- Fix for radar not loading
- Fix for incorrect rain prediction in rare cases
- Fix for inconsistent pressure trends between screens in rare cases
Ratings and Reviews
Forcast stands apart from the rest
I have used the Forecast App on my Mac and iPhone for a few years now, and it has become my only app-based weather source. I have had many weather apps over the years, and Forecast has endured longer than all the others.
Individually they are powerful, accurate, customizable and convenient, but together they add a feature which sets the current location for the Mac App by the current location of the iPhone. This enables weather-related notifications from the (more powerful) Mac app to be forwarded to the iPhone for even greater timeliness of weather information (like a brief rain spell) shortly before it is forecast to happen. And more often than not these notices are accurate, which is pretty amazing considering the rain may only be over a limited area for several minutes. You can pay more to get more frequent updates (default is 1 hour), but so far I have the default is good enough.
Was (PAST TENSE) a GRAT app. Now, I’m looking for anther app.
I’ve been usig Foreast Bar on my Mac, iPhone and apple watch for years and it has been the best weather app. Very reliable. I still use the app on my iPhone and on my watch, but the Mac app is useless (I’ve switched to Carrot weather). The app on the menu bar used to show the weather conditions and the current temperature. Now, It only shows an icon that isn’t even accurate. At my current location we will be currently experiencing heavy thunderstorms, yet the icon shows cloudy. In order to get the accurate weather I have to open the app. The reason that I loved Forecast Bar was beacuse I could see the current weather while I could continue to work on my laptop. Now, if I want to see the weather conditions I have to stop what I’m doing and open the full app.
What’s the point of having aything that doesn’t work taking space on my menu bar. I’ve deleted the app app and installed Carrot Weather which does what Forecast Bar used to do.
My ipHone/watch app expires next month and I’m currently looking for a reliable app that works on all three. If I find that app and Forecast Bar does not fix the Mac glithch by then I will not renew my Phone/watch app and I’ll switch to theother app. I hope that Forecast Bar developers read the reviews and fix this issue because I really like Forecast Bar, but I won’t pay for something that doesn’t work.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for reaching out. With our latest update we included world-class weather from The Weather Company, which uses IBMs Watson to power forecasts with data from personal weather stations across the globe. We'd encourage you to give it another try!
Easily the best in my experience.
Wrote my bit a year ago. Still think the same. I've continued to try new apps, even like some, but Forecast Bar still does everything for me and does it the best. Support continues to be outstanding.
A year ago:
I have tried so many weather apps over the years, even paying for more than a few. I always returned to WeatherMan. But I was never satisfied with it. I find a decent, if not excellent radar function to be essential. More, it does not give my second most desired feature - hourly forecasts. I found myself merely using the menubar function and relying on web-based weather (e.g. WeatherUnderground, local news affiliate weather, etc.). But I continued to want I it all in one app!
The above is a roundabout way of saying Forecast Bar is easily the best Mac weather app at the moment. I had tried it a few times but there was always something about it, especially the active map and the high CPU/RAM hit. The map is most excellent now. The hit on resources is as little as any other weather app that does anything substantial. My standby, Weatherman, does use much less. But while it does more than so many it still doesn’t match up to Forecast Bar. I’ve now bought it for my iPad and iPhone.
Also, easily the most customizable!
- Higher Bar, LLC
- 43.5 MB
OS X 10.11 or later, 64-bit processor
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2019 Higher Bar, LLC
- In-App Purchases
- One Year of 30min Background Updates $4.99
- One Year of 15min Background Updates $6.99
- One Year of 10min Background Updates $9.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.