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.
RSS Ticker loads your Live Bookmarks and scrolls their entries across your screen while you surf. It's perfect for staying informed without having to actively browse entries in an RSS reader. The ticker can be placed at the bottom of the screen (below the status bar) or at the top of the screen (underneath your bookmarks toolbar). Nearly all aspects of the ticker's display are customizable, including the scroll speed, smoothness, and link width. You can even set a limit for the number of items that appear from each feed.
December 01, 2008
Version: RSS Ticker 2.0.3
Product is fine
Your system sucks
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
November 11, 2008
Version: RSS Ticker 2.0.3
Very small footprint (72.9k), installs easily and quickly, is very user-friendly and every aspect is easily customizable .
I haven't found any yet.
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.