The Weather Network
By Pelmorex Media Inc.
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The Weather Network provides FREE up to the minute local forecasts with current, hourly, 5 – 14 day forecasts and trends for your favorite cities around the world. Get the current temperature right on your menu bar. It alerts you when active weather is in your area and you can follow the storms using our interactive satellite and radar maps, videos, photos and more!
• Current weather temperature and conditions
• Local forecasts from Hourly thru to 14 Day
• Severe Weather Alerts
• Satellite and Radar Maps
• Top Weather News Stories
• Videos and Photos
• Removable dock icon available
• Much More!
What's New in Version 2.0.19
• PointCast: get hyper local forecasts as close as 1km/0.6miles by entering your POSTAL code, ZIP code.
• Ability to search and save multiple location types (city, schools, ski, park, airport and golf)
• Updates to meet new OS requirements
• Supports Mac OS 10.6, 10.7 & 10.8
After the latest update that I installed as of yesterday, the app will not even open. The menu bar icon has disappeared and clicking the dock icon does nothing at all. Super impressed with that. Thumbs DOWN.
Will not use until they remove the ads. It is really distracting and in-your-face. I rather go online with AdBlock
Ugly and non-standard behaviour
This looks like a bad port of a Windows program, done by a programmer who doesn't understand the difference between a Mac menu bar and a Windows task bar. It behaves more like a widget than a proper app: it has no menus except for the ugly little icon it puts into the menu bar. That menu bar icon doesn't work like a real menu -- clicking on it just opens the app's window, which is pointless since you could just as easily click on the dock icon. To use the menu bar icon as a menu, you have to right-click on it. And you can't use command-tab to switch to the app when it's running, you have to click on either the menu bar icon or the dock icon instead.
The only thing in its favor is that it gives the same short- and long-term weather reports as their cable TV channel, so if your Mac is on, it's more convenient to run the app than to turn on the TV and wait for the next weather report.
TIP: If you want that annoying icon to disappear from the menu bar, DON'T close the window -- instead, click the power button in the window's top right corner. That'll tell the app to quit, which gets rid of the menu bar icon.
BUG: When you run it for the first time after installing or upgrading, it asks if you want it to run when you log in; if you answer NO, it fails to run properly. You have to quit the app and run it again; after that it'll work properly.