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Orbis (Formerly MenuWeather)

By Evan Coleman

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MenuWeather is back with version 5.0 and is now called Orbis.

Orbis is a simple, yet powerful, menu bar weather client.

▶ Super-accurate weather data from which provides weather to Fortune 100 and 500 companies
▶ Automatically determines your location
▶ Quick access to the weather right in your menu bar
▶ 15 day forecast
▶ 7 day hourly forecast
▶ Radar maps
▶ Severe weather alerts
▶ See the weather for multiple locations
▶ Many customization options
▶ Notification Center support

What's New in Version 5.0

MenuWeather is back with version 5.0 and is now called Orbis.

* 100% rewrite with an all new UI


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Customer Reviews

If it doesn’t work, why?

I tried at least five different menuweather apps before finding the original “MenuWeather” app. It was the only one that worked consistently, never crashed, and gave me the simplicity that I desired.

This new version? None of that. Now this app is just a knock-off of so many of the other menuweather apps out there, and works just as well as they do, in that it doesn’t work reliably at all. Since the update I have seen that stupid red exclamation point in my menu WAY too often without any way to trouble shoot the problem. Restarting the app does nothing, hitting retry does nothing. Oh, when it -does- work? Yeah, sure it looks cool, but like I said, I could’ve gotten the fancy UI with the other weathermenu apps that, as I said, DO NOT WORK RELIABLY.

If you want to make a brand new UI and everything, fine, then sell it as another app. Don’t get rid of one that was already working fine, and by fine I mean perfect. Now I’m back on the search for a menuweather app that will work.

Liked MenuWeather name better

i’m a hard one to convince that a complete rebranding (new name, new icon, new unalterable dark slate + "Google blue” look) is for the better. What’s wrong with MenuWeather 5.0? The old name said it all. Orbis sounds latin and geography-esque, but doesn’t really connect with “weather." I really want to go back to the higher contrast light look though, the new dark look is too low contrast and kiddie-pool looking. Also, as a Little Snitch reverse firewall user, none of the existing exceptions for MenuWeather were valid for Orbis, so i had to allow new exceptions and also allow Orbis to use location services. So the upgrade wasn’t seamless out of the box. Also, now “Current Conditions” floater is sitting there stuck with no menu selected, hovering over everything on my screen. Hard to complain too loudly at $1.99 and with a free upgrade, but it’s definitely a work in progress, needing some more love!

Glad to have my old friend back!

MenuWeather was one of my favorite Mac App Store apps. So I was definitely missing it while Orbis was being developed. It’s a point zero release, and I’ve had a few random quits. I’m sure with a bunch of users reporting bugs, it’ll get sorted out as well as additional features and customization options.

But this developer really deserves praise and recognition for not charging for existing MenuWeather owners! This was a free update for us for what looks like a complete rewrite, renaming/rebranding. When was the last time you saw that happen? It's amazing, and I am grateful.

Orbis (Formerly MenuWeather)
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  • $1.99
  • Category: Weather
  • Updated:
  • Version: 5.0
  • Size: 15.4 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor

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