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Seasonality is an application that takes weather monitoring to a whole new level with weather forecasts, satellite images, astronomical information, a weather journal, and much more.
  • View informative icons demonstrating what weather is coming your way over the next 7 days.
  • Use satellite and radar images to check out cloud cover and where it is raining or snowing.
  • Compare this month's weather conditions to last month's, or even last year's.
  • Keep track of just your hometown or multiple cities around the globe.

What's New

Version 2.4.2:
  • New energy saving optimizations.
  • Fixed an issue in Particle Mode affecting some MacBooks.
  • Updated a couple of built-in locations.
  • Fixed a sandboxing bug.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent the app from updating data in the background while running on OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

Requirements

OS X 10.6.6 or later

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Cowicide Member IconComment+1131
Cowicide
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The developer's website is poorly lacking in info/support on the app. There's no forum, for instance or solid breakdown of what the features are there.

In case you were wondering what particle mode was, you can find it in the (non-searchable) help file.

To save you the trouble, here's the info (the dev should really put on the website):

Particle Mode is an overlay you won't find in any other app. Particle Mode shows what it would look like if you dropped thousands of particles on the surface of the earth and the wind blew them around. This overlay is best viewed while zoomed a bit further out than usual. Seasonality Core downloads the latest model wind data, so what you are seeing matches what is really happening around the world right now. Particles are colored by temperature, so in a quick glance you can see how the temperature changes in different regions. In the map settings, there is a slider where you can set how many particles are simulated (this ranges from around 10,000 to more than 200,000 particles). Choose fewer particles if you don't want to tax the processor of your Mac too much, or more if you want to see the best display possible. There is quite a bit of processing required to run this simulation (Seasonality Core needs to figure out the new position of every particle, 30 times a second). To keep Seasonality Core from using too much of your Mac's processor time, there is a checkbox in the Map settings to disable Particle Mode while the app is in the background.

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Version 2.3
Xenophile
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I found Particle Mode to be entirely intuitive. The "particles" are different colors, obviously corresponding to temperature. They move around, which means "wind".

Seasonality Core is the quintessential Mac app in it's intuitive GUI design. Even my mom, who has trouble with normal web browsing and cannot grasp features like Mission Control, could use Seasonality once I gave her a quick demonstration. She digs the particle mode and understood it without explanation - if she could, then anyone can. Seriously, if you can't figure it out, see a doctor for a brain checkup, because something is wrong.

You can get a full list of features by going to the Seasonality Core page and paging down:
http://getseasonality.com/core


While there, check out the sneak peak at Seasonality Pro for iPad. I hope Seasonality Core will get the same features as Pro - otherwise the iPad version will slay the Mac version: Contour maps, gradient editors, and customizable multiple map layers. Sweet!

The price is steep, considering free websites like Weather Underground. Still, it's so easy to use and utterly gorgeous, so for weather geeks it's probably worth it. I set it as a login item and keep it hidden in the background, so the weather is only a command-tab away. I set the auto refresh to once a day and manually refresh it when I need it. That way, it doesn't chew up bandwidth, but I get a complete weather graph history. For those with unlimited data connections, you can set it to refresh as often as every half hour.

TheDrifter Member IconReview+2
TheDrifter
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I have been using Seasonality for a couple of year and this latest upgrade (Core 2.0) is absolutely beautiful. The interface is even more refined than in previous versions and the ability to expand the graphs and map windows is certainly a welcomed improvement. Another definite improvement is the current condition bar at the top of the screen. There are a lot of weather related programs and website out there but none is as elegant as Seasonality.

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Version 2.0
Andrewm Member IconComment+13
Andrewm
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The UI in v 1.6 is maybe nice on iPad, but is not as easy readable on Mac as it was with previous versions (pictured above). The temperature graph is not showing different colors for hot, average and cold temps, the info in the locations sidebar is also less extensive compared to previous versions.
I don't know about others but I don't really like the UI in 1.6......

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Version 1.6
Gregm
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Graph still shows the temp as the top of the coloured curve -- the black line is still there --- as is the optional red line. The high and low of the entire graph are still shown as red and blue asterisks. Yea, the curve is monochromatic now, instead of transitioning at 40ish and 60ish (if that ever meant anything).

The icons are simpler, there is less English text, and the whole thing is dark now. It seems we have lost a bit of "pretty" and gained a bit of non-English functionality. Expanding customer base perhaps?

Gaucho Software (Developer)
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Check out version 2. I've spent a lot of time making improvements in readability, brought back the color gradient in the temperature graph, and just cleaned up the UI overall.

Andrewm8
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Yup, it's quite better looking than 1.6, although it will take some time to get used to it after the original.

The question though - after upgrading to 1.6 I have downgraded back to 1.5.3. Now if I want a free upgrade to 2.0 do I have to upgrade first to 1.6, or can I do it straight from 1.5.2 to 2.0?

Mikepj
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You can upgrade straight from 1.5.2 to 2.0. The first time you open Seasonality Core 2, it will upgrade your database. This can take a long time, so please let it finish. Subsequent launches will be immediate as usual. The database upgrade will still leave your old database there, so if you want to go back to version 1.x you will be able to.

Thus.spake.z Member IconComment+424
Thus.spake.z
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An extremely visually appealing and beautifully rendered weather app; has just about everything I could wish for with the exception of precipitation\/snow readouts-graphs. Hopefully that will come with the next version.
The developer is working on version 2 now, I believe.
Anyway two thumbs up for this lovely creation!!

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Version 1.5.3
Gryphonent
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One year on… still waiting for version 2. Doubt it will ever arrive.

Mikepj
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Seasonality Core 2 has been a long time coming. I had a few false starts, where I worked on an app for months on end, only to find that the update really didn't work as well and scrapped it to start again. This latest update turned out really nice (in my biased opinion). I hope everyone else likes it as much as I do.

Harv Member IconComment+340
Harv
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What I think this app needs is precipitation data, how much rain or snow in the last 24 hours, projected rain/snow fall (in inches or centimeters), etc. And if an average line can be added, so much the better

When these data are added (or even promised by the developer) I'm good to go.

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Version 1.5.3
ray16 Member IconComment+6
ray16
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An issue has been found with 1.5.1 it will not launch at all.........

been in touch with the Devolper, he provided me with v1.5




http://download.gauchosoft.com/seasonality/Seasonality_1.5.dmg



This will launch for 10.3.9 users.

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Version 1.5.1
yNot Member IconReview+6
yNot
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Hands down, the best overall weather program. We used it as a display and it was always getting comments like, wow, that is cool; or how'd you make the weather look so good. Yes, it is payware, but it is worth it. You get what you pay for.

The only thing missing is a screensaver functionality, but maybe some day.

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Version 1.4
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Seemingly good app, but where is the world support and too expensive! Try Meteorologist (free) or even Tiger's Weather Widgets.

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Version 1.0.2
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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good effort for version 1.0. I echo the need for worldwide coverage and do wonder at the 2x help menu. Not as detailed as WeathermanX but covers and displays the essentials better.

Requests: For those of us that need to enter many cities but only need to see a few at a time, (frequent travelers) - would it be possible to toggle off the display of the entire list and only show a few as needed? Alternatively a drop-down menu of "my cities" would be good. Either would be much better than scrolling through 20-30 cities to find the one needed. - How about a 5 day extended forecast?
thx

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Version 1.0
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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Thanks for your comments.

I'll look into a method to display subsets of cities. I monitor 5 or 6 cities here and can imagine monitoring 20-30 cities would take awhile to find the location you are looking for.

I'm a little confused about your request for a 5 day extended forecast. Are you referring to 5 days past the current 7 day forecast? Seasonality will show a 7 day forecast, but only shows as many days as will fit in the window size, so your window may not be wide enough to show the full 7 days. I'm hoping to add a scrolling mechanism to that view in a future version.

Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Of course you can keep track of the weather in your home town but ONLY if your home town is in the U.S. And the rest of the world? Don't we exist? That said it seems comprehensive, though it's large compared to the wee menu bar apps that are very fashionable right now.

Can you broaden your horizons? There's more to the world than the U.S.A.

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Version 1.0
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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I understand your frustrations. Support for locations outside the US is a very high priority, but unfortunately wasn't able to be included in this release because of time constraints. It has been extremely difficult to find data sources with the variety of data that Seasonality displays for locations outside the US. It is something that's being worked on though and I'm hoping to include international support in the next version.

I apologize for any inconvenience.

Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
+2

Whoa man, sounds like a little USA envy or something. I'm sure if you inquire properly the developer would consider your request, and since this is a 1.0 release, I am sure that it is probably safe for the developer to work in an area he knows the best, then expand capabilities based on feedback.

Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
+2

The complaint about forecasts only being in the U.S. may be based upon ignorance. The app probably ties into the national weather service, which is extensive. Finding other services worldwide would be a major undertaking, if they exist. The writer assumes that Europe is the next logical choice. There is more to the world than Europe.......

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Blloyd
Version 2.4
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Mikepj
Version 2.0
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Kanedias
Version 2.0
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Date 29 Nov 2013
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