YoWindow

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0 build 50
  • Total Downloads:
    988,967
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 13, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    14.01MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    377
  • 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

    3.7

    out of 9 votes

    • 5 star 3
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 1
  • 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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3 stars

"better than most"

January 24, 2012  |  By NEVEITT

 |  Version: YoWindow 3.0 build 50

Pros

Does a good job, not as bothersome as a lot of the others.

Cons

Can't set it to my little home town like I could most the others I've tried, and doesn't have a live action radar map to show incoming weather. Just not as good as my Free Weather which now doesn't seem to work with my updated Windows 7.

Summary

It's the best and least annoying of the free weather programs i've found since MyFreeWeather quit working.

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4 stars

"cool enuf!"

January 18, 2012  |  By kmak777

 |  Version: YoWindow 3.0 build 50

Pros

Good Info in a fun way

Cons

Not real specific to my area of Anchorage but close enuf.

Summary

I like it and would recommend to others.

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5 stars

"I like this program."

January 10, 2012  |  By t-akos

 |  Version: YoWindow 3.0 build 50

Pros

That's enough for me.

Cons

That's enough for me.

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4 stars

"Fun weather software and screen-saver"

January 09, 2012  |  By ChuckS1971

 |  Version: YoWindow 3.0 build 50

Pros

As windowed software it is the most fun thing on the desktop. As a screen-saver (on a 25 in. screen) it's even better.

Cons

Better for newer computers due to CPU/Graphics use. As most screen-savers of similar performance.

Summary

Best of the Informational screen-savers. And good weather software.

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4 stars

"Yo Window works well."

January 05, 2012  |  By danjohn51

 |  Version: YoWindow 3.0 build 50

Pros

Does not slow my puter like other weather sites do.

Cons

Have not found any cons.

Summary

Love Yo Window weather.!!!

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2 stars

"system lockup!!"

December 27, 2011  |  By faulty56

 |  Version: YoWindow 3.0 build 50

Pros

accurate weather thats all.

Cons

screensaver locked up my pc 3 times. had to reboot every time!would not even consider buying this program. like my mother said if you have nothing good to say say nothing at all!!!

Summary

be careful of this program!

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5 stars

"Great way to get the weather"

December 24, 2011  |  By rhp_morgan

 |  Version: YoWindow 3.0 build 50

Pros

animated weather
local weather available

Cons

could use more landscapes

Summary

if you like a screen saver that is also functional for other uses, its a great piece of software

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5 stars

"Best weather software on Earth!"

December 23, 2011  |  By donald128

 |  Version: YoWindow 3.0 build 50

Pros

Unique weather display - animated world reflects the weatehr.
Ability to move in time

Cons

No, excellent product!

Summary

5 stars!

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1 stars

"appears it would be a good program - but doesn't run"

December 23, 2011  |  By prairiecoot

 |  Version: YoWindow 3.0 build 50

Pros

looks good

Cons

the program will not run - even after I paid money for it
support seems to be volunteer - is unusual to have NO support for a program costing money

Summary

good idea - but falls short

Updated on Dec 23, 2011

if someone develops a program and charges money for it - they should be prepared to provide support - and some contact method

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Repkasoft
Publisher web site http://yowindow.com
Release Date December 11, 2011
Date Added December 13, 2011
Version 3.0 build 50
Category
Category Home Software
Subcategory Weather Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 14.01MB
File Name yosetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 988,967
Downloads Last Week 377
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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