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.