Adding weather, etc.. to the top menu bar?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by About2SwitchOvr, Apr 29, 2004.

  1. About2SwitchOvr macrumors regular

    Mar 22, 2004
    I've seen so many screenshots of desktops with cool little indicators, like weather, temp, (can't remember the others)... and was wondering where is a good website to get such programs? (unless it's already embedded in Panther.

    P.S. I DO sincerely apologize if this is a repost.. I did a search for "temperature" and "weather", and after 5 pages or so.. I honestly did get a bit exhausted...

    Screenshots and brief descriptions would be AWESOME! :)
  2. hazmat macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2002
    Brooklyn, NY
    You have basically three options: Meteorologist, WeatherPop, and WeatherMenu. The two later ones are both really good, but you should try both to see which you prefer. Different options. Neither is free, but both under $10. Meteo used to be very good, and is open source, but the past few versions have had really bad problems in different ways, and development is SLOW. I finally gave up.

    You can find all three at your favorite software site.
  3. About2SwitchOvr thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 22, 2004

    Hi guys... I don't know if anyone is still reading this thread, but I found a great little widget with the weather. Has a little icon, temp, and provides more detailed info as well!
    And you can attach it to your desktop as well!
  4. live4ever macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2003
    Thunder Bay, ON
    Can anyone recommend a menu bar program that monitors CPU temp. I used one from the guy who made Tinkertool but it takes up space in the dock and has its own window.

    So what I'm looking for is one that can be turned on via system prefs.

  5. tomf87 macrumors 65816


    Sep 10, 2003
    Well, where did you get it? :)
  6. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

    baby duck monge

    Feb 16, 2003
    Memphis, TN
    yeah, that's what i was wondering. it sounds pretty good, but we can't see because we don't know what it is or where to find it!! :confused: :)
  7. Diatribe macrumors 601


    Jan 8, 2004
    Back in the motherland
    Great. Thanks. I just downloaded Weather Menu as it is pretty neat when I travel places since it has info on all kinds of countries. Now I can stop looking at websites... great.
  8. Wes macrumors 68020


    Jun 22, 2001
  9. mara macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2003
    Helsinki, Finland
    Speaking of this?

  10. About2SwitchOvr thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 22, 2004
    I'm sorry :p
    It's on Konfabulator (I will link it once I get home, and I guess I can take a screenshot of it in REAL use)
    I just learned how to take selective Screen Shots (Shift-Command-4) from this forum, which I'm VERY thankful for.
    So tune in later :)
  11. JDar macrumors 6502a


    Dec 7, 2003
    The nice thing about the Konfabulator weather and mini-weather widgets is you can put them anywhere on screen and have multiple copies for cities you wish to follow.

    Attached Files:

  12. flyfish29 macrumors 68020


    Feb 4, 2003
    New HAMpshire
    I downloaded Meteorologist and installed it but had problems with it...I am running Jaguar still (will update next week I hope). Then when I trashed the installer icon DMG thing on the desktop and the whole thing went away. I installed the thing and started having problems setting up the city, etc and it sort of crashed on me quite a bit.

    Any ideas?

  13. abhishekit macrumors 65816


    Nov 6, 2003
    akron , ohio
    i will second 'Konfabulator' suggestion. Its a great add on. Currently i have the weather, where am i, script bar, werewolf, and better whats going on, widgets on my desktop..its great :D

    and as someone asked for an app to get cpu temp, cpu portal widget does that..
  14. About2SwitchOvr thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 22, 2004
    Ah! you beat me to it :)

    Also, another cool feature, is that you can append it to your desktop!
    Also, if you move your mouse over it, a more detailed description pops up (ie. humidity, wind strength, UV levels!)

    I only heard about widgets in accounting class, but these types of widgets are.... more fun! :p
  15. Damek macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2003
    New York City, USA
    Meteo works for me

    Meteorologist works for me. It's a little buggy, but in an unintrusive way, and it's free. And since I've just maxed out my credit getting this shiny new iBook & a few necessary softwares, free is good!

    The only problem I've had with Meteorologist is that, less than a week after installing it, it stopped being able to get the weather from the server. I checked the sourceforge forum and it turns out everyone is experiencing the same problem. The solution is to switch to using the National Weather Service server. Upon selecting that server for your city, Meteorologist crashes, but then upon restarting, it's using the new server and it works fine.

    I do hope it's fixed; now that it's open source I figure it will be. If development ceases I'll just use it until it breaks completely and then look around for something else. I'm cheap like that :p

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