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NewsTicker is an easy to use yet extremely useful RSS/RDF/ATOM news ticker with a nice Cocoa interface, voice control and iPod syncing.

What's New

Version 2.36:
  • Bug fixes

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.3 or later, Second generation or later iPod (for iPod Sync)

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Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3698
Jazzyguy
+4

It runs GREAT on 10.6.7, It does everything it used to do saving RSS feeds that is automatically directing you to Syndic.com from preferences. The Developer however DOES NOT respond at all to eMail.I lost mt Registration and he ignored me.I found it in a pile of old papers and was able to download it again and enter my registration without his help.I love the app and it is a good one.

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Version 2.36
Njronbo Member IconComment+32
Njronbo
+0

Used to be a great program under Leopard.

Constantly crashes under Snow Leopard.

Don't bother writing the developer. They don't answer emails. Sent several asking if they will update for Snow Leopard.

So, while they are still thinking about it, there is a FAR BETTER news ticker that just came out called ZipLine.

Search for reviews here. Far nicer than Newsticker and it is 100% stable under Snow Leopard.

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Version 2.36
Jazzyguy
+1

I have SnowLeopard 10.6.7 and it doesn't crash at all. Using it on an original MacBookAir.

Sanchai Member IconComment+116
Sanchai
+0

NO update since the introduction of Snow Leopard. Very instable with Snow Leopaard.

Ihave asked the developer whether there is an update underway.? The answer was they will think of it. And so far no update released

Cannot recommend for those who use Snow Leopard and it seems that the developer don't want to do anything with is software anymore

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Version 2.36
LandiTrance Member IconComment+33
LandiTrance
+0

Very nice i like this .

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Version 2.36
Hagen Kaye Member IconReview+0
Hagen Kaye
+0

A handy 5 star application!

Had a little trouble adding RSS feeds, emailed developer and got a response in 15 minutes! Support Outstanding!

Nice touches and features - like being able to scroll on the second monitor, drag scroll thru ticker, dim stories already read, etc. etc.

Smooth scrolling, runs excellent on 1.25 Ghz 15" PowerBook on 10.4

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Version 2.32
doutee
+0

I emailed them twice maybe it is the weekend but I can't seem to get RSS Feeds working for me. Can you help me out? You can email me at jdoutree@nmu.edu or write back here.
Thanks

Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
+0

NewsTicker is a great application, at a really good price. The interface shows the developer "gets" the concept behind OSX applications-- every aspect of the program is very powerful but at the same time stylish, easy to use and good looking. Well done.

One thing I would love to see for a future version would be the ability to hide the dock icon. (perhaps put the menu options in an overlay window that appears when the cursor hovers over the feed?) That, in my mind, would make the program pretty much perfect.

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Version 2.32
Henry Member IconComment+0
Henry
+0

This works very well, but you should know that it "ticks" news about apple products. This is a great way to see new software, but if you want a CNN style ticker, you will have to add a stream from preferances.

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Version 2.15
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
+0

What in the world was the point of this statement? Obviously you have to add your own rss's. Did you expect the programmer to include every rss known to man? Jeez what a redundant comment.

Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
+0

Interesting RSS ticker and probably one of the better ones out there.

However, the interface needs some work before it's really usable. The ability to mark articles as read without having to click each one is missing, forcing you to mark every article from every feed as read in order to get old stuff out of the mix.

There's also a slight issue with the demo version in regard to the position on the screen. If it is set to 'desktop' you will not be able to bring the app forward to click the 'register later' nagware button that pops up every time the feed is refreshed.

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Version 2.0
zigzag (Developer)
+0

Hello,

You can mark items as read by Command+Clicking them or using the "Mark All As Read" menu option. We are working to add "Mark Feed As Read".

We are looking into the bug with the registration dialog, thanks!

Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
+0

Judging from the new "Gradient" fill it looks like NullRiver has been busy studying Tickershock from Mesa Dynamics. If you're going to copy anything else from that application, how about getting NewsTicker's CPU usage down?

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Version 1.5
zigzag (Developer)
+0

Hello,

if you're going to accuse us of copying ideas, please find an idea that was actually original and copied... First, we've been meaning to have an aqua look for the bar ever since the first betas, but have just been too busy fixing bugs and adding features. Second, the look is a copy from Mac OS X Tiger, and *not* TickerShock (that's where TickerShock gets it from too...).

We're not interested in copying anything, only creating what we think is the best product.

Thanks.

Maksim Rogov
Nullriver Software

zigzag (Developer)
+0

Re: CPU usage comment:

The CPU usage problem is not our fault, but Apple's NSTimer's, it has a bug and TickerShock I believe suffers from the same bug... its intermittent, changing settings will cause the CPU to go sometimes ~ 18-25% sometimes ~ 0-2%.

We've tried many things to work around it, but *anything* other than an NSTimer adds overhead.

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Downloads 11,539
Version Downloads 3,239
License Shareware
Date 14 May 2008
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $10.00
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