The Weather Network
Developer: Pelmorex Media Inc.
Current Version: 2.0.19
Last Updated: 3 years ago
Download Size: 1.3 MB - Download
The Weather Network provides FREE up to the minute local forecasts with current, hourly, 5 – 14 day forecasts and trends for your favorite cities around the world. Get the current temperature right on your menu bar. It alerts you when active weather is in your area and you can follow the storms using our interactive satellite and radar maps, videos, photos and more!
• Current weather temperature and conditions
• Local forecasts from Hourly thru to 14 Day
• Severe Weather Alerts
• Satellite and Radar Maps
• Top Weather News Stories
• Videos and Photos
• Removable dock icon available
• Much More!
• PointCast: get hyper local forecasts as close as 1km/0.6miles by entering your POSTAL code, ZIP code.
• Ability to search and save multiple location types (city, schools, ski, park, airport and golf)
• Updates to meet new OS requirements
• Supports Mac OS 10.6, 10.7 & 10.8
Most Helpful Reviews
The best weather app for mac - Unfortunately it does not work with the newest Sierra operating system.
Weathereye Review - I have been a longtime user of the weathereye widget for mac (currently at version 2.1.1), which appears has been discontinued as it is no longer available for download. I will conduct this review in comparison with the mac widget, as it is the successor to the widget. First of all, a bit of background information about the widget. The mac widget had no ads. The mac widget loads very quickly, as it is a widget, and it displays all the pertinent information needed. Current weather, short term weather, and long term. That's it, no "videos on demand" or "viewer photos." The point of the mac widget was to allow the user to quickly glance at the current weather conditions, period. There was no need for added functionality, as all of this could be viewed at the weather network site if needed. On the other hand, the speed of this desktop application is sluggish, and its layout disorienting. Almost a third of the whole window has been taken up by an ad, and overall the app has a huge memory footprint. I'm just reading this information off from activity monitor, but right now just with the app open it is using 76.8 MB of memory, even more memory than itunes, quicktime player, or adium (on an individual basis). The application does display the current weather information, as well as five day, hourly, and 14 day trend. The video on demand quality is good. One advantage that this desktop application has over the widget is that you can add multiple cities. A nice touch was to have the current temperature show up on the menubar, for quick reading. This application is 64 bit, which is a nice touch. Also I guess this is somewhat of a temporary modification but it appears that the desktop application has an added fireworks border, just for Canada day. As if the app isn't taking up enough space already, with its huge ads and random weather stories. Another thing to note is that it has the usual mac traffic lights on the upper left, but only the "red stoplight" does anything, the other two buttons are useless, just like the application itself.
More Reviews for Current Version
Solid app, especially for the price! - I'm in the US, and I think this app does a good job of presenting relevant and accurate weather info for home users, in a variety of ways. That's quite good for a free app! The ads are not too annoying. I got a good response from tech support in less than 24-hours, even though the problem resolved itself after I restarted my system (wrong date initially displayed for animated radar data). I looked at ALL the other apps listed for keywords "weather radar" and this is NOT the best one. However, ALL the better ones currently in the app store cost money. This free app does 90% of what I want. It's not a pro app; not for weather enthusiasts. I just want to know whether I need more firewood this week! I figured it would be good for temporary, but for my casual use—after testing it a few days—I think I'll just keep it and save my dollars for a game or…I dunno…actually paying for iWork someday. (still using the Trial for the third year running, holding out for an update with some sort of value…;)
It doesn't know where Chicago is - It did not recognize my own zip code nor the closest two zip codes to my Chicago address. It associated my zip code with a suburban location and in Chicago that can mean night and day. Temperatures by the lake and away from the lake are vastly different and a city 20 miles away is not going to help my weather knowledge. At least it was free so I can dump it without further ado.
Works Fine - Not sure what the problem was with others, but this app works fine now. What I like about this app is it sits in my top bar with the current temp and if I need more info I just click on the icon. I can get forecasts, hourly temps, radar, even video clips. There are embedded ads with this app, but I can live with that.
Needs Work - Well I downloaded this maybe two or three weeks ago. I JUST got it to open. I've rebooted my laptop several times since download and never once has it opened when i clicked on it. The main disappoint was that I couldn't even remove the unsuable app after download. Now that its open and available, I've tried playing with it to get it set up. I enter 4 locations and 4 separate windows pop up for each location. THIS SHOULD BE IN ONE WINDOW! You should update the program so that I have one window with a tab reading locations and when I click on that tab, it displays all the locations I saved and then I should be able to click on whatever location and the information should be viewed on THAT ONE PAGE…NOT FOUR DIFFERENT PAGES. My other main problem is that the current weather updates for each location shows up as 4 separate tabs on the head bar (can't think of correct name). It allows me to quit but then all four tabs close instead of solely closing the one tab I don't want up there. I would enjoy all the other features if these things were fixed but for now, I'm downloading another weather app. Also, It didn't locate my town. It located the country club in it but not the town…why?
not good at all - I think this app is absolutely not up to the standard. The developers need to work a lot on it.