Best Weather App

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by firestone12, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. firestone12 macrumors member

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  2. IHelpId10t5 macrumors 6502

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    Sorry, let me clarify my terse response. I hate with a passion the fact that so many people think they need an "app" for functions/information that is easily obtainable as a website. Installing apps on either a computer or smartphone should never be done if the same functionality is available from the web.
     
  3. Alrescha macrumors 68020

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    One might suggest that clicking on the Notification Center icon is the best weather app, as you neither have to install software nor visit a web page. :)

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  4. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    Huh why not? the app is usually streamlined and faster then opening a webpage. the app gives me more info faster and in a more practical form.
     
  5. IHelpId10t5 macrumors 6502

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    1) An "app" must be installed and therefore can potentially add privacy issues or vulnerabilities to your system
    2) Weather apps have had a very bad history of adding necessary, adware, background processes, etc.
    3) Adding a shortcut icon to your phone's home screen or computer's desktop is absolutely not slower than loading an application.
    4) I have "fixed" or disinfected hundreds of computers (Windows, and even Macs) over my 30+ years of IT experience and have found that "weather" applications are some of the most common initial exposures to adware, malware, or trojans).
    5) I work with professionals that relay on accurate weather forecasts daily and can tell you that none of them get their forecasts from an "app".
     
  6. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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    ... In your opinion.

    I would agree when it comes to a computer, but strongly disagree with a mobile device like a smartphone.

    That is my opinion.
     
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  8. Alrescha macrumors 68020

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    Well, context is important. I was expanding on IHelpId10t5's minimalist lead. In truth, my favorite weather app is "Storm" by the Weather Underground folks. Sadly they do not make a Mac version.

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  9. IHelpId10t5 macrumors 6502

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    I'll agree with you dwfaust. Whereas I would never download a weather app on any of my computers, I do have a few weather apps on my iPhone. "Wunderground", "SailFlow", and "RadarScope" do excel in what the do on iOS. Those are however the only apps on my iPhone for weather and I would never even consider one on a computer. The rest are simply home screen icons to NOAA/NWS pages.
     
  10. firestone12 thread starter macrumors member

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    Guys, I have radarscope on my iPhone.. I love it, but they don't make a OSX Version. I wanted something like that if possible.
     
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  12. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I have been using Forecast Bar as a menu item. It also has a Notification Center widget if you prefer that.
     
  13. e93to macrumors 6502a

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    I use Degrees and Clear Day, both available on Mac App Store.
     
  14. mic j macrumors 68030

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    I use Seasonality. I like the way it models airflow speed and direction. That makes it unique and informative. I also like the way it overlays radar, surface analysis and airflow (particle mode) all on one realistic surface map.
     

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