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Forecast Bar - Weather, Radar and Alerts

By Real Casual Games, LLC

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*** Best New App by Apple as a Best New App *** Top Rated Mac App by Macworld *** Featured by Lifehacker *** Full Touch Bar Support ***

Forecast Bar offers hyper accurate, hyper local live weather and forecasts right in your menu bar or as a full dock app. iCloud Sync keeps your locations and settings in sync across your devices. Custom icon and background packs allow you to customize the look and feel to suit your style.

Opening Forecast Bar displays a gorgeous resizable panel full of relevant weather information, including:
- Current conditions, with current, feels like, high, and low temperatures, cloud conditions, as well as relative humidity
- A succinct description, available in 18 languages, of the weather for the next hour, and next 24 hours
- Create a customized weather summary to use in the app and widget which can contain any combination of 20 data points with everything from wind speeds to location of the nearest storm!
- Animated charts showing temperature and rain forecasts for the next 8 hours
- When rain is detected in the next hour, an animated chart showing rain intensity*
- 6 day forecast, with high and low temperatures and weather conditions
- Stunning animated icons for each weather condition (plus two additional icon packs to switch between)
- A gorgeous image matching the weather conditions (which can be dimmed or hidden entirely, from either built-in or online sources)
- Full description of all local NWS severe weather alerts (U.S. only), including Notification Center support
- Radar and satellite imagery (U.S. only)

*** Purchase includes one-year of hourly premium weather updates from Dark Sky. If you would prefer more frequent updates (10, 15 or 30 minutes) you can optionally upgrade easily within the app. ***

Clicking again on the current conditions displays an animated panel with additional information, including:
- Current wind conditions with an animated compass
- Dew point and humidity readings, with a "mugginess" animated gauge
- Pressure indicator with trend information
- Sunrise and sunset times for the day
- Moon phase
- Visibility reading
- UV Index

You can click on any day's forecast to see a full 24 hour temperature, precipitation, wind, humidity and UV index chart, along with an hour-by-hour sky condition chart. Furthermore, clicking on the radar icon will display an interactive radar map.

Forecast Bar automatically determines your location to provide hyper-local weather data. In addition, you can store unlimited favorited locations, and switch between them easily using keyboard shortcuts. By default, Forecast Bar will automatically detect which units to use for your location, or you can manually set your preferred units.

Forecast Bar supports Dark Sky’s Time Machine feature. Time Machine gives you the ability to check the current weather conditions at a given time, in the past 70 years or the next 70 years.

Forecast Bar offers full support for light and dark menu bar modes, and carefully conserves your computer's power. You can even fully customize what shows in your menu bar or dock on your dock badge. Assign a global keyboard shortcut to show Forecast Bar any time! Even more, there is a Today widget you can use in your Notification Center.

With Notification Forwarding, you can forward precipitation alerts to Forecast Bar for iPhone and iPad! Your Mac will automatically check the weather depending on where your phone is and send notifications when precipitation is coming (requires Forecast Bar for iOS). In addition, you can send the current temperature to iOS devices as an icon badge!

If you have any ideas or problems with Forecast Bar, drop us an email to or add them to our support site!

*where available

What's New in Version 2.9.2

Thank you for your continued support of Forecast Bar! We have taken a special focus this release to ensure Forecast Bar works even better with Forecast Bar for iPhone/iPad to supercharge your weather experience.

In addition, we've also added other improvements based on your feedback. Here's what's new in this version:
- Support for a fully customized weather summary (Preferences > Appearance > Customize Summary…)
- Improved Preferences organization
- Support for sending current temperature to your iOS devices as icon badge
- Support for reading the weather via AppleScript
- Fix for snow amount values in hourly details
- Fix for hourly details not respecting units
- Fix for custom summary not showing 2 or 7 day forecasts for some users


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Customer Reviews

By Far The Best Weather App

I have tried almost every type of weather software over the years. Forecast Bar does EVERYTHING I want a weather app to do, and it does it swiftly and without problems. I now have it on 4 Macs, 2 iPads, 2 iPhones and 2 Apple Watches. Every platform is well thought out and easy to use. Great job, Real Casual Games!!

Touch Bar support! These guys are fast!

This is definitely my favorite weather app for the Mac. It offers incredible accuracy due to, and it also gives you a bunch of different levels of depth. If you just care about temperature and conditions, the menu bar has you covered. If you want to see more, including forecasts and gorgeous images, you tap on the menu bar. Tapping again on any of the forecasts or conditions pulls up really nice animated charts and further detail. Overall, awesome job and well worth the money which at first had me nervous.

Fixed the problem with a new release

I used to love this app until Version 2.9. It won’t run on my MacBook pro running 10.12.4. I deleted and reinstalled multiple times with no luck. Today, they released Version 2.9.1 and I hoped the fixed whatever is making it not work, but this version still doesn’t work.

Update: They have made 2.9.2 available and now all is good. One of the best apps available for iOS and MacOS.

Forecast Bar - Weather, Radar and Alerts
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  • $5.99
  • Category: Weather
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.9.2
  • Size: 34.9 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor

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