Subcategory: RSS Readers
Platform: Linux, Windows
Programing language: C, GTK+
First release: 2009 ?
TICKR – a free and open source, GTK based RSS reader application which displays RSS feeds in a TICKER bar on your desktop. With a single click, you get the latest headlines scrolling in a thin window on your desktop, as what can be seen on News TV channels.
TICKR displays feeds as a smooth scrolling line, as known from TV stations. What makes TICKR different from most other similar applications is that graphics are highly customizable and scrolling is fast and smooth.
The application include settings to customize it, such as:
– Scrolling speed, update delay, fonts, font sizes and colors, dimensions and location of TICKR on the screen, displaying text inside a “draggable” window or without one, displaying or not a clock, and much more.
– You can bookmark your favorite RSS feeds, link TICKR with your favorite browser so that you can open links and watch web pages you’re interested in with just one click. You can play, pause, reload the current feed, and change the scrolling speed on the fly.
– TICKR can also be used with any text files instead of remote XML resources. And it can be used in scripts as all parameters can be set from command line.
The project developer is Emmanuel Thomas-Maurin.