YoWindow

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 163 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4 build 1
  • Total Downloads:
    980,812
  • Date Added:
    June 15, 2014
  • File Size:
    11.64MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6,059
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7/8

Editors' Review

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YoWindow is a streamlined weather app that features pleasant animations and the ability to track the weather in multiple locations at once. With this program, you can quickly see what's going on outside your window or what kind of weather you'll be flying into on your next trip.

Pros

Screensaver option: In addition to using this program like any other weather app, you can also set it as your screensaver. That way, you don't even have to be actively using your computer to get a weather update.

Clear interface: This program displays information clearly and concisely, with nice animations in the background depicting the current conditions in the location you're viewing. There is also a slider that you can use to see what the weather will be like in the next few hours, and switching between multiple locations can be accomplished with just a few clicks.

Cons

Three-day limit: This app only offers a three-day extended forecast. To increase that to nine days, which is more in line with what other similar programs offer, you have to upgrade to the paid version.

Just the basics: There's not too much detailed information provided in the forecasts available from this app. The only data you'll get is wind speed and direction, pressure, humidity, and temperature, including current, high, and low readings.

Bottom Line

YoWindow is a clean and efficient weather app, and it's especially nice to be able to use it as a screensaver. But the program does have some significant limitations as well, although your personal preference will really dictate how much of a drawback these are for you. It's free to download and use, although you will need to install Adobe Flash Player as well if you don't already have it.

 
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User Reviews
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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4 build 1
Version 4: Weather History. See the past by scrolling time back or with Calendar. Alternative weather provider - Open Weather Map.
General
Publisher Repkasoft
Publisher web site http://yowindow.com
Release Date June 05, 2014
Date Added June 15, 2014
Version 4 build 1
Category
Category Home Software
Subcategory Weather Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 11.64MB
File Name yosetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 980,812
Downloads Last Week 6,059
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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