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Universal Ticker helps you keep track of things like the latest news, upcoming birthdays, or music playing by displaying whatever you want in a scrolling ticker - either in the menubar or in a floating window. The actual content is provided by plug-ins, third party applications or by yourself using the AppleScript interface.

These sources are included:

  • RSS - RSS and Atom feeds
  • Time - time and date
  • iTunes - current iTunes track
  • Battery - battery status
  • Birthdays - birthdays from your address book
  • Mail - count of unread mail in Mail.app
  • Text - lines from any more...

What's New

Version 2.4.1:
  • Works on OS X 10.6.8 again
  • Some minor improvements

Requirements

OS X 10.6 or later

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Andreas Mayer Member IconComment+0
Andreas Mayer
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Try to increase your update frequency. I have a Dual 1.25 G4 and get smooth scrolling at 40 Hz while the scrolling speed is set to 80 pt/s.
Please also note that right after startup most plug-ins will need to do some setup tasks. The Smiley Ticker will load it's images, News Ticker loads the feeds etc.

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Version 1.3.3
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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I just installed this app onto a dual 2 G5 and the ticker still doesn't scroll smoothly. It jitters quite a bit. Must be something else other than the CPU speed causing this.

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Version 1.3.3
Furrysoft (Developer) Member IconDev+0
Furrysoft (Developer)
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But scrolling is the way the content updates. Please suggest what should happen when a number of plug-ins want to show different values at the same time while the display is supposed to stand still.

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Version 1.3.3
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Anonymous
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Please allow users to set the scroll speed to zero so that the content doesn't scroll at all.

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Version 1.3.3
Furrysoft (Developer) Member IconDev+0
Furrysoft (Developer)
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Oh. And I don't know what you mean by "make it better looking" either. Please explain. :-)

Andreas

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Version 1.3.1
Andrew
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oh, lol

make some more cool features like translucent box around or some effects. looks kinda dull as it is. Thanks for in the new update that you have made it less cpu usage. Might use and buy it now. Thanks.

keep up the good work sah.

Furrysoft (Developer) Member IconDev+0
Furrysoft (Developer)
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I don't know what you mean by "too slow". The scrolling speed is configurable and is not bound by your machine's processing power.

You might get a jerky scrolling ticker if your Mac is too slow, though.

As for CPU usage - I know it takes a lot. I just haven't found a way to make it use less. But the app renices itself so it won't take power away from other, more important apps.


Andreas

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Version 1.3.1
Andrew Member IconComment+0
Andrew
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TOO SLOW!!! i have (sorry, had) it running on my 1.25 ghz emac and it ran waaay to slow. The cpu worked 50%!!!! faster than it usually does to just move around a bit of text on the screen. Hey, i like the idea, and it you make it faster and better looking, then i will download and use. Pay even, i like the idea of the iTunes and the rss feed. Sounds like a charm. Keep it up, but its just too slow to use right now. Sorry.

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Version 1.3.1
Joshua King Member IconComment+0
Joshua King
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I have to say that this is a very handy program. For those of you who have tried earlier versions, do try the new version 1.2, it is much improved.

I am writing some Tigger plugins which you can find by clicking More Information and going to the Plugins page or at my web site...

http://www.geocities.com/jking_ok

So far ScriptTickerPro (run AppleScripts) and WebcamTicker (display updating webcam, etc).

For Anonymous, I'm working on an RSS reader (I want that too).

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Version 1.2
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Can we make this a news ticker?? haven't a good news ticker for the mac at all.

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Version 1.1
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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Auntie is a nice newsticker for the Beeb.

Andreas Mayer
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There's a SDK for Tigger available ...

McBain Member IconComment+0
McBain
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heh- considering all of the trouble that "Tigger" has caused down at Disney World recently, a name change might be in order.

BTW- neat idea, by my 12" iBook screen hasn't grown a bit since I bought it, and menubar space remains at a premium. How about a ticker app that crawls up the side of the screen?

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Version 1.1
Andreas Mayer
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I don't know what trouble Tigger caused, but I'm open for suggestions regarding a better name. :}

Since my iBook's screen is not any bigger, Tigger is now able to put the ticker in a floating window. Did you try that? You would like that window to be vertical? Hmm... we'll see. No promises though. :)

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Version 2.3.2
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Downloads 8,231
Version Downloads 181
License Shareware
Date 14 Nov 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price $12.00
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