WeatherBar brings weather conditions to your menu bar.

weatherbar-3To say that weather can be unpredictable is an understatement. This is true especially in the midwest. I should know, I’ve lived here my entire life. Our summers are hot and humid, our winters cold and dry and we have tolerable weather (spring and fall) for about four weeks out of the year. In the midst of all of the seasonal temperatures, there are also very unpredictable storms like tornados that like to pop up suddenly. There are very few people who don’t pay attention to our local weathermen because of how unpredictable weather patterns can be. Myself, I like to pay attention to various weather apps. I have more than one on my phone and today, I have added one to my MacBook Pro – WeatherBar.

WeatherBar is a very handy utility for your menu bar that displays current weather conditions. For example, right now, the icon is showing me that it is 83°F and partly cloudy. It’s wonderful for at-a -glance weather monitoring right from the menu bar. Plus, WeatherBar includes more in depth features like a 5-day forecast and charts that measure –

  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • UV Index
  • Pressure
  • Wind Speed

weatherbar-1WeatherBar provides local weather based on your location indicated by Location Services. So, the set-up for WeatherBar is very minimal. You simply startup the app, agree to allow WeatherBar access your location and then, the icon appears in your menu bar. The one thing that surprised me was the daily charts. It was a welcome and unique way to display the upcoming weaner patterns. Plus, I feel like since this app is meant to be ‘in the background’ that it was a great option to save space within the utility. Again, at a glance, you know what the chances are for precipitation throughout the day.

WeatherBar is a very straightforward utility app that works great. One feature I would like to see added is preferences. I’m sure some people would like the temperature displayed in Celsius rather than Fahrenheit and there might be some visual preferences that could be customized per user so that they can more easily read the data. But, WeatherBar is a solid app. WeatherBar is currently on version 1.0 (released June 16, 2014) by Developer: Charles AROUTIOUNIAN and retails for $2.99 in the App Store.

For more information, visit the developer’s website at weatherbar.menu.

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