YoWindow

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 163 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
4 build 1
File Size:
11.64MB
Date Added:
June 15, 2014
Price:
Free; $19.98 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
910,408
Downloads Last Week:
152
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

YoWindow is a weather application for your PC that manages to deliver weather data in a unique and fun interface. With its ability to save multiple locations, it makes it incredibly simple to quickly pull up weather reports from anywhere in the world.

The program is about as simple as your typical weather-reporting Web site. Enter a city anywhere in the world, and watch as YoWindow's background image changes to reflect the current weather conditions there. In addition, YoWindow supplies you with all of the hard facts, including high and low for the day, Wind, Pressure, and Humidity. There's a time graph along the top of YoWindow where you can click through to see weather forecasts for different times throughout the day. And of course, you can also shuttle through different dates as well. There's even a calendar component that you can click through.

While previous versions of YoWindow offered only a single landscape background, this newest version offers five, including Village, Seaside, Airport, Oriental, and Sky. In addition, the program lets you turn any of your personal photos into a landscape, just for kicks. Whichever background you choose, YoWindow's visualizations always show up, indicating rain, clouds, even night and day. This makes it easy to get a weather reading by quickly glancing at your screen.

Overall, YoWindow is a surprisingly useful app that also looks good. With its several landscapes and nifty weather visualizations, it provides a unique way of checking the forecast. You can use the program in its own window on your desktop, or set it as your default Windows screensaver. Either way, the information is all there, ready to access in just a few clicks.

YoWindow is free to try, but the trial version limits users to a three-day forecast and fewer landscapes to play with. When installing, make sure to watch out for the bundled toolbar, and opt in or out according to your preference.

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  • All Versions:

    4.1

    out of 163 votes

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

    "Wrong temperatures. Showed full sun on fully rainy day"

    June 09, 2014   |   By cassimg

    Version: YoWindow 3S build 166

    Pros

    Nice graphical presentation of weather when it does work properly even if the temperatures are wrong.

    Cons

    Temperatures for Sydney are always wrong. All over the place for LIVE weather and incorrectly stated on forecasts. LIVE weather showed full sunshine one day when it was fully overcast and raining! They cant even get the current weather right@#$%! Cant read "local" weather web site or RSS feed. Using full unlimited version 4. Uninstalled it promptly.

    Summary

    Since the weather is sourced from either a Norwegian weather site or open weather map it is chronically inaccurate. Probably OK for Europe but useless for Australia.

    Updated on Jun 9, 2014

    Version 3 gives reasonably accurate weather even if the temperatures aren't quite right. Version 4 is one that showed LIVE sunny weather when in fact is was raining all morning. Hence stay away from version 4.

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  • 2 stars

    "Its ok but No radar"

    January 19, 2014   |   By FlaBirdWoman

    Version: YoWindow 3S build 149

    Pros

    Graphics are appealing

    Cons

    Doesn't have radar.

    Summary

    If you need instant access to radar for bad weather, this is not the app to download.

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  • 5 stars

    "Very good screen saver and weather alert"

    September 16, 2013   |   By jerctab

    Version: YoWindow 3S build 149

    Pros

    Informative, like the action on the screen

    Cons

    Millie and Billy don't fly - LOL

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  • 1 stars

    "poor design"

    September 15, 2013   |   By jamien

    Version: YoWindow 3S build 149

    Pros

    min did not like hijacking of my home page

    Cons

    forced change of my home page

    Summary

    avoid

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  • 1 stars

    "Once good now Horrible! ZERO SUPPORT!"

    September 11, 2013   |   By SnakeMan999

    Version: YoWindow 3S build 149

    Pros

    A very slick program that perhaps is trying to do too much. It used to work much better but in recent times the servers no longer accurately render the correct information at all.

    Cons

    The information is chronically inaccurate and rarely updates unless you constantly go into the program and manually update it yourself every few minutes. This makes it worthless. I have written several times to the "so-called" support developers and they no longer even bother to respond as they once did. As a growing number of others are reporting, this program was once pretty decent but you should now avoid it completely and save your money. It's aggravating when a developer provides a program and then all but abandons it while still taking people's hard earned money.

    Summary

    The developer should fix this program but if it can't be fixed at least stop taking people's money. CNET should purge this program from its offerings as it very much appears it has been abandoned by the company. No doubt they'll convince CNET they're still actively working with it but they are absolutely not responding to end users with problems. Save your money folks and find another program.

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  • 4 stars

    "Quick and Accurate"

    September 06, 2013   |   By bardaghohio

    Version: YoWindow 3S build 149

    Pros

    Quick, at-a-glance weather information. Can use your own images as the background.

    Cons

    Would like to see it update the weather information more often. Would also like to see a few more "default" background images; a small-town, for example, rather than the farm scene. A link to radar would also be good.

    Summary

    Quickly paid for the full program, as it's utility was obvious. Not as in-depth as other weather software but highly useful and incredibly easy to set up and use.

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  • 4 stars

    "Nice-looking, but kinda buggy"

    August 25, 2013   |   By Dnk778

    Version: YoWindow 3S build 149

    Pros

    Beautiful presentation of current weather around the world, screensaver, weather forecasts.

    Cons

    PC version still buggy, interferes with other apps and Internet connection.

    Summary

    Nice screensaver and weather info tool. May cause problems on some systems.

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  • 4 stars

    "Pretty Nice"

    July 30, 2013   |   By MaryWithrow

    Version: YoWindow 3S build 149

    Pros

    Shows the weather as it is happening by the screen saver. If it is raining, it will pop up raining! cloudy, windy and even shows a view of day, night, etc

    Cons

    Never had any problems

    Summary

    Pretty nice screensaver, has all the needed info plus current conditions displayed

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  • 1 stars

    "Inaccurate, hangs on update"

    July 02, 2013   |   By eq2addict

    Version: YoWindow 3S build 149

    Pros

    looks pretty

    Cons

    It seemed to work great at first, then the data didn't match any other source, and it just hangs when I try to update it. I just uninstalled it because I've been assuming there's been some sort of server problem on their end that would be fixed, but it's been 3 days.

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  • 5 stars

    "Amusing, accurate, just the job."

    June 21, 2013   |   By phumphreys

    Version: YoWindow 3S build 149

    Pros

    Easily downloaded and installed. Not intrusive. Accurate data. Enjoyable screen images. Choose cities/locations you want monitoring.

    Cons

    Cannot think of any!

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