WorldFlash News Ticker Gold

WorldFlash News Ticker Gold


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 15 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
M7.68
File Size:
1.17MB
Date Added:
August 23, 2006
Price:
Free to try (45-day trial); $44.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
41,695
Downloads Last Week:
9
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Additional Requirements:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' review

If the McLaughlin Group bores you and CNN Headline News is more your speed, WorldFlash News Ticker Gold may be the news application for you. Based on your choice of about 200 RSS feeds, it displays a scrolling readout of stock quotes, weather, and the latest headlines. The demo lets you add only three feeds of your own, but we appreciated features such as stock-price alerts and keyword-based news monitoring. It's easy to drag the ticker backward or forward to read a missed headline or skip ahead. You also can mark news articles for later. Also, though the default split-pane view of the ticker is hard to read, switching to the TV-Ticker Display solves the problem. We disliked the intrusive installation process, which asks for an e-mail address and other personal information, but overall, WorldFlash News Ticker Gold is a reasonable choice for monitoring stock quotes or keeping up with a few news sites.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.1

    out of 15 votes

    • 5 star: 10
    • 4 star: 2
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 3
  • Current Version:

    3.8

    out of 12 votes

    • 5 star: 7
    • 4 star: 2
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 3
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  • 4 stars

    "it is so far the best among some . Thank You."

    December 20, 2010   |   By hodaviax

    Version: WorldFlash News Ticker Gold M7.68

    Pros

    It's ability to switch from down/up the page.The menu is also appreciated

    Cons

    Weather forecast based on all the States of the Union so specifics can be chosen.
    The cost of the program 44.95 bucks, is a bit stiff.

    Summary

    My experience of it is wonderful. Keep up the good work.

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  • 5 stars

    "I like it now and I always did"

    November 07, 2007   |   By renebrier

    Version: WorldFlash News Ticker Gold M7.68

    Pros

    This tool might cost more than the free programs, but let's face it - I also get a lot more. They come up with a major release at least once a year. And guess what, I always enjoy the features they add. I synch my preferences, which allows me to have all of my choices on any computer I use - eveywhere I go. I like it more than the full browser options I can create with sites like Google or Yahoo - because it's not a full screen app. I can actually work and still check out the information I need from the news. Ever since they've added the RSS headlines a few years ago, I really started to have fun with this program.

    All in all, you pay nothing - you get nothing. Here, I pay - but I couldn't be happier with the product or the company's customer service.

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  • 5 stars

    "Cool, simple to use- and excelent benefits"

    November 01, 2007   |   By gabony

    Version: WorldFlash News Ticker Gold M7.68

    Pros

    First, let's start with the fact that this ticker just looks cool on my screen. But really, this program is efficient and actually provides much more than the authors promote on the site. There are so many cool features that I don't think there is a compatible system on the market. I like the fact that I can see all the headlines with my keywords on a separate page. I like the fact that I can save headlines for later. The breaking news alerts are a life saver. A also screen various email accounts with Worldflash. Right now, I am using Worldflash to track a few Ebay auctions (RSS feed) and whenever there is a new posting I get it as a breaking alert news. I have used it in the past to track items on Craigslist as well. Since I am in corporate sales, I use it to keep up with my clients - as well as with their industry news. So, I always have something to chat about about when I call my accounts to keep in touch. It's an ice breaker.

    All in all, this is a great program and I really enjoy it.

    Cons

    I wish they had a summary of the story when I place the mouse over a headline. Other than that, it's perfect for me.

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  • 5 stars

    "The best news ticker I have found"

    October 30, 2007   |   By johnberg1969

    Version: WorldFlash News Ticker Gold M7.68

    Pros

    This is a great and useful program that I have been using for many years. It reliably brings in my choices for news, sports, weather and stocks, plus I find the email-checking feature to be very useful. There are many other cool features, but I also wanted to mention the excellent customer service I have received. Not free, but well worth the registration price.

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  • 5 stars

    "How I became a Chronic Worldflasher!"

    October 30, 2007   |   By davidsstanley

    Version: WorldFlash News Ticker Gold M7.68

    Pros

    Once you enter your personal settings and customize the countless News sources, RSS feeds, industry specific alerts and e-mail alerts you can continue your day-to-day workflow without interruption. I have been recommending this to so many friends that one even suggested that I am a "Chronic Worldflasher"...not a bad compliment.

    Cons

    Takes a couple of minutes to customize, but once there...worth the effort!

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  • 5 stars

    "Salut to WorldFlash"

    October 29, 2007   |   By tomasgrear

    Version: WorldFlash News Ticker Gold M7.68

    Pros

    I've been using WorldFlash everyday for about 3 years now. I prefer it over other RSS readers because the ticker format allows me to work - while I get the news. In my case, the fact that I can view only the latest headlines (I need it to be no longer than 30 minutes) is an incredible plus for my success. I also programmed the stock ticker and requested to see the latest headlines that go along with each stock. This is a true gem!

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  • 5 stars

    "Best program I've ever downloaded"

    October 29, 2007   |   By Bracha18

    Version: WorldFlash News Ticker Gold M7.68

    Pros

    I don't quite remember how I eve lived without Worldflash. I actually like it more than the free program I got from my online trading company. I check my stocks in addition to about a million news sources. I've added my own RSS feeds in Hebrew - and I just love it. Since I am in sales, I programmed Worldflash to give me all the recent breaking news about my industry - total and complete time saver. My boss saw it on my screen and bought copies for all ten of us at the office. We now use it to scroll company news.

    The few times that I needed service, they were right there to help.

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  • 4 stars

    "Excellent Software"

    October 07, 2007   |   By blahity

    Version: WorldFlash News Ticker Gold M7.68

    Pros

    I've used various versions of this software on and off for the past few years, and I've always been impressed. It allows you to easily customize where you want the ticker, how many (one to four) tickers you want running at once, and the individual appearance of all of those.

    Unlike seemingly everyone else here... I've never had trouble adding my own RSS feeds. It's been an option for as long as I can remember. Additionally, the software comes preconfigured with a ton of RSS feeds enveloping all interests and regions. It also has a rather functional stock ticker and weather ticker option.

    Cons

    While they do let you add RSS feeds, there seems to be a maximum limit of ten custom feeds - annoying, as their own pre-added news feeds can number beyond a hundred with no problems.

    Sometimes, it misses a mouse click, making you click again. This turns into a problem when the computer as busy, as missing a click and slow response time are hard to distinguish... often resulting in my browser opening a bunch of headlines I didn't want.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great Desktop Ticker!"

    August 26, 2007   |   By danzbuff

    Version: WorldFlash News Ticker Gold M7.68

    Pros

    This ticker has everthing. First off, it is fully customizable with over 100 news feeds all around the globe. You could recieve news desktop alerts from a variety

    of sources. It even has local news,weather and stock tickers. The feeds are LIVE so everything is timely. If you see a headline you want to know more about you could easily click on it and get the news feed artical. This service is so great,reliable and so informitive. I found out so much from a wide array of news sourses what happening. Its news ticker at is best!

    I trully recommend this to anyone that wants to keep informed,stay ahead of the news, and be intelligent as to whats happening in the world.

    Cons

    Not a lot of things I can't say bad about this service. However, since I have a mind thats always thinking of new ideas and such, I have thought of 2 perhaps ideas in the future for an upgrade. First, have an Amber Alert Ticker. Second, A Weather Alert Ticker. Or have a Terror Alert News Ticker...

    This system is purely recommended!

    You got to be a fool not to get this!

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  • 1 stars

    "A True Rip-Off"

    August 02, 2007   |   By jeffdogg1585

    Version: WorldFlash News Ticker Gold M7.68

    Pros

    It's a halfway-decent news ticker, if you can stand the huge gaps that tend to occur between items, and the fact that you can't add custom URLs.

    Cons

    First of all, you can't add your own URLs to WorldFlash. Want to add Google News? You can easily get an RSS or Atom URL for Google News, but WorldFlash provides no way to use it. This is by design, so they can keep charging you $45.00 every two years, and pretend they're providing a "service".

    How long has RSS been available? How many other RSS readers are there? There is absolutely no reason for a news ticker not to allow you to add your own URLs.

    This is why I say it's a rip off. You can only use the news sources that are preconfigured, and you can't add your own. You can beg for them to add a new source, but don't count on it being added.

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