Desktop Weather App

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  1. ccf macrumors regular

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    I'm having a hard time finding a good desktop weather app (not a dashboard app). The kind that always stays on your desktop.

    Any recommendations?
     
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  3. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    I use Swackett from time to time, though it can be a processor hog.
     
  4. polobreaka macrumors 6502a

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    i use geektool to display weather on my desktop.

    i use to use weatherbug on my menubar.
     
  5. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Love this program. Not only can you get weather but there is so much more you can get done with it. Great little tool!
     
  6. cerote macrumors 6502a

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    Use geektool also to display current temp/weather and have a 2 day forcast below that.
     
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  8. EazyWeazy3 macrumors 6502

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    This app was pretty cool.

    I like it.
     
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  11. ccf, Jan 25, 2011
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    ccf thread starter macrumors regular

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    These were all great suggestions, & better than anything I had run across on my own. I ended up choosing WeatherDock. GeekTool looked interesting, but as a mediocre tech person (& brand new to Mac), I wasn't sure I could fully utilize it. I'm assuming you have to know some code.

    Thanks, guys. Great forum. :thumbsup:
     
  12. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    You don't have to know any code – there's a whole thread on the forum about how to use GeekTool. :)
     
  13. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Yup no need to learn any code. You can cut & paste all you want. Here is the thread in question.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=628023&highlight=geektools


    Once you see what people are doing with it, you will be very tempted to use it!
     

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