What is TICKR ?

TICKR version 0.6.4 is a Free 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.
(Note: TICKR was previously named 'NEWS - RSS Ticker'.)

What are RSS Feeds ?

RSS feeds are a web format used to publish frequently updated content (such as news headlines, blog entries, audio, video, real-time stock market quotes, etc...) in a standardized XML format. A RSS document includes text (full or summerized) and metadata such as publishing time, authorship, links to web pages. Learn more>>


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.

Settings include:

- 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. (See the Screenshots page.)

- You can bookmark your favorite RSS feeds, link TICKR with your favourite 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. Learn more>>