And it would not be Facebook, Twitter, or Photoshop, iPhoto, iMovie, or even Calendar. It’s weather information. Who among the Mac faithful do not have a weather forecast app within a click away? What’s better? A look at weather radar without a click.
The Weather Channel On Cable TV?
When a dedicated weather channel first hit cable TV I knew we had entered a different age. Weather radar information for the masses wasn’t far behind with the internet.
Today, both my Mac and iPhone have multiple weather information apps which give me seven day forecasts, instant weather conditions, and something more.
The more is weather radar. You don’t need to be a trained meteorologist to recognize what’s going on in one radar image.
For Mac users, we have a dozen weather information and forecasting apps which range from free to Say What? Regardless, the one I use the most doesn’t even require a click and it’s free.
Radar in Motion takes up life on your Mac as a Dashboard Widget which you can summon to view with a flick of the finger or wrist (trackpad vs. mouse).
That’s a picture worth almost a thousand words.
Radar in Motion displays Weather.com and NOAA weather radar information– essentially radar overlaid on a map.
That means you get an instant look at weather radar without a click. Of course, Radar in Motion can be set for multiple locations, specific regions, and in some areas, includes weather alerts.
That’s pretty good for free.
This means average, ordinary Mac folks have access to weather data that makes the old days seem like the stone age where we had to check with a radio station for upcoming forecasts, or wait until the TV news came on at night to see the forecast and conditions.