Google News Grabber 1.0b5
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News Grabber is a program that downloads news headlines and summaries
from Google News. It displays this information in Headlines window
and allows the user to view the story summaries. Headlines are also
displayed in an optional ticker window that is always visible (somewhat
like the news ticker in AOL Instant Messenger). Double clicking
a headline in the Headlines window will send you to the website
of the original story. Clicking on a headline in the ticker does
the same. You can also set an automatic update schedule, or you
can choose to update the news headlines manuallly.
Why not just go to Google News? Well,
if you are anything like us, here at AlkSoft, your screen realestate
is at a minimum. Keeping a browser open all the time just to keep
abreast of the news is not always practical. Google News Grabber
to the rescue! Don't miss out on the news just because you don't
want to open a web browser!
These screenshots are all taken from
a copy of GNG 1.0b5 in actual use.
Please keep in mind that Google News
Grabber is, in fact, in beta. As it is beta software, we advise
that you do not download it unless you are comfortable running software
that may still have flaws. That being said, the only serious flaws
we've seen in our testing, only appear on OS 8.x. Users with OS
9.x shouldn't have any real trouble (besides the occasional out
of synch ticker). On OS 8.6, however, the running the ticker causes
the application to crash completely.
News Grabber comes as a binhexed Stuffit archive. It weighs in at
about 1MB. Click the download icon to get the software!