenzo
25 February 2007
Version: 3.5
Lyrics with characters such as éàù etc. (as used in Italian or French) don't seem to display correctly. Trying to fetch lyrics for "Eros Ramazotti - Musica e" and the problem should be evident. Still, great app, if you don't try to get lyrics for French of Italian songs.
(0)
5
Seaninsurrey
09 February 2007
Version: 3.5
Looks great. Now works great. You won't need anything else!
(0)
Causalities
08 February 2007
Version: 3.5
Hi, this is a fantastic little app!!! Definitely rate this highly. I'm trying to download version 3.5, however even from the developer's site, it's still only version 3.0. Cheers
(0)
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Colenzo
07 January 2007
Version: 3.0
Very nice app! Unfortunately, there is a minor bug: If covers/lyrics are being fetched/applied (usually on several songs of the same album) and meanwhile the song has switched to another album (on its own or forced), the covers and lyrics of the previous album are applied to the following album as well.
(0)
Blackxacto
22 December 2006
Version: 3.0
G5/2.0ghz/dual/2gigRAM/OSX4.6 I cannot get the program to uninstall. I tried several times to do it the exact way the author says to at the web site. I can uninstall the application but the daemon he refers to, I think remains. Even the command into Terminal will not work. There is no preference panel when running the application as the author says, despite searching everywhere w the application running and up. I would like to ask the author how to remove the daemon? I do not want the menu continuing to pop up and not allow me to touch what is below it while listening to iTunes, it is very annoying. Thanks. jr
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Mesportsdude
21 December 2006
Version: 3.0
how do u make it show the lyrics of the song. i clicked on show lyrics on my menu bar but nothing happened. it just said in a little window, "lyrics for "song name". how do you make it actually show the lyrics to the song.
(0)
Baby-Bloc
13 September 2006
Version: 2.5
I'm happy with Sizzlingkeys for now, but I'd love one that does 1/2 star ratings. That'd tempt me. I'm weak that way.
(0)
Eternal-Storms-Software
08 March 2006
Version: 0.1.9
I'm working on a solution to the problems that have been reported here and via e-mail to me. You can get a current beta at http://members.chello.at/eternalstorms/ Please test it and tell me if the bug persists (app wouldn't start). Sorry for the inconvenience once again and thank you for using GimmeSomeTune, regards, Matthias
(0)
4.75
Kingster
06 March 2006
Version: 0.1.9
I just followed on of the developers comment threads and it was suggested to remove the previous versions preference file in order to troubleshoot the launch failure. App works beautifully now . Great job and thanks for giving!
(0)
Kingster
06 March 2006
Version: 0.1.9
I too had no probs with 1.85 of this app. However this newer version shuts down completely at launch. Too bad I'll just have to go back to the earlier version instead of slagging the developer for trying to make this useful and FREE piece of software better.
(0)
Sgtmajcem
06 March 2006
Version: 0.1.9
Used 1.8.5 all day worked great. Replaced it with 1.9 this evening and now it comes up and shut down in other words it sucks! Been using it since the first one came out had no trouble now it sucks! Should have left well enough alone.
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Paskeez
22 February 2006
Version: 0.1.8
Great app. Only thing that would make it better is if you made a function in the Prefs that allowed it to open whenever iTunes opens or have it open on start up. Maybe it already has the ability but I haven't been able to find it.
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5
versanick
10 February 2006
Version: 0.1.72
Does what it says. It's free. No one can complain. I like it. And I'm going to use it. Nothing I need to say to review it other than it does exactly as it says it will. Simple, small, and free. If it sounds good (when you read it), then it will be good. If you'd rather use something else, then do it. Can't knock a free program that does what it says. No problems so far.
(0)
Kofasetic
17 January 2006
Version: 0.1.3
Just another Sizzlingkeys wannabe.
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