While I work I’m also listening to music from iTunes and to make the most of the MacBook Air’s diminutive screen I fill the Menubar with little tools and utilities. The one that gets used the most is Mucoce, a simple Menubar tool that controls iTunes and displays album art and ratings. Not bad for 99-cents. But even less money gets you something more.
Lyrics! iTunes, We Need Lyrics!
Once I installed Lyrics Tab on my Mac I was stunned at how many song lyrics I had been getting wrong all these years.
This is sincerely embarrassing because I sing as I work, which means everyone around me can hear all the lyrics I butcher.
For example, Gwen Stefani sings, “I ain’t no holla back girl.” But I sing, “I ain’t no Harley fat girl.” Queen sings, “Another one bites the dust.” Wil sings, “Another one rides the bus.”
You get the idea. I lived in that ignorant state for a few decades until I installed Lyrics Tab on my Mac. Whoa. What an eye opener. Well, maybe it was an ear opener.
Lyrics Tab takes up space in the Mac’s Menubar. While iTunes (or Spotify) is playing, Lyrics Tab automatically grabs the lyrics that match and displays them in a nice pop down charcoal window.
Nice, right? And so educational.
You’ll be very surprised at the difference between what you think the lyrics of a song are, vs. what they really are.
Lyrics Tab has a few other options, too, including an option to Tweet the current song in iTunes. And, if you’re on Last.FM, it will automatically scrobble the song, too.
What I don’t like about Lyrics Tab isn’t the price (it’s free). It’s Menubar only. My Mac’s Menubar is horrifically crowded; so much so that I had to install another Menubar app just to manage the Menubar apps.
If your Menubar is too cluttered, unclutter it with the Menubar app.