Universal Ticker
Universal Ticker
2.4.9

5.0

Universal Ticker free download for Mac

Universal Ticker

2.4.9
08 December 2017

Scrolling ticker in the menubar (was Tigger).

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 Universal Ticker

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

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12 Universal Ticker Reviews

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Anonymous
30 March 2004

Most helpful

nice, but high processor usage
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Version 1.0
Andreas Mayer
13 September 2004
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
13 September 2004
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
12 September 2004
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
Anonymous
11 September 2004
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
30 August 2004
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
1 answer(s)
Andrew
Andrew
11 September 2004
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.
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Version 1.3.3
Furrysoft
30 August 2004
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
30 August 2004
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
17 July 2004
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
11 April 2004
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
2 answer(s)
Anonymous
Anonymous
11 April 2004
Auntie is a nice newsticker for the Beeb.
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Version 1.1
Andreas Mayer
Andreas Mayer
13 April 2004
There's a SDK for Tigger available ...
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Version 1.1
McBain
10 April 2004
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
1 answer(s)
Andreas Mayer
Andreas Mayer
10 April 2004
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 1.1
$9.40

5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.8.0 or later
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