Wx
Wx
7.1.3
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Wx free download for Mac

Wx for Mac7.1.3

14 June 2021

Powerful weather app (USA-only).

What is Wx for Mac

Wx, the venerable weather app, has been reinvented! Wx displays current conditions, forecasts, warnings, and radar for U.S. locations using high fidelity XML data from the U.S. National Weather Service. The app is designed for two specific types of customers: serious weather watchers who want detailed information and facts with no fuss, and casual users who want a fast, clean, and functional weather app. Under the hood, Wx has all new download and processing engines, and is faster than ever. It's more reliable than ever too, offering multiple levels of redundancy to handle severe weather events that can strain NWS servers.

Wx lets you set up locations on an embedded map, guiding you to choose nearby NWS observation sites (over 1700 available in the U.S. and its territories), nearby NEXRAD radar sites, and nearby city- and county-based alert zones. The app sets up a 7-day summary "point" forecast customized for the specific latitude and longitude of the location, and a 7-day "pro" forecast that graphs temperature (actual and apparent), dew point, relative humidity, cloud cover, wind speed, wind direction, gust speed, 12-hour probability of precipitation, 6-hour liquid precipitation amount, and 6-hour snow amount. Wx’s pro forecast is also latitude/longitude based, and is about as good as it gets if you need to plan work, sports, and outdoor activities based on upcoming weather. With their high spatial resolution, the point and pro forecasts are especially useful in coastal and mountainous regions where typical zone forecasts can be inaccurate. These forecasts are backed up by a regional text forecast bulletin for additional information.

Wx also lets you bookmark and setup weather maps for quick reference. Choose from over 40 default NWS maps and images, or provide the URL for any map of your choice and load it right in the app! If you have preferred weather providers or use a private weather service, you can load your favorite maps and images right in Wx and keep them handy. Other features of Wx include a display of weather conditions in the dock icon, seven day sun and moon phase information, and a high performance radar display with seven types of radar on a zoomable live map.

What's new in Wx

Version 7.1.3:
  • This version re-enables NWS radar mosaic maps which have returned to service. Click the gear button in the lower left corner of the Wx main window and choose "Add NWS Map" to setup the new mosaics.
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davyboy
davyboy
Aug 15 2011
6.1
5.0
Aug 15 2011
5.0
Version: 6.1
Wx 6.1 is an evolutionary release. The 5.x series was great, but it's interface didn't leave anymore room to grow. 6.x is going to surpass the 5.x series. The developer is VERY responsive to feature and bug updates. He is careful to release only fully tested products - or so it seems. No, I'm no relation or compensated reviewer..
-M-S-
-M-S-
Jun 29 2011
6.0.2
4.0
Jun 29 2011
4.0
Version: 6.0.2
I never explored Wx prior to version 6, so this is a review based on its existing feature set, not how it compares to previous versions. At $9.99, Wx is the best weather app I've encountered for the Mac. The interface is clean and easy to use and the features are deeper than any other weather app for the Mac. It's responsive and comprehensive; the only real shortcoming being that it's limited the USA only. I'd love to see a menu bar item (similar to the excellent & free WeatherDock) for when I just want a quick glance at conditions, but as long as WeatherDock keeps working its omission isn't a big loss.
Emrys0821
Emrys0821
Jun 25 2011
6.0.1
0.5
Jun 25 2011
0.5
Version: 6.0.1
In my honest opinion Wx 6 is a version 1 app. Compared to it's predecessor Wx 5.4.x, it's RADAR system is crippled. The old Wx 5.4.x RADAR window allowed users to turn off the RIDGE view... which displays the land's topographic features. This view may be distracting to some. I prefer to look at the radar without the RIDGE view - since it makes seeing the county lines and cities easier during heavy radar events. Wx 6.x doesn't offer this. Wx 5.4.x's RADAR window also *had* features such as the "9-Square box" which allowed users to quickly "jump" to neighboring RADAR zones. I used this 9-Square box frequently to keep track of approaching storms, as well as to continue monitoring the storm as it progressed past my default home RADAR zone. Wx 6.x doesn't offer this either. The RADAR implication in Wx 6.x is garbage... it's a *MAJOR* down-grade from it's predecessor Wx 5.4.x. Wx 5.4.x users who are accustomed to the EPIC RADAR window will now be extremely disappointed with Wx 6.x's RADAR offering. Wx 6.x may be a "reinvented" (developer's word) version of Wx, but it's "reinvented" features are not what Wx 5.4.x users are accustomed to. - A long time Wx user.
Aliendude
Aliendude
Jun 25 2011
6.0.1
2.0
Jun 25 2011
2.0
Version: 6.0.1
Very disappointed. When I saw this for 10 bucks through the app store, I bought immediately. It works, albeit slowly. When I update manually the info stays the same. And the new GUI is horrible. Ugly. The versions that were available before this were very pleasing to the eye, whereas this would make a Windows user proud.To the developers, go back to the old ways. Fix the update issue, and go back to the Mac style GUI.
Aliendude
Aliendude
Feb 18 2011
5.4.1 ☯
2.0
Feb 18 2011
2.0
Version: 5.4.1 ☯
I really like what I see in this app, but it's too expensive for me. If it was included in a bundle or put as a daily discount, I'd buy in a minute.
Mrglsmrc
Mrglsmrc
Dec 15 2009
5.36
0.0
Dec 15 2009
0.0
Version: 5.36
INSTALLATION ISSUES.. dated august not december as mentioned here does not run correctly-- has all kinds of applescript errors must be forced quit in activity monitor or it will not close. plist editor (prefernce options) will not close many errors stem from having no initial location on first run it claims it cannot update location editor because something was modified while running and gets locked out. using macmini3,1 with osx 10.6.2 and latest java and 4gb ram i was really looking forward to trying out WX especially because the software designer has a doctorate and seems to know what he wants to do. for the moment i will have to stick to the us govt website that runs java for free. but i am willing to pay for a premium experience. let's hope that this problem was already fixed and that we are all downloading a previous flawed version. developer please get your latest version distributed. best regards, marc
Espiridion
Espiridion
Dec 15 2009
5.36
5.0
Dec 15 2009
5.0
Version: 5.36
More thorough that free weather applications, and not too expensive. Customer support is great. I considered Home Weather Center and Seasonality. I went with Wx. From what I recall, I did not like Home Weather Center's interface, and some features I wanted were planned for Seasonality 2 but were not present in the version I tried back then.
dmaxwell42-1
dmaxwell42-1
Jun 17 2009
5.35
0.0
Jun 17 2009
0.0
Version: 5.35
WX is the best weather application that I have ever used on the Macintosh. The developer is very responsive to questions or problems. For example, the latest Apple JAVA update 4 broke the radar animation of the application. I reported the problem and it was fixed the very next day (WX 5.35). I highly recommend this application and everyone should keep an eye on the weather!
StrictlyBagel
StrictlyBagel
Nov 4 2007
5.14
0.0
Nov 4 2007
0.0
Version: 5.14
Why is there still no international version for this app???
Aqtinc
Aqtinc
Jul 15 2007
4.14
0.0
Jul 15 2007
0.0
Version: 4.14
Craig, I've written to you several times, so you know I think that Wx kicks --- and is the last word in weather apps. HOWEVER, I'm still waiting for you to make the Wx Engine window either hidden by default or hidden by preferences. It's driving me crazy to have to routinely close it. Please hear my pleas!
mrsidoric
mrsidoric
Apr 1 2007
4.11
5.0
Apr 1 2007
5.0
Version: 4.11
WX has really proven itself during our recent spell of severe weather here in Texas. The NWS website is cumbersome to use and navigate. WX's attractive uncluttered design, and the ability to track weather for selected destinations is superb. The developer is responsive and has an excellent vision for what a weather app should be -- thanks for the superb work, and reasonable price.
Guest
Guest
May 16 2005
2.1
0.0
May 16 2005
0.0
Version: 2.1
I have gotten many requests for an international version, and am looking in to it -- right now I am tied directly into the NWS XML feed, which only covers the US, unfortunately. There are other data sources that allow international coverage, and I am evaluating them for inclusion in Wx. Thanks for the feedback.
Jack15
Jack15
May 16 2005
2.1
0.0
May 16 2005
0.0
Version: 2.1
A pity the program only works with American weather stations. So not a choice for "the rest of the world".
Guest
Guest
Apr 21 2005
2.0.1
3.8
Apr 21 2005
3.8
Version: 2.0.1
Wx 2.01 was released on 4/20 and provides workarounds for the 10.3.9 issues. The fix was implemented soon after 10.3.9 arrived, but needed testing before release. The warning about 10.3.9 was just intended to let people know that Wx 2.0 was affected by the same WebKit and Javascript issues affecting Safari and many other apps that use the WebKit framework. Note that you can customize the weather maps and images -- just specify a URL of your choice for each of the five map slots. More "Tracks" will be added in a future version of Wx.
Guest
Guest
Apr 20 2005
2.0
3.8
Apr 20 2005
3.8
Version: 2.0
To piggy back on my review...would like to see the ability to add custom images.(maps)
Guest
Guest
Apr 20 2005
2.0
3.8
Apr 20 2005
3.8
Version: 2.0
Kind of a nice little weather tracking app. Price in line with at least one other program like it, although there are free ones out there also. Would like to see some control over the background like color and tranparency. Only being limited to three cities is also a little confining. Also the explanation regarding 10.3.9 lacks a commitment to fixing and instead seems to blame Apple, though this may indeed be true. All in all a nice start.
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