Weather information is often not even a click away– alerts come right to us. Here’s a look at one of the newest and neatest of the affordable Mac weather apps and the one thing it does wrong.
Not Really Live
What caught my attention about Weather Live is the name. Weather. And ‘Live.’ Unfortunately, you don’t get a look outside your window to see live weather.
Instead, you get weather information updated every so many minutes, good or bad, that should be reflective of what you see when you look outside.
All the basic weather information data is included in Weather Live’s attractive interface– forecasts and time for thousands of locations.
Get both seven day and 24-hour forecasts and temperatures. It includes Wind Chill and ‘Feels Like’ temperatures, plus high and low, wind directions and speed, humidity, visibility, and everything else that makes up a look at the weather you need.
Except it’s not live. Instead, Weather Live displays a weather scene designed to reflect weather conditions near you.
The idea behind the name Weather Live is to give you an image of what the weather really looks like outside.
To that end, it works well enough, though I notice plenty of scenery and vegetation that isn’t indigenous to Atlanta, GA. Still, the images are great and look even better on a MacBook Pro with Retina display.
Weather Lives gives you controls over weather information layouts– basic or advanced– and you can set it up to display weather information from multiple locations. The app is interactive with the weather– the visuals change as the weather and time of day changes.
What you won’t get is what the app’s title implies. Live weather.