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Swackett for Mac

By AGLogic $2.99 Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Oct 22, 2012

Swackett is a weather app. Sounds exciting, huh? But surprisingly, Swackett does a great job at relaying what other sites don't really make clear, which is what the weather really will be like. Instead of complex weather data and a radar image, Swackett produces a condensed version with pictographs and a simple layout that gives you the weather forecast at a glance.

Swackett's simple interface gives you a picture of what the weather will be like using a simple image (for a hot day you see two cartoon figures dressed with hats and light clothes, holding suntan lotion and water) and there are color-coded tabs on either side, showing the current and future forecasts. Weather junkies can access the raw data behind the images, which Swackett downloads from various sites and analyzes, but the simplicity of the presentation is what most users will like.

We didn't really expect to get hooked on Swackett, but we did. We ended up checking it almost every day for the forecast as part of our morning routine. Swackett is a fun app and one you should try if you want an alternative to stuffy weather forecasters.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.3

swackett X version 1.3 contains full support for core Mac OS X Lion technologies, including:

- Multi-Touch Gestures: You can now swipe peeps, timelines, radars and extras.

- Full-Screen Mode: For the first time ever you can now view all swackett information on a single screen (provided your screen is big enough).

- In-App Purchasing: You can now buy swackett Editions with single click, including the brand new Little Peeple Edition�¢?�¢.


swackett X version 1.3 also contains:

- Revised Toolbar Icons: Refined for better readability on really big displays.

- A New App Icon: Better suited for life in the Mac OS X Dock.

General

Release July 29, 2011
Date Added July 29, 2011
Version 1.3

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.7
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 385
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

swackett X includes all of the capabilities of swackett (the #1 weather app for the Mac in 67 countries / the only Mac weather app with over 1,100 5-star ratings) plus some very special Xtras (listed below).

swackett is a whole new way to look at the weather. We convert complex weather data to easily-understood, visual weather reports designed for people of every age. Our unique approach is to combine raw weather data (current conditions, radar, and detailed forecasts) with thoughtfully crafted people symbols (called "peeps") who always appear appropriately dressed for the weather.

If it happens to be cold outside, swackett peeps appear dressed in winter hats, coats and boots. A hot, sunny day? swackett peeps appear wearing shorts and sunglasses - and they even remember to bring along drinking water and sunblock. Rain? swackett peeps appear with rain jackets and an umbrella. This is a fun, fresh and truly useful weather report experience for people of any age.

swackett does include detailed weather information for the weather junkie (including AccuWeather "real feel" temperatures, humidity, dew point, wind direction and speed, weather timelines, animated satellite and radar imagery) but our forecasts are tailor-made for the time-starved person who needs essential weather information fast.

swackett weather reports can be viewed by any member of the family, including the very young and very old, those with disabilities - anyone who might be short on time and in need of a quick, easy-to-read weather forecast.

The bottom line: swackett is the simplest, most easy to understand, most accurate weather forecast available.

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