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HELP & SETTINGS Stratus widget for Mac

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3 stars

"Very simple check on the weather"

February 20, 2009  |  By howardferns

2009-02-20 15:19:57  |  By howardferns

 |  Version: Stratus widget 1.0


Can set for almost anywhere in the world. Shows current temperature, day or night conditions, degrees F or C, forecast for 5 days & other options. Transluscent on your desktop, until you hover youre mouse over it. Drag & position wherever you want.


Puts an annoying logo in your system tray. There's also an obtrusive logo under the onscreen display. The days on the 5 day forecast could show clearer. If you prefer the 5 day forecast you lose it when you log off, & must reselect it again.


On balance, I found some of its features rather irksome, particularly having to reset it to how I wanted it every time I logged on. I did not like seeing the logo in my tray all the time, & the name under the widget could be more subtlle. I also found its accuracy doubtful - of course, it could only be as good as the information received from meteorological stations, but nevertheless its forecast for the next couple of days was at variance with the one I saw on tv.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.0
This is the first version on CNET
Publisher AccuWeather
Publisher web site
Release Date February 20, 2009
Date Added February 20, 2009
Version 1.0
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Gadgets & Widgets
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC
Additional Requirements None
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File Size 1.73MB
File Name index.cfm?event=marketplace.offering&offeringid=10960&marketplaceid=1
Total Downloads 3,411
Downloads Last Week 1
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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