What’s New

Version 2.6.16

• Fix 'Set Lyrics' feature not setting the lyrics permanently since v2.6.13
• Fix 'Network Lyrics' only working for songs with album-art since v2.6.8

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Azurite ,

Does what it says on the tin

Displays lyrics that you already have embedded in your iTunes songs on your desktop. I use this in conjunction with GeekTool to have an informative Desktop. Yes, it is a bit annoying that you have to click to start a search, then find a decent result, then copy the lyrics, then go to DesktopLyric's Set Lyrics menu item to actually paste them in... it's not really much different from doing the same with iTunes. But it undoubtedly prevents crazy server load, which I believe is one reason why so many of the auto-add lyrics widgets from the Dashboard days of yore don't work anymore and aren't updated.

My one complaint is that there's no rhyme or reason to how long multi-page lyrics are on the screen. Some songs have repetitive choruses; others are just long. Why don't the lyrics turn when it seems like enough time has passed? Is it because various BPMs can turn the page when it shouldn't? I've also had the "manual page turn" arrow fail to work for me, which is annoying.

Snorkledorf ,

Can’t live without it

I’ve been using this daily (i.e. it’s been running in the background without me having to worry about it) for ages. Japanese lyrics? No problem. Hindi lyrics? No problem. Korean lyrics? NP. They all look great.

As a second screen I have an old display rotated to portrait orientation to edit documents, and have Desktop Lyrics use that screen for my lyrics and album art. The vertical space is nice, but before this I was using Desktop Lyrics on a single screen and already loved it. It’s just even better with more space.

You can customize it up the wazoo to display how you like it, and it just works as it should. Life is good.

EricMR ,


The app does not work. They claim "DesktopLyrics is an application that displays the lyrics of the song currently playing in "iTunes"".
I was sneaky tempted to trust that product, whereas not even the simplest lyrics of international known hits like Lady Gaga - Shallow or Ariana Grande - sweetener are displayed. They can't expect people to add all lyrics them selfs. Even if lyrics are found, they are cut off after 4 lines with a [...].
This app is worthless and I want my money back.


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2.6 MB

OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor


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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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