Portable Desktop Ticker 1.9.1.298

Lightweight application which enables you to view your favorite feeds scrolling on your screen, import them from files or manually add them
Portable Desktop Ticker is a software tool developed in order to help people establish feeds and view them on the screen, and comes bundled with many configurable options.

Portable advantages

This is the portable counterpart of Desktop Ticker, and thus the installation process is not a must. By placing the program files to a removable storage unit (e.g. USB flash drive), it is possible to run this utility on any machine you can get ahold of.

Another notable piece of information when it comes to portable apps, is that the Windows registry is not going to suffer any changes, and nor will the Start menu/screen.

Add news feeds and customize settings

The interface is minimal and non-obtrusive, while this software tool enables you to add new feeds. This can be done manually, by inputting a website’s link, or automatically by importing OPML, XML and TXT files from the hard drive. Feed lists can also be exported to the aforementioned formats, for safekeeping.

Aside from that, you can easily control the frame’s opacity, dock it to the top or bottom of the screen or let it float. The speed and direction of the information can also be adjusted, while from the settings panel you can change the color scheme, text size, update and reload time (expressed in minutes), and the item order can be established according to the alphabet, newest or oldest news and the list goes on.

Conclusion

CPU and memory usage is minimal and thus the computer’s performance is not going to be hampered. Response time is good and the interface is intuitive and unobtrusive. Taking all of this into consideration, we can safely say that Portable Desktop Ticker is a reliable and efficient piece of software.

Reviewed by on February 28th, 2014


last updated on:
September 29th, 2014, 11:38 GMT
file size:
142 KB
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Mike Batt
license type:
Freeware
operating system(s):
Windows 2K / XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8 64 bit / 2003 / 2008
category:
C: \ Portable Software \ Internet \ Newsgroups / Feed / Blog Tools

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Portable Desktop Ticker - By using Portable Desktop Ticker you are able to view all the news from the selected websitesPortable Desktop Ticker - You can access the File menu if you want to reload and manage all the RSS feedsPortable Desktop Ticker - From the Tools menu you have the possibility to configure options such as opacity, speed and directionPortable Desktop TickerPortable Desktop TickerPortable Desktop Ticker
What's New in This Release:
  • Added option to use a browser style user agent string when downloading feeds.
  • Added option to display feed item images.
  • Added support for RSS enclosures.
  • Added option to outline text.
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Application description

Portable Desktop Ticker is a reliable and easy-to-use utility that will read all the RSS feeds from the specified URL&...

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