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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
  • Text - lines from any text file

What's New

Version 2.4.8:
  • Added option for a blurred background for the ticker window. See the Ticker preferences.
  • The appearance (light or dark) will match the appearance of the dock and menu bar.
  • Ticker will display correctly in the dark menu bar.
  • Fixed a problem with the day template field in the German localization of the Time preferences.
  • Stability improvements.


  • OS X 10.8 or later

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Current Version (2.x)


Downloads 8,744
Version Downloads 41
License Shareware
Date 06 Oct 2017
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $9.39