WeatherDock
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WeatherDock displays weather information based on xml-feeds supplied by weather.com. It displays textual weather information as well as icon-based. Next to the current conditions it contains 10 day forecasts with 2 day-part's weather information.For the current conditions it displays the current temperature and feels like temperature and the current sky conditions. It displays the current pressure, wind speed, wind direction, the humidity, Dew point, visibility and UV-index.The forecasts for today and the upcoming nine days, contains per day-part information on the temperature,
What's New
Version 2.5.1:
  • Fixed automatic updates in Work/Home feature
  • Fixes to the English and Dutch localization
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later, Internet connection.

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WeatherDock User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Cowicide commented on 20 Sep 2013
It's very much gone now. :( Thanks weatherchannel.com, you greedy jerks.

This was posted 2 days ago on developer's website:

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WeatherDock 3 cancelled

After deep consideration, I have decided not to release a new version of WeatherDock. While WeatherDock 3 was building up to be a great application, it was unfortunately that no reasonable price-tag could posted on it.

Since Colourful Apps is a small company with only a limited footprint, a viable weather application would have a relative high price. Creating an ad-based alternative is not something I wish to pursue.

When WeatherDock first came to be in 2004, it was only one of a few weather applications, delivering a unique weather experience on your Mac desktop. In today's world there are many other good alternatives, most of them for free. Continuing the WeatherDock tradition would only make sense as a free or low priced application.

It is time to say goodbye to WeatherDock. But not without thanking all of you who have been supporting WeatherDock since 2004.

Many thanks also go to the following persons who contributed to the development of WeatherDock: Jari Lammi, Marc Sales, Michael Jiang, Preben Nielsen, Corentin Cras-Méneur & Josy Rochaud, Pierino Donati, By Henryk Richter, Theodore Bartsas.

With regards,
Alwin Troost
Colourful Apps

Wed, 18 Sep 2013

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[Version 2.5.1]

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Misha replied on 16 Oct 2013
So, what's the best alternative in your opinion?
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Cowicide replied on 17 Oct 2013
Meteorologist, IMO. That is, for an "always on" menubar weather app I prefer it, anyway. It's been very stable for the most part in the last few years. It does have a glitch with Spaces where it takes up an invisible square space in it though and that will shrink other windows in Spaces unnecessarily. My only real complaint about it.

I set its preferences like this:

http://i.imgur.com/Yc8t1Up.png
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Rob.h commented on 05 Nov 2012
I too hope Alwin is better soon - WeatherDock is a great app!
[Version 2.5.1]


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Cyannah reviewed on 21 Oct 2012
The best. I miss it. Hope you are doing well, and thank you for all your work.
[Version 2.5.1]


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Islander09 reviewed on 03 Jul 2012
After a few weeks of renewed functionality WD is again not working for me as of 1 July. The best of good and improved health to Alwin, the dev. WD has been a great app. Hope Alwin can resume work on it at some point.
[Version 2.5.1]


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Papa-Smurf reviewed on 15 May 2012
This is a great little app. Guess what..... it's working again! I downloaded Weatherdock today and reinstalled it and it's working again.
[Version 2.5.1]

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Homer1 replied on 18 May 2012
Same here! Restarted the application and it's working again.
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Sergesouszero replied on 19 May 2012
Great news !
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Mglamb replied on 21 May 2012
Outstanding news - installed and working. Thanks so much for pointing this out!
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Homer1 replied on 22 May 2012
I just hope that this application working again isn't some sort of error and that the developer will be getting an invoice from Weather.com. That would not be good.
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Cowicide replied on 13 Jun 2012
Sounds like a good time to send the Dev another donation. :)
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Cowicide replied on 02 Jul 2012
Rats, back down again today for me, not connecting to weather.com
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Papa-Smurf replied on 02 Jul 2012
You're right Cowicide. Ain't that a kick in the head. Now I'll have to go back to using WeatherMan.
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Misha replied on 03 Jul 2012
Yep, down again :(
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Tazpizzazz reviewed on 31 Jan 2012
Boy, do I miss WD! Loved, loved the little shimmering pop ups announcing a change in condition! Really miss the notifications and impromptu weather warnings. Oh well. Would pay to have this app back again...
[Version 2.5.1]

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Misha replied on 10 Feb 2012
WeatherDock 3 is coming later this year :)

http://www.colourful-apps.com/products/mac/weatherdock3preview
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Qb replied on 08 Mar 2012
And there will be much rejoicing!
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Cowicide replied on 14 May 2012
According to the dev's website, it's now been delayed indefinitely due to illness. I wish the Dev well. If you've used the old version and never sent in a donation for, now would probably be a very good time to show your thanks to this dev for all the hard work he put into it and send a "get well" donation.
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Cowicide replied on 14 May 2012
Oh, and WeatherDock 2 has been working again as of 05-14-2012. Not sure how long it'll last, but others are reporting the same thing. I'm back up and running it now. :)
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alas! commented on 24 Jan 2012
I Was crestfallen to learn that WeatherDock would be no more….been using it for years and loving it; but now I hear that a WeatherDock 3 is in the works. Whoop di doo, I'm really jazzed.
Looks like WD3 is gonna be even nicer than 2.
You can leave your email address at developer's website and he'll let you know when WD3 is ready to roll….yes!
[Version 2.5.1]


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Steve R commented on 31 Dec 2011
According to a post on his Website at colorful-apps.com, WeatherDock is coming back!
[Version 2.5.1]

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Cowicide replied on 07 Jan 2012
Wha???!! :D
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Cowicide replied on 07 Jan 2012
Oh wow! That's great news!!

http://www.colourful-apps.com/products/mac/weatherdock3preview
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RavenNevermore replied on 24 Jan 2012
Cool! I was getting used to Meteorologist, but I like WeatherDock more.
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Kzx72 replied on 15 Feb 2012
Thanks for the link, I also prefer WD to all other weather apps.
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Nedly reviewed on 21 Nov 2011
Hello:
Is someone going to take over the license?
Ned C
[Version 2.5.1]


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Buck Wheat reviewed on 18 Nov 2011
WeatherDock - The end of an Era

After more than 7 years of fun, the WeatherDock application will come to an end. On November 15th 2011 WeatherDock will cease to function.
License termination by weather.com
Weather.com, the supplier of weather data to the WeatherDock application, has updated their licensing scheme and does no longer allow for free usage. As such WeatherDock will be cut of of weather data, this November 15th at midnight Eastern-time (EST) (GMT-5).
The future of WeatherDock
WeatherDock will definitely not continue / return in its current form, as the new weather.com licensing terms are horrendous and not commercially viable. Whether WeatherDock will return in a different form is currently undecided.
Thank you !
Thank you, for using WeatherDock for all those years and helping to make it what it has become today.
Greetings,
Alwin Troost - Colourful Apps
Sun, 06 Nov 2011
[Version 2.5.1]

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Elmo151 replied on 18 Nov 2011
sorry to see you go!
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Harry Macbeth replied on 19 Nov 2011
Thanks for the very good work, Alwin. Wishing you every success with your other endeavours.
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Tomq replied on 20 Nov 2011
Lost a good friend; hope it/he returns someday. :-(
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Vajra7 replied on 27 Nov 2011
This was a great app for so many years! Thanks so much for creating and maintaining it.
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Don-Kindopp replied on 28 Nov 2011
Thank you. I used Weatherdock all the time and will miss it greatly.
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Agile Monks replied on 03 Dec 2011
I will miss it. I used it everyday. I'd gladly pay for it. Any possibility of getting weather info from another source?
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Rob.h had trouble on 02 Apr 2010
Great little app, been using it for a while now. Unfortunately, since the 10.6.3 update it has stopped working for me. Icon just shows 'N/a' and there's a message saying "Couldn't connect to weather.com", even though my internet connection is fine, and I can browse weather.com without any problems.
[Version 2.5.1]

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Cowicide replied on 06 Apr 2010
I'm not sure it's your operating system version. It just started doing the same thing for me today on two machines using 10.5.8
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Highindustrial replied on 06 Apr 2010
As of this afternoon it seems to be unable to connect to weather.com. I'm assuming they may have changed or retired an API on their end. I didn't realize this app hasn't been updated since 2008. It's worked flawlessly up until now. I originally switched to it after WeatherPop bought the farm. Bummer.
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Highindustrial replied on 06 Apr 2010
Update: It's working again.
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Rob.h replied on 07 Apr 2010
It's started working again for me =:-)
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Cowicide replied on 07 Apr 2010
Sigh... down again today... probably some issues over at the weather channel site.
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Prg commented on 28 May 2010
I find that when I change locations, the app stops working. I then quit and relaunch and everything is fine. It seems to only check the proxy settings and network connection only on launch.
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larrymcj had trouble on 09 Nov 2009
After working just fine for several weeks, WeatherDock started showing erroneous icons and weather reports (e.g. 52 degrees and rain while outside it was 64 degrees and bright sun)...which was what the Weather Channel also reported. It's getting its info from the Weather Channel so not sure what's happening, but it's consistently wrong, so uninstalled for now. (Yes...it's configured for the correct city)
[Version 2.5.1]


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Roro01 had trouble on 30 Jun 2009
How can one delete a favorite location?
[Version 2.5.1]

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Yogi-Coach commented on 21 Sep 2009
As far as I can tell there's no way to delete presets if you're running in menu-only mode. You'll need to go to the Preferences, Display page and click the Show Dock Icon button. Then click the Dock icon to show the main window (assuming it isn't already visible) and then click on the Favourites button. To remove a preset simply select the location and click the minus ('-') button. You can also drag locations to reorder them.

I hope this helps!
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ShawnBoucke had trouble on 27 Jan 2009
I have used weather dock for years now, and love it. All of a sudden it has stopped appearing in my menu bar when I turn on my computer. After I click on the icon, it will reappear, but disappear shortly after that. Yes I do have the menu icon enabled, and the automatic open on login. I am using 10.5.6 as well on a new macBook
[Version 2.5.1]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 27 Jan 2009
Try deleting its pref's file, it is named nl.alwintroost.WeatherDock.plist

Of course, you'll need to reset your prefs after deleting its .plist file.
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ShawnBoucke commented on 27 Jan 2009
Still the same response... I am wondering if it may be because it takes some time for the internet to connect. My university just got wireless, and it takes about a minute for everything to register on the network.
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F451 had trouble on 07 May 2008
Mine went crazy too, but the developer is aware of the issue:

Important notice!

Dear WeatherDock users, it has come to my attention that the format of the feeds delivered by weather.com and used by WeatherDock have been changed, causing some undesired behaviour in the WeatherDock application.

I will investigate this issue and try to find a solution.

If this issue can be resolved then I will be posting a new version a soon as possible. Please check back later, or use the 'Check for updates' item in the WeatherDock menu.

Regards,
Alwin Troost
[Version 2.4.7]


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mozart11 had trouble on 07 May 2008
I'm a many year user of Weatherdock. Love it.

This version has stopped automatically refreshing itself and giving weather updates. I have to manually choose Refresh.

This started with this version. So I have moved to the Weatherbug widget.
[Version 2.4.7]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 07 May 2008
You might try deleting its .plist file, maybe that will fix the issue.

The .plist file is named:

nl.alwintroost.WeatherDock.plist
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davfar had trouble on 06 May 2008
Great software, it's the best weather reporting application out there.

I have noticed that the second week of the 10-day forecast is not appearing, coming up with a "N/A" instead. I have confirmed this happens with both the 2.4.6 and 2.4.7 versions. Perhaps it's a problem with picking the data off of weather.com.
[Version 2.4.7]


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Macinen had trouble on 17 Aug 2007
The degree-sign is not correct now. It was in the previous version. Instead of the degree-circle there is now a small 1/4-number??? I trashed the prefs and it didn't help.

And Xypher, there has been celsius even in previous version.
[Version 2.4.3]


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globetrotterdk had trouble on 13 Feb 2007
I just purchased "LittleSnitch" yesterday. I see that LittleSnitch is set by default to deny TCP port 80 (http) access to WeatherDock. I really like WeatherDock, but is it spyware?
[Version 2.4.2]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 13 Feb 2007
Why don't you ask the developer? Go to his website, you will find contact info.
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globetrotterdk replied on 13 Feb 2007
I have, but now I am noticing that apps like MDict, Yep, etc. have the same behavior. The weird thing is that they aren't already configured in LittleSnitch. Of course the developer can't spend all his time preconfiguring for all eventualities, but as a relative newbie to OS X, it makes me wonder which apps should be considered to have a legitimate purpose using TCP port 80 (http) and which shouldn't?

Cheers,
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globetrotterdk replied on 13 Feb 2007
Here is the reply I got from the developer: "No it isn't, it requires access to xoap.weather.com on port 80 to obtain its weather information..."

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Sos-Ufo rated on 08 Jan 2013

[Version 2.5.1]



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jackshrack rated on 03 Dec 2012

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Hczingon rated on 06 Jun 2011

[Version 2.5.1]



Roro01 rated on 14 Jan 2011

[Version 2.5.1]


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WeatherDock displays weather information based on xml-feeds supplied by weather.com. It displays textual weather information as well as icon-based. Next to the current conditions it contains 10 day forecasts with 2 day-part's weather information.For the current conditions it displays the current temperature and feels like temperature and the current sky conditions. It displays the current pressure, wind speed, wind direction, the humidity, Dew point, visibility and UV-index.The forecasts for today and the upcoming nine days, contains per day-part information on the temperature, condition, wind speed and direction, the humidity and the chance of precipitation, as well as sunrise and sunset information for that particular day.

Weather in a window -The main window shows all sorts of information. It displays the current condition as a big icon and contains all sorts of detailed information.WeatherDock shows 5 or 10 icons containing forecasts for the upcoming 5 or 10 days.

Weather in the dock - WeatherDock updates it's application icon with an icon representing the current weather conditions. You can customize this icon by adding 'badges' to them representing all sorts of weather information.

Weather on the desktop - Next to the Dock icon, you optionally can add this icon to your desktop, this icon will then allways be visible on top of your other applications on a location you desire, but will hide itself when it could get in the way.

Weather in the menu bar - WeatherDock can add a menu item to you menu bar. This item contains direct information on the current conditions, but when selecting it you have instant access to more detailed information as well as forecast information.


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