Newsreader With Delusions Of Grandeur

Previously I migrated from deprecated Google Reader to rawdog (RSS Aggregator Without Delusions of Grandeur) which was sufficiently configurable to resemble Google Reader in use. I liked that I could use my browser to do everything. Unfortunately, some things weren’t configurable like sequence and feeds were not displayed that should have been…

Looking around, I tried tickr from the repository. Anyone familiar with CNN or FOX News will know what it looks like:
tickr_in_action. It also has more preferences than you can shake a stick at…
tickr_preferences

While I still can’t control everything from settings, I can jump on the tickr window and quickly pick a different feed than the one currently displayed or I can let it run and when I am waiting on a website to open I can glance at the tickr and open another tab to something of interest. It really prompts me to multi-task and the browser integration is smooth with Chrome. I can also choose to have tickr open on top of one virtual desktop leaving the others clear. Nice. Now I have a newsreader that behaves like a plugin for the browser with lots of flexibility. It’s GTK-based so I didn’t have to pull in a single extra dependency.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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2 Responses to Newsreader With Delusions Of Grandeur

  1. No, I have not tried Feedly. tickr seems to work for me. I don’t have to change windows/tabs because it’s always open. I could put it at the top of the window, too.

  2. dougman says:

    Did you try Feedly?

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