RSS Ticker

RSS Ticker

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 9 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
12.0
File Size:
147.05KB
Date Added:
October 19, 2012
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
4,657
Downloads Last Week:
4
Additional Requirements:
Firefox 13.0

Editors' Note: The Download Now link will prompt a local download of the Firefox extension. To install the extension directly, open the file using your Firefox browser.

Editors' review

RSS Ticker is a free Firefox extension that displays your subscribed RSS feeds in a scrolling toolbar. It's easy to use, customizable, and an effective way of staying on top of things without cutting away from your browsing.

We installed RSS Ticker and restarted Firefox. RSS Ticker began scrolling preloaded headlines along the bottom of our browser window. A pop-up notified us that our saved RSS feeds would appear shortly and also offered a link to instructions for adding new feeds, which is as easy as saving a page in Live Bookmarks. We browsed to some news sites and a few others that update fairly frequently and added them to RSS Ticker's queue. Hovering the cursor over any item in the scrolling tape paused the toolbar and produced a small pop-up with a concise summary and a Web link; clicking on an entry opened its page in Firefox. We accessed RSS Ticker's tabbed options dialog via Firefox's add-ons manager page. These configured General settings like placement, Advanced settings such as ticker speed and update frequency, and the Context Menu, which is what appears in the menu that pops up when you right-click RSS Ticker's toolbar. Two additional entries, Feeds and Feature Feeds, let us view and manage our RSS feeds as well as subscribe to some free feeds that help pay some bills (though certainly there are worse ways to waste time than reading Conan's tweets). We moved the toolbar up underneath the Bookmarks Toolbar and slowed the scrolling speed a bit, too.

RSS Ticker is a neat addition to Firefox, one that has the potential to stick around a while. If you're the sort who is always checking up on news, sports scores, and other changing content, try it; we think you'll like it.

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  • 3 stars

    "The wold flows ticking into your desktop."

    March 18, 2009   |   By sivaramanlb

    Version: RSS Ticker 2.0.3

    Pros

    Well designed.

    Cons

    Thanks to C-NET authorities. I find your updates very useful. For a journalist like me this ticker is extremely useful.

    Summary

    Tick..tick..tick..the ticker adds to the suspense of what next in news livebookmarks! Great stuff that makes monitoring news easy for journos.

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  • 4 stars

    "I Like it - end of story"

    December 01, 2008   |   By khsint

    Version: RSS Ticker 2.0.3

    Pros

    Product is fine

    Your system sucks

    Cons

    Now I'm getting pissed off. I have not got the time to write reviews all the time. If you can not just accept my rating without forcing me to write a review reach time then I will not bother to rate anything any more

    Summary

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  • 4 stars

    "go away please"

    November 25, 2008   |   By shadowone

    Version: RSS Ticker 2.0.3

    Pros

    pretty neat stuff

    Cons

    nothing...

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  • 3 stars

    "Very easy to access items of interest."

    November 20, 2008   |   By patrickpaternott

    Version: RSS Ticker 2.0.3

    Pros

    Easy to access items of interest

    Cons

    I wish there are more news services.

    Summary

    I Like the product, thank you. Patrick

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  • 1 stars

    "Waste of Time and Space"

    November 12, 2008   |   By Bohica55

    Version: RSS Ticker 2.0.3

    Pros

    Few to none.

    Cons

    Not of any serious use in any form

    Summary

    Don't bother unless you like watching junk go from one side of your screen to the other.

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  • 4 stars

    "Awesome thanks"

    November 12, 2008   |   By AZL8AZ

    Version: RSS Ticker 2.0.3

    Pros

    Hassle free download & the ability 2 enable & disable as I please is great

    Cons

    I have no issues with this product so far :D

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  • 4 stars

    "it is pretty neat"

    November 12, 2008   |   By charliebl

    Version: RSS Ticker 2.0.3

    Pros

    i have used it several times and it is really cool.

    Cons

    the only thing i would like is to stop it once in a while.

    Summary

    its really a neat thing.

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  • 5 stars

    "Tames The RSS Feeds!"

    November 11, 2008   |   By JamesB621

    Version: RSS Ticker 2.0.3

    Pros

    Very small footprint (72.9k), installs easily and quickly, is very user-friendly and every aspect is easily customizable .

    Cons

    I haven't found any yet.

    Summary

    This app is a must for anyone who has a plethora of RSS feeds. It downloads and installs in a flash and is immediately ready to rock and roll. It organizes all of the feeds in your live bookmarks and presents them in an organized fashion, and crawls them across your screen like you would see on CNN, with the information in an abbreviated form without having to open each feed and peruse them one by one, when you see a headline that gets your attention, just click on it and it opens for you without having to open individual tabs. You can adjust the speed, change the ticker to run at the top or bottom of your screen, even choose which feeds are displayed. I found it to be indispensable during the during both the primary and general elections, I just chose which feeds that I wanted to be displayed, set the update frequency (how often I wanted the ticker to look for updates on the feeds) and did other unrelated work with the ticker running across the bottom of the screen. When I saw a headline that really interested me, I just clicked on that headline and read the content, without closing my work.
    This one's definitely a "must have" for anyone with multiple feeds who wants to stay "up to speed" with their RSS feeds and continue to work on other projects.

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  • 4 stars

    "something that does what it claims"

    November 11, 2008   |   By d3g4g4

    Version: RSS Ticker 2.0.3

    Pros

    the summary says it all.

    Cons

    can't see any.

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