Weather Display

Weather Display

Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 22 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    10.29x
  • Total Downloads:
    11,324
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 26, 2005
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $70.00 to buy

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5 stars

"Better than the rest"

August 24, 2011  |  By rh205

 |  Version: Weather Display 10.29x

Pros

I run this piece of software alongside Weatherlink and you can definitely tell the difference. Excellent support at all times. The best feature is the alarms which flash when a new weather extreme has been recorded.

Cons

There aren't any as far as I can tell.

Summary

A brilliant bit of software which is worth every penny. This software is never having problems like Weatherlink. It sits there doing what it is set up to do and always records weather events quickly and shows them in a clear manner.

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1 stars

"Software 5/10 - help 0/10"

November 24, 2010  |  By pobity

 |  Version: Weather Display 10.29x

Pros

Not a lot to like

Cons

The program is bitsy, difficult to get running properly and virtually no backup or assistance for problems. Don't you just love software writers who issue updates with bugs?

Summary

I bought this app about two years ago. After a string of problems I eventually got it running well enough to read and display my weather station's output data. Then I recently downloaded and updated to the latest version. Big mistake! The program not only didn't work anymore it crashed my PC at any opportunity. I loaded the latest version on to another PC with similar results. I emailed the software writer outlining the problems and got a cryptic reply saying "Hmmmm..." and nothing else. Emailed again a week later - no reply. More emails requesting assistance - still no replies. Gave up after six weeks and bought another weather display program which was quite easy to set up and is running well. Would not recommend purchasing this app under any circumstances.

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2 stars

"WMR 200 Weather station users beware"

July 16, 2010  |  By HS7081

 |  Version: Weather Display 10.29x

Pros

Has everything a weather logging software could have, if you can find it through the layout!

Cons

DO NOT buy this software if you use the Oregon WMR 200 weather station. Although the software author states it is supported, there are a number of major issues relating to the logging function of the station that have not been fixed.

Summary

I've used the product for a number of years, and only feel committed to it because I paid US$70 for it - unaware that as a WMR 200 station owner I was buying a dud. For those using other stations it appears it works a treat, but it still is very expensive (comparatively) for a clunky but comprehensive weather software package.

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2 stars

"Buggy, Confusing with Poor Support"

February 23, 2009  |  By cableusa

 |  Version: Weather Display 10.29x

Pros

The program shows promise with many features.

Cons

I've used the software for several years, There have been many bugs, many related to the accurate recording and reporting of data and many go unfixed for long preiods despite been reported. Support is amongst the worst I experienced.

Summary

I'm using the program as I have years of data collected with it, but I would not start a new weather station using this software. One thing a product like this needs to be is precise and tested, however that is not the case. The author seems to release new versions without testing them and then leaves the testing up to his paid users. The program is also very complicated and confusing to use. I have wasted alot of time and been very frustrated trying to get support to fix many of the bugs in the software. The author just dosn't seem to care.

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2 stars

"So so software."

December 21, 2005  |  By alittlerain

 |  Version: Weather Display 10.29x

Pros

The live weather applet is well done so hats off to whoever designed that. It is very nice and quite responsive.

Cons

The main program is very clumsy and poorly designed. It is in dire need of a major overhaul. As an alternative in the meantime try Davis's much underrated Weather Link program if you have a Vantage Pro or other station from that manufacturer. Virtual Weather Station (VWS) is capable and full featured but I don't favor it personally since its interface is not much better than Weather Display's. If you have a LaCrosse or Oregon Scientific weather station I would highly recommend FreeWX. That has the great virtue of being the only one of them which is free.

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1 stars

"As bad as all the rest."

December 17, 2005  |  By Kenneth Grant

 |  Version: Weather Display 10.29x

Pros

Only a little worse than most other weather applications! I guess that's why some folk think it's great: by comparison only. The guy who wrote it is always online so the support you will no doubt require is available. Watch out though, I found him to be very touchy.

Cons

Where to begin? Why is this as bad as or worse than the other dismal weather applications out there? Well it's amateurishly ugly, and that's usually indicative of deeper problems. This program looks as if it was coded in VB by some kid at grade school. Some very poor design. See previous. Does the author own a dictionary? Or does he just not care about little details like almost illiterate help files and menu items? BLOATED. Not so much in size (some apps are bigger) but in layout. Man it's ridiculous. Just visit some stations using this software: dial-up or OC192, it doesn't matter, the pages this app creates takes forever to load into a browser. Maybe if the author wasn't so fixated on ugly, badly designed dials and other junk it might not take a day and a half to load the data into a webpage. Talk about 'kitchen-sink' software! Those aren't features ok, it's just plain old bloat. Oh and watch your highly optimized late model system slow to a crawl. It's the Norton Internet Security of weather apps. Why? I don't know, but uninstalling it fixed the problem, and it stayed uninstalled. And the biggest insult of all? The author wants to be PAID for it. $70 bucks for this steaming pile? Nyuh-uh Charlie. At least most of the other weather apps are free and often better quality - but if I'm stuck with crappy software I'm not going to pay for it!

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General
Publisher Pukeroa
Publisher web site http://www.weather-display.com/
Release Date October 26, 2005
Date Added October 26, 2005
Version 10.29x
Category
Category Home Software
Subcategory Miscellaneous Home Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 34MB
File Name wdisplay32.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 11,324
Downloads Last Week 11
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $70

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