Forecast Bar - Weather, Radar and Alerts
Developer: Real Casual Games, LLC
Current Version: 2.8.3
Last Updated: 2 months ago
Download Size: 34.8 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
- 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).
If you have any ideas or problems with Forecast Bar, drop us an email to [email protected] or add them to our support site!
- Bug fixes and various improvements
Most Helpful Reviews
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.
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.
More Reviews for Current Version
Still love it - Some two years later, I’m still loving this app; no complaints; the developer is still on top of development, providing regular updates (to both iOS and macOS versions). I even signed up for the in-app purchase for faster update frequency. Having tried several weather apps over the years, this is hands-down the best — no gimmicks, just useful data in a beautiful package. Original review: Informative and easy on the eyes, no-nonsense app. The developer seems to be constantly improving and tweaking the app based on user feedback. Great job on the improved option to add and manage locations that is part of the most recent update (2.1).
Finally - I am a meteorologist by degree although no longer in the field. I have been looking for a solid app that was not too heavy but gave me good info quickly and was reliable. Thus far even though this cost me $15 for a year. I think that is worth it for 10 minute updates on any mac. I love the ability to click on the radar to get sunrise, sunset, live radar - cloud cover- current visibility. I would like to see an option for public weather reports and maybe current conditions. Tides would be nice as well. I just started playing with the app so hopefully there are more cool features I will find.
Very accurate and easy to use Weather app. - The program is simple to use and easy to access when you want to know what to expect now and in the future with the weather. I found it to be the most accurate overall for my location in Northern Nevada. My "go to” source for the weather thats better than the local news. It packs a lot of information in an easy to access way. Simple, fast, and most accurate you got to love it. Carl
Bestone outthere yet. - After trying about six different ones, this one is the one. There where two that where close but the developers where shady. Keep this app alive!
Great until the pop-up ads for other versions - I’ve been using Forecast Bar for an in-menubar temperature gauge, and while it works well for that, this morning it popped up an ad for its other iOS and tvOS version. No thank you.