Editors' reviewCheck the headlines of online news sources from your desktop with The Newwws, though you may wish it were easier to set up. It resides in the system tray and includes a news ticker and watcher with options to keep the first always on top. The program is preset to monitor Reuters and BBC headlines, and these scroll rapidly by on the ticker, though you can modify scroll speed. You can easily select sites you wish to add to the ticker or use the watcher to notify you if a site's content changes, as long as these sites are included in the program's preloaded options. You won't be able to access the program's editor, which allows you to add your own sites to monitor, from the system tray menu. You'll need to open it from the program's folder. Despite some complexities in setup, intermediate to advanced users will appreciate having the news readily available without surfing the Web.
The Newwws automates Internet web page checking, allowing you to make productive use of your time confident that The Newwws will remember to check regularly and draw your attention to changes.
It has over 3000 pre-configured 'sources' already available, covering a range of topics. e.g. News, Politics, TV, Weather, Traffic, Travel, Entertainment, Sports (including Football, Motor-racing, Rugby, NFL, NHL, NBA, WNBA), Health, Jokes, Trivia, Technology, Business and The Economy, US Local and State News, and a number of respected publications and information resources.
The program extracts text ('headlines'), associated links and speech bubble summaries with images where possible from web pages then shows them on the desktop in either a scrolling ticker or a pop-up list. Keyword filtering of the headlines, options to check POP3 mailboxes and LAN files/folders for changes enhance this all purpose Windows ticker.