YoWindow

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 164 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0.429
  • Total Downloads:
    929,535
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 09, 2010
  • Price:
    Free to try (3-day forecast trial, limited functionality); $9.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    11.64MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6,725
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Sometimes applications are practical, sometimes they're fun, and sometimes they manage to be both. YoWindow is a weather application that manages to deliver weather data in what may be the most fun interface we've ever seen.

The program is easy to set up. Enter a city anywhere in the world, and the program's background image, a quaint village landscape, will reflect the current conditions. The sun rises and sets just as it does in real time, and precipitation and other weather phenomena are depicted with animations. Our first thought was that though the village scene looked nice, it didn't seem right to view conditions for, say, New York City, against such a bucolic backdrop. The program's online Help file advises that the creators are working on more backgrounds, but for now the village is the only one. Users can, however, add their own images, which work surprisingly well; use a photo of yourself and see the sun rise and set on you, or watch as you get caught in the rain. In addition to the snazzy graphics, the program displays detailed information about the current conditions, as well as a brief overview of the next several days. The program can be used on its own or set as the default screensaver, which is both cool and useful. Overall, we found YoWindow to be a unique and attractive way to check the forecast, and we're looking forward to keeping it around and watching the weather conditions change.

YoWindow is free to try, but the trial version limits users to a three-day forecast and two favorite locations. The program installs a desktop icon without asking but uninstalls cleanly. We recommend this program to all users.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.3

    out of 20 votes

    • 5 star 11
    • 4 star 7
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    4.1

    out of 164 votes

    • 5 star 71
    • 4 star 64
    • 3 star 9
    • 2 star 10
    • 1 star 10
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4 stars

"good but a little complicated"

January 26, 2011  |  By lerusse1

 |  Version: YoWindow 2.0.429

Pros

design, precision

Cons

complicated to understand for a "frenchie"

Summary

generally good impression

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5 stars

"Makes checking the weather exciting and realistic"

January 12, 2011  |  By CliffordPWS

 |  Version: YoWindow 2.0.429

Pros

It is so refreshing to see more than just a list of numbers or inanimate symbols, It is unusable novel yet totally accurate.

Cons

nothing about the site but I could find watching it compulsive,

Summary

Everyome who has seen this on my computer ants details of how to download it for themselves. I have only used the basic version, not in a position to subscribe to total setup.

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4 stars

"I really like this"

January 04, 2011  |  By beckisright

 |  Version: YoWindow 2.0.429

Pros

good updates on weather

Cons

needs more background choices and more weather stations

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4 stars

"suupeeeeeer"

December 30, 2010  |  By andrej72

 |  Version: YoWindow 2.0.429

Pros

exeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeellleeeeeeeeeent

Cons

suuuuuuuuuuuuuuupeeeeeeeeeeeeeer !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Summary

very dooooooooooooooooood in did !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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5 stars

"Easy to use once you play around with it."

December 24, 2010  |  By 531murphbuzzy

 |  Version: YoWindow 2.0.429

Pros

Just absolutely love it, using my great photos as the backgrounds.

Cons

Haven't found nothing that I didn't like.

Summary

You will like it alot!!

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5 stars

"Terrific AND usefull screen saver"

December 20, 2010  |  By ldgilman12

 |  Version: YoWindow 2.0.429

Pros

A screen saver I can use at work that won't get me trouble, plus if someone is curious about the temp I can give a quick answer

Cons

Not a thing

Summary



Updated on Dec 27, 2010

This is probably the best screen save I have ever had, except for the Flying Toasters...maybe. This one not only has useful info, it seems like I find something new every week. This morning I saw a high flying jet leaving a vapor trail. Last week it was the the horse that moves around, and of course the birds.
This is a great saver and worth the $10, well worth it.

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4 stars

"Attractive , fun and useful screensaver."

December 19, 2010  |  By sarlis

 |  Version: YoWindow 2.0.429

Pros

Graphics are great; snowstorms and wind are the best along with lighted Christmas lights on house.

Cons

None that I can think of now.

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4 stars

"Alot of Fun."

December 19, 2010  |  By Robyn

 |  Version: YoWindow 2.0.429

Pros

I love the fact this program is live.

Cons

None that I can see.

Summary

Very nice program. I love watching the weather and this is perfect. Graphics are good. It's fun to see the weather on my desktop. I leave it open all the time.

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5 stars

"Easy to check on the weather at home when I'm away."

December 19, 2010  |  By millard56

 |  Version: YoWindow 2.0.429

Pros

I like the graphics

Cons

Don't have any "cons."

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4 stars

"very good - usefull program"

December 19, 2010  |  By prairiecoot

 |  Version: YoWindow 2.0.429

Pros

simply good

Cons

still new program

Summary

I find it usefull

Updated on Dec 25, 2010

very good - Thanx

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What's new in version 2.0.429
In version 2.0.429, Christmas surprises. Wait for Christmas to see them.
General
Publisher Repkasoft
Publisher web site http://yowindow.com
Release Date December 09, 2010
Date Added December 09, 2010
Version 2.0.429
Category
Category Home Software
Subcategory Weather Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 11.64MB
File Name yosetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 929,535
Downloads Last Week 6,725
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 3-day forecast trial, limited functionality
Price $9.99

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