Some people get their news by visiting sites multiple times throughout the day. Others use RSS readers to stay up to date. With its eponymous app, Retickr (Free) presents a third option: it’s a scrolling ticker that runs across your Mac’s screen with the stories that you care about. It integrates RSS feeds as well as your Facebook and Twitter accounts to show you the posts and articles that you want to see, either with preset playlists or ones that you create yourself. Click on any story, and you get a full view of it instantly.
We’ve played around with Retickr for a bit, and for the most part, we like what we’re seeing. One problem right now though is that our Facebook and Twitter accounts don’t seem to be showing up, even though they app says they’re synced. The biggest improvement we’d like to see is in fine tuning the settings: it would be nice to be able to set a limit on the age of stories, so that you’re not looking at news from several days ago if you don’t want to. But as a free download from the Mac App Store, it’s worth checking out; once it lives up to the expectations the concept creates, Retickr will be wicked.