WeatherMenu
WeatherMenu
3.7.5

4.3

WeatherMenu free download for Mac

WeatherMenu3.7.5

02 December 2005

View weather data in your menu bar.

Overview

WeatherMenu (formerly part of of WeatherManX Extras suite) provides complete weather data for multiple cities on the menubar. Currently downloads and displays...
  • Current Conditions
  • Extended Forecasts
  • National Weather Service radar image
  • Full solar and lunar data
  • Weather alerts
  • Moon phase in the menu bar after sunset
  • Full trial for 30 days. $5 registration fee after trial period.
You can monitor as many cites as you want and display multiple weather icons in the menu bar.

What's new in WeatherMenu

Version 3.7.5:
  • Automatically puts multiple icons in the menu bar.
  • Downloads and displays current weather info for multiple cities worldwide.
  • Can put MULTIPLE icons in the menubar for multiple cities.
  • Full Forecast information
  • Inform you of current weather alerts
  • National Weather Service Radar
  • Full Solor and Lunar information
  • Color Icons
  • Proxy support on OS 10.2

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76 Reviews of WeatherMenu

5
Kurt Radtke
01 August 2002
Version: 1.0

Most helpful

Please see my review of WeatherMan X, the main program of the WeatherMan suite.
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2
Macsweep
16 November 2007
Version: 3.7.5
Does not work!! This software has not been updated for a long time. It will download current conditions but will not give a forecast, nor show radar. I give it two stars because of the fact that it used to work and it was quite good and it was much faster than Meteorologist. But now it does not.
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Elegraphy
02 July 2006
Version: 3.7.5
Use Metro, it's free and it runs smoothly.
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Anonymous
15 November 2005
Version: 3.7.4
Please - will this ever be fixed again? I paid my shareware fees, and I'm left with a product that doesn't work (at least, here in Canada). It says "couldn't read forecast", but gives me a temperature reading, which sometimes appears correct, and sometimes is way off.
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Anonymous
06 November 2005
Version: 3.7.4
I have been a long time user of this app but it is broken again!!
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Anonymous
22 October 2005
Version: 3.7.4
Seems semi-busted. While WeatherMenu works, it doesn't do it all the time - upon waking from sleep it displays ??? in the menubar and crashes when you try to manually update. Yet relaunch it again, and it works as normal. The issue is frustrating enough (I use a laptop and sleep it multiple times a day) that for the time being I'm sticking to Meteorologist. The layout and graphics aren't as nifty, but it just works. Developer is aware of the issue and trying to find a fix, if the forums have anything to say about it.
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Anonymous
28 September 2005
Version: 3.7.4
This app claims that it is -7 degrees in Shanghai, although it should be +24. It is not a Cocoa app, so you can't display city names in other than MacRoman encoding, and also can't choose a font in a non-Western encoding. Imperial junk.
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Anonymous
28 September 2005
Version: 3.7.4
While I've had problems (data feed, unexpected quits) with Weathermenu from time to time, I still find it the most usable of any weather-related menu bar out there. (I've paid for several of them.) Note: For those with 10.4 security update issues, I have not, however, updated from Panther to Tiger. For those having problems with this app, I strongly encourage folks to check out the AfterTen forums. You can often find early releases that fix identified problems, tips/suggestions from users, and finally revision status from the developer.
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Anonymous
28 September 2005
Version: 3.7.4
WeatherDock. Has worked for me flawlessly since Panther to 10.4.2. oh, and uh, free.
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2
Anonymous
26 September 2005
Version: 3.7.3
The problem with this app is the lead time between fixes and releases. Although very good, the good only last for a little while. It is amazing that others can keep up and rewrite for the changes needed to receive the weather information correctly, but this Developer waits until the cows come home...they're still out to pasture.
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Anonymous
14 September 2005
Version: 3.7.3
It is currently broke and I await the next revision.
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Anonymous
16 August 2005
Version: 3.7.3
Mine's stuck on 66 degrees. Quit, re-open, restart whatever... 66 degrees. (It's in the high 70's in reality) OS 10.4.2, It may have something to due with the new security update?
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Anonymous
29 July 2005
Version: 3.7.3
Fails to update after waking the computer from sleep, clicking on it in the menu bar then causes it to crash. Please fix. Running OS X 10.4.2
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Anonymous
28 June 2005
Version: 3.7.3
Well, to each his own, but this little Apple Menu bar app is one powerful hombre and I'll stick to it. I was happy to actually pay a 'reasonable' fee for the app.
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4.75
Shane Wallace
27 June 2005
Version: 3.7.3
I have also tried other weather app's and have found weathermenu the best.Five dollars well spent.I am running 3.7.1and 3.7.3 along side of each other and dont see any new features though.Idon't see any difference in pref's either.????
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Anonymous
27 June 2005
Version: 3.7.3
I still like Meteorologist, which is free. It did have problems for a while there, but it hasn't failed for me in months now. WeatherMenu does have moon phases, which Meteo doesn't, but that ain't worth $5.
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Anonymous
24 June 2005
Version: 3.7.2
A terrific program. No reason to switch to a Dashboard Widget in my opinion. This has more features and is easy to use and the developer has improved it over time.
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4.25
Anonymous
09 May 2005
Version: 3.7.1
I've tried Meteorologist and WeatherPop as well. Meteorologist kept failing over time (I think the source formats changed faster than the author could keep up), so I switched to WeatherMenu. This worked great in Panther, except for it quitting daily. But it was easily restarted with an icon in the dock. However, with Tiger I'm now beginning to be concerned. When I came home today, I found my Mac operating at a crawl (1GHz G4 iMac, 768MB). A check of Activity Monitor showed that WeatherMenu was consuming 96MB of memory and 77% of my CPU cycles. While it is normal for WeatherMenu to hog the CPU when it's updating, I was concerned over how the memory usage had creeped up from around 15MB to 95MB. This is something I'll be watching carefully over the next few days.
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5
Squigles
11 March 2005
Version: 3.7.1
Well it's been running on my Mac now for 2 weeks, no problems noted. Would like to know what WeatherManX does? And when will there be support for the Radar in the UK?
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Anonymous
01 March 2005
Version: 3.7
Keeps silently quitting on its own over time. Works fine, but always quits itself. Yes, I'm a registered owner.
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Anonymous
21 February 2005
Version: 3.7
The best keeps getting better. Much better stability and performance with this release. Well worth the 5 bucks and then some.
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5
Anonymous
16 February 2005
Version: 3.7
This version definitely fixed some kinks and appears to work smoothly. I believe that many of these apps will either fade away of be made into Dashboard Widget in Tiger...it the fate of these apps.
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4
Anonymous
16 February 2005
Version: 3.7
I love this app. I already paid for it sometime ago. I've tried Meteorologist and also WeatherPop. Although those works fine, WeatherMenu is the only one that presents the weather the way I like. I've tried with the various options in Meteorologist to get the same layout but I came out short. The only reason why I've tried the other and the only real problem with WeatherMenu is that any slightly change on the website where it extracts its data for non-US cities will break WeatherMenu. The other 2 utilities have no problem displaying weather for non-US cities, but not WeatherMenu. The interface to add new cities is also a bit cumbersome and doesn't always work.
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5
Anonymous
16 February 2005
Version: 3.7
I guess WeatherPop has been abandoned so I recently purchased this. WM picks up where WP leaves off, it's a great app and I'm glad I purchased it. Keep up the great work.
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Anonymous
03 February 2005
Version: 3.6.6
Well here's another one: I get the weather forecast of "Blowing Dust" and the icon is a "?". This is a new one on me.
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5
Anonymous
26 January 2005
Version: 3.6.6
This is a great product and a great value. Presently however, this product does not function for Canadian weather sites or European weather sites.
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3.5
Anonymous
25 January 2005
Version: 3.6.6
Nice application, at least in theory, but it STILL hangs/crashes after a few hours. Restart then necessary. Makes the program useless to me. OS 10.3.x
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5
Anonymous
24 January 2005
Version: 3.6.6
Of all the weather programs I've tried for Mac (four), this is my absolute favorite. I can look at several cities at once -- good for travellers -- and you can customize what shows or not. Well worth $5. To top it all off, Dean is VERY responsive. When WM went down, he had a fix within a week AND responded to my email alerting him to the bug. TOPS!
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4.5
Copychief
24 January 2005
Version: 3.6.6
I've used several different programs that claim to do what WeatherMenu does. They all succeed sporadically, but WeatherMenu is fast, stable and looks great... it's everything a Mac application should be.
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5
Anonymous
24 January 2005
Version: 3.6.6
Excellent! Thanks, Dean. FWIW, Dean, if you read these posts, would you consider adding another map to the radar? I've been using Meteorologist while WM was "down" and have enjoyed their use of the Weather Channel doppler radar. Not sure what is involved, but having an option of maps/type of map (radar) would put WM even further over the top of all the competitors.
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5
Anonymous
24 January 2005
Version: 3.6.6
My precious WM is working again...my precious.
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4.75
Anonymous
19 January 2005
Version: 3.6.5
Same issue here. But I have another city selected that shows up fine (in a sub-menu). FWIW, I've futzed with Meteorologist and WeatherPop for the last few days and found Meteorologist to be quite unstable (v.1.4.1). WeatherPop is working *okay* but having the additional and excellently done layout of WeatherMenu, WP just doesn't float the boat. Hope Dave is able to uncover and fix the current issue(s) as soon as possible.
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Anonymous
19 January 2005
Version: 3.6.5
I'm having the same issue with the "Couldn't read forecast" message. Clicking on the globe icon beside the message takes one to the appropriate National Weather Service zone forecast, but it refuses to pop up in the menu bar. Have enjoyed the utility for several versions now, and I've always found Dean fast and responsive with these minor glitches. T. Elliott
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Anonymous
15 January 2005
Version: 3.6.5
I am unable to get a current forecast with the latest version recently. I can get current conditions, but it won't get a forecast for future dates.
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Anonymous
06 January 2005
Version: 3.6.5
I would buy the program if I could get it to forecast 10 days. I can only get it to forecast 10 items, an item being a day or night. Can anyone comment on whether they have this problem? Thanks.
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5
Anonymous
13 December 2004
Version: 3.6.5
This is one of the apps that you actually feel no remorse for clicking away your five bucks. Priced correctly and a joy to use.
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Anonymous
13 December 2004
Version: 3.6.5
Looks like a great product and I'm very sure it's worth $5.00, however I fail to see much difference between this product and Meteorologist which is free but also worth just as much!
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5
Anonymous
13 December 2004
Version: 3.6.5
WeatherMenu is by far the best weather app for OS X. It is completely customizable and has great support and updates. At only $5, you also can't beat the price.
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5
Johnnycat1
12 December 2004
Version: 3.6.5
Very comprehensive and yet very easy to use. By far the best weather app I've used, and I've written a few myself.
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4.75
Anonymous
12 December 2004
Version: 3.6.5
I second the notion on the previous reviewer, likewise a former WeatherPop Advance user. Weathermenu blows Pop Advance out of the water (no pun intended). Much more features, stability, better programming, not to mention cheaper. I'm pleased--well worth the $5.
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5
Anonymous
12 December 2004
Version: 3.6.5
Bought WeatherMenu after I bought WeatherPop ... no comparison. Having been a WeatherBug user on the PC, I wanted something close ... and WeatherMenu is by far, the best menu weather app on the Mac. Absolutely the best value for the money. I'm very happy with WeatherMenu and highly recommend it.
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Anonymous
08 November 2004
Version: 3.6.4
If you're looking for a free alternative, try Meteorologist
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4.5
Anonymous
08 November 2004
Version: 3.6.4
First it worked great, then not so much. New version no help. Then, trashed the prefs and it looks good now. Preferences say the forecast is 10 days, but it's 10 items, an item being either a night or day. Be sure you're looking at the right city. I chose the tiny suburb I live in and got a match, only to find out later I was looking at the wrong city. Great customization, great appearance, good stability. Am I the only one whose radar always looks like a huge splatter?
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3.75
Anonymous
04 November 2004
Version: 3.6.2
Great app, but since I updated to OS 10.3 it either quits or hang up after a couple of hours.
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4.75
23 October 2004
Version: 3.6.2
Awesome application for 5 bucks!
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4.75
Anonymous
06 October 2004
Version: 3.6.2
This is the best weather app on the Mac, bar none. Having said that, WeatherPop is also good, but clearly behind in terms of providing a complete weather picture. I paid for both apps, and without a doubt, WeatherMenu offers more for the money. On the fence? Try it, try WeatherPop, try others. Unless you like one set of menu icons over another, I think you'll find that WeatherMenu is the best.
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Anonymous
24 September 2004
Version: 3.6.1
Why doesn't this developer release the special menu extra version anymore? I want my money back!
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5
Anonymous
05 September 2004
Version: 3.6.1
I figured out the multiple cities as you chose each one you want displayed as "Home". WM is still my favorite and fairly priced.
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Anonymous
05 September 2004
Version: 3.6.1
My multiple cities do not show up across the menu.
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Anonymous
05 September 2004
Version: 3.6.1
It takes an eternity to load.. Meteorologist do it instantly.
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2.75
Anonymous
05 September 2004
Version: 3.6.1
Hem, Meteorologist do the same but is free…
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Anonymous
05 September 2004
Version: 3.6.1
it'd be nice if the developer released the "advanced" version again so you can move the menu to wherever ...
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Anonymous
05 September 2004
Version: 3.6.1
Lookup Failed. Cannot add cities (which appear on the lookup list list) outside the USA.
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4
28 August 2004
Version: 3.6
This worked fine for 2 months. Now it won't show up in th menubar and when I try to open it, it does nothing. I am on Panterhl10.3.2. When I shut down and restart, I can open it breifly, but it instantly disapears from the bar. Help
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4
Steve
16 June 2004
Version: 3.6
Nice little app. Does what it says it does and nothing more. My only complaint is that there seems to be a memory leak when the weather info updates.
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4.5
Anonymous
06 June 2004
Version: 3.6
I LOVE this program. It works wonderfully. Pretty acurate and only $5 for a serial number which is worth it. Can have multiple weather locations on the menu. A+
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5
Anonymous
06 June 2004
Version: 3.6
When I moved from Windows to the Mac I searched in vain for a Weatherbug replacement ... until I found WeatherPop. Not exactly a replacement, but decent. Then I found WeatherMenu. I registered for WeatherPop AND WeatherMenu but I use WeatherMenu hands-down. WeatherMenu gives excellent and quick access to a TON of weather data. WeatherPop really can't hold a candle to WM anymore. And I think WM's icons are just fine. WM has better alerts, moon phase detail, weather detail in general - and the RADAR feature is awesome. So when I go and futz around on my XP box, I look down at the system tray and see a BORING temperature reading from a local highschool. No lovely icon(s) to give a picture. And I have to fork over $20 a year to avoid ads. No thanks. WM is a solid replacement with the only two exceptions being faster weather updates (a la Weatherbug's "live" readings from local high schools as opposed to Airport updates) and the audio warnings of inclement weather (say if I'm w/in earshot of the computer, but not working on it I'm alerted by Weatherbug, not WM.) WM gets 5 stars, though, cuz those last two wishes are not drawbacks whatsoever. Keep up the excellent work, Afterten dudes!
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5
Anonymous
05 June 2004
Version: 3.6
I had a few glitches with the last version (nothing major, but annoying) so I wrote the author and he wrote me back. Now I see a new version. I doubt it's because of me, but I like that he is revising what is the best of the menu pull-down weather informants.
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4.5
MJP
31 May 2004
Version: 3.5.1
This still seems a bit like betaware and the icons aren't as nice as WeatherPop but nonetheless this program shows a lot of promise!
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1.5
Anonymous
21 March 2004
Version: 3.5.1
A lot of bugs, does not appears in Force Quit menu if the app freezes. Not good at all for Canadian cities. does not support ponctuations in submitted city names.
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5
Junpei
16 February 2004
Version: 3.5.1
Better than WeatherPop Advance (and cheaper too).
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4.25
Anonymous
31 January 2004
Version: 3.5.1
Excellent weather menu app. If you're looking for an alternative to Meteorologist and Weather Pop, this is it. A very nice little app and the icons are really nice. Why does it require a broadband connection though?
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5
Anonymous
27 January 2004
Version: 3.5.1
A great menu extra; the hackish menu item doesn't reload with SystemUIServer sometimes, but as far as the way it works: much better than any of the alternatives out there.
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4.75
Brent Traut
27 January 2004
Version: 3.5.1
Of all the applications that share the function of this one, this is the best. I give it five starts for features because compared to any other menu based weather plugin, it sports the most and most useful. For ease of use, I award it a solid four. Setting up a specific city or zip code to view weather for is extremely easy, however the actual setup of menu appearance is a bit more difficult. It also took me approximately a minute to figure out how to get to the preferences, as it is labeled as "Register..." in the menu. The developer of this plugin is asking a measly $5 per copy. I see this as more than a fair price. I bought mine a week after originally downloading the trial. Stability? WeatherMenu is rock solid. I have yet to see it crash or fail to do exactly what it was made to do. It's as simple as that. With more pictures, better alert support, greater customizability, and more reliability than WeatherPop, I suggest this application over any other of its type.
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Anonymous
18 October 2003
Version: 3.5.1
i really miss the menu extra. i thought it was removed because of panther (it in fact did not work), but weatherpop works as a menu extra in panther.
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4
Gregjsmith
29 September 2003
Version: 3.5
I liked the previous versions better becasue it came with a menu extra rather than an application that goes in the menu bar. Yeah yeah I know it needed a hack for it to work but I liked to move the menus around on my menu bar. The interface of the prefs needs cleaned up. "Save w/o Quit" is a poor implementation of a windows UI, not MacOS X. Even with those complaints I love to have it in my Menu bar.
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4.75
Anonymous
10 September 2003
Version: 3.3.2
Have been a reg'd user for several months. Dean just keeps making this better & better
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2.75
Anonymous
04 June 2003
Version: 3.2.2
This app seems to think everyone lives in Muskegon, MI, no matter how hard it's argued with. That would be great if everyone did, but there's much better places (no offense to anyone who lives in Michigan... Holland is very scenic)
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5
Anonymous
28 May 2003
Version: 3.2.2
I've used WeatherManX and WeatherManX Extras, as well as most of the other Mac and PC weather programs. These two ALWAYS work, which is more than I can say for any of the others. I don't know why anyone would complain about the amount of menu bar space this takes up, just small icons and you can customize which ones you want to see. You can also launch WeatherManX from the menu, which gives you access to much more detailed information, including a number of radar images. Five bucks? Come on, give the developer a break. It's a small price to pay for an app that works as advertised.
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3.5
Anonymous
27 May 2003
Version: 3.2.2
I don't believe this a "rip-off" of WeatherPop, however an alternative. There are many products that do the same thing. For example Meteorologist is an excellent alternative and free.
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5
Anonymous
27 May 2003
Version: 3.2.2
I agree with cornstalkk. This works. Weatherpop doesn't.
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4.75
cornstalkk
27 May 2003
Version: 3.2.2
Knockoff of WeatherPop???? This program actually works. To be an actual knockoff of WeatherPop, the program would have to display incorrect data and not work most of the time. This program is opposite; it works well, and it looks just as good. I have used this for a long time after WetherPop stopped working, and have never had a problem.
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2.25
Anonymous
04 April 2003
Version: 3.2.1
Just a knock off of Weather Pop. That isn't fair. Give credit where credit is due. Get the real thing.
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5
Anonymous
14 March 2003
Version: 3.2.1
This package of utilities is very useful and the developer is responsive to users. WeatherManX Extras is easily worth more than what is charged and it should not be rated poorly just becuase someone doesn't want to pay for software. For everyone who demands free software, I demand that you work for free too.
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Jimw
06 March 2003
Version: 3.2
This program falls into my catogory of useful but irrelevant tool. It falls into my belief system that if it is not worth at least $10, you should be Freeware. Considering what is on the Internet and offered for free, it certainly is not worth $10 to me. It also seems to be using quite a lot of menubar space for all of its functions. Menubar space on my system is a premium commodity as I have a dozen different and useful menubar items on a 15" screen and five of them are part of Mac OSX. This is not to say this is a bad program or their is anything wrong with it. I am only saying that considering the competition, it is simply not worth the money to me at any price. In fact I used to use it before Metreoroligist was available. I only urge you to take a look at Meteorologist and other items in the "Similar Software" items before dropping $5 for this. It may not be much, but if you use a lot of shareware to enhance your machine like I do, it quickly adds up. If I used seperate shareware versions of all the freeware enhancements I used I could easily spend over $500 on it and have most of that investment disappears in within a couple of years, which seems to be the average lifespan of simple shareware. There are exceptions however like FileBuddy (Finder enhancement) and DefaultFolder (Save dialog enhancement) which both seem to have been arould forever and for which I have gladly paid my fees, given the quality and scope of their work. Hopefully PageSender(fax) and PathFinder(Finder Replacement) will follow in their footsteps. In any case I would give Weatherman the following rating, based on previous experience (I have actually rated it in Macupdate as I no longer use it, plan to, or have run it) as: 4, 4, 2, 4. I would rate Meteorologist (freeware) as 5,5,5,5. Two issues with Meteorologist as compared to WeatherManX: The first is that Meteorologist does not have a screensaver mode. If you must have a screensaver displaying the weather, spend five bucks here. The other problem - I can never seem to spell Meteorologist correctly on on the first try. It is much easier to spell WeatherManX.
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3.5
Mary Ann
12 February 2003
Version: 3.1.2
I am very dissappointed in it. Although I love the features, I have had to download the 3meg file (via 28k connection) 4 times now, because it keeps dissappearing off of my desk top. ??????? I would not pay money again for it.
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5
Kurt Radtke
01 August 2002
Version: 1.0
Please see my review of WeatherMan X, the main program of the WeatherMan suite.
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4.3

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  • Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later
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