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  • 4.0 stars

    "Coming along nicely. Some more suggestions..."

    May 17, 2010  |   By summerstormpictures

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Much better icons now for the menu bar. I'm pleasantly surprised by the ambitious and frequent updates to this utility by the developer. It's evolving nicely. I see you are drawing some inspiration from Meteorologist in the drop-down.

    Suggestions:

    SUGGESTION #1 - Focus all efforts now on weather alerts/alarms. It's summer and it would be nice to give this feature a full-on workout.

    Talking about plain-Jane WeatherBug for a moment: While WeatherBug just plain works as far as alerts go, it is uninspired. It would be nice to have a special icon or some other visual indicator.

    Also, WeatherBug's alert "chirp" is loud and annoying--I liken it to a "terminator cricket." I, in fact, replaced it with a nice wind chime mp3 I found (I went into the "show package contents" to do this). If you want, I can provide the wind chime file upon request. It's license free according to where I got it.

    In fact, it would be nice to allow for various alert media--different sounds for various weather conditions. Perhaps a thunder clap for a severe thunderstorm warning and a howling wind sound for a blizzard or tornado warning.

    SUGGESTION #2 - Don't waste time adding any radar display options. This has always been problematic for any number of weather utilities and widgets--and in my opinion, it's not really that important. NOAA is constantly changing things.

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