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    Jan. 26, 2007
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Editors' Review

If you don't want to spend a lot of time checking your RSS news reader for updated feeds, you can do it on the fly with this app, which places a headline ticker at the top of the currently active window in addition to offering the standard reader.

Titlebar Ticker places a relatively unobtrusive bar at the top of your active windows frame that clearly indicates when fresh content arrives. We liked how moving the mouse over the ticker bar opened a second tier with the news source name, navigation arrows to move to another news feed, and an icon for opening a drop-down list of all the headlines from the current feed. Titlebar Ticker also adds an RSS icon in the system tray. Right-clicking the RSS icon allowed us to customize a number of options, including having the app play a tone when a feed updates. Left-clicking the RSS icon opened a three-paned window, similar to the familiar e-mail-client interface for listing the feed sources, headlines, and Web links.

We found it curious that launching a link from the ticker bar opened the story in our default browser (Firefox), but launching one from the larger three-paned interface opened the story in Internet Explorer. That mystery aside, we recommend this app for its handy dual approach to reading feeds.

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Full Specifications

Publisher Team TBT
Publisher web site
Release Date January 26, 2007
Date Added January 26, 2007
Version 1
Category Browsers
Subcategory Newsreaders & RSS Readers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista, Microsoft .NET Framework 2
Download Information
File Size 276.38KB
File Name Install Titlebar Ticker 1-0-0.exe
Total Downloads 2,644
Downloads Last Week 1
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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