DesktopLyrics
DesktopLyrics
2.7.0

4.6

DesktopLyrics free download for Mac

DesktopLyrics

2.7.0
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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SALAMA Youssef
07 September 2019

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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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Version 2.6.16
SALAMA Youssef
07 September 2019
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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Version 2.6.16
chunkycha-1
03 April 2017
Best lyric display app on the market
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Version 2.6.10
michelpoirier1
20 October 2016
excellente application
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Version 2.6.10
jd-dewitte
23 September 2016
Very good app !!
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Version 2.6.10
braunnizo
11 February 2016
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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Version 2.6.9
HJRBR
02 March 2015
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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Version 2.6.6
kapps
29 August 2014
The setting to 'display above everything' doesn't work.
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Version 2.6.1
2 answer(s)
Corecode
Corecode
18 November 2014
if this isn't fixed in 2.6.5 please contact feedback@corecode.at so we can resolve this
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Corecode
Corecode
18 November 2014
also note that this setting applies only to 'presentation mode' which must be toggled on
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Julian-Krainin
18 July 2014
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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Version 2.6.1
gordt
01 July 2014
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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Version 2.6.1
2 answer(s)
hankbakermusic
hankbakermusic
15 September 2014
its very easy..
1..just set up 2 or 3 pages for large font so you can view very well at a distance on stage,

2.when you come to the end of page 1, just reach down on your laptop and tap your down key and it will take you to the next page ...

(tap the up key until you to go back to the 1st page)

3. be careful not to hit the left or right key it might stop the song and start over
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Corecode
Corecode
18 November 2014
if you lower the minimum font size you should always have all the lyrics on one page

btw there is a lyrics search function built-in so you don't have to google yourself
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Macuppity
28 January 2014
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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Version 2.5.5