SimplyWeather - The Simple Weather app
By Anthony Castelli
Open the Mac App Store to buy and download apps.
SimplyWeather conveniently puts the weather in your mac's status bar. Quickly glance up and look at the current temperature outside. Click on it to get a more detailed view of what the current conditions are and what the next four days will be. Hover you mouse over the information to get a quick forecast of today or the next four days. The goal for this project was to make a much simpler way of getting the current weather. Dashboard has always had a widget for it, but I always found it a pain to have to view the weather. SimplyWeather makes it much easier to access that data.
What's New in Version 1.0.2
NEW: Added the option to use a custom location.
NEW: Hold the option key down when clicking on the SimplyWeather icon to bring up a contextual menu.
FIXED: Text on the Yellow background is now easier to read.
FIXED: Weather Alerts no longer keep showing up after you have closed them.
FIXED: Some places the forecast date was messed up.
FIXED: The (null) location issue. (I hope)
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Clean, Elegant, Few Bugs
This menu bar app is great for keeping a quick eye on the weather. Provides notifications when severe weather is occuring in either my local area (auto-detected) or a specified area (by area code).
One issue I noticed is that tomorrow’s weather disappears at around 6pm, as the app appears to “roll over” to tomorrow for the future forecast of weather. Thus after 6pm or so, I cannot see what tomorrow’s weather will be until the current time gets to at least midnight.
I’d also like to request the ability to have weather in the drop down for a few different locations. Not a big issue if the developer adds it or not, just would be a nice feature!
Overall very nice app!