Forecast Bar - Weather + Radar

Developer: Higher Bar, LLC

Current Version: 3.0.4

Last Updated: 30 days ago

Download Size: 35.5 MB - Download


*** Best New App by Apple as a Best New App *** Top Rated Mac App by Macworld *** Featured by Lifehacker *** Full Touch Bar Support ***

Forecast Bar offers hyper accurate, hyper local live weather and forecasts right in your menu bar or as a full dock app. iCloud Sync keeps your locations and settings in sync across your devices. Custom icon and background packs allow you to customize the look and feel to suit your style.

Opening Forecast Bar displays a gorgeous resizable panel full of relevant weather information, including:
- Current conditions, with current, feels like, high, and low temperatures, cloud conditions, as well as relative humidity
- A succinct description, available in 18 languages, of the weather for the next hour, and next 24 hours
- Create a customized weather summary to use in the app and widget which can contain any combination of 20 data points with everything from wind speeds to location of the nearest storm!
- Animated charts showing temperature and rain forecasts for the next 8 hours
- When rain is detected in the next hour, an animated chart showing rain intensity*
- 6 day forecast, with high and low temperatures and weather conditions
- Stunning animated icons for each weather condition (plus two additional icon packs to switch between)
- A gorgeous image matching the weather conditions (which can be dimmed or hidden entirely, from either built-in or online sources)
- Full description of all local NWS severe weather alerts (U.S. only), including Notification Center support
- Radar and satellite imagery (U.S. only)

*** Purchase includes one-year of hourly premium weather updates from Dark Sky. If you would prefer more frequent updates (10, 15 or 30 minutes) you can optionally upgrade easily within the app. ***

Clicking again on the current conditions displays an animated panel with additional information, including:
- Current wind conditions with an animated compass
- Dew point and humidity readings, with a "mugginess" animated gauge
- Pressure indicator with trend information
- Sunrise and sunset times for the day
- Moon phase
- Visibility reading
- UV Index

You can click on any day's forecast to see a full 24 hour temperature, precipitation, wind, humidity and UV index chart, along with an hour-by-hour sky condition chart. Furthermore, clicking on the radar icon will display an interactive radar map.

Forecast Bar automatically determines your location to provide hyper-local weather data. In addition, you can store unlimited favorited locations, and switch between them easily using keyboard shortcuts. By default, Forecast Bar will automatically detect which units to use for your location, or you can manually set your preferred units.

Forecast Bar supports Dark Sky’s Time Machine feature. Time Machine gives you the ability to check the current weather conditions at a given time, in the past 70 years or the next 70 years.

Forecast Bar offers full support for light and dark menu bar modes, and carefully conserves your computer's power. You can even fully customize what shows in your menu bar or dock on your dock badge. Assign a global keyboard shortcut to show Forecast Bar any time! Even more, there is a Today widget you can use in your Notification Center.

With Notification Forwarding, you can forward precipitation alerts to Forecast Bar for iPhone and iPad! Your Mac will automatically check the weather depending on where your phone is and send notifications when precipitation is coming (requires Forecast Bar for iOS). In addition, you can send the current temperature to iOS devices as an icon badge!

If you have any ideas or problems with Forecast Bar, drop us an email to [email protected] or add them to our support site!

*where available


Release Notes:

- Fix for inverted colors in macOS 10.11
- Bug fixes and performance improvements


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.1.1
Review by KingB2

Great app working again after bugs in updated version. Developer quickly responds to problems. - I recently wrote a negative review of this app because the 2.1 update broke all of my manual locations on an iMac that wasn’t using Wifi, and didn’t let me search and find new locations to manually add because it seemed to require that you use Wifi if you wanted to add locations. The most recent version 2.1.1 fixes all of the issues, and the app has again found a prime space on my menubar. This is the king of all the weather apps I’ve tried, and I’m very happy at the responsiveness of the developer to recognize and fix the location issues with the previous version.

Found helpful by 5 out of 7 people
Version 1.5.1
Review by MacJohnMcC

I would rate this higher except... - after paying $6.00 for the app you have to pay even more if you want updates on an interval shorter than every hour. $29.99 for 10 minute interval $19.99 for 15 minute interval $9.99 for 30 minute interval Really? This is a weather application it is barely worth $6.00 let alone $16 to $36 based on refresh interval.

Found helpful by 8 out of 11 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 3.0.4
Review by timwwinds

A Trusted Favorite - This is one of the better weather apps on any platform. It’s clear, simple, uses little space in the menu bar, and conveys good information. The only downside worth mentioning is the update process used to not be as smooth as I would have liked. But that seems not to be a problem any more. Having used it for several years, I’m upgrading from four stars to five. It’s proven itself accurate, clear, reliable, and the best weather app I’ve found for the macOS.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 3.0.4
Review by Designerguy_ny

Scam!! - What a scam!! You have to pay more money to make the temperature update on your screen. If you don’t pay, it just stays on the same temperature and never updates. It’s like buying a pair of pants, but needing to pay a fee every month to keep the zipper working. Don’t waste your money...

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 3.0.4
Review by M. Bubblez

The weather app I've wanted - Really nice app. Has all the info you could want unless you're Tom Skilling. Looks good, fits nicely in the menu bar so it's unobtrusive. Definitely worth the money.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 3.0.4
Review by EdiePatterson

Great app - It works. Clean, clear, information is readily accessible. Does what I need it to do, all the time. Excellent.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 3.0.4
Review by Hattie1z

Great App! - Great App, customizable, accurate. I recommend.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people