About Desktop Ticker
Please note that as of November 2017 the Yahoo! Finance stock service is no longer available, therefore attempting to use the stocks feature in Desktop Ticker will return an error.
Desktop Ticker is a free RSS and Atom web feed aggregator application that allows you to keep an eye on the latest news from your favourite websites whilst you work on your computer. Once feeds have been added, the article titles scroll horizontally across the screen. Article summaries are displayed when the mouse cursor is placed over an article title, and the full article can be opened in a web browser by clicking on the article title. The RSS feeds are automatically downloaded after the specified interval to show updated content.
Options include specifying whether all articles are displayed from the RSS feed or just articles created within a set time period, colour coding articles based on their age, and adjusting the scroll speed.
Desktop Ticker can synchronise with the Windows Common Feed List, allowing the list of subscribed RSS feeds to be shared with other applications such as Internet Explorer, Windows Live Mail and Outlook.
Compatible with RSS feeds provided by news sites such as BBC News and CNN, and many other sites including Gmail, Facebook and Flickr. Also compatible with software such as Bugzilla and Jenkins continuous integration server. Click here to learn about RSS feeds.
For information about using Desktop Ticker, click here to read the user guide.
For information about deploying Desktop Ticker on a Windows corporate network, read the deployment guide here.
"Exceptional design and excellent features" - The Windows Club
"Very nicely done software that has an easy learning curve" - What's On My PC
"Does it well" - MakeUseOf
5/5 "A reliable and efficient piece of software" - Softpedia
4.5/5 "Outstanding" - download.com
4/5 "Excellent" - FindMySoft
"Interesting RSS feeds checker application" - I Love Free Software
"Get RSS Feed Updates On Your Desktop" - Ghacks
Desktop Ticker is available for Windows computers, and Mac OS X and Linux computers that have the Mono runtime installed. The files are available on the downloads page.
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