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Al's RSS Ticker

By Al's Stuff Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
This very basic RSS reader brings all the latest news and headlines right to your desktop, but don't expect any extra features. Al's RSS Ticker sports a bland interface that includes two buttons--one for configurations and one to refresh--and a news ticker. This particular reader uses Yahoo as its default source, but you can add any URL you wish. During testing, adding--and subsequently receiving--feeds from several sources was a piece of cake. Clicking a headline will take you directly to the full story, though our computer became very sluggish when we tried this. The feed bar can be positioned anywhere on your screen and remains on top of whatever window you are working in. We would have liked to see a larger variety of preloaded feeds as well as other features found in similar readers, such as the ability to e-mail feeds to friends. Al's RSS Ticker's simple design may best suit users who are new to the world of RSS readers, but if simplicity just isn't your thing, you might want to look for another RSS reader that offers more options.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.0


Release November 7, 2008
Date Added August 17, 2005
Version 1.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server, Java Runtime Environment 1.5


Total Downloads 6,639
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

A RSS ticker for your desktop. Keep up to the minute with the latest RSS feed from your favorite news service to your favorite Internet store. There is neither an installer nor an uninstaller for this application. It is just a simple single executable file.