Sure, you could always go outside to see what that weather is like, but what a pain in the neck, especially if you are using your Mac. You could also go to a web site like Weather.com, but it has become more difficult to navigate, and sometimes displays these ads that take over your entire browser window. If only there was a way to get reliable weather data, but in a quick, concise format.
Meteorologist is an application that, for one, will display weather data in either the OS X top Menu Bar, or the Dock. In either case, a brief indication of conditions (an icon and either city name or temperature) will appear in the corresponding location. But if you want to get the detailed picture, click on the icon, and you'll be presented with a wealth of details, both about current and future weather conditions.
Quick Data in Menu Bar, Detailed When You Click
The preferences offer a wide variety of ways to display your data. You can choose which, if any additional current weather items you'd like displayed when one clicks on the Meteorologist icon. You can also choose to display the extended forecast, up to 9 days, if you are curious about what is coming in the future. If displayed in the dock, you can choose the opacity of the dock image and font, for just that right look. And last, you can decide how often you'd like to update the data.
So no more excuses for not knowing what's going on outside. Better check out Meteorologist.
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