Stock + for Mac: Add a Ticker Tape To Your Menubar or Desktop

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[prMac.com] Bloomington, Illinois - Chimp Studios today is pleased to introduce Stock + and Stock + Pro for Mac OS X, two stock watching apps featuring customizable ticker tapes, graphs, and common stock metrics. These apps are perfect for investors who want to keep an eye on stocks, commodities, indexes, and mutual funds without disturbing their workflow. Both apps work by placing a scrolling stock ticker in the menubar (or if the user prefers, on the desktop) that when clicked will display a primary window containing more information along with the ability to add and remove securities, view graphs and detailed stock metrics, and customize various app settings.

Besides the minimalist tape ticker there is a primary window that has three main panels. The top left panel displays a list of the securities that the user is interested in. Each row shows the symbol, last known quote, point or percentage change, and the full security name. The top right panel contains details about the currently selected security including opening price, market cap, day high, day low, day volume, average volume, 52 week low, 52 week high, P/E, and if applicable the dividend yield. The bottom center panel shows a historic price graph that can be adjusted to show a timespan from 1 day to 5 years. Selecting multiple stocks from the securities list creates a comparison graph.

Stock + is a full-featured stock-watching application, but for those craving more features, Stock + Pro delivers with more themes, price alerts, company news, and chart customization options. With price alerts, users can specify conditions that will trigger an action such as displaying a notification or playing a sound. Stock + Pro aggregates RSS news stories and utilizes the Readability service to provide clutter free articles that users can print, email, tweet, or like from within the app. Charts can be further customized by adding common overlays such as Bollinger Bands, moving day averages, exponential moving day averages, and dividend payout dates.

The app sports a custom user interface that mimics the aluminum unibody construction of Apple's notebooks; pentalobular screws included. "We've been fine tuning and polishing these apps for about a month now and we are super excited to see how users respond," said Chimp Studios owner Andrew Schenk.

Feature Highlights:
* Scrolling ticker tape - 3 animation modes, menubar or desktop, plus 5 other customizable aspects
* Welcome screen to explain features to new users
* Broad quote support - Get quotes for stocks, indexes, funds, and commodities
* Distraction Free - Primary window hides away when not in use
* Graphs - Cover from 1 day to 5 years. Easily create comparison graphs. Pro version has additional customization
* News (Pro only) - Skip the browser and enjoy clutter free articles
* Price Alerts (Pro only) - Set up custom monitoring rules and be notified when conditions are met
* Many graphics are Retina ready

Minimum System Requirements:
* Mac OS X 10.7 or later
* 64-bit processor
* Mac App Store
* 11.6 MB hard drive space (30.2 MB for Pro)

Pricing and Availability:
Stock + 1.0 is free. Stock + Pro 1.0 is $1.99 (USD) for Tuesday only before resuming its regular price of $4.99. Both apps are available on the Mac App Store in all regions. Review copies are available upon request.

Located in Bloomington, Illinois, Chimp Studios was founded in 2009 by Andrew Schenk. Chimp Studios offers a variety of software products and services to the Mac/iOS community. Copyright (C) 2012 Chimp Studios. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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