Easy, accurate weather in OS X
£4.49 Developer Real Casual Games, forecastbar.com Requires OS X 10.10 or higher
This really useful weather utility sits in the menu bar, giving you an at-a-glance idea of the weather, or you can open a window for more detail. By default, what you get in the menu bar is the temperature and an icon showing you the prevailing weather condition, though you can customise this. Click the icon, though, and it displays a full five‑day forecast.
The next eight hours are shown in detail, with graphs covering temperature, chance of rain or how heavy it will be. The five days after that have icons and a bit of detail for each, along with temperatures. The app is really well designed, accurate thanks to its use of the excellent Forecast.io system, and useful – pretty much the OS X version of our favourite iOS and Watch weather app, Dark Sky. Lots about it can be personalised too – from new locations to get info on, to different iconography options and temperature scale customisation. Matt Bolton It’s a bit of a pricey option, but this is a great-looking, useful and customisable OS X weather utility.