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Tickershock... Inspired by the tickers of 24-hour cable news, Tickershock is an RSS and Atom news reader that displays news feeds anywhere on your screen in a animated crawl or billboard display.

Tickershock is a departure from typical RSS applications that emulate traditional Web browser or email reader environments. Focusing on the "push" nature of the technology, Tickershock aims to be a passive experience - but only until you decide a headline is worth exploring: a double-click on a news headline brings up a "News Inspector" (or your default browser) from which you can explore a story in greater depth.

And since it's more...

What's New

Version 2.0:
  • New feature development on Tickershock has been discontinued and as a result, the product is now freeware.
  • Added new icon and Spaces support for Leopard.
  • Improved HTML entity parsing in ticker titles.
  • Fixed scrollbar update issues in News Inspector.


Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later

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Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3659

This app works for me on my MacbookPro and my new iMac running 10.6.7 and does not crash at all like Newsticker. However I can't import my feeds with OPML. The window shows it is grayed out.

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Version 2.0
Pennyhead Member IconReview+113

Buggy with new Intel Macs. Crashes sometimes when going to reference web page. It also crashed during trying to set up new feeds. Developers did not respond to question. An update please!

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Version 1.3
Anonymous Member IconReview

great application just what i wanted news from one source in a ticker registration coming soon

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Version 1.1.1
Brildenlanch Member IconComment+0

Works alright, can't hold a candle to NewsFire though.

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Version 1.0
Anonymous Member Icon

NewsFire is not a ticker, so I'm not sure why you think it compares. "hold a candle" though...nice little pun there.

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Downloads 6,732
Version Downloads 2,406
License Free
Date 27 May 2008
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free