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YoWindow

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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4 build 70
  • Total Downloads:
    1,227,117
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 05, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    15.12MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4,985
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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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5 stars

"YoWindow is great!"

December 20, 2015  |  By Gene-Cnet

2015-12-20 14:34:11  |  By Gene-Cnet

 |  Version: YoWindow 4 build 63

Pros

I've been using YoWindow for many yeas and it's my favorite weather app!!!

Cons

I have found any cons!

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1 stars

"I WILL NOT INSTALL FLASH PLAYER"

November 30, 2015  |  By In-Correct

2015-11-30 06:28:23  |  By In-Correct

 |  Version: YoWindow 4 build 63

Pros

ABSOLUTELY NONE.

Cons

REQUIRES ADOBE FLASH PLAYER INSTALLATION. I DO NOT USE ANY ADOBE SOFTWARE AND I THOUGHT FLASH REQUIREMENT WAS A THING OF THE PAST. I AM NEVERRRR GOING TO USE ADOBE FLASH PLAYER.

Summary

REMEMBER WHEN THERE WERE APPLICATIONS "APPS" THAT YOU COULD INSTALL FOR YOUR COMPUTER?! YOU CAN'T DO THAT ANY MORE. AFTER SPENDING AN HOUR AND A HALF LOOKING FOR A WEATHER SOFTWARE FOR A COMPUTER *NOT* *PHONE* ONLY TO BE DISAPPOINTED. ONE WAS UNRESPONSIVE. THE OTHER REQUIRED WINDOWS 10. THE OTHER WAS PHONE ONLY. THERE WAS ONE SOFTWARE THAT INSTEAD OF DOWNLOAD IT SAID "GRAB THE CODE." AND NOW THIS SOFTWARE, YOWINDOW, WHAT A DUMB NAME, REQUIRES ADOBE FLASH PLAYER?! AND IT SAID I REQUIRED INTERNET EXPLORER AS WELL?! I DON'T THINK SO. I GUESS I AM GOING TO HAVE TO BE IN THE DARK ABOUT WEATHER BECAUSE I WON'T CONFORM TO THE LOW STANDARDS OF MODERN SOFTWARE. I DO NOT LIKE TO CHECK MY "PHONE" ALL THE TIME JUST TO CHECK WEATHER.

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5 stars

"Simple, easy, fast install"

June 07, 2015  |  By theothersjb

2015-06-07 18:27:26  |  By theothersjb

 |  Version: YoWindow 4 build 27

Pros

Gives me the temperature in my taskbar
Clear and easy to read and set location
Pleasant graphics
Screensaver setting if you like
No annoying ads or donation requests

Cons

No radar, if that's a critical component

Summary

Does exactly what I wanted from it and is unobtrusive the rest of the time

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1 stars

"Won't update taskbar temperature on 64-bit system, and"

December 02, 2014  |  By vasili3209

2014-12-02 13:36:25  |  By vasili3209

 |  Version: YoWindow 4 build 1

Pros

Idea good, execution problematic.

Cons

Won't update taskbar temperature on 64-bit systems.
Fear of Russian trojans given this is made in Russia.

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2 stars

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

June 09, 2014  |  By cassimg

2014-06-09 16:45:47  |  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

2014-01-19 15:04:48  |  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

2013-09-16 11:26:34  |  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

2013-09-15 19:45:33  |  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

2013-09-11 23:14:51  |  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

2013-09-06 06:45:13  |  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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4 build 70
  • Valentine day surprise: hearts are flying upwards from people in love from 12 to 14 of February. After you have scrolled to the dates wait a while for "people in love" to appear.
  • Fixed: once in a while people are getting stuck in vertical streets.
General
Publisher Repkasoft
Publisher web site http://yowindow.com
Release Date February 06, 2016
Date Added February 05, 2016
Version 4 build 70
Category
Category Home Software
Subcategory Weather Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 15.12MB
File Name yosetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,227,117
Downloads Last Week 4,985
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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