Instalyrics: Not a good app. Review

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Not a good app.
I thought that this app would show me the lyrics as the song played so that I could sing along, or correct whatever misinterpretation of the lyrics I'd made. That app would be worth downloading and using. This app, on the other hand, does the equivalent of a google search for the lyrics, and somehow makes it less convenient and useful than just doing the search yourself. One song took me to a site for buying that song rather than seeing the lyrics. It isn't worth the space it takes. On the other hand, if you are looking for an app to pop open safari and automatically search the web for the song that is playing, this is for you.
grumpythedwarf on Jan 17, 2013 for Instalyrics
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Not even worth the time
I bought it when it was free, installed it, opened it, used it while a song was playing on my iPhone... The app opened Safari, automatically redirecting me to at least four sites, all to end up in a site that says I've won an iPad... And no lyrics! App deleted.
Boby_Wan on Jan 16, 2013 for Instalyrics
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A lot of improvements could be made
I like this for some songs, but I think it would be more helpful if you could see and choose from the web options before you get redirected. Often I get results for a song with a similar title to the one I'm looking for or a website to download the song, not look at the lyrics.
RickyD208 on Jan 16, 2013 for Instalyrics
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I am not seeing the point of this app. Like many other reviewers, I thought that this app would be getting the results from various lyric websites and then import them into the app using an in-app browser or embedded database. I know the developer described the app, but I was sure that maybe there was a mistake or more to the app than was said -- it could not be possible that a lyric search app would simply not do anything other than take people to Safari! But alas, the developer meant what he said . . . and therein lies the problem! Whether you play a song using this app or your normal Apple iPod app (I don't believe it works with streaming services or other music apps), in order to view lyrics, the app flips over to Safari. Does it find lyrics? Yes, I found many obscure hits in English and Hebrew, which is really great. But if this app is only serving as a middle man where nothing is done within the app itself, I may as well go to Safari and search for the lyrics on my own! In order for me to use and recommend this app, I would want the lyrics to be readable in-app (via an in-app browser, or an embedded method) without having any need for the app to bounce out to Safari to serve its primary/sole function. I'd also want more functionality where I could edit and store certain lyrics on my device, maybe even combine lyrics with my song files' metadata so it can be read within iTunes on my computer. Sharing lyrics via email and social networks would be a plus. Stuff like that! The plus, if anything is the gorgeous looking app icon and splash page! I always hesitate to give apps a low rating, as I know developers work very hard, but there really isn't a point to an app that does its primary function from Safari. I hope the developer will improve this app because there really isn't a solid lyric app like this on the App Store! If there is improvement,I'll happily write a great review!
MashaT22 on Jan 16, 2013 for Instalyrics
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Great app
I have tried oldies, TV themes, newer songs and it has found the lyrics to everyone. I even used some old folk songs and it was spot on. I am impressed. This app will save typing and time!
Amy Wal on Jan 15, 2013 for Instalyrics
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Lame, just redirects to Safari
You can see the lyrics for 15 seconds, then a "download this song as a ringtone" ad covers the screen and can't be closed. Deleted.
abc-xyz-123 on Jan 15, 2013 for Instalyrics
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