We stand with Ukraine to help keep people safe. Join us
Universal Ticker
Universal Ticker
3.7
0.0
HomeCustomizationDesktopUniversal Ticker
Universal Ticker free download for Mac

Universal Ticker

Version 2.4.9

Scrolling ticker in the menubar (was Tigger).

3.7
Based on 6 user ratesRead reviews & comments
$9.40

Universal Ticker overview

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 menu bar or in a floating window. The actual content is provided by plug-ins, by third-party applications, or by you, 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 text file

What’s new in version 2.4.9

Updated on Dec 08 2017

Version 2.4.9:
  • Opt/Alt-click news entries to mark them as read
  • Assign a custom text color to individual news feeds
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements

Information

License

Shareware

Size

4 MB

Downloads

9088

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.8.0 or later
Try our new feature and write a detailed review about Universal Ticker. All reviews will be posted soon.
Write your thoughts in our old-fashioned comment
MacUpdate Comment Policy. We strongly recommend leaving comments, however comments with abusive words, bullying, personal attacks of any type will be moderated.
0.0
(0 Reviews of )
There are no reviews yet
Atalantia
Atalantia
Feb 4 2021
2.4.9
2.0
Feb 4 2021
2.0
Version: 2.4.9
Good idea but bugy.
Guest
Guest
Sep 13 2004
1.3.3
0.0
Sep 13 2004
0.0
Version: 1.3.3
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.
Guest
Guest
Sep 13 2004
1.3.3
2.8
Sep 13 2004
2.8
Version: 1.3.3
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.
Guest
Guest
Sep 12 2004
1.3.3
0.0
Sep 12 2004
0.0
Version: 1.3.3
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.
Guest
Guest
Sep 11 2004
1.3.3
2.8
Sep 11 2004
2.8
Version: 1.3.3
Please allow users to set the scroll speed to zero so that the content doesn't scroll at all.
Guest
Guest
Aug 30 2004
1.3.1
0.0
Aug 30 2004
0.0
Version: 1.3.1
Oh. And I don't know what you mean by "make it better looking" either. Please explain. :-) Andreas
Guest
Guest
Aug 30 2004
1.3.1
0.0
Aug 30 2004
0.0
Version: 1.3.1
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
Guest
Guest
Aug 30 2004
1.3.1
0.0
Aug 30 2004
0.0
Version: 1.3.1
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.
Guest
Guest
Jul 17 2004
1.2
0.0
Jul 17 2004
0.0
Version: 1.2
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).
Guest
Guest
Apr 11 2004
1.1
2.8
Apr 11 2004
2.8
Version: 1.1
Can we make this a news ticker?? haven't a good news ticker for the mac at all.
Guest
Guest
Apr 10 2004
1.1
0.0
Apr 10 2004
0.0
Version: 1.1
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?
Ww-Vp-Syco
Ww-Vp-Syco
Apr 10 2004
1.1
4.5
Apr 10 2004
4.5
Version: 1.1
This is pretty neat, but give the thing a contextual menu (control-click) with options like Preferences, Quit, disabling a plugin right from there, etc, and make it less of a proc hog.
Guest
Guest
Mar 30 2004
1.0
2.8
Mar 30 2004
2.8
Version: 1.0
nice, but high processor usage