Application Interfaces - Harmonic

Description: Harmonic always finds the lyrics you want, quickly and easily. You don't have to do a thing. Fire up the widget and play a song from iTunes. Leave it open in Dashboard and each song that plays will have lyrics added to it in the background while you work or play. It's that easy.

iPod Integration
If you have an iPod with video or an iPod nano, your lyrics go directly onto the iPod via iTunes. Tap the center button while playing a song to sing along.

Good Looks
Harmonic comes in four candy colors, much like candy does. Flip to the backside, choose your favorite color, voila. You can even change the size of the font and left/right/center alignment. It's like magic kind of.

Simplicity
Harmonic is the not only the best looking lyrics widget, it is also the simplest to use. Don't worry about it, it does exactly what you want it to.
Author: SupaPuerco
Version: 1.51
New in v1.51: Lyrics database bug repaired, new pink skin, ability to paste and clear lyrics for all tracks.

Note: If version 1.5 added incorrect lyrics to your tracks, this version will replace those automatically. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Uploaded on: October 6th 2006 at 5:57 AM
Rating: (3.74 stars)   [Show Detailed Ratings]
Downloads: 15297 (all versions), 9764 (this version)
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works well... except I have a lot of tracks with brackets in their names "[ and ]". If there are brackets in the song title, it reports an error.

I use these brackets as a way to label remixes and such... maybe a way to remove items from the name that are encapsulated between such error-producing characters? Then it would just search on the song name and probably get results instead of an error.

other than that, seems pretty cool.

Posted by: dv8godd on Aug 30, 05 (9:47 PM) for version 1.0 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Works well, looks pretty good, and nice choice of lyrics for the screenshot smiley

It can't find lyrics for anything by "Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers" - I know that many lyrics sites just have "Tom Petty". So maybe there's not much you can do about this.

Posted by: ajwitte on Aug 30, 05 (9:51 PM) for version 1.0 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Great widget, SupaPuerco!
very simple. If you ever plan to update it, though, i have a few ideas;
1) make it update only when dashboard is active like the weather-widget. it is very neat that you can see the lyrics at once when you activate dashboard, but every fifth seconds or so it uses 2-3% of the cpu even when dashboard is not activated.

2) add a few color choices like the wikipedia-widget.

keep up the great work!

Posted by: Kallikanzaroi on Aug 31, 05 (9:58 AM) for version 1.0 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Doesn't work in conjunction with iScrobbler and GrowlITunes - it just keeps saying 'iTunes is idle' smiley

Posted by: somerandomguy on Aug 31, 05 (11:12 AM) for version 1.0 (previous version)  

It doesn't work for me, just a blue little box. What's wrong????

Posted by: Bloogersnigen on Sep 08, 05 (4:18 AM) for version 1.0 (previous version)  

Don't know what happened but works perfect now

great widget

Posted by: Bloogersnigen on Sep 08, 05 (4:50 AM) for version 1.0 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

You rock. Period.

Posted by: MzFlux on Sep 11, 05 (2:39 AM) for version 1.0 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Am I missing something? This widget only works in conjuction with other lyrics programs, such as pearlyrics. When pearlyrics finds the wrong lyrics, Harmonic finds the same wrong lyrics. When Pearlyrics is off, Harmonic can't find a thing.

Posted by: mexic0 on Sep 18, 05 (7:16 PM) for version 1.01 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Additional problems: seems to get stuck on lyrics and cannot move on to find new lyrics when a new Itunes song starts. Sometimes gets a connection error or claims that it cannot understand characters such as "/ +" etc. even when those characters are not present in the Itunes tags. Etc. Etc.

Posted by: mexic0 on Sep 18, 05 (7:54 PM) for version 1.01 (previous version)  

I don't know what pearlyrics is. If there is specific error messages, that would be helpful. Also, thanks for the one star. You said "am I missing something" and then posted the lowest rating.

Posted by: SupaPuerco (developer) on Sep 18, 05 (8:39 PM) for version 1.01 (previous version)  

Mexic0- that's because they probably both use the same websites to gather data.

Posted by: zweben on Sep 18, 05 (8:46 PM) for version 1.01 (previous version)  

Finally, a simple lyrics widget that actually works! Except for a few problems with song/artist titles that are mentioned, this is great!

Posted by: Prongs on Sep 18, 05 (11:51 PM) for version 1.01 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Great widget, totally leaves all the other lyrics widgets in the dust, I just think the lyrics server you're using is pretty crappy. 90% of the time, the lyrics lack commas, have mispellings, totally wrong words and/or missing parts. It's really bugging having to go correcting every single song on iTunes, if I wanted to do that, I'd get the lyrics manually or write them myself from booklets or memory.
Also, your widget keeps telling me to update, even if I have the current version (which is the only one I've ever used, so it couldn't be an old plist problem)
And a little design issue: there's a gap between the lyrics content and the update message, where it doesn't draw the background, only a transparent empty space.
And sometimes the widget becomes completely unresponsive, even after it fetched the lyrics.

All this aside, it's a great widget.

Posted by: hackand on Oct 03, 05 (5:51 PM) for version 1.01 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Makes song skip at the beginning as does all of the lyric search widgets I have tried.

The Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers are never found despite their prolific and popular tunes as the earlier post mentioned.

Otherwise, beautifully done. I'll be watching for every update!

Posted by: chevyorange on Oct 08, 05 (5:53 PM) for version 1.01 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

The song pauses for a split second for me too, whether dashboard is showing or not. The widget is done quite well otherwise.

Posted by: sean on Oct 19, 05 (7:05 AM) for version 1.01 (previous version)  

very ugly widget

Posted by: exg5 on Dec 16, 05 (8:25 PM) for version 1.01 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

For iPods that now have lyrics support, I would like an "Add to iTunes" button, or at least make the text selectable.

Posted by: skyhawkrider on Jan 16, 06 (5:42 PM) for version 1.02 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

The lyrics are automatically added to iTunes and your iPod. If the lyrics are already in iTunes it uses those.

Posted by: SupaPuerco (developer) on Jan 28, 06 (6:28 PM) for version 1.03 (previous version)  

Amazing!

Posted by: wilecoyosg on Jul 01, 06 (9:37 PM) for version 1.04 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

What I like: Works as advertised. Looks snazzy. Love how it auto adds the lyrics.

What I dislike: Odd characters need to be edited, doesn't collapse

I *really* want it to collapse out of the way while it does its thing. That would be a wonderful feature to add. Overall, well done. Thanks!

Posted by: darkstream on Jul 25, 06 (3:03 AM) for version 1.1 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

This is a great looking and functional widget. Whoever thinks this is an ugly widget now needs to jump off a roof. I think its fine it doesn't collapse personally. Overall, great looking and functional widget! Look forward to future updates!

Posted by: Motoi on Jul 25, 06 (5:45 PM) for version 1.1 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

I downloaded this widget. Now when I bring up the dashboard I have 4 little blue screens and no lyrics. Any ideas?

Posted by: mac06 on Jul 31, 06 (12:48 AM) for version 1.1 (previous version)  

Awesome...but sometimes freezes after it can't find the lyrics to a song...

Posted by: danman4961 on Aug 26, 06 (10:34 PM) for version 1.1 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

I would like an on/off button on the front off the widget so you can switch it on or off without having to shut it down completly!

Posted by: elbis on Oct 08, 06 (2:40 PM) for version 1.51 (current version)   View Detailed Rating

I have a problem with that widget. Every time a song starts, after 1-2 seconds the song pauses 1 second and then continues playing. I don't know what can be wrong, but it's a little bit annoying.

Posted by: tedious on Oct 10, 06 (2:48 PM) for version 1.51 (current version)  

It simply DOESN'T grab the right lyrics to me! I'm using version 1.51 with iTunes 7.0.2 for Mac. Harmonic didn't recognize ONE of the songs in my library, grabbing nonsense lyrics even for well known songs by Beatles or Elvis Presley.
So, I'm sorry but... One star!

Posted by: pepp1 on Oct 31, 06 (11:28 PM) for version 1.51 (current version)   View Detailed Rating

None of the lyrics I am getting are correct. I have the most recent version of iTunes and I even dl'ed the update of Harmonic...
Please do something to fix this

Wurm

Posted by: jwurm on Aug 17, 07 (8:12 PM) for version 1.51 (current version)   View Detailed Rating

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