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Apr 12, 2001

Popular weather app CARROT Weather was today updated to version 5.0, introducing a number of upgrades to the design and functionality of the app, along with a change in the pricing structure.


There's a refreshed design that's been updated to be easier to navigate, with native UI elements that better match other iOS apps and revamped icons. A navigation bar at the bottom of the app makes it easier to access the various features.

A card-based system surfaces up interesting weather-related data like how much rain is expected during a storm, or if it's going to be especially windy during the day.
CARROT is smart, so she won't load your screen up with a bunch of useless cards. If you open the app on a relatively calm day, you might only see sunrise/sunset and moon phase cards. But when the weather starts to turn, new cards will bubble up to highlight potential hazards: a big drop in pressure over the next 3 hours, gale-force winds this afternoon, two inches of rain in the next day.
Any card or component on the main Weather tab can be long pressed or tapped to bring up a details screen that offers up more weather-related data like daily summaries, moon phase charts, and hourly and daily graphs for each weather data point.

CARROT Weather 5.0 is more customizable than before with a built-in Interface Maker tool for rearranging the Weather tab, adding new components, tweaking design, and more, with the app described as the most customizable weather app on the market.

Customization options will unlock in stages over the course of three days of usage to keep users from getting overwhelmed, and customized interfaces can be saved as presets. CARROT will also come with several prebuilt preset options with different color and layout schemes.


The app includes more than 2,000 lines of new dialogue, 20 new achievements, 30 alternate app icons, eight secret locations, and other Easter eggs to discover.

Going forward, CARROT Weather will be free to download with an optional premium subscription available. Existing customers will be able to keep all of the features from the original version of the app forever and will have current Premium Club pricing locked in. Prior to now, the app was priced at $4.99 with an optional subscription, and going forward, the new version will have ads but they'll be ads for other indie apps or fake products.

A Premium $4.99 per month/$19.99 per year subscription tier unlocks features like weather data sources, notifications, customization, widgets, and Apple Watch complications, while a Premium Ultra subscription for $9.99 per month or $39.99 per year includes all of the Premium features along with rain, lightning, and storm cell notifications, a weather maps widget, and quick data source switching.

There's also a Premium Family plan that includes all of the features of Premium Ultra that can be shared with up to five family members. This is priced at $14.99 per month or $59.99 per year.

CARROT Weather can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Article Link: CARROT Weather 5.0 Launches With Fresh Design, More Snarky Dialogue and Customization Options


macrumors 6502a
Jul 6, 2009
Fun app, but for the New York City area the forecasts were horrendous. As much as 10 degrees off at times compared to other, more accurate, weather apps available. Woefully bad at rain, etc., as well. Not good at all.


macrumors 68000
Oct 4, 2005
Toronto, Canada
My favourite weather app! Seems with the update they're pushing subscription, but if you purchased the app before version 5 you still get all the features you had without the subscription. I don't need the features that are behind the sub, but they do have a "tip jar" so I did tip the developer. I like that option because you can give an amount that reflects the value you get out of the app.


macrumors 68020
Jul 9, 2008
I'm not anti-subscription but subscription-creep is real. Someone using Omni apps, Office 365, Carrot, Things, 1Password and the dozen or so other best in class apps along with Zoom Premium, Apple Premiere and of course the internet company and cell phone company...this is turning into like 5 grand a year.

it's good for developers I guess. less customers with less support asking less questions and you can then run a sustainable business..but like newspaper subscriptions, while I hate getting "you've run out of your limit for articles", I'm also not going to pay 10 different newspapers to read their stories.

This transition is painful for people but we'll get through it eventually.


macrumors regular
Jan 21, 2008
I really want to like this app. I tried in the past but the subscription model for a weather app was too much to stomach since all I was after was a specific watch complication. Might dip back in to see if it will fit my needs but I'm assuming I'll stick with Dark Sky for now.
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macrumors G3
Sep 20, 2006
There & Back Again
I used this for a while back in the day, but it didn't have good Canada data so I had to go back to the Weather Network. I thought the app was awesome, just needed some more accurate data!


macrumors member
Aug 21, 2020
Upper Left Coast
New update is solid. I'm a premium subscriber and not disappointed. There is a right and wrong place for the new subscription rage. It seems every app is going that way unnecessarily, but Carrot Weather makes sense... pulling all kinds of data, accurate data.

If you are someone who experiences bad data, try changing data sources. Luckily for me Dark Sky source works flawlessly.

I might even upgrade to Ultra.


macrumors member
Sep 20, 2012
To my knowledge this app also sells in Europe but is to this date still english-only.

I can't understand why would anyone bother being touted in English when you're a native French, German or Italian speaker. Is translation such a high cost ? The same goes for many other companies that obviously just refuse to invest time in anything but English. That would be such an easy way to get more profit, I don't understand.


macrumors 6502
Apr 16, 2020
I'm not anti-subscription but subscription-creep is real. Someone using Omni apps, Office 365, Carrot, Things, 1Password...

Ive been using Enpass for the past few years. I paid $10 for pro and that was it. Works decently well and it’s updated pretty frequently.
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