As you all know I'm pretty picky when it comes to my music organization and with the newest iTunes you can actually download the album art. However to get the album art through iTunes, you have to have an iTunes store account. In addition to that I've been reading on forums and many people are coplaining that the album artwork feature isn't at its best yet. Today I discovered a widget which not only allows you to get the artwork for the song/album you're listening to on iTunes, but it also downloads the lyrics for you and much more. You can save the artwork and lyrics and if the widget doesn't find the lyrics, it has a nice little "Google" button which will open your browser and do a google search for the lyrics to the song. All you have to do is open the page, copy the lyrics into the widget and hit save! I was listening to my music today at work and it found the artwork and lyrics to all the songs but one. The widget also give you an option of denying the album artwork, in case you notice that the artwork is not correct. To use the widget you have to download the Konfabulator
. Then once that's installed, simply get the iTunes Companion
widget and voila! For those of you who would like to see alternative methods, lifehacker had a nice article today about a plugin for windows media player and winamp that allows you to get the lyrics to the song. If you read on in the comments you'll find many other applications (including iTunes Companion) that do the same thing and might find one that works best for you! The lifehacker post can be found here.