One of the problems with maturing in life is the loss of memory. For example, song lyrics. It’s funny how some songs from a few decades ago are easily remembered without being heard for years, yet for others singing along isn’t an option because the lyrics are lost somewhere in the brain’s auditory cortex (I looked it up).
For Mac users who want accurate lyrics for songs in iTunes there’s Singer Song Reader. Think of it as iTunes with Lyrics. And it’s free.
What Singer Song Reader does is rather unique and worth more than the admission price (it’s free). It can search 15 different lyric sites at once. Song lyrics are display in a translucent window, and wherever possible, the app also digs up the artists biography so you don’t have to.
The way Singer Song Reader works is straightforward enough. Open iTunes and SSR. Find a song to play on iTunes (it even works with some streaming music in iTunes).
The app heads out onto the inter tubes and searches multiple sites for song lyrics to match. Of course, you can also put it into manual mode by typing the song title and the artist name into the top of SSR.
If songs in iTunes already have lyrics, SSR will display those so you can sing along. Otherwise, it hits the internet and begins the search. Lyrics from multiple songs can be searched in batch mode (select multiple songs).
Singer Song Reader is well done, simple to use, adds lyrics and artist bio information to iTunes when it doesn’t have it, and the price can’t be beat unless someone pays you to use the app.