You know what they say, ‘Everyone complains about the weather, but no one does anything about it.’ Maybe that’s because about all we can do is watch the weather or leave the area when the weather goes bad.
Mac and iPhone users have well more than twenty eleven different apps that give you pretty much the same weather conditions and forecasts. Swackett is free and doesn’t look like any of the weather forecast apps available to Mac users.
First, Swackett is very visual. There’s no need to squint at the Menubar to figure out what’s going on outside.
This is true weather forecasts at a glance, although I find that I’m forced to think about what’s onscreen.
If it’s cold, the Swackett images might be dressed in winter hats, coats, or boots.
You still get to view five day forecasts and hourly weather conditions. And, Swackett displays local and regional weather radar images.
Push notifications will send weather watches and warnings to iOS devices. Even though it’s free, Swackett does have additional graphic editions to vary the viewing.
Swackett is weather forecasting on the Mac but done differently. That’s good. And bad. It’s a joy to see the large graphics as part of the weather forecast, but the imagery seems to get in the way of the information.
Worse, the images are so large that it can actually distract from what you’re doing simply to check the outside temperature. Still, it’s useful eye candy. Or, rather, eye candy that’s also useful.