A calendar cum crystal ball
£1.49 FROM BorderLeap, foreseetheday.com NEEDS iOS 9.3 or higher
Wouldn’t it be great if your iPhone notified you of the optimal time to take a walk
or mow the lawn? That’s the ambitious premise of this pseudo-calendar app centred on daily outdoor activities. Instead of focussing on events like meetings, it combines current and forecasted weather with user-added activities taking place at your current or upcoming location.
It’s a fantastic idea. You can set up the desired window of time, then tap an activity to view a forecast of the high temperature, chance of rain, and how cloudy, windy or humid it’s expected to be then.
You can set preferences for each weather condition when adding an activity, so you may think Foresee would do the hard work by recommending best times for them. It doesn’t, and activities are also limited to an eight-hour window.
The app’s interface is easy to use and looks great, but that advantage is spoiled somewhat by text that’s way too small. Events are shown for one location at a time – there’s no view of all activities at all locales. Overall, Foresee doesn’t yet meet expectations.
Foresee doesn’t offer much help to suggest a better time to perform activities.