Zipline
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Plugin-based news and information ticker.   Shareware ($9.99)
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Zipline is a plugin-based news and information ticker for your desktop. Pulling events and information from Facebook, RSS feeds, iCal events and todos, Twitter and other sources, Zipline lets you passively keep an eye on whatʼs going on on your computer and in your life. With its highly customizable interface, Zipline makes it simple for you to make it an integral and beautiful part of your desktop.
What's New
Version 1.3:
  • Added option to hide the Dock icon
  • Added options to show tasks due in the past and completed tasks
  • Fixed an issue where zip codes with a leading zero would be truncated in the Weather preferences
  • Fixed an issue where the appearance preview would not display correctly
  • Updated graphics for HiDPI (retina) displays
  • Improved overall stability and reliability
  • Added compatibility with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and dropped compatibility with 32-bit Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
Version 1.3:
  • Added option to hide the Dock icon
  • Added options to show tasks due in the past and completed tasks
  • Fixed an issue where zip codes with a leading zero would be truncated in the Weather preferences
  • Fixed an issue where the appearance preview would not display correctly
  • Updated graphics for HiDPI (retina) displays
  • Improved overall stability and more...
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • 64-bit processor



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Zipline User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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burypromote

+9

Atalantia reviewed on 02 Mar 2014
Good idea. But very bugy and unstable on 10.9
[Version 1.3]


burypromote

+12

Perplex reviewed on 02 Jun 2011
I was searching a replacement for the Firefox RSS ticker (no hardware acceleration, hogs CPU) and found this one.

Runs smooth and can use other sources too. I had a question about this ticker and spaces. He replied immediately. Worth the price. Love It!
[Version 1.0.4]


burypromote

+166

Gcoghill reviewed on 25 Jan 2011
I like the options, but scrolling is jittery and the appearance is overall just kind of odd.

Doesn't seem to obey my preferences either.
[Version 1.0.4]


burypromote

+25

Njronbo reviewed on 05 Aug 2010
Mostly Outstanding.

Found this program by accident.

I used to use a program called Newsticker which was originally written for Leopard. I consider Newsticker to be an exceptional news feed program.

Two years ago Apple released Snow Leopard and Newsticker would constantly crash. In fact, I have been using Newsticker up until today on a daily basis for the past two years and not a day has gone by that I haven't had to restart the program over and over a few times simply because my mouse accidentally hit the ticker.

So, today I discover Zipline. Really nice news ticker. Far more streamlined, but a little less configurable. For instance, you can select scroll speed and width but you can't make the ticker itself larger or smaller. It sort of defaults to whatever screen size your Mac is currently set at.

Really great that it allows iCal appointments to reside in the ticker but the information is a bit misleading because the iCal icon always shows one date instead of the specific date your event is scheduled for. For instance, I have a few events showing up in the ticker for different days but the icons all show the 17th.

Otherwise, thus far, no problems whatsoever. I do hope the developer enhances this product further.
[Version 1.0]

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burypromote

+25
Njronbo replied on 14 Aug 2010
Just to update my review above...

Seems to be a major problem with this software at the moment.

The news feed stops after approx. 20-30 minutes of constant running.

It has nothing to do with any of the preference settings as I spoke with
the software developer and was told my settings were correct.

It's a bug. The software developer is aware of it and I am hoping he will
be able to fix it and release a new version that corrects this issue.
burypromote

+25
Njronbo replied on 28 Aug 2010
I have been in contact with the software author about the initial problems with Zipline.

This week, the author released an update, version 1.0.1

Very happy to report that all the problems in the initial release have been fixed. The RSS feeds continually display.

Additionally, the iCal events displayed in the ticker contain a date in the icon that actually corresponds to the date of the event.

So, in essence, this software went from being great to perfect.

Want a reliable news feed ticker across the top of your desktop? I highly recommend this program.
burypromote

+7
Mayersj1 commented on 31 Jul 2010
I just downloaded Zipline and see quite a bit of promise here, but I think there are a few things that would make it even better:

1. Ability to choose which calendars to monitor.
2. The icon next to the calendar items should show the date of the calendar event
3. The ability to filter the Console messages based on regular expression
4. Ability to import RSS feeds from another application
5. The ability to autohide Zipline until the mouse is brought within proximity of it's hidden location.
[Version 1.0]


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Downloads:7,400
Version Downloads:5,588
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Shareware
Date:29 Sep 2012
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $9.99
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Zipline is a plugin-based news and information ticker for your desktop. Pulling events and information from Facebook, RSS feeds, iCal events and todos, Twitter and other sources, Zipline lets you passively keep an eye on whatʼs going on on your computer and in your life. With its highly customizable interface, Zipline makes it simple for you to make it an integral and beautiful part of your desktop.


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