Tickr is described as 'TICKR is 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' and is an app in the News & Books category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Tickr for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Windows, Mac, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Feedly, which is free. Other great apps like Tickr are Inoreader (Freemium), QuiteRSS (Free, Open Source), Tiny Tiny RSS (Free, Open Source) and Flipboard (Free).
Feedly is a better way to organize, read and share the content of your favorite sites. It weaves the content from the RSS feeds of your favorite websites into a fun magazine-like experience and provides seamless integration with social networks.
Discover, share and read the best on the web. With Inoreader, content comes to you, the minute it's available. Subscribe to RSS Feeds, Blogs, Podcasts, Twitter searches, Facebook pages, even Email Newsletters! Get unfiltered news feeds or filter them to your liking.
Flipboard is a fast, beautiful way to flip through the news, photos and updates your friends are sharing on Facebook and Twitter. - See your social media in a magazine layout that is easy to scan and fun to read.
Google Reader inspired self-hosted RSS reader, based on JAX-RS, Wicket and AngularJS. Deploy on your own server (using TomEE, a lightweight JavaEE6 container based on Tomcat) or even in the cloud for free on OpenShift.