Where I live has some of the most consistently beautiful weather on planet earth. Those wonderful early summer days that people love so much occur here about 330 days a year. Yet, our TV stations have meteorologists, graphic weather maps, and all the visual accoutrements of the profession.
Me? I handle weather one of three ways. The first is to look outside. The second is to grab my iPhone– complete with weather radar, current conditions, and five day forecasts.
The third is to glance at the Mac’s Menubar. That’s where all the free weather apps live, including Farensius. Temperature and current condition are displayed at eye level. A click gets you more details and preferences which gets you more options.
Farensius is decent but also common as basic Mac weather conditions apps go. If you like the Menubar option, but just need more, there’s my all time favorite– Meteorologist.
Look at what you get with a click.
Considering the price tag (it’s free) this is the one to have when you need more than a quick glance to get temperature and condition but don’t need a full fledged weather application.
The killer feature here is the built-in radar image. It displays current conditions from nearby reporting stations but watching weather on the map is fun no matter the locale.
The only thing that would make Meteorologist better is a gesture swipe to display instead of the Menubar click. You can also set it up to send your weather alerts via email.