GimmeSomeTune
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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
What's New
Version 4.2.1:
  • last.fm handling updated
  • lyrics fetching updated
  • handling of setting artwork and lyrics updated
  • minor bugfixes
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later, iTunes 7 or later



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GimmeSomeTune User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Bobzozus reviewed on 12 Mar 2013
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!
[Version 4.2.1]


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Carlm54stl reviewed on 16 Jun 2012
It crashes searching for artwork on iTunes 10 running 10.7.
[Version 4.2.1]


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Mr. Leo reviewed on 24 Mar 2012
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.
[Version 4.2.1]


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taja reviewed on 30 Dec 2011
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.
[Version 4.2.1]


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fairy78 reviewed on 30 Nov 2011
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.
[Version 4.2.1]


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Neal commented on 23 Jul 2011
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.
[Version 4.2.1]


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Macs-Pain reviewed on 20 Jul 2011
Does not show covers any more with 10.7 Lion.
[Version 4.2.1]


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Kavod reviewed on 19 Jun 2011
Seems to no longer work with ITunes 10.3. It has been brilliant up to now.
[Version 4.2.1]


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Macorian commented on 29 Jul 2010
I had the same problem with fetching lyrics. It wouldn't work. Get Lyrical is a great alternative. Thanks for the tip!
[Version 4.2.1]


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Thekidfromtheredbank reviewed on 01 Jun 2010
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!
[Version 4.2.1]

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Monkeyjunkey replied on 01 Jun 2010
http://mindquirk.com/category/harmonic/
please read the August 3rd, 2009 entry. it seems the music industry forced lyricwiki to lock their api to third partys. so now most of the lyric fetching tools are broken.

as a result: I'm gonna cancle the few cds I was still purchasing. that's it folks. I'm not gonna support you suckers.
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Monkeyjunkey commented on 01 Jun 2010
http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/25390/get-lyrical

Get Lyrical still works great. I switched.
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BillHicks had trouble on 05 Aug 2012
It doesn't get the lyrics in iTunes 10.6.3, Mountain Lion, I uninstalled it.
[Version 4.2.1]


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Pablito had trouble on 14 Apr 2009
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.
[Version 4.2]


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brian.tully had trouble on 19 Feb 2009
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.
[Version 4.2]


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soulslave had trouble on 15 Feb 2009
itunes wont close with gimmesometune. it closes and comes back again while the gimmesometune icon stays idle.

great app just have this problem now
[Version 4.2]

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brian.tully commented on 19 Feb 2009
Same here. 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.
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Hubbin had trouble on 18 Jan 2009
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.
[Version 4.2]


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Frankvh had trouble on 04 Oct 2008
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?
[Version 4.1.1]

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Oddysseey (developer) replied on 04 Oct 2008
Hi.

The guys from lyricwiki.org, one of the sites GimmeSomeTune uses to retrieve lyrics, have upgraded their server software, hence the lyrics problems. However, they know about it and are working on it!

Hope this clarifies the issues. I hope they can fix it soon!
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Frankvh replied on 04 Oct 2008
Thanks DEV, that certainly clarifies the issue!
At the same time it is good that LyricWiki is used because it has got a lot of Lyrics that others do not!
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Kai replied on 12 Oct 2008
got the same thing, really annoying.
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Kai commented on 20 Oct 2008
problem solved with the release of version 4.2 (2945)
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cassiotones had trouble on 15 Aug 2008
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
[Version 4.1]


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Mouritsdebeer had trouble on 16 May 2008
Lyric fetching seems to have been unresponsive for the past few weeks. Can't understand why ...
[Version 4.0]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 16 May 2008
Perhaps you should contact the developer:

http://www.eternalstorms.at/staff/index.html
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Oddysseey (developer) replied on 21 May 2008
Hi.

I am aware of this problem and working on a solution. An update will be released soon!

Thanks.
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Colenzo had trouble on 24 Feb 2007
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.
[Version 3.5]


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causalities had trouble on 07 Feb 2007
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
[Version 3.5]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 07 Feb 2007
Just now downloaded it and checked the version number, it is 3.5 here.
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causalities commented on 07 Feb 2007
Ah, what am I doing wrong? I click on the application's icon and go to 'about' but it says 3.0
And when I click on the application's 'check for update' it downloads to my computer, but it's also version 3.0 ... I've also sent the developer an e-mail.

jaguarschild rated on 20 Jan 2013

[Version 4.2.1]



Blaze6181 rated on 18 Sep 2012

[Version 4.2.1]



Creativeinsanity rated on 23 Aug 2011

[Version 4.2.1]



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Oddysseey rated on 12 Feb 2011

[Version 4.2.1]


Downloads:49,514
Version Downloads:21,463
Type:Home Personal : Music
License:Free
Date:09 Aug 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.

Version 4.1 for Mac OS X 10.4 can be downloaded here.


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