I’m thinking more along the lines of radiocarbon dating, the process that determines how old something is if it’s really old. I’m old enough to remember when TV was three or four channels and there was no weather radar. Oh, the humanity.
Weather On The Mac
In the old days, away back in yesteryear, the way I heard it told, weather was figured out by looking outside, or maybe checking a barometer, or observing the behavior of barnyard animals.
That was before The Weather Channel, before cable television, and long before the Mac and iPhone burst onto the scene with a thousand weather apps.
Mac users today can get weather conditions and forecasts in apps, Dashboard Widgets, the Dock, and the Menubar.
If you don’t mind a totally eye candy app that’s both inexpensive and as predictable as the weather, then you’ll fall in love with Live Dock Weather.
Other than the predictability issue, this is the app to have if you need visual treats and live in one of the 150,000 cities in the world that has a weather forecast and conditions data.
Is this pretty, or what?
This is some quality eye candy.
Live Dock Weather displays weather as an app as well as information in the Dock. It’s the app window that sets it apart from most other Mac weather apps.
You’ll get one click access to current conditions and temperatures (for most of the aforementioned 150,000 or so cities), including 44,000 zip codes.
Weather information for most locales (a big word for places) is updated multiple times each hour, and you can display weather for multiple locales at the same time.
Also displayed are the time, temperature, humidity and self descriptive conditions graphics– clouds, rain, lighting, sunshine, etc. Forecasts are daily or up to seven days in advance.
What’s beyond the eye candy and the low price? Weather information is the same as you’ll find anywhere else, even in free apps or Widgets, but more colorfully and graphically done.
The problems I’ve had using Live Dock Weather are more related to performance that visual accoutrements (another big word; I just love OS X’s dictionary). Sometimes the temperature is off by 10 or 20 degrees. The last update was an improvement, but bugs remain, so don’t use it to predict when you should harvest your crops.
Still, it’s as predictable as the weather.