Universal Ticker
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Scrolling ticker in the menubar (was Tigger).   Shareware ($12.00)
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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
What's New
Version 2.4.1:
  • Works on OS X 10.6.8 again
  • Some minor improvements
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



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Universal Ticker User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Andreas Mayer commented on 13 Sep 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.
[Version 1.3.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 13 Sep 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.
[Version 1.3.3]


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Furrysoft (developer) commented on 11 Sep 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.
[Version 1.3.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 11 Sep 2004
Please allow users to set the scroll speed to zero so that the content doesn't scroll at all.
[Version 1.3.3]


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Furrysoft (developer) commented on 30 Aug 2004
Oh. And I don't know what you mean by "make it better looking" either. Please explain. :-)

Andreas
[Version 1.3.1]


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Furrysoft (developer) commented on 30 Aug 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
[Version 1.3.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 11 Apr 2004
Can we make this a news ticker?? haven't a good news ticker for the mac at all.
[Version 1.1]

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Anonymous commented on 11 Apr 2004
Auntie is a nice newsticker for the Beeb.
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Ww Vp Syco reviewed on 10 Apr 2004
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.
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 30 Mar 2004
nice, but high processor usage
[Version 1.0]


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ranadve rated on 30 Sep 2012

[Version 2.3.2]


Downloads:8,185
Version Downloads:135
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Shareware
Date:14 Nov 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $12.00
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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 Mail.app
  • Text - lines from any text file


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