By Nobody LLC
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News Ticker allows you to keep an eye on the news, while working/browsing/...
It scrolls headlines from right to left across its minimal and translucent window. Clicking these headlines will open the associated article.
The displayed headlines by default are world news. You can change the displayed headlines via News Ticker's Preferences.
News Ticker updates automatically.
Visit our website by clicking on "News Ticker Support" on the right side of this page.
What's New in Version 2.0.0
Major update. Thank you for all your feedback. Enjoy the improved News Ticker.
**Create your own News Mix with Playlist**
Playlist lets you create your own news mix, by adding multiple news feeds. News Ticker will scroll the headlines of each news feed - one feed after the other - in a never-ending loop.
- Text size
- Scroll speed
- Ability to hide window controls
- Resizable window
**Open at login preference**
- Window title displays current news source
- Thinner window
Not Bad. Not As Great As It Could Be And I Wonder Why?
I debated downloading this app. A lot of mediocre reviews. But then…I read an update from the developer that made it seem like the one major complaint about this app had been updated — and that is the size of the scroll bar itself. Yes, you can adjust the size of the scrollbar, but you cannot stretch it to the total width of your desktop. This is a major problem. The scrollbar, in essence, is tiny. The develpper needs to allow the scrollbar to extend across the entire length of any display.
Additionally, another problem is that only one news story appears at a time in the scroll window. Perhaps the reason why it is so tiny. Why the developer couldn’t create a real news ticker that displays several news stories across the entire span of the scroll bar is beyond me.
Appearance wise, this is a really nice ticker. It could be the most phenomenal news ticker available in the Mac App Store — that is, if the developer pays attention to these complaints and addresses them. Wish the deveipper would put a little more work into what he/she started and make this a really great ticker.
In the meantime, it’s a useful app, but downloading it will make you wish it was so much more. Let’s hope for an update.
Good, but could be improved!
This app has to be the most reliable and available news ticker for the mac to date. You would think with today's technology and advancements news tickers would be a dime a dozen! But, no, they aren't. This is the best functioning ticker app for the mac next to "Universal Ticker," which is an awesome ticker for the mac, even much better than this one, but it constantly crashes. So, I decided to purchase this app instead. I also see it has been a while since this app has an update and I hope that there might be one again soon.
Some future recommendations for this app:
*Allow color for fonts and box background; even full transparency of box.
*Option for placement within the Menu Bar itself.
*Option to inscrease the box both horiziontally and vertically.
*RSS option for latest news (breaking news) only that cycles continuously until after a certain time (ex, 5, 10, 15, or 20 min.) as this would alleviate the constant repitiveness of cycling through headlines that are old and dated.
It would definitely be nicer if you could slow down the ticker further, and/or be able to widen it all the way across the screen.
I do like the simplicity and the price. Advanced users probably should look at more expensive apps.