Best Weather App?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by zachlegomaniac, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. zachlegomaniac macrumors 6502a

    zachlegomaniac

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    Hi, I just searched "best weather app" and didn't find much. I also google searched "weather apps for iphone," but some of the articles are outdated. I plow and need snowfall predictions for my area (north of Boston), but would also like a good all around app as well. Does anyone have any suggestions on a good app that also gives precip conditions. Thank for your help!
     
  2. LapsangSouchong macrumors 65816

    LapsangSouchong

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    Give AccuWeather a try. I think it might do everything you need. It has a good interface as well.
     
  3. aonelas macrumors newbie

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    Try opening safari and going to weather.com, it works pretty well for me.
     
  4. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    I find swackett is pretty useful about telling me when it's going to snow.
     
  5. Ygn macrumors member

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    I have the weather app called 'Outside', it has a brilliant interface and push notifications for weather in your area.
     
  6. Eric8199 macrumors 6502a

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    Accuweather is terrible. I use MyCast and Weather Bug. I also use Radar Scope for radar images. MyCast is probably the best all-in-one app though.
     
  7. ericg301 macrumors 6502a

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    ditto. mycast is great.

    weather channel is crap. they've added a bunch of social features that no one cares for in a weather app...while neglecting some critical other features.
     
  8. Geckotek macrumors G3

    Geckotek

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    Weatherbug is terrible...cluttered and non-intuitive GUI.

    I was using Weather Channel when I switched to Weather bug at the suggestion of others. Going back to Weather Channel app.
     
  9. ksmith80209 macrumors 6502a

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    +1 on MyCast. It's the one I finally settled upon.
     
  10. jpetticrew macrumors 6502a

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    "The Weather" is my go to weather app. It's got everything I need in a weather app and it's only $.99. Also the icon is very pretty.
     
  11. Wicked1 macrumors 68040

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    The Weather Channel MAX but just one I have always used, tried the free one then I bought the upgraded version.
     
  12. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Yeah, the Weather Channel app is all you need. The free one should suffice for you OP.
     
  13. yayitsezekiel macrumors 6502a

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    I like WeatherHD personally :) (the official one, not the MAS knockoff)
     
  14. dtblaze macrumors regular

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  15. djinn macrumors 68000

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    It all depends on how much eye candy you want.
     
  16. Maskusee macrumors 6502a

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    +1 weather eye candy app.

    This app doesn't "snow" you in with too much info.
    For me its just perfect.
     
  17. zachlegomaniac thread starter macrumors 6502a

    zachlegomaniac

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    thanks for your help. i spent a lot of time reading reviews (too many choices, of course), but you've helped me narrow it down to a few and i can dl them all and see which one works best now, instead of having to dl half the app store.

    best,
    z
     
  18. Maskusee macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sure you are aware of this, put some of the apps that you
    like into YouTube. This way you can see the apps in action.

    Once I narrow the apps down, YouTube reviews usually seal
    the deal for me.
     
  19. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    Do a search on WSI in the app store....select any weather app for any TV station that they have. I live in NY and use their Fox12 app for Oregon....you can set your default location so it doesn't have to default to the app's "home" area.

    I think it has the best radar map of any free weather app I've seen - way better (and more timely) than the weather channel app.
     
  20. JonMPLS macrumors 65816

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    tried a lot of them . . .

    Current favorites:
    TWC max
    My-Cast
     
  21. Bswartz95 macrumors 6502

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    Weatherbug elite just got a fantastic update! I use that day to day. Weather Alert USA for push weather alerts from the NWS.
     
  22. wickerman1893 macrumors 6502

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    AccuWeather for sure. Best all around weather app.
     
  23. Arelunde macrumors 6502a

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    Check out Living Earth! It includes current and forecast weather for anywhere on the planet, but the best feature is that it's actually a (nearly?) real time view of the Earth from a weather satellite - showing all the weather worldwide as if a globe - but it's really the Earth. At night, you can see the Earth lights from the cities as well as the cloud cover, snow, etc. Absolutely stunning and beautiful!
     

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