Genius — Search and understand the meaning of song lyrics, poetry, literature, and news
By Genius Media Group
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Genius is your pocket guide to human culture.
Have you ever been confused by a song’s lyrics? Had trouble understanding a line from Shakespeare or the Bible? Struggled to understand the context of a news article that seems important?
With Genius, you'll never have to worry about this—or anything else—ever again. Genius breaks down lyrics and literature and the news with entertaining line-by-line annotations.
ANNOTATIONS EXPLAIN HUMAN CULTURE
- Explain stuff in plain English
- Reveal references and inside jokes
- Define unusual terms
- Check facts and claims
- Give context—how does a piece fit in with the author’s other work? With the genre as a whole?
Genius is like your smartest, most knowledgeable, most attractive friend, but instead of being a flaky pretentious human it's a fun iPhone app.
ANNOTATE THE WORLD FROM ANYWHERE
You’re the genius: highlight some text, tap “Annotate”, and share knowledge about the things you're obsessed with.
FIND LYRICS FOR THE SONGS PLAYING AROUND YOU
Just hold your phone up to the music, tap the soundwave button (powered by Gracenote!), and lo, the annotated lyrics appear! And easily navigate the lyrics for all the songs in your iTunes library.
REVEAL THE DEEP INTERCONNECTEDNESS OF CULTURE
No piece of human culture stands on its own, and Genius shows you how it's all connected. Start on a Kanye West song and with a tap, you'll find your way to the Bible verse he references, to the T. S. Eliot poem mentioning that verse, to the novel which pays homage to Eliot, to the episode of Breaking Bad where a character is reading the novel, to a news article about the episode!
What's New in Version 1.8.2
A new icon for the app and bug fixes
Best there is
Best app of it's kind. 1 problem is it can be a little slow to load at times (could be just my phone). Also it uses a lot of mobile data; I have a very low amount so only use it while on wifi but still really good anyway
Largely does the website justice. Just needs the ability to see & accept suggestions to annotations and to edit lyrics while annotating, but that's nitpicking. The alert system is tremendous and being able to look up meanings and edit on the run is great. Recommended.
Genius is a great music app,it offers easy access to lyrics from the latest tracks available.
But to improve I suggest you return the old Genius Logo and users should be able to save their favourite lyrics.
It's a bore to search for your favourite lyrics every time plus it will make the process from song to song a lot quicker and easier.
- Category: Music
- Updated: 23 March 2015
- Version: 1.8.2
- Size: 15.3 MB
- Languages: English, Bokmål, Norwegian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Nynorsk, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Developer: Genius Media Group Inc.
- © 2013 Genius Media Group Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.