DesktopLyrics
DesktopLyrics
2.7.0

4.6

DesktopLyrics free download for Mac

DesktopLyrics2.7.0

11 October 2019

Displays current iTunes song lyrics on desktop.

Overview

DesktopLyrics is an application that displays the lyrics of the song currently playing in your Music app right on your desktop. The lyrics for the song have to be available directly in the music fil,; DesktopLyrics does not fetch lyrics on its own. If you don't want to type in all your lyrics manually you can use an application like "iFetchLyrics", "Lyrics Finder", or "Get Lyrical".

What's new in DesktopLyrics

Version 2.7.0:
  • Added full compatibility with macOS 'Catalina' 10.15 and the new Music app
  • Added support for 'Dark Mode'
  • DesktopLyrics is now free of charge

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27 Reviews of DesktopLyrics

5
SALAMA Youssef
07 September 2019
Version: 2.6.16

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i am student and i've tested DesktopLyrics at a friend's Macbook. Of all the apps, utilities, and programs I have ever used, this one takes the cake for highest level of perfection. Somebody has totally obsessed over this, getting everything right, down to the smallest detail, as if the fate of the universe depended upon it. If you are at all tech-oriented, you are going to be impressed with the level of detail and sheer amount information they have managed to pack into DesktopLyrics. It's of course far more information than you are likely to need, perfectionism is not a game for the practical.
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5
SALAMA Youssef
07 September 2019
Version: 2.6.16
i am student and i've tested DesktopLyrics at a friend's Macbook. Of all the apps, utilities, and programs I have ever used, this one takes the cake for highest level of perfection. Somebody has totally obsessed over this, getting everything right, down to the smallest detail, as if the fate of the universe depended upon it. If you are at all tech-oriented, you are going to be impressed with the level of detail and sheer amount information they have managed to pack into DesktopLyrics. It's of course far more information than you are likely to need, perfectionism is not a game for the practical.
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5
chunkycha-1
03 April 2017
Version: 2.6.10
Best lyric display app on the market
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5
michelpoirier1
20 October 2016
Version: 2.6.10
excellente application
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4
jd-dewitte
23 September 2016
Version: 2.6.10
Very good app !!
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5
braunnizo
11 February 2016
Version: 2.6.9
Use it. Love it. Recommend it. Works great. Excellent developer support. A lot of lyric apps work for a while but go south over time. This one has the feature set I need, and it gets the updates that keep it working year to year. 5 stars.
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5
HJRBR
02 March 2015
Version: 2.6.6
I use DesktopLyrics for years and couldn't be without it. Vert useful and complete my musiclistning. I can only recommend.
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2.5
kapps
29 August 2014
Version: 2.6.1
The setting to 'display above everything' doesn't work.
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5
Julian-Krainin
18 July 2014
Version: 2.6.1
Being able to read the lyrics as the song plays adds a whole new dimension to your musical experience! You can understand lyrics that you could never hear clearly before or even hear at all. The developer has proven himself to be very responsive to suggestions and requests for help. He continually adds valuable functions and enhancements to an already wonderful and very modestly priced application. What it does so simply and effectively is of such value that you'd think that iTunes would have long ago made this applcation an integral part of its software. Songs have a new found joy, directness and vitality when their words leap out at you on your screen, and when you have numerous controls to tweak the way they appear. But you also have a lot of control over how you present the album covers on your screen. In fact DesktopLyrics brings back the focus on album covers and artwork, that was sadly lost when Apple somewhat shockingly retired their much loved "cover flow” feature to display album artwork. Overall, DesktopLyrics is so valuable, so much fun and such a great enhancement, that you’ll be sorry you didn’t discover it long ago!
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5
gordt
01 July 2014
Version: 2.6.1
I have been using DesktopLyrics from day 1 and can certainly recommend it. I perform shows singing with accompaniment on my MacBook. I display iTunes smart playlist on one side with DesktopLyrics on the other. I read the lyrics while I sing, unless I have memorized them. Although the auto page turning works well, I do not have the confidence to use it and prefer to have all the lyrics on one page. Therefore I do spend a lot of time shaping my lyrics pages, with different size fonts and the tools allow me to do so. I depend entirely on DesktopLyrics for my shows, and would be lost without it. If I could suggest one feature, it would be to be able to have a tool that says something like "Display all lyrics on one page". This feature may be present, but I might not have figured out how to do it, without much editing. One comment on finding lyrics (on a Mac anyway). Just do a search such as 'lyrics It's a wonderful world', and choose from any of the number of sites that has the lyrics. For a specific version, try search 'lyrics It's a wonderful world louis armstrong'. A great app. Thanks Julian.
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Macuppity
28 January 2014
Version: 2.5.5
Seems to do what it does well, but I for one prefer to have my lyrics in a window rather than on the desktop. Some alternatives for this are Cover Version (a visualizer) and the app called simply Lyrics.
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5
lucysky
04 December 2013
Version: 2.5.0
I started using DesktopLyrics way back when it was still free and I am glad that the developer made the jump to the Mac Appstore. First of all, I think it's important to support the apps you love and use a lot to ensure future development. Also it's very clear that a ton of new features have been added to DesktopLyrics since version 2 - every customizability option under the sun is present by now and the app is much more polished. If you are looking for a lightweight iTunes companion to display lyrics for the tracks you're listening to, you can't go wrong with DesktopLyrics. You can tweak the display of the lyrics in every way imaginable and the app uses very little system resources. Also, I like the fact that you don't have to have a dedicated window open to see your lyrics - DesktopLyrics stays out of your way and doesn't clutter your dock and menubar. Features like global shortcuts and automatic page turning are icing on the cake and the new post-processing stuff with Python scripts sounds very powerful (I haven't tried it yet, though). All in all I can highly recommend DesktopLyrics - it does exactly what it says it does and it does it extremely well (for fetching lyrics I can recommend "Get Lyrical", which has already been mentioned by some of the other users here). Also, I contacted the developer because of an issue with my preferences and a feature request - the problem was taken care of immediately and the feature I asked for will be in the next update. Simply amazing!
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5
HansMueller4641
20 June 2013
Version: 2.2.0
best app for lyrics display on the mac. only "downside" is that you have to have lyrics in your files beforehand (try "Get Lyrical").
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Jimw
21 November 2012
Version: 2.1.0
Thank you for using my suggestion about listing changes on your description rather than just on your history log on your web site. After looking at both I am confused about one thing. On your description here it states the program as added support to fetch lyrics but on your website it suggests you need to use a 3rd party program to do this as the program only fetches lyrics from iTunes. Please explain or correct one of the descriptions.
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5
Julian-Krainin
25 August 2012
Version: 2.0.1
DesktopLyrics is a pure pleasure and joy to use! If you enjoy lyrics and you find that having them displayed on a screen enhances your music experience, then this latest version of DesktopLyrics is well worth the modest $3.99 price. The newly added easily customizable features are simple, effective and in combination make for a delightful and handsome presentation. I don't understand those who quibble over a developer charging a very modest price for the effort he or she made to in order to create a very useful, practical and well designed piece of software. About a year ago I complained about what I felt was a problem in the earlier much simpler version of DesktopLyrics, By so doing likely inflicting what was probably disproportionate grief on the part of the developer. But as a result of my comment the developer promptly corrected the problem. This is an example of the responsive and attentive service provided by this developer. But the bottom line is that this is an excellent piece of software that works works well, looks great, is conveniently and easily customizable, overall a pleasure to use, and worth every penny of the $3.99 that is charged for it.
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Jimw
13 August 2012
Version: 2.0.1
I have visited the developers website. There does not seem to be a feature comparison between the 2 versions. About the only difference that is obvious is some slight interface changes, 64bit compatibility, and artwork, which is already visible in iTunes. So until the developer demonstrates any real value in paying $4 for this product I intend to stay with the free version.
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Popop
07 July 2012
Version: 2.0.0
4 dollars for a feature you don't see/notice most of the time is waaay overpriced.
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Cls9
08 December 2011
Version: 1.3.6
Love this app when it can find the lyrics—unfortunately, that's only about 10% of the time. Couldn't even find traditional Christmas songs.
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Julian-Krainin
31 August 2011
Version: 1.3.5
WARNING! Arrow keys completely malfunction with the current 1.3.5 version of DesktopLyrics running under Lion 10.7. At least for me that was my consistent and repeatedly demonstrable experience. Because there is no information out there yet about this issue and because it was completely unexpected, it took a combination of the Apple Genius Bar and AppleCare more than three hours to find the culprit responsible for my arrow keys improperly working or not working at all in my MacBook Pro. The arrow keys malfunction under DesktopLyrics 1.3.5 in menu lists, and file & folder lists as well as in text applications such as the current versions of Pages and Word for the Mac. Before this problem occurred I loved using DesktopLyrics and it worked very well. Hopefully this issue will be addressed promptly by its developers.
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4.5
-M-S-
10 July 2011
Version: 1.3.4
Still working under Lion :) Had to open up the prefs and "remind" it which display to show on, but then it worked fine!
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5
Roro01
28 February 2011
Version: 1.3.3
The best of its kind!!!
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5
Tamriel
20 February 2011
Version: 1.3.2
Still working like a charm. It has many options and uses little RAM. Thanks!
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5
Xandra
24 January 2010
Version: 1.2.1
If you've ever wanted to sing along, or see the lyrics on TV (while you're laptops connected) this is the app for you. This doesn't do everything under the kitchen sink it does one thing and it does it well... The ability to adjust the size of the font and set a background makes it highly adaptable, and very ledgible. I so glad someone bothered to do this. I've used it for karaoke and just at parties for fun. Great idea. well executed.
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Roro01
28 February 2008
Version: 1.0.5
Many thanks for fixing the bug.
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Roro01
25 February 2008
Version: 1.0.4
The application quits on launch - something that didn't happen with the previous version. iMac Intel 10.4.11
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5
Roro01
04 October 2007
Version: 1.0.1
MANY THANKS! This is what I was looking for. The transparent window is in fact the big advantage. The developer should add "launch iTunes automatically" to Preferences to make the application even better.
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ochyming
03 October 2007
Version: 1.0.1
Thanks. Great app.
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5
Nosrac
07 August 2007
Version: 1.0
Very nice idea using the desktop rather than a window. Full with features (text color/font/size, multiple screen support/changing anchors) -- Discard My Stability Rating because I've only been using it for a few hours ;-)
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