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Shareware; $10

Current Version: 1.9.9 (February 1, 2010)

As Aladdin stopped all development on WeatherTracker and no true replacement seems to be in sight, the Mac community is left with a dearth of decent weather applications. Some of them (listed on this page) are good, but don't support weather forecasts, choosing instead to focus on current weather conditions. Others have, well, other limitations. WeatherMan is the first program to come along that really shows promise as a replacement for WeatherTracker; WeatherMan will show you current weather conditions as well as forecasts, and it will allow you to display information for multiple cities at once. WeatherMan also displays 2 day forecasts and 5-day extended forecasts, sever weather alerts and radar imagery.

Version 1.9.9 adds/changes the following:

  • This release fixes some conditions and forecast issues with US cities. If you are having an issue with a US city please re-set up the city and see if it is fixed. If not please report your problem city on the support forum.
  • Also fixed is forecasts for non-US cities. The forecasts should simply work again without the need to set them again. But, please report any ongoing issues to the support board.
  • Finally the "X" was removed from the product name as it is no longer necessary to differentiate it from the Classic Mac OS version of the program, which is no longer available.

Registered copies of the application keep preference settings between application launches. I'd like to see the "main" window sizes reduced a bit more so that one can display more than 4 cities at a time on a 1024 x 768 display, but the author keeps making this software better and better between each release, so stay tuned for further improvements.

User Reviews

"WeatherMan is a simple, easy-to-use application that can give you, at a glance, the current weather conditions for any given city. Enter the ZIP code of the city in question, and voilà, a weather forecast right on the desktop. The graphics are nice, and for anyone who is a bit of a weather nerd, this may prove to be the perfect software download."
—Paul Bowers

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These are applications that are newer and of potential interest, but which I haven't yet selected for permanent inclusion. Have a look, and let me know if you think they deserve to be part of the permanent collection!