Everyone complains about the weather but no one does anything about it. Actually, I don’t even complain much. It’s not like weather in San Diego is untrustworthy.
It’s cool. It’s warm. It’s sometimes hot. It’s seldom cold. Humans are funny creatures. We want to know about weather even though we can’t do anything to change it. Here’s a free Mac app that makes weather easier to know.
One Look For Current Conditions
There’s easily a dozen Mac apps that give you weather information. Half reside in the Menubar. Not all are free. Most give you the same weather information.
MenuWeather is a free Mac app that sits in the Menubar and gives you the weather for free.
I could say more about it but there’s just not a whole lot going on with weather apps. Especially the free apps.
Plus, the Menubar only holds so much information. It’s not like you could squeeze in an animated Vanna White to tell you what it’s like outside.
What do you need beyond a quick look in the Menubar for temperature and conditions?
Gimme A Forecast Somewhere Else
Not only do we want a weather forecast and current conditions for what we can see outside the window, but human curiosity dictates we know what the weather is like elsewhere on the planet. MenuWeather gives current conditions, forecasts, and multiple locations.
Clicking the Menubar brings down the rest of the forecast and more options, including other locations. There’s also a 10-day forecast, weather radar, weekend, monthly, and hour-by-hour, but those open up in a browser window.
As weather apps go, MenuWeather is decent, but it’s a crowded field.
It’s funny how we view weather. I have three Mac apps and two Dashboard Widgets to give me weather conditions. My iPhone has four weather apps, including weather radar.
All that technology still fails to warn me when I leave the house without an umbrella or a sweater.