Desktop Ticker

Desktop Ticker

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 10 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.6.1
  • Total Downloads:
    76,851
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 18, 2012
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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Desktop Ticker is a free scrolling RSS feed display that you can place anywhere on the desktop for an unobtrusive yet instantly accessible and highly customizable news crawl. It's easy to use yet offers lots of options. It can follow news, stocks, and pretty much any other feed you can subscribe to.

Desktop Ticker's small dock-style interface resembles a ticker tape, only with small directional arrows at either end for quickly scrolling forward and back and, on the right, an icon to minimize the display and close the program. A left-side menu has three entries: File, for managing and reloading feeds as well as deselecting the default option to have Desktop Ticker store our settings as a User Profile, should we wish to do so; Tools, for setting the dock's position, speed, and opacity as well as accessing the Options; and Help, which accesses a Web-based User's Guide. The Options dialog let us configure updates, color and sound schemes, and other items such as always-on-top. Desktop Ticker handles most feeds, including a variety of popular feeds supplied as samples, such as BBC News. Under the compact Feed Manager, we could select our feeds, move them up or down in the list order, delete them, and add new ones by pasting in URLs. We could also edit stock symbols for stock feeds. The display's default desktop position is Float, which let us place it anywhere, but we could also fix it to the top or bottom of the desktop. The Opacity control offered a series of levels, while the Speed control worked via simple Faster and Slower commands. The program remembered our changes automatically under our User Profile.

While Desktop Ticker isn't the only scrolling RSS freeware, it's one of the best we've seen. We like its options, especially the ability to change the color schemes to keep things from getting dull. After all, you're going to be looking at it all day, more or less!

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"News on Desktop"

September 30, 2013  |  By gerryjohnson156

 |  Version: Desktop Ticker 1.7

Pros

Works very well. Provides RSS feeds and news instantly and you can also change the URL of news and RSS feeds accordingly to yourself.

Cons

It does not work out on Windows 64 bit system.

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1 stars

"Difficult to use, installed junk on my computer."

June 26, 2013  |  By Scott406

 |  Version: Desktop Ticker 1.7

Pros

None. Nothing good about this at all.

Cons

Always in front, can't hide behind other windows. Difficult to add stock symbols (didn't even recognize index symbols). Hard to manage and not intuitive at all. Installed 4 other programs that I didn't want.

Summary

Stay away from this one if you're looking for a desktop ticker. Looks like it is from the early 1990's and installs junk. Utter trash.

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4 stars

"Where has this been since BBC news ticker disappeared?"

June 17, 2013  |  By Alexgkay

 |  Version: Desktop Ticker 1.7

Pros

I've been looking for a replacement for BBC News ticker for 10 years. Finally something that equals or beats it

Cons

I hope the popup I've just had for backing up my computer is nothing to do with installing this. As far as I'm aware I was careful with ticking the correct boxes for this not to happen.

Summary

Great app, provided my new pop-ups are nothing to do with this.

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4 stars

"Great for headlines"

May 31, 2013  |  By jpaluska

 |  Version: Desktop Ticker 1.7

Pros

Great ticker, works well, adjustable speed and feeds.

Cons

would like to also have the first sentence or so of the article to get a better idea of what is going on.

Summary

Great work!

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4 stars

"Fine working desktop ticker"

April 19, 2012  |  By madsenmadsen

 |  Version: Desktop Ticker 1.6

Pros

Works just fine. I get pretty much what I want. Positioning works well. Very smooth. Like the news feed.

Cons

As somebody who is tracking individual international stocks at their respective stock markets (alas Brazil, Germany, Australia, and Canada), I'd wish for the option to be able to include those.

Summary

As long as you stay close to home, this is a wonderful little gadget. Works well.

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4 stars

"Match my requiirement!"

February 01, 2012  |  By asrul

 |  Version: Desktop Ticker 1.6

Pros

Display running text like on tv.

Cons

There is no option to setting auto run when windows loading.

Summary

Simple. It's okay. Enought for reading news.

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3 stars

"cant delete yahoo finance feed"

December 19, 2011  |  By lulzrawr2011

 |  Version: Desktop Ticker 1.6

Pros

simple interface that's easy to use

Cons

cant delete yahoo finance feed... ugh

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1 stars

"NOT WORKING!"

November 14, 2011  |  By gods10rules

 |  Version: Desktop Ticker 1.6

Pros

It was my favorite rss feed desktop ticker

Cons

But now freezes up every time i try to use it

Summary

Please fix this issue or tell me how to get to stop freezing up. I'm have windows 7 and it should work with windows 7, but does not anymore.

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5 stars

"Prob the best I have seen"

October 04, 2011

 |  Version: Desktop Ticker 1.4

Pros

Very simple. Small. No useless functions. You can add your own RSS feeds without any problems. Import/Import OPML files.

Cons

Some tickers let you grab Ticker Tape with left-click and move it left or right. Font of ticker tape not customizable I THINK.... Not a big deal.

Summary

If you need a good Ticker tape RSS reader - get this one!

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4 stars

"I like this product"

September 11, 2011  |  By zelda43

 |  Version: Desktop Ticker 1.6

Pros

Compact, not distracting, Placing the cursor on an item stops the flow and provides a preview.

Cons

Absolutely, positively, NO complaints.

Summary

If it's what your looking for by all means get it.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.6.1
Version 1.6.1 enabled Windows Authentication, fixed issue with some stock symbol titles and minor bugs.
General
Publisher Mike Batt
Publisher web site http://www.battware.co.uk
Release Date March 11, 2012
Date Added September 18, 2012
Version 1.6.1
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Newsreaders & RSS Readers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
Download Information
File Size 404.91KB
File Name DesktopTickerSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 76,851
Downloads Last Week 655
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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