Today, checking the weather means having as much data as a television meteorologist at your fingertips. My iPhone has weather radar and severe weather alerts. What about my Mac? Jeffrey is the family geek and has half a dozen Mac weather apps.
I just want an app that gives me basic details at a glance, with a single click.
Appropriately Named Weather App
Weather, for the most part, is always outside. Tell that to folks who’ve had their houses destroyed by storms, hurricanes, or tornadoes.
The way Outside works is simple. It lives in the Mac’s Menubar. An icon tells you current conditions alongside the temperature. A click gets you more details. The longer you look, the more details your brain can soak up.
The weather basics are self explanatory. Setup your Outside weather to a specific city or zip code. You’ll see a six day forecast when you click. An hour-by-hour forecast is also available.
There’s a built-in radar map, a satellite cloud coverage map, both visible with a click.
A simple slider changes the weather information update interval. Switch between fahrenheit or celsius.
As weather apps go, Outside is a good value. It’s not free, but you won’t break the bank, and the single click drop down gives you what you’re looking for, sans historical data and a window outside.