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Weather Watcher Live Weather Watcher Live 7.2.254 for Windows

by Singer's Creations

Avg. Rating 4.4 (1,270 votes)

File Details

File Size 6.4 MB
License Shareware, $19.00
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 2,073,077
Publisher Singer's Creations
Homepage Weather Watcher Live

Publisher's Description

Weather Watcher Live is your personal, real-time Windows desktop weather station. View real-time weather conditions in your neighborhood from NWS, WeatherBug and Weather Underground weather stations. Automatically retrieve the current conditions, hourly forecast, daily forecast, severe weather alerts from NWS (US only), and weather maps for thousands of cities world-wide. The current conditions can be quickly viewed by holding your mouse pointer over the Weather Watcher Live system tray icon.

Latest Reviews

prashanth121

prashanth121 reviewed v7.2.213 on Aug 17, 2019

Very nice! Looks great, small .. what I've been looking for. Now, just make the tray tooltip display the temperature.
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gsteele

gsteele reviewed v7.2.146 on Nov 18, 2018

I am part of and use Weatherunderground for free and get more accurate forecasts.

Uriel

Uriel reviewed v7.2.0.80 on Dec 22, 2016

Yearly subscription. No alerts for Canadians. Have to give out your email address for the trial key. App itself is okay.

GrailKnight

GrailKnight reviewed v7.2.0.43 on Jan 13, 2015

Had its day and that was long ago.

whiterocker

whiterocker reviewed v7.2.0.30 on Dec 5, 2014

Nice app but not worth $19 when WeatherBug http://weather.weatherbug.com/
has the same features. Many version done for ADVERTIZING on new software at fileformbetanews? But try :http://weather.weatherbug.com/ for an FREE smart looking app with no bundleware & very limited advertizing.

Mike Singer

Mike Singer reviewed v7.2.0.18 on Oct 6, 2014

@gatorfan95, value in the eye of the beholder. Weather Watcher would not have been around since 2000 if people were not buying it.

gatorfan95

gatorfan95 reviewed v7.2.16 on Sep 19, 2014

$95.00 for a lifetime subscription? Right. Even if this thing was better than going to my local weather station on the Web, which it's not, it isn't worth almost $100.00

Bradbull

Bradbull reviewed v7.2.10 on Aug 6, 2014

Not bad. Could be more clear.

TomA102210

TomA102210 reviewed v7.1.135 on Mar 11, 2014

As usual, Mike, the program gets better and better. When you came out with the life time subscription I signed up for that simply because based on my past experience with you and Weather Watcher I know that you are good for your word. I look forward to a continued and long relationship with you and Weather Watcher Live and i know that I'm going to be getting more than my money's worth.

Uriel

Uriel reviewed v7.1.124 on Dec 11, 2013

Weather alerts for the US only? Why would I give them $19 for a useless app?

Avg. Rating 4.4 (1,270 votes)
Your Rating
prashanth121

prashanth121 reviewed v7.2.213 on Aug 17, 2019

Pros:

Cons:

Bottom Line: Very nice! Looks great, small .. what I've been looking for. Now, just make the tray tooltip display the temperature.
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gsteele

gsteele reviewed v7.2.146 on Nov 18, 2018

Pros: Absolutely nothing.

Cons: Just a waste of money.

Bottom Line: I am part of and use Weatherunderground for free and get more accurate forecasts.

Uriel

Uriel reviewed v7.2.0.80 on Dec 22, 2016

Yearly subscription. No alerts for Canadians. Have to give out your email address for the trial key. App itself is okay.

GrailKnight

GrailKnight reviewed v7.2.0.43 on Jan 13, 2015

Had its day and that was long ago.

whiterocker

whiterocker reviewed v7.2.0.30 on Dec 5, 2014

Nice app but not worth $19 when WeatherBug http://weather.weatherbug.com/
has the same features. Many version done for ADVERTIZING on new software at fileformbetanews? But try :http://weather.weatherbug.com/ for an FREE smart looking app with no bundleware & very limited advertizing.

Mike Singer

Mike Singer reviewed v7.2.0.18 on Oct 6, 2014

@gatorfan95, value in the eye of the beholder. Weather Watcher would not have been around since 2000 if people were not buying it.

gatorfan95

gatorfan95 reviewed v7.2.16 on Sep 19, 2014

$95.00 for a lifetime subscription? Right. Even if this thing was better than going to my local weather station on the Web, which it's not, it isn't worth almost $100.00

Bradbull

Bradbull reviewed v7.2.10 on Aug 6, 2014

Not bad. Could be more clear.

TomA102210

TomA102210 reviewed v7.1.135 on Mar 11, 2014

As usual, Mike, the program gets better and better. When you came out with the life time subscription I signed up for that simply because based on my past experience with you and Weather Watcher I know that you are good for your word. I look forward to a continued and long relationship with you and Weather Watcher Live and i know that I'm going to be getting more than my money's worth.

Uriel

Uriel reviewed v7.1.124 on Dec 11, 2013

Weather alerts for the US only? Why would I give them $19 for a useless app?

Mike Singer

Mike Singer reviewed v7.1.112 on Oct 5, 2013

@Soozy, precipitation is included. See the screenshots at http://www.SingersCreations.com.

Soozy

Soozy reviewed v7.1.112 on Oct 4, 2013

Looking at your screen shot I still don't see an amount of precipitation.
Has this been added yet?
That is 1 reason I won't switch.

TomA102210

TomA102210 reviewed v7.1.94 on Jun 17, 2013

I like this application and seldom, if ever have I ever given Weather Watcher Live less than a 5 star review. If you don't like this program, don't use it and at the same time don't rate it simly because he happens to charge for it. I'm willing to bet that 99% of you folks are trolls and you'd want all software to be free and still you'd complain.

Keep up the good work, Mike Singer, right along with all the other folks who charge for their software downloads which some of are good and others which leave a bit to be desired.

Mike Singer

Mike Singer reviewed v7.1.88 on Apr 22, 2013

@dhry, weather companies do not give their weather data to developers for free. Welcome to 2009.

dhry

dhry reviewed v7.1.88 on Apr 18, 2013

Still using WW v5.6.53. Works fine and is free. 5 stars for this, minus 4 for charging a SUBSCRIPTION for a WEATHER app and for skewing ratings on this site. WW5653SETUP.EXE. http://download.betanews.com/download/968135049-1/

whiterocker

whiterocker reviewed v7.1.80 on Jan 10, 2013

3 because it works. But why use PC memory for updating weather. All you need is a simple app like "The Weather Channel" on your cell phone for tomorrows forecast and as for today's - look out the window!

Mike Singer

Mike Singer reviewed v7.1.78 on Jan 1, 2013

@Music4Ever, I welcome all reviews (even yours). It would be helpful if you'd keep your reviews on topic and make them about the software (instead of about me replying to reviews here). Replying to these reviews in my forum is not a reasonable "workaround". Until this system allows for replying to reviews, I will continue to reply in any way that is most helpful. Helping people is my ultimate goal. I know that makes you very unhappy for some reason, but that's really of no concern to me because it's kind of silly.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v7.1.78 on Dec 31, 2012

@CJ-CA - I'm sorry but this is a review site, if Mr Singer you don't like negative reviews he ought to remove his software from it - People look at the review then see many stars & assume that many separate reviews have rated it & are influenced by that - The star rating is skewed by Mr Singers constant 5 star reviews, so some sort of counterbalance needs to be in effect - No one tells me to be gone BTW, that includes you ~

And because you personally happen to think this software deserves 5 stars does not mean others have to agree with you - Where I live we are still allowed our opinions fortunately.

Mike Singer has given his own program 5 stars 32 times - That's unfair & messes up the system on FileForum because of the way it works - Mike use your own forum for the questions & i'll stop my reviews.

Quote:

'my intention is not to review -- but, to reply to reviews in order to answer questions. It would be best if this site allowed people to reply to comments. That's not an option, so this is my workaround'

This site does not allow people to reply to comments as you well know so stop doing it & live with the fact or use another review site - And each & every time you leave a comment you have to click on the link - 'Write a Review' so, you are fully aware you are reviewing your own product. (Penny dropped yet?)

The proper 'workaround' is below: - Your very own forum, & actually you are the only software provider that abuses the star rating system on here:

Yet again I give the link for Singer Creations forum: ------>
http://www.singerscreations.com/Forum/

@gatorfan95 - He has a forum & has had one for some time ~

@Mike Singer: I don't know have you have the temerity mention my review as your latest one neither mentioned the software either - As for being 'silly' I am waiting for a job to finish so it's no problem at all, personally I feel it's you who are unreasonable absolute & as you are quite happy to abuse this system, that probably says a lot about you? I'm so pleased you enjoy reading my reviews & therefore shall continue in the same manner ad infinitum ~ And that's now 33 five star reviews from you ;-)

Mike Singer

Mike Singer reviewed v7.1.69 on Nov 1, 2012

@gatorfan95, my intention is not to review -- but, to reply to reviews in order to answer questions. It would be best if this site allowed people to reply to comments. That's not an option, so this is my workaround.

You're reviewing just to post negative comments -- not even about the product itself. And, that isn't helping anyone. You're free to post your opinions too though, so continue on with your bad self :)

gatorfan95

gatorfan95 reviewed v7.1.69 on Nov 1, 2012

Just because I'm a naysayer. He still should not be reviewing or rating his own program on this site. Period

@Mark Singer. You are rating your own program and using this review site as your own private forum. You are not even posting opinions, only thanking your fan boys for their good reviews and using your program. If you want to pat yourself on the back, take some of the money you are making off the program and get your own website and forum. I will say it again, what you are doing is patently dishonest. I will continue to rate this program a 1 every time you rate it a 5.

CJ-CA

CJ-CA reviewed v7.1.69 on Nov 1, 2012

Fully agree with Mike Singer, Weather Watcher deserves 5 stars and more. I started with this app when it was free, loved it enough to purchase when free was no longer an option. Will keep it on my laptop FOREVER.

Meanwhile all you naysayers...go to whatever other site you prefer, free or otherwise, and leave those of us who love this one alone. Your constant negative comments are purely BS. Be gone with you!

gatorfan95

gatorfan95 reviewed v7.1.68 on Oct 24, 2012

I'm with Music, there is something inherently dishonest in using a review site as a forum and giving your own product a 5 star review.

Mike Singer

Mike Singer reviewed v7.1.68 on Oct 24, 2012

@Tom, thanks!

TomA102210

TomA102210 reviewed v7.1.63 on Sep 12, 2012

Mike, I like your product and have since the early days. Keep up the good work.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v7.1.63 on Sep 12, 2012

Au contraire Mike, the pleasure is all mine :-)

Mike Singer has now given his own software 5 stars 30 times ~

Mike Singer

Mike Singer reviewed v7.1.56 on Aug 21, 2012

@Music4Ever, and since you've balanced mine out with all of your one star reviews, I guess that evens everything out. Thanks for doing your part :)

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v7.1.56 on Aug 13, 2012

One star for Mike Singer continuing to spam a review site by using it as a forum & giving his own software 5 stars each & every time he does it.

He has now given his own software 5 stars 29 times ~

Mike Singer

Mike Singer reviewed v7.1.52 on Aug 10, 2012

@WizeGuy, weather data on the level of detail that Weather Watcher Live provides is never free. It's either purchased or paid for through advertising. Weather Watcher Live is ad-free, so the subscription model allows for those costs to be covered. It's a business model that's proven and consumers who take part understand that it allows those businesses to exist.

WizeGuy

WizeGuy reviewed v7.1.50 on Aug 1, 2012

Yes, after your FREE 30 day trial period, you too can think you own the software by purchasing your annual subscription to a program the aggregates free weather data and never stops charging you for doing it. I really dislike this marketing model. My advice, boycott this approach; it's really bad for the consumer.

Mike Singer

Mike Singer reviewed v7.1.37 on Jun 26, 2012

@Music4Ever, my intent was simply to answer questions or clear up confusion posted here. FileForum does not allow me to post comments on reviews -- like many other software forums do.

@gatorfan95, Weather Watcher Live includes a lot of weather data that cannot be accessed on free websites. If you're just looking for basic weather data and don't mind taking the extra step to get to the data, then I suppose free websites are the ideal solution.

gatorfan95

gatorfan95 reviewed v7.1.37 on Jun 26, 2012

I used this before it was pay to play and really liked it. However. with apologies to Mike, I cant see paying for something that accesses data I can get for free from the same sources this program uses. I know it's not his fault, he did what he had to do to keep it going, but.......I cannot give it a 5 star rating...4 1/2 If I could.

@music, I dont think it was a review, just an explanation why free weather apps have gone away.

Music4Ever

Music4Ever reviewed v7.1.37 on Jun 26, 2012

If you really want to learn about the weather find local weather stations & learn a little rather than relying on fancy app like programs than this. 1 star to make up for the authors many 5 star reviews. BTW - You don't review your own programs Mike.

No need to add further reviews as users can go:-

http://www.singerscreations.com/Forum/

http://www.singerscreations.com/Help.asp

@gatorfan95 - There are 27 of them - All 5 star ~ (28 now)

@Mike - 'Weather Watcher Live includes a lot of weather data that cannot be accessed on free websites' - That is simply not true, at least in the UK at least ~ I can find just about any facet of weather to the second using the many free accurate weather sites that are run by those interested in meteorology & also the governmental sites, I have around 50 in my bookmarks, just for the UK with far more for EU & world weather ~

And it's unfair to stick a 5 star rating on each & every point you make (28 now), that's what your forum & help are for not a review site such as this ~

Mike Singer

Mike Singer reviewed v7.1.18 on Apr 23, 2012

@boaz, unfortunately, Weather Pulse is no longer around because its freeware budget did not allow the author to purchase data from The Weather Channel. That seems to happen a lot with freeware software that depends on other data.

boaz

boaz reviewed v7.1.18 on Apr 23, 2012

I had used Weather Watcher for a few years, but then switched to WeatherPulse. http://www.tropicdesigns.net/apps/weather-pulse/ I couldn't see paying for a subscription any longer, when there are other freeware programs and also websites that off the weather.

CJ-CA

CJ-CA reviewed v7.0.98 on Jan 3, 2012

I've been using Weather Watcher Live from as far back as to when it was free and feel it is great enough to purchase for my computers. It's more accurate than the local news programs forcasting.

johnk119

johnk119 reviewed v7.0.90 on Sep 29, 2011

It's nice one of the people involved with the software is here to answer complaints and take care of refunds... It's a sign of quality I like.

carmanwiam

carmanwiam reviewed v7.0.80 on Aug 19, 2011

I have been using it for a long time. Everything works fine. Nice interface and easy to use.

zcrewu

zcrewu reviewed v7.0.77 on Jul 11, 2011

@skylights... I believe the reviewer was complaining that he doesn't like having to seek out the date/time of weather retrieval to see if it is timely, and that there should be some easier way provided by the interface, without having to check/compare dates/times. Sometimes it helps to read what people write.

skylights

skylights reviewed v7.0.77 on Jun 16, 2011

I've been using the last freeware version since it came out, and it works well. To the poster "plumber" below, you should know that you can easily fine-tune the tray tooltip so it shows the time of "last observed." Please stop posting your opinions on the Internet, as you're clearly unable to discern whether you're informed or not.

I take a star off for it not being free anymore. Otherwise, great program.

Mike Singer

Mike Singer reviewed v7.0.77 on Apr 24, 2011

@Plumber, I'm sorry to hear that your troubles were not resolved. Send me an email and I'll refund your purchase.

Plumber

Plumber reviewed v7.0.77 on Apr 16, 2011

This will be my last review on BetaNews.

I retract all the positive things I said previously about WWL. I have dropped this application permanently--and I mean literally for life I will never try it again. I fought the good fight trying to post positive reviews, but I give up. I respected Mike Singer for his efforts, but his efforts have fallen short for my taste.

I wasted far too much time and energy trying to get it to work, and I give up. Speaking of time and energy, I have not enough of either to go into all my reasons, but I can mention a few:

I got tired of having to check, EVERY SINGLE TIME, if the weather info was timely. Too many times I didn't check and thus trusted info that was actually hours old. It's too inconvenient to check a date and time and compare that to the current date/time to ensure it's timely.

I got tired of opening a weather alert and being taken to a web page for a different ZIP code and/or a different city. Hey, Mr. Singer, when there's a tornado warning in my area, IT MATTERS to me that I look at alert info for the right area! Not only do I have to verify date/time, I have to verify and correct the area. So... WHY use WWL?

I got tired of trying to figure out--and report to Mike Singer--why the temperatures I was seeing for some stations were 7F or 8F different from others, and just as different from my own outside thermometer.

I got tired of error messages saying my preferred weather station was inaccessible. A few times when this happened, I determined which URL WWL was trying to access, and I found I could manually access it. What gives?

I got tired of having no way to configure the backup weather station. When the aforementioned errors would occur, WWL would invariably revert to using a lousy local station which always reported weather info I found worse than useless (e.g. temps far off from my own observations, and those of NWS).

All of these things happened again and again and again and again. It was an endless loop of aggravation. Report to Mike Singer? Done. And done again. And again.

If you can't trust the weather info, it's useless.

So, I give up. For good.

Waste of over $50.

Do NOT try figuring out (or assuming) who I am and contacting me.

gate1975mlm

gate1975mlm reviewed v7.0.77 on Mar 30, 2011

I think Weather Watcher Live is wonderful!!

Its the best Weather software for Windows I have ever used!

However its got 2 very annoying bugs!

1. Internet Explorer 9 causes the "Skin Tooltip" to show behide all opened windows!

2. The Temp icon in the system tray disappears for a few seconds when getting new weather info from local stations.

If these 2 bugs can get fixed Weather Watcher Live will be perfect!!

But I do have some hope that these 2 bugs will be fixed someday!

WeatherFreak

WeatherFreak reviewed v7.0.66 on Mar 15, 2011

A great weather app. Keep up the good work!

Plumber

Plumber reviewed v7.0.37 on Dec 7, 2010

It really takes an idiot to think that WWL is only good for weather forecasts.

Mike Singer

Mike Singer reviewed v7.0.37 on Dec 6, 2010

@thartist, almost anything in life can be had for free if you want to inconvenience yourself enough.

thartist

thartist reviewed v7.0.37 on Dec 6, 2010

It really takes an idiot to pay for a weather forecast that is available in a thousand sites and tv channels for free.
5 stars!

Mike Singer

Mike Singer reviewed v7.0.34 on Nov 2, 2010

@Keverin, what's the point of forecasts and windows when you could just use ESP?

Mike Singer

Mike Singer reviewed v7.0.33 on Oct 27, 2010

@dhry, here are some benefits of version 7:

- Offers data from WeatherBug, Weather Underground and NWS weather stations.

- You can access many more weather stations. In Weather Watcher 5, I see one weather station for my zip code. I can access 65 weather stations in version 7.

- In most areas, you can access current conditions from weather stations that are streaming data in realtime. Weather Watcher 5's weather stations sometimes don't update for up to 45 minutes.

- If you live outside of the US, you'll be able to access hourly forecasts.

- Better software. Less bugs. Version 5 is quite old now.

- Comfort of knowing you'll be using a software product that is consistently maintained and improved upon.

I'm happy that Weather Watcher 5 is still up and running and people are still able to use it for free. I guess that'll last until The Weather Channel decides to cut is data feed.

I find it a little odd that you rated version 7 at two stars though. Aren't ratings supposed to reflect the quality of the software, rather than your disapproval for not being able to use a product (that you didn't even try) for free?

Plumber

Plumber reviewed v7.0.33 on Oct 27, 2010

Why pay, when the old, free version works just as well? Because... The old, free version does not work just as well. Features have been added, bugs fixed. This point release alone fixes some important issues.

dhry

dhry reviewed v7.0.33 on Oct 27, 2010

Here's another "why pay?" comment, and this time I'm afraid it's not a joke. Why pay for this program when the last free version (5.6.53) works just as well, and is.. free?

Plumber

Plumber reviewed v7.0.32 on Oct 27, 2010

Keverin sez: "What's the point of paying for a weather forecast when you have a window in your house, and weather forecast on all TV stations ?"

What's the point of WWL, since you have windows and TVs?

Wow.

Let me take another drink and let this simmer.

Wow.

OK, the drink isn't helping. I'll go on anyway.

Last night and this morning, my area had several NOAA-issued "tornado watches". Could I glean that from looking out the window, especially at night? Can you tell, by looking out the window, what wind speeds will be four hours from now? Do you have lawn furniture that you don't want blowing away? Did you used to?

Do you have a TV in every room in your home? I do not. I have a single TV, and it is only used for videos, because I despise TV.

TV weather personnel also have this nasty habit of not catering to my explicit personal requests, whether it's to view maps, hourly weather info, or anything else. I have tried shouting at the TV, but they flatly refuse to display what I want, when I want. By the way, with WWL, I can do all that.

Wait, the window/TV thing was a joke. Ah, I get it. Good one!

Keverin

Keverin reviewed v7.0.30 on Oct 8, 2010

What's the point of paying for a weather forecast when you have a window in your house, and weather forecast on all TV stations ?

Plumber

Plumber reviewed v7.0.23 on Aug 11, 2010

Rating WWL down because all you want is the temperature is like rating a great stereo system down because you happen to have poor hearing.

The new "Desktop Magnet" feature is nice. I find it of limited use, though, since it doesn't support animated GIFs.

But still, there is no other weather software that can compete. This includes all the crapw... I'm sorry, "freeware" that tries to.

gate1975mlm

gate1975mlm reviewed v7.0.23 on Aug 11, 2010

This is by far the best Weather software out there!!!

There is also great tech support. And they are always adding new features :)

queniart.56

queniart.56 reviewed v6.1.28 on Mar 26, 2010

comment avoir la version 6.1.28 soit la nouvelle il faudrait faire 1 bouton ou il n'y a qu'a cliquer dessus pour l'avoir comme sur tout les logiciels

kgk1925

kgk1925 reviewed v6.1.28 on Feb 12, 2010

By far the best weather program out there! Excellent job!

dhry

dhry reviewed v6.1.26 on Feb 9, 2010

Dingledoo: Fine by me. All I need to see is two or three digits representing the current local temperature in a systray icon. I can do without the glitzy stuff, especially if it isn't free.

Plumber

Plumber reviewed v6.1.23 on Jan 24, 2010

Very nice application. I bought a lifetime license.

MmM85

MmM85 reviewed v6.1.20 on Jan 19, 2010

this,s good program thank you so much

emanresU deriseD

emanresU deriseD reviewed v6.1.17 on Dec 21, 2009

No way you're getting these new fixes and features then... But whatever.

dhry

dhry reviewed v6.1.15 on Nov 23, 2009

Enjoying v5.6.53 here. No way I'm paying for a weather program. Pip pip. (touches brim of hat)

emanresU deriseD

emanresU deriseD reviewed v6.1.12 (Updated) on Oct 24, 2009

Thank you, Mike. I am very impressed with you and with WWL. Thank you for your responsiveness.

Mike Singer

Mike Singer reviewed v6.1.12 (Updated) on Oct 20, 2009

@emanresU deriseD, you can upgrade to a lifetime license by paying the difference ($40). There is a link on the license purchase page.

emanresU deriseD

emanresU deriseD reviewed v6.1.12 on Oct 20, 2009

I hope the author provides a way to upgrade from a regular license to the lifetime license, when the latter becomes available in the first place.

I've found that with this new version, if I select the Splendid "Interface Skin", the main window--on all tabs--is nearly completely blank. The Splendid2 skin works fine.

In any case, this is a nice update that belies the tiny version increment it received.

Mike Singer

Mike Singer reviewed v6.1.12 on Oct 19, 2009

@purplehaze32, a lifetime subscription will be available soon.

purplehaze32

purplehaze32 reviewed v6.1.12 on Oct 19, 2009

Excellent program, but like others, I don't like the recurring fee idea. Make it a one-time lifetime fee and I'd most likely get it when the budget allowed.

Mike Singer

Mike Singer reviewed v6.1.1 on Aug 7, 2009

TWC has nothing to do with the $9.95/year subscription fee for Weather Watcher Live. The subscription will be used to cover the many costs that are involved in supporting, maintaining, and improving the product, as well as maintaining and delivering the weather content.

Weather Watcher Live was freeware since its creation, but it was by no means free for me to create and maintain it. It's not possible to create a good piece of software that is functional and reliable without putting a lot of time and effort into it. Unfortunately, time and effort can be quite costly.

Nobody is being forced to upgrade and pay the subscription fee. Weather Watcher Live has been around for a while now, so it's very easy to find older versions on the Internet. I even have the last freeware build posted in my forum.

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@emanresU deriseD, please email me (Mike@SingersCreations.com) with the details of your problems. I'd be happy to work with you one-on-one to resolve them.

emanresU deriseD

emanresU deriseD reviewed v6.1.1 on Aug 7, 2009

Yeah--blame TWC. WWL doesn't even get data from TWC (Weather.com); it uses WeatherBug.com.

If my WWL issues were ever resolved, I'd pay for it. But I'd really like to see a one-time "lifetime" license option offered (perhaps for $39.95), since I have a psychological aversion to recurring fees.

In any event, I think $10/year for up to 3 computers is a pretty fair price, given WWL's development history. I think upgrades should be based on versions rather than time, but again, WWL has a very good track record. (I'd still MUCH prefer a one-time fee though...)

orton1

orton1 reviewed v6.1.1 on Aug 7, 2009

From what I've been reading at WWL support forums it was The Weather Channel, demanding a huge cut of WWL profits and a separate licensing fee for use of their data, that forced the developer to start charging for this program. This is not the first time TWC has been messing with weather apps that use their data (can you say monopoly).
The developer says that the previous version 6.0.34 will still continue to function as freeware without updates. Since I really do like the program, I have disabled the update checking feature and will continue using 6.0.34 for the time being.

mikefeuer

mikefeuer reviewed v6.1.1 on Aug 6, 2009

I believe this to be the best desktop program of its type. I thank Mr. Singer for having mde it available free for a period of time. I will not be paying $20/year for such a service, but I do not question his needs or right to change the current policy. Certainly a great deal of time and effort has gone in to this project.
Iin a cluttered market of such applications and widgets including those free for iPhone I have no reason to pay for this. I continue to rate it five stars for its quality, price not being a factor.

JukeboxJezabel

JukeboxJezabel reviewed v6.1.1 on Aug 6, 2009

As freeware this was more convenient then going to weatherwatch site. Thanks for your time put in to this. This sort of work is usually thankless but it was appreciated at least by me. At a $20 yearly renewal this soft is not worth it. There are to many others like it. No shortage of fx extensions from other provders that do the same for free.

hap8192739

hap8192739 reviewed v6.1.1 on Aug 6, 2009

Disappointing it's not freeware anymore ... not worth a $20 yearly subscription to me.

EarlyMorningHours

EarlyMorningHours reviewed v6.1.1 on Aug 6, 2009

Going from freeware to shareware automatically gets the lowest rating possible from me. Time to find something else to replace this piece of crap. Also this site should wipe out the previous 799 ratings since those were for a free product.

orton1

orton1 reviewed v6.0.34 on Aug 6, 2009

emanresU deriseD....you must be psychic....I just got a pop up message today that a new version of Weather Watcher Live is available 6.1.01....seems it no longer "freeware," 30 days to try then $19.95 a year for license. BUMMER!
It's a nice program, but I wouldn't pay for it.

emanresU deriseD

emanresU deriseD reviewed v6.0.34 on Jul 23, 2009

OK, I've been just a tiny bit too hard on this program in the past. It is frequently improved and the way it displays weather info is good. There are problems here and there, but I don't know of an (overall) better weather application. (Of course, all other weather applications suck, so that's not saying much.)

However, I have a feeling the reviews are going to get prrrretty interesting very soon! You'll see what I mean...

happy34

happy34 reviewed v6.0.34 on Jul 14, 2009

Deneme olarak indirmek istiyorum

nakedcomputerman

nakedcomputerman reviewed v6.0.34 on Jul 11, 2009

Excellent program and keeps me updated on the current weather state and alerts. When i had installation problems many versions ago i communicated with the author, Mr. Singer, and he worked through the issues and appears to have resolved them. The program is easy to use and well laid out. It may not be the NOAA weather bureau, but more than adequate to keep abreast of what i need to know. I highly recommend this over the Weather Bug, Weather Underground, and Weather Channel.

randy

emanresU deriseD

emanresU deriseD reviewed v6.0.30 on Jun 26, 2009

Still works poorly for me. I enter one ZIP code for a station, and then get severe weather alerts for a different ZIP code. (The weather updates themselves, at least, seem to come in for the correct station.) I also have to constantly check to make sure that the weather data I'm looking at is fresh.

Because of these problems and limitations, I still find it easier to visit weather.gov or weather.com for weather info. Even the limited True Launch Bar "Weather Forecast" plugin is much more useful to me.

kgk1925

kgk1925 reviewed v6.0.26 on Jun 3, 2009

Weather Watcher makes it so convenient and easy to check the forecast in mere seconds. Comes in handy when planing/packing for vacations--very simple to change to a different locale! Great program!!!

sssrdja

sssrdja reviewed v5.6.51 on Jun 3, 2009

Absolutely love it !

blenchi

blenchi reviewed v5.6.48 on May 8, 2009

Wonderfull. The Weather Watcher as well as the Weather Watcher Live are working perfectly after Microsoft's IE8 rollout.

blenchi

blenchi reviewed v6.0.22 on May 8, 2009

thank you. The weather Watcher Live is now working perfectly after microsoft's IE8 rollout.

digidwarf

digidwarf reviewed v6.0.16 on Mar 3, 2009

Thanks for the option to allow maps to be unchanged. If I might, there's one other feature that I've used in weather pulse (I believe) -- associating a map to a station. In WWL and WW this might be implemented by associating a desktop image with a weather station. So when I change stations, my desktop image would change too. In WWL, this station-centered map might replace the default map -- or in both programs, there might be a "local map" item. Thanks again for being responsive ... and for creating a great program!

Caleb

Caleb reviewed v6.0.11 on Feb 28, 2009

This program is nice, but for me it's worse than his other "Weather Watcher" program that uses The Weather Channel's feeds. For some reason I cannot get hourly forecasts for Israel with this one. Also, the only area it gives me is Ben Gurion, saying that Tel-Aviv is unavailable, while it works as a charm in Weather Watcher.

jarule08_2008

jarule08_2008 reviewed v5.6.41 on Feb 26, 2009

fzrr't((((((((((((

cloudancer

cloudancer reviewed v6.0.11 on Feb 3, 2009

I registered on betanews _JUST_ so I could give you 5 stars for this awesome application. It's not big, it's not clunky, and it does what half a dozen other people are trying to charge you to do.
Do you mind if I submit you to Lifehacker as a topic suggestion? I don't want to destroy you with traffic, but the world should know about your app and it's bloody hard to find right now.

kgk1925

kgk1925 reviewed v6.0.11 on Feb 1, 2009

Excellent program!

digidwarf

digidwarf reviewed v6.0.11 on Feb 1, 2009

One option missing. When the program finds new maps, it does not offer to leave things alone. I have the maps I want and don't want others, thanks. So I choose "Ask me later" each time. Is there a setting in the INI to stop this or perhaps an option in the next release to leave things alone?

bosil

bosil reviewed v6.0.9 on Jan 31, 2009

k,k

jafo818

jafo818 reviewed v6.0.5 on Jan 12, 2009

Looks pretty good... My registration for WeatherBug hasn't worked in more than a year... After repeated emails to them I've given up. They basically stole my money... I'll start using this now. Thanks!

Mike Singer

Mike Singer reviewed v6.0.0 on Nov 10, 2008

@coover, it's out of beta now. 6.0.0 is the first official non-beta release.

@Soozy, most WeatherBug weather stations are recording the daily/monthly/yearly rainfall. If you see "N/A", then your selected weather station is not recording that information. You could e-mail WeatherBug to let them know -- they might be able to resolve the issue by contacting the weather station owner.

coover

coover reviewed v6.0.0 on Nov 10, 2008

Why are we going fron version 6.0.0.61 to version 6.0.0 ? If i install this "newer" version, are we losing something? Or is this actually something like 6.0.0.74?

By the way, Weather Watcher Live is a great application to run, particularly where I live as there are no "official" weather stations in the area, and our weather is unlike that of the closest US Weather Stations.

marty

marty reviewed v6.0.0 on Nov 10, 2008

"Perhaps" some problems are due to the station. Enter a Zip Code and checkout all the stations in your area.

Of course there are bugs and annoyances. Every programs and OS has them and always will.

Excellent program.

Soozy

Soozy reviewed v6.0.0 on Nov 10, 2008

I love Weather Bug and if you are getting your real time info from Weather Bug stations, why can't you include the amount of precipitation?

Boofo

Boofo reviewed v6.0.0.61 on Oct 15, 2008

Undesired Username, it didn't work for me at first either, Once I rebooted and did a fresh install, it worked fine.

Excellent program! The only thing I can see that might need fixing is the width of the tray icon area. It doesn't show the degree symbol fully if you resize the font bigger than the default size. Other than that, it is working great! I used to use 'My Free Weather' but it is bare compared to this program. Keep up the great work!

Also, Mr. Singer, your forums are not sending out cerification emails on sign-up. There is no way to contact anyone there.

Undesired Username

Undesired Username reviewed v6.0.0.61 on Oct 10, 2008

Mr. Singer, honestly, what is the point to me posting in the forum again about the problems I've had with WWL? I've already done so.

My main issues with WWL are:

* The interface is annoyingly slow. It drives me nuts that after I click the tray icon, I have to wait 6-7 seconds for the window to appear. (My PC is not the latest and greatest, but I have no general performance problems. I think that if I can run Doom 3 and Half-Life 2 without problems, I should be able to get acceptable performance out of WWL on the same system.)

* Every time I use WWL, I have to verify that the data is current. I have to do this because occasionally, I find it has not been updated in hours, yet nowhere is it made obvious that the data is stale. This really, really annoys me. It's faster and easier for me to simply open a Weather.com web page in Firefox.

Other than that (and a couple other, more minor gripes), I like WWL quite a bit.

purplehaze32

purplehaze32 reviewed v6.0.0.61 on Sep 18, 2008

Different weather than Weather Watcher could be due to Live having more weather station reporting options - Live gave me a few to choose from, including one from the college 8 blocks away.

Except a couple bugs here and there (that don't really bug me that much), Live's a welcome improvement over its predecessor.

miami24

miami24 reviewed v6.0.0.61 on Sep 7, 2008

Is not only different weather, is even different moon phases and even different time, in WW Live it shows one hour less than in WW. And that's just some 5 Kms. away.

Tao2005

Tao2005 reviewed v6.0.0.57 on Aug 7, 2008

As much as I enjoy weather watcher, this one did not work on my computer.

etmare

etmare reviewed v5.6.34 on Jul 28, 2008

Great software! I try also other weather software, but this one I really like...

Mike Singer

Mike Singer reviewed v6.0.0.56 on Jul 21, 2008

Undesired Username, if you would be so kind to start a forum thread listing the issues that you are still facing in the current version of Weather Watcher Live, I'd be happy to help you resolve them. Please be sure to post as much information as possible, screenshots, steps to reproduce issues that can be reproduced, etc.

Undesired Username

Undesired Username reviewed v6.0.0.56 on Jul 20, 2008

Yeah, I have malware, and that malware not only eludes every single malware scanner I've used (avast, AntiVir, Norton, NOD32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, SUPERAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes, and several more, and no, not at the same time, I image/scan/restore, thank you very much), it ONLY screws up Weather Watcher Live. Yes, my system works great, except for WWL, and it's because of malware. That makes so much sense I think I'll pound 7 drinks and smash my head on the counter just so it rrrrrreally starts making sense to me. Oh, and the fact that other users have mentioned most of the issues I do in the WWL forum counts for nothing. Now where's that bottle of wine...

Nowhiners

Nowhiners reviewed v6.0.0.56 on Jul 20, 2008

This program works very well. Sounds like "undesired username" Has malware or spyware on his comp. Ive never had any problems using weather watcher in any form, been using it for 2.5 years now

bufftbone

bufftbone reviewed v5.6.32 on Jul 20, 2008

"The sky is falling, the sky is falling!"

- Chicken Little

kgk1925

kgk1925 reviewed v6.0.0.56 on Jul 19, 2008

This is hands down the best weather program. It's a must try!!

jmservice2004

jmservice2004 reviewed v5.6.30 on Jul 1, 2008

hola y gracias

Undesired Username

Undesired Username reviewed v6.0.0.51 on Jun 22, 2008

Well ripfuel, I have to disagree. I do regret using WWL. I have encountered a few really aggravating problems:

* The window takes an annoyingly long time to appear after I click the tray icon (~6 seconds or so, whereas WW never had that problem).

* Since it doesn't update reliably, I CONSTANTLY have to check the "Now" tab to see what the "Observed" date/time is, to make sure I'm not looking at data that is 16 hours old. I wish the "Observed" date/time was on every tab, and more prominent.

- Or, better yet, do what some AV applications do, and warn me if the data (in their case, virus signatures) is older than a certain threshold. For example, if I open the main window, and the data is over 4 hours old, indicate that. Why not? I really HATE having to check the "Observed" date/time, then checking the current date/time, then figuring out in my head how old the data is.

* Sometimes, auto updates don't work, clicking Update does nothing, and I'm stuck with really old data. I have to restart WWL to get around this. When this happens, my internet connection is fine.

* Often, the tray icon becomes italicized and stays that way until I restart WWL. This happens even when WWL has successfully updated the data.

ripfuel

ripfuel reviewed v6.0.0.51 on Jun 5, 2008

Weather Watcher Live is the best program to install. The main reason is the live weather feedback & it is a better program to me than weather watcher alone. I used weather watcher everyday until the live version was made available. Trust, DL this one, you won't regret it. Also, remove Weather Watcher (not-live version) unless you just want it to eat up your extra hard drive space. (PEACE...Just Do It!)

YouAreBeneathMe

YouAreBeneathMe reviewed v6.0.0.44 Beta on May 26, 2008

I'd recommend WWL over WW. It has been very stable on my system, the weather sources are more plentiful, and I haven't found many bugs worth dumping it for. (The main bug I've encountered is that the tray icon sometimes becomes italicized when weatherbug.com isn't available, and stays that way permanently. I guess the question of why weatherbug.com isn't deemed available is also an issue, because whenever that's happened in WWL, I could easily browse to weatherbug.com using Firefox and MSIE.)

Mike Singer

Mike Singer reviewed v6.0.0.44 Beta on May 25, 2008

@adam45h, this is still in beta, so the update frequency is most likely going to be high for a while. I try to get the fixes out as soon as possible so those who wish to take advantage of the updates can do so.

adam45h

adam45h reviewed v6.0.0.44 Beta on May 24, 2008

Great product, but this thing really needs to be able to automatically update itself whenever new versions come out. I'm really not doing this again for like the 3rd time in a few months.

akaclio

akaclio reviewed v5.6.30 on May 23, 2008

Had a program called "Free Weather" on my poor old Pentium 3 computer running Windows 95, and liked it so much that I transfered it over to my wonderful new dual core computer running Windows XP, where, during some upgrade, XP ate it.

Searched all over the web and couldn't find a download of "Free Weather" although there is a Free Weather site with the same graphics. Had very frustrating search for a free weather program with a tray icon, severe weather alerts, and nationwide reporting stations. Finally found Weather Watcher.

Except for the stylized moon phase graphics Weather Watcher otherwise has everything that Free Weather had and more. The ease of adding and changing active stations is particularly helpful for a frequent traveler, and the tooltip is handy, although sometimes doesn't show all the info I've checked in options - and Weather Watcher even has has reporting stations for back of beyond locations.

Very much worth downloading or even supporting with a donation.

Darkman00

Darkman00 reviewed v0.0.40 on May 22, 2008

So in any case.. - what do you people recommend to use - Weather Watcher or Weather Watcher LIVE?

ripfuel

ripfuel reviewed v5.6.30 on May 22, 2008

I would rate this great program a solid 5, but since the creation of weather watcher live, why use this? You get real time weather & it is from the exact same author as this software. The live version is merged with weatherbug, but there are no ad-ware or do they offer you useless add-on's when installing the live version.

TomA102210

TomA102210 reviewed v5.6.30 on May 22, 2008

Reviewer: bodean said:
Version: 5.6.28

"Just use a weather gadget on your vista sidebar. No need for this really"
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One could say that about any weather gadget, bodean, but we all have our own preferences. Mine, and many others happens to be Weather Watcher. By the same token, one could listen to or watch weather reports on radio or TV, or for that matter, look out the window. Some of us do all of the above. It's a matter of preference.

Mike Singer

Mike Singer reviewed v0.0.40 on May 18, 2008

@YouAreBeneathMe, Weather Watcher Live accesses the NWS weather data through WeatherBug's weather data feed. That said, you are looking at NWS data.

YouAreBeneathMe

YouAreBeneathMe reviewed v0.0.40 on May 18, 2008

When I select a weather source that is identified as "NWS", it displays in the interface as "Weather Bug". I don't want Weather Bug, I want NWS. [Edit: Thank you, Mike, for the clarification. I wish the interface made your explanation unnecessary.]

I also wish for a more intuitive, Windows-like interface. I'd love to use Weather Pulse, but that thing has always been about as stable for me as a psychiatric patient on PCP.

Mike Singer

Mike Singer reviewed v5.6.29 on May 18, 2008

@Cris3, FYI, Weather Pulse uses the same data source as Weather Watcher. The data is not displayed in real-time. TWC does not have access to real-time weather data.

Did you see the other skins that are available in the "Skins" tab of the Weather Watcher Options window? The other skins are not as busy.

Cris3

Cris3 reviewed v5.6.29 on May 18, 2008

Mike, I tried your program again and I played with the options and the skins and yours has a lot of valuable information. In Central CA the weather hardly varies so I am just concerned with what the current temp is, the hourly temp for the day, the ten day forcast and the Doppler radar map.

I am somewhat visually impaired and Weather Pulse is just easier for me to reference.

Mike Singer

Mike Singer reviewed v0.0.38 on May 13, 2008

@ Darkman00, the city name is in the top, left of the main Weather Watcher Live window. In the screenshot above, you'll see it listed as "Hershey, PA".

@ CWY56, if you would truely like to help out, then please submit a bug report with detailed information on the issues you encountered. While I do appreciate the feedback, it doesn't really help to announce that a product has "too many problems". After all, how can something be fixed if there are no details explaining what is wrong?

Darkman00

Darkman00 reviewed v0.0.38 on May 12, 2008

Doesn't it say your CITY somewhere on Main Screen at least?

Pretty sure it used to.... (but NOT 100% sure though)

And if it does't - WHY NOT!? ;)

CWY56

CWY56 reviewed v5.6.28 on May 12, 2008

This used to be a very good and reliable program until Mike Singer started messing around with it again and released "updates" that broke more than they fixed. I agree with the previous post... use a sidebar gadget such as the one for Weather Underground or The Weather Channel. Wait on this until there's a truly FINAL and well-tested program release.

CWY56

CWY56 reviewed v0.0.38 on May 12, 2008

Works fine until you get a Weather Alert, then loses it's tray icon menus and doesn't work right after that. I realize this is a beta, but there are still too many problems for it to have been released to the general public. It also links to WeatherBug for just about everything - a definite negative. If you are less interested in "bells and whistles" and more interested in "LIVE" weather, go with the Weather Underground Vista Sidebar gadget, the Weather Exchange program, or use both at the same time. You'll get truly LIVE dependable weather direct from your own neighborhood!

bodean

bodean reviewed v5.6.28 on May 12, 2008

Just use a weather gadget on your vista sidebar. No need for this really

jerrymoose

jerrymoose reviewed v0.0.38 on May 12, 2008

Its hard to imagine how you can improve a product as superior as Weather Watcher LIVE...

zzaphod

zzaphod reviewed v0.0.38 on May 12, 2008

Nice programme, though local weather stations may let this down (mine only updates observations every half hour).

Mike Singer

Mike Singer reviewed v5.6.28 on May 12, 2008

@dhry, both programs are free. The "live" version is able to retrieve weather data from weather stations that are recording the weather nearly every second of the day. The data that is fed into Weather Watcher is only recorded about every 20-minutes -- clicking update has no effect on that update interval.

dhry

dhry reviewed v5.6.27 on May 11, 2008

Great program. Answer to previous reviewer's question: I'd just use this version. This one's free, the other one isn't, and you can find out your weather with both. I don't know what the whole "live" thing is all about but you can get this program to update weather with a click. Simple.

Jaar123

Jaar123 reviewed v0.0.36 on May 8, 2008

Just one single word: EXCELLENT!!!!!

Darkman00

Darkman00 reviewed v5.6.27 on May 7, 2008

So what's better to use then.. - this Weather Watcher or Weather Watcher Live?

...and what's the main difference between those two?

ripfuel

ripfuel reviewed v0.0.36 on May 7, 2008

Awesme! Gives you live real time weather information FREE ! low on memory & no adware!

ripfuel

ripfuel reviewed v5.6.27 on May 7, 2008

Simply an awesome program. I also like the Real-Time Live version. I use them both!

y0himba

y0himba reviewed v5.6.27 on May 6, 2008

Much better than Weather Pulse, and NO adware or spyware. No thinly disguised attempts to put adverts in the program either, like Weather Pulse has done. Great job!

Mike Singer

Mike Singer reviewed v5.6.27 on May 6, 2008

@MRavMac, Weather Watcher Live uses a WeatherBug data feed, not the WeatherBug software itself. If you install Weather Watcher Live, you still will have no trace of WeatherBug on your system.

MRavMac

MRavMac reviewed v5.6.27 on May 6, 2008

I must agree with others, I tried Beta 6.x and I am sorry I was not impressed. The live wind feature was nice, and more locations, as with the beta I could get the remote station just a couple blocks from my house. But the addition of the Weather Bug will cause us to go back to logging on to NOAA. We do not allow Weather Bug on our network at all, after previous issues.

We have referred close to 100 people to Weather Watcher, We LOVE it as is. You add Weather bug and we are gone. Sorry. We can not risk our systems to WB again.

marty

marty reviewed v0.0.33 on May 2, 2008

The only problem I've encountered using 64-Bbit Visata Business is a small glitch when running it when Windows starts. These involve stuff like subscript out of range errors - which are not fatal at all - just have close the error dialog box. Starting the program manually has never led to an error yet and it sure beats bring up a NWS site.Good work Mike.

andrewtheart

andrewtheart reviewed v0.0.33 on May 2, 2008

Looks good, I just wish it worked in Wine on Linux.

x310730498

x310730498 reviewed v0.0.33 on May 1, 2008

Very nice professional interface and updates quickly. Clear easy to read forecasts.

One problem I have, when minimized to tray it sometimes cannot be restored - even selecting Open Weather Watcher doesn't work.

Windows Home XP2.

Mike Singer

Mike Singer reviewed v0.0.33 on May 1, 2008

pdail, this is a beta, so it's still a work in progress. If you would like to share more information about what isn't working, then please feel free to contact me directly and/or post detailed information in the Weather Watcher Live support forums.

http://www.SingersCreations.com/Forum

pdail

pdail reviewed v0.0.33 on May 1, 2008

Dont Bother. This will not work. Way to buggy!!Needs a lot of work yet. And to bad. it get it's weather from weather bug.Which is very buggy!, and full of spam.

jerendeb

jerendeb reviewed v5.6.26 on Apr 30, 2008

I tried the Beta 6.0 and I hope you don't change to that style. I wanted to keep it the way it was. Some software needs no improvement & this is one. Please leave it alone! Thanks.

philosopher_dog

philosopher_dog reviewed v5.6.26 on Apr 28, 2008

Simply brilliant. I'm a cyclist and use it to plan what to wear. I love the fact that it delivers POP. Without it, weather forecasts are almost completely useless. I find that 50% and above POP and you'd better bring rain gear. I think it the past year I've been mislead once by it. The program itself is solid. Little resource use. Never crashes. A must have for those who need accurate weather on a regular basis.

improvelence

improvelence reviewed v5.6.26 on Apr 28, 2008

Been using for a good bit. Works well, small footprint, no ads. Great work.

some guy

some guy reviewed v5.6.26 on Apr 28, 2008

nice program, make it a 5 add Doppler radar :)

Haaglander

Haaglander reviewed v5.6.26 on Apr 28, 2008

And now also with a Vista skin.

Great.

Haaglander

Haaglander reviewed v5.6.25 on Feb 12, 2008

Great app

cgrey

cgrey reviewed v5.6.25 on Feb 11, 2008

This is an excellent application. I see that Mike incorporated a couple of modifications we requested (writing out to .ini files) which makes this a perfect application for deploying via group policy on a per machine or per user basis with configuration managed via policy (city codes, connection options, etc). We got the custom branded package and have deployed this for our entire organization (250+ workstations) and it is the only allowed desktop weather app. No worries about spyware, no impact on performance, the BEST weather app I've found.

dhry

dhry reviewed v5.6.25 on Jan 27, 2008

I agree with the previous reviewers. This is the absolute best desktop weather application for Windows, bar none.

gregma

gregma reviewed v5.6.25 on Jan 25, 2008

I have been using WeatherWatcher from the very beginning and I can't say enough about how awesome this product is. It is hands down the best weather program available anywhere!

warriorforchrist

warriorforchrist reviewed v5.6.25 on Jan 24, 2008

This is an very excellent program esp. for the price. What more can a person ask for when it comes to a free product? I'm extremely pleased with this program as well as this update that I've done although I had not had any problems with the other version I had. As far as closing out when i clicked the exit...it did just fine. This is also a program that can be used with other programs without taking up a bunch of cpu memory...The maker new how to make this program for most operating systems. I also use this along with another weather program called weather exchange it too is free and is also a good program. To tell the truth I dont know which I like the best...I suppose I find this one moreso in accuracy but it really cuts it close...Anyway just see for yourself...btw the moons do show up just fine and the the old settings of your prior will save if you allow the permissions ( it is heavily advised to allow the permissions for just in case you might need the old skins etc. )...Well anyway this is in appreciation for such a well made program, I'm very well pleased.

TomA102210

TomA102210 reviewed v5.6.25 on Jan 23, 2008

I've been using Weather Watcher since the beginning. It's the best, and it's free!

xanderzone365

xanderzone365 reviewed v5.6.24a on Nov 14, 2007

what a fine application

Jegar48

Jegar48 reviewed v5.6.24a on Sep 25, 2007

Raven the moon phases are there I just looked at them. Click on the moon tab as always. The maps are there I just looked at those. Did you install the Skin and Map updates when it asked you to? Sounds like you are having a bad day, chalk it up to OpE and change your review. One of the best free apps out there

Raven Sati

Raven Sati reviewed v5.6.24a on Sep 25, 2007

I like this app and have been using it for several years - just now I installed the update.

No maps and no moon phases - WTF?

After trying everything I could think of including going through all the settings, etc. - still no maps and no moon phases ....

reinstalled my previous copy - maps and moon phases back.

Something in the new beta doesn't work for me - on my machine.

so - rating is 3 for this update ...

Para_50

Para_50 reviewed v5.6.24a on Sep 24, 2007

I have been using WW for about 3 years. Never had I had a problem that Mike wouldn't help with. He's an excellent programmer, plus Weather Watcher is one of the best weather programs I've used. It provides very accurate weather readings, even here in Alberta, Canada. I have compared its reports to Environment Canada's Official weather site and let me tell you that WW is 99.99999% 'right on', every time! For a FREE program, you can't get any better! It uses very little resources to run in your system tray & is very easy to configure.

AlienChld7

AlienChld7 reviewed v5.6.24a on Sep 24, 2007

I agree that this is my software of choice for keeping up-to-date w/ the weather. I have used this for almost a year now and I am still quite satisfied in using this over alternatives. As others have said, it is updated frequently, and the work on the new spinoff program I read about last week does seem appealing. As you can see from his own response here, Mike is right there to help users with concerns they have. This isn't some program made by a big company where support is flaky and you can't get a response. Happy to give this a 5; keep up the good work.

TomA102210

TomA102210 reviewed v5.6.24a on Sep 24, 2007

Reviewer: ScottDe Sep 24, 2007
Version: 5.6.24a

I thought this software was kinda lame.
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I give this software the highest rating considering any number of factors, not the least of which it is free (you can make a donation), there are no ads, it is updated frequently and not the least of which is that the developer of the software responds readily to criticism and suggestions. Saying the software was kinda lame is both an injustice to Mike Singer and the software, in my opinion. It's the best out there, bar none.

Mike Singer

Mike Singer reviewed v5.6.24a on Sep 24, 2007

ScottDe, unfortunately, TWC does not have any live weather stations. I am currently working on "Weather Watcher Live". It's a spinoff of Weather Watcher that displays weather data from real-time weather stations. It sounds like something you'd be interested in trying -- look for the beta next month.

ScottDe

ScottDe reviewed v5.6.24a on Sep 24, 2007

I thought this software was kinda lame. No access to localized personal weather stations, no access to animated radar maps. Check out Weather Exchange: http://www.ambientweather.com/weex1.html

reidyn

reidyn reviewed v5.6.24 on Sep 24, 2007

At this point, this is the best weather reporting program I've seen. I've tried somewhere around a dozen others.

improvelence

improvelence reviewed v5.6.23 on Aug 24, 2007

I love this program and would not ever be without it.

war593122

war593122 reviewed v5.6.23 on Aug 21, 2007

Whomever used the bugmenot account is so full of crap that they had to post their "compliant" anonymously.

pctech5189

pctech5189 reviewed v5.6.23 on Jun 14, 2007

This is the best weather program out dont matter freeware or shareware this is stil the best. Dont waste your money on any weather program. This one is 100% free and you won't regret installing this. A+++++

ripfuel

ripfuel reviewed v5.6.23 on May 16, 2007

The BEST weather program out there, & it's FREE!!

mmouse1

mmouse1 reviewed v5.6.23 on May 12, 2007

After about 4 years of using this program, I could never complain. This is still the best program running. Thanks alot.

Jegar48

Jegar48 reviewed v5.6.23 on May 11, 2007

One of the best free utility software programs out there. Highest recommendation

dsilvertx

dsilvertx reviewed v5.6.22 on May 9, 2007

Only the best!

I've been a user of this program for many years and wouldn't think of even looking for a replacement. I found out today that it is also available on the PPC platform - once again - free! As a software junkie, I would have to say that this is one of the best, most configurable, and author supported programs I have ever seen. Thanks so much Mike for your contributions to the world of software and weather.

Mike Singer

Mike Singer reviewed v5.6.22 on Mar 30, 2007

Andmark, Weather Watcher uses a skinned window, so all of the standard Windows window features are not available. You can use the dropdown in the "General" tab of the Weather Watcher Options window to set the behavior of the downward arrow button in the top, right corner of the main Weather Watcher window.

Andmark

Andmark reviewed v5.6.22 on Mar 29, 2007

Nice program, but the minimise and maximise buttons are missing and you cant even right click on the task bar for minimise. Aside from that, it is a great program

philosopher_dog

philosopher_dog reviewed v5.6.21f on Mar 27, 2007

Brilliant. I love the "possibility of precipitation", without it weather forcasts are pretty much useless. I've found that 60% or greater it's going to rain/snow, less and you're ok. I just found the pocket pc version. Great software.

weatherornot

weatherornot reviewed v5.6.20a on Mar 9, 2007

I've tried several "real time" weather programs and have found that Weather Watcher is by far the best. It provides me with accurate data, verifiable by independent means, even though I live 25 miles from the nearest metropolitan airport/ weather station. But, I do live less than 3 miles from the closest Doppler radar system.
WW is easy to use, give me timely information, and always alerts me before the local SAME radio signal hits.
Also, thanks for the responsive updates.

marty

marty reviewed v5.6.20a on Mar 8, 2007

Programmer fixed this minor bug within 1 day. Faster than my first review? Open to direct email as well. Great job

pychobj2001

pychobj2001 reviewed v5.6.20a on Feb 26, 2007

I like it somewhat, but it's not good for a widget, which is the way I like my weather, so i can see it all the time, here is my comparison shot between Weather Watcher and Samurize Weather 2004 Plugin and Widget.....
http://www.flickr.com/ph.../18623537@N00/403438255/
What I use is on the right, it's more simple and faster to read....got everything you could need, except wind speed and direction....but I have a METAR reader for that....but am always looking for something better than METAR it's for pilots but give me a good picture of how cloudy it is.

marty

marty reviewed v5.6.20 on Feb 26, 2007

A small bug in this version. When WW loads at Windows startup the version pops up and the Window needs to be closed. Hopefully fixed in the next release. Otherwise great program.

captainpete

captainpete reviewed v5.6.20 on Feb 25, 2007

I was a little skeptical trying another weather program, but I needed more than the Firefox ForcastFox could give me, and I hate all the weather web sites. This program is great. It has a lot of features but isn't overwhelming to use.

mrgenie

mrgenie reviewed v5.6.19 on Feb 21, 2007

After trying several programs, which all have their little or bigger problems, i came to realize that Weather Watcher is the only program serving me for more then 3years without crashes, bugs, commercial popups, security risks, etc.

Keep up the awesome work! this program rocks!

ripfuel

ripfuel reviewed v5.6.18 on Jan 29, 2007

Excellent software. It does exactly what it states it will do & nothing more. No Ad-Ware & is very light on resources! Thanks & Keep Up the GREAT Work!

Mt.Man

Mt.Man reviewed v5.6.18 on Jan 23, 2007

We have been using this on all our computers home/work with no problems. Thanks Mike for the great work and support.

If anyone is having problems, double check the your settings. There is so many options to personalize to your tastes.

jshadow

jshadow reviewed v5.6.18 on Jan 23, 2007

smarterthanyou is of course WRONG, it shows BOTH actual temp, and "feels like" temp. I must assume that your settings got messed up somehow, if so you can right-click the tray icon, choose "Options..." and under the "Tray Tooltip" tab you can choose what is shown on the pop-up window.

This program is GREAT! I've used it for several years and it just keeps getting better! Keep up the great work!

Mike Singer

Mike Singer reviewed v5.6.18 on Jan 23, 2007

smarterthanyou, thank you for your most helpful review. I'm guessing you didn't even install Weather Watcher?

smarterthanyou

smarterthanyou reviewed v5.6.18 on Jan 23, 2007

Somebody screwed up on this program. It doesn't even display the current temperature. It only displays the wind chill factor (in other words the program display what the temperature FEELS LIKE, not what it actually is).

EDIT: The thermometer on the left side of the screen displays exactly the same temperature as the FEELS LIKE temperature all the time. You can't tell me the two are always the same.

mrgenie

mrgenie reviewed v5.6.18 on Jan 23, 2007

I'm not sure if i can follow Bigspud's critizism?
Some years ago, my wife lived in moscow, was there during the winter, and all the russian weather stations said it was going to snow, -5 or something, while the weather watched said:"nope, +3 no snow" my father in law told me it's wrong, it cannot be + in russia during the winter, guess the temp on the next day!

We now live in germany, at the NL border, I pretty much check the weather every 3 or 4 hours, i also listen to the radio forecasts from german local radios, dutch and belgium radios which are on the ether in this area, none of them is as accurate as weather watcher.

Of course weather watcher isn't making the weather, and just visualize the weather as it's written on their supplier database, but it's any way more accurate then european meteorologic institutes!

bigspud

bigspud reviewed v5.6.15 on Nov 13, 2006

excellent program, but the data it gets from weather.com is not very accurate, making it pretty much useless.

ripfuel

ripfuel reviewed v5.6.14 on Oct 13, 2006

The BEST Weather Program out there. I have tried several others such as WeatherBug, but this is definetly the BEST. You will not find a better program that uses little resources & has on the money info at all times, other than Weather Watcher! Keep up the GREAT work guys!

pyridox

pyridox reviewed v5.6.14 on Oct 13, 2006

dhry what does Firefox have to do with a weather program?

Been using this for a while, it's very nice. Another I use is Weather Pulse, also free & no Ads. You may also want to try that.
http://fileforum.betanew...ther_Pulse/1046394330/1

dhry

dhry reviewed v5.6.12 on Aug 22, 2006

EVERYTHING is a better alternative to Firefox.

pdail

pdail reviewed v5.6.12 on Aug 22, 2006

Well, I tried this Program, but, I don't care for the Map's. There's not a good local map. Weather Bug, has a better, local map. And Weather underground, has a good map also. But, they are AD supported. Which is OK, with me. If this ever get's a better map, I will try it again.

jeromy

jeromy reviewed v5.6.12 on Aug 22, 2006

There simply is not a better, more customizable weather program than WeatherWatcher.

Todd 13

Todd 13 reviewed v5.6.12 on Aug 22, 2006

This thing is awesome. Forget ForecastFox.

pctech5189

pctech5189 reviewed v5.6.11 on Jul 10, 2006

Best weather program. Lots Of Weather features and now includes hurricane maps. Dont waste ur money on shareware weatehr [programs and dont waste ur time on any other weather program. Ive been using Weather Watcher For Years And i will never switch. 5 stars Plus i highly recommend this...

L4zy1

L4zy1 reviewed v5.6.11 on Jun 30, 2006

this is great! now I can check the weather without having to look outside.

Cool-Gui

Cool-Gui reviewed v5.6.11 on Jun 30, 2006

I use this on a couple of machines... eaiser than going to the website and searching every couple of hours. I wish the maps were a little more intuitive... also, yeah, that previous review is really annoying.

McHale

McHale reviewed v5.6.11 on Jun 30, 2006

My contribution to fix what the dork below did.

Software works.

Isn't spyware.

I hate Weather Bug.

Free.

Download it.

Please don't use words that are a mile long.

spiked

spiked reviewed v5.6.11 on Jun 30, 2006

Personally, I'm not real enthused about weather applets in general, but I wanted to post and help bump off the page-breaking post below.

darthbeads

darthbeads reviewed v5.6.11 on Jun 30, 2006

The best weather-checking program out there, programmed and administered by a pretty decent guy, too.

Also, just adding a post to move the idiotic page-breaking post below off the page....

Joe Dirt

Joe Dirt reviewed v5.6.11 on Jun 30, 2006

I love This software.

TomA102210

TomA102210 reviewed v5.6.10 on Jun 26, 2006

"Singer I know it can't be cheap to host and produce this software for free but thank you from the bottom of my poor little heart for doing so."
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Geez, I hope that you and all folks you "force" to switch to Weather Watcher know that you can make a contribution to Singer Creations.

pheeew

pheeew reviewed v5.6.9 on May 30, 2006

Great App as many incl. myself have said b4. This version (5.6.9) has a bug: even if your systemtray is not in the windows default right bottom corner of your screen WW still shows it's tooltip window down there. I have my taskbar at the top and get confused about this all the time ;-)

jer2eydevil88

jer2eydevil88 reviewed v5.6.9 on May 29, 2006

I have been using this off and on for years and I love it. When I decide I need to know the weather on my PC I know I need Weather Watcher. Whenever I see people still using weatherbug I force them to switch to this little gem.

Singer I know it can't be cheap to host and produce this software for free but thank you from the bottom of my poor little heart for doing so.

dhry

dhry reviewed v5.6.9 on May 24, 2006

The absolute BEST program of it's type. The "Splendid" skin looks wonderful. Oh yeah, and anyone who won't use a program because it conflicts with their "unified" desktop theme needs to climb outside the box and quit being so anal. Or maybe just leave this thing minimized to the systray like the rest of us, where it will continue to show the current temperature.

This program is a must-have.

reets

reets reviewed v5.6.9 on May 22, 2006

Used to use this 1-2 years ago and I wasn't too impressed with it. This new version is awesome and the interface has been greatly improved. Keep up the great work!

jtgarrett

jtgarrett reviewed v5.6.9 on May 22, 2006

I tried it, and uninstalled it almost immediately, as there is no Windows XP theme support. Programs that force me to use their own skins rather than the unified look I've chosen for my entire system really irritate me. Not everyone uses Luna, you know.

TomA102210

TomA102210 reviewed v5.6.9 on May 22, 2006

The best weather program I have used. Easily configurable and easily readable. And, it's free, although one can make a small donation.

robertguda

robertguda reviewed v5.6.9 on May 22, 2006

easy instalation, plenty international data, highly configurable, free...works flawlessly...
of course one can allways use the add-ons/extensions in other browsers, but this as a stand alone functions to the perfection...( maybe even some day they will add more skins...)
a definite must...very good program

philosopher_dog

philosopher_dog reviewed v5.6.9 on May 22, 2006

Love this program. A must have, unless you live in an underground cave where weather is not the issue.

johnd164

johnd164 reviewed v5.6.9 on May 22, 2006

I have just found this program and considering the program is Free I think it is a marvellous piece of work.

ave1

ave1 reviewed v5.6.8 on May 15, 2006

This program is very good. However, it doesn't show any alerts of my country (e.g. tropical cyclone signals, rainstorm warnings etc.) I am a bit disappointed about this.

8189720

8189720 reviewed v5.6.8 on May 2, 2006

Been using this program for over a year now. Simply the best, however; I wish it didn't change my wallpaper automatically onto my desktop after I install it. I don't know if anyone else has this problem, or if it's just some setting on my computer that does this.

mrgenie

mrgenie reviewed v5.6.7 on Apr 30, 2006

anyone critising this software has probably 2 problems:
1) mentally illness
2) your computer is trash, buy yourself some more modern computer, 1995 of later :)

Alvade

Alvade reviewed v5.6.6 on Feb 22, 2006

Simply the best I ever saw

Blackhole8746

Blackhole8746 reviewed v5.6.6 on Feb 14, 2006

Truly astonishing

pheeew

pheeew reviewed v5.6.6 on Feb 13, 2006

Thank you so much for fixing the tray icon to allow "Always show"! Now you are truely the best!

Soozy

Soozy reviewed v5.6.6 on Feb 12, 2006

I would use this weather program in a hearbeat if it included the amount of precipitation when it rains.

crossworks

crossworks reviewed v5.6.6 on Feb 12, 2006

Does what it says very well. No Ads, no bull. I like the ability to set the current chart as wallpaper and the fully customisable settings for units of measure... Means us ozzies can have everything in our weird units...

pctech5189

pctech5189 reviewed v5.6.6 on Feb 12, 2006

Best Weather Program You Can Get. Very Good Performance And Lots Of Features I Highly Recommend Using This Program For Your Weather. No Spyware Or Anything Bad In It. Totaly Clean.

Philidor

Philidor reviewed v5.6.5 on Dec 21, 2005

Be sure to install this update. Puts the Alerts back in Classic.

kazoom

kazoom reviewed v5.6.5 on Dec 16, 2005

The best out there! So many options to choose from and very stable. Ad/spyware FREE.
Love it.

Mike Singer

Mike Singer reviewed v5.6.5 on Dec 16, 2005

Morningdove, the version of Weather Watcher that is available on this page is not ad-supported. That said, I am not sure how your comment has any relevance.

Writing freeware takes a lot of time... time costs money. The ad-supported Weather Watcher setup is for those people who want to give something back.

Morningdove

Morningdove reviewed v5.6.5 on Dec 16, 2005

This very nice weather program is tarnished by the availability of an adware version. Yes, I know one can download the non-adware version, but that requires care to avoid accidentally choosing the wrong version, and what about those who download from third party sites or are just in a hurry and choose the version with the most "features"?

I don't want to feel negative toward the program's author, but I am sitting on the fence on this one. Perhaps it's time to take a look at other weather programs.

reidyn

reidyn reviewed v5.6.4 on Dec 12, 2005

As someone who has bounced around among virtually every weather program out there, this has been my favorite. All of these tend to gradually eat more and more memory as time goes on, but this one seems to do it to a lesser degree than the others.

dalmiroy2k

dalmiroy2k reviewed v5.6.4 on Dec 12, 2005

Finally, they fixed the 100% CPU usage bug.
It works great now.

soots

soots reviewed v5.6.4 on Dec 12, 2005

thought it was good but compare to weather pulse it is a litle behind,weather pulse is easeier to use

styxrtp

styxrtp reviewed v5.6.4 on Dec 11, 2005

This is a great program. I believe though the reason why it became "Adware" was because it came bundled with a separate program called "FoxIE", which was on the last version. Correct me if I'm wrong though. However, I don't really consider FoxIE to be Adware considering that it's nothing more than a program that tries to make an attempt of making IE look like Firefox. You do have the option of not installing the bundled software though, all in all though, WW is a good program being that it's free.

xrayspex

xrayspex reviewed v5.6.4 on Dec 11, 2005

WOW, very nice with tons of options and info.
Works well here. I like it alot!

kazoom

kazoom reviewed v5.6.4 on Dec 11, 2005

This is excellent! Free, tons of options, works well.
It only says adware becouse they provide a LINK to weather.com in the main window... no embedded ads/spyware-the app is totally clean.

Hammer2k5

Hammer2k5 reviewed v5.6.4 on Dec 11, 2005

I've used several freeware desktop weather programs.
This one I very highly recommend!
1.No adware.
2.Has all the "stuff" I want for weather conditions.
3.Lots of options.
4.Easy to configure and use.
5.Does not take up lots of disk space.
6.No conflicts with other programs.
7.Looks really good.Nice layout,etc.
8.It's FREE!
My system:Pentium4 CPU 2.26GHz,1 GB RAM,Maxtor 160 GB Windows XP Pro SP2 NTFS,NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 4000,ViewSonic 19"

pheeew

pheeew reviewed v5.6.4 on Dec 11, 2005

A great stable and reliable tool. There is just one HUGE minus: if you choose the "skinned tray tooltip" (which is a great advantage) there is no name for the process which leads to the icon beeing hidden by the windows smart system tray afer a certain amount of time. What's the use of a trayapp if you can't set it to be shown (or hidden) as you wish? Please fix this first and forget the skinning for now...

pipdipchip

pipdipchip reviewed v5.6.4 on Dec 11, 2005

A good program but being in an area with so many options, its easy to find areas it's lacking. However, with that in mind, it's still among the best weather programs around.

CyberDog

CyberDog reviewed v5.6.4 on Dec 11, 2005

The best weather program I've seen to date. Very light on system resources (no CPU issues here). Also highly configurable. The fact that it's adware free is the icing on the cake.

One feature I'd like to see in future versions is easy access to a dopler map based on your active location.

httpd.confused

httpd.confused reviewed v5.6.2 on Nov 26, 2005

@ghammer: I wasn't rating based on his site's JavaScript. Try reading more carefully next time. Yes, different weather sites can give different data for the same city. (Sometimes, even one site can give conflicting results. As just one example, I get different data from Weather.com if I locate my city by ZIP code than I do if I enter the city name. The data isn't wildly different, but sometimes the temps and/or humidity levels disagree by 3-10 points.) As for the price of the TLB plugin, who cares? It doesn't make sense to grade on a curve for price.

@Mike Singer: I don't care if my comment is "useless". I tried in the past to give you constructive criticism, but I was outshouted by all the morons who love skins and non-standard interfaces.

dalmiroy2k

dalmiroy2k reviewed v5.6.2 on Nov 22, 2005

The program itself it's usefull, but you can't expect me to leave it opened all day while consuming 100% CPU all the time.
I'll stick with Forecastfox until they fix that.

mancub

mancub reviewed v5.6.2 on Nov 22, 2005

its good but weather pulse has the edge

Aspect

Aspect reviewed v5.6.2 on Nov 22, 2005

One of the best weather apps ive come across.

pulltab01

pulltab01 reviewed v5.6.2 on Nov 22, 2005

The best weather program out here IMHO, Free... Singer's creations always gets an update out in a timely manner. I really like the "Splendid" skins, and the updated wallpaper right on the desktop.....

Mike Singer

Mike Singer reviewed v5.6.2 on Nov 22, 2005

ArKay74, you are most likely having firewall-related issues. Make sure "C:\Program Files\Weather Watcher\dl.exe" is able to access the Internet without restriction.

ArKay74

ArKay74 reviewed v5.6.2 on Nov 22, 2005

Nice program yet not usable in this version, 100% CPU usage is insane.

Mnox

Mnox reviewed v5.6.2 on Nov 22, 2005

After an hour, this program has taken 12 seconds of CPU time, so I don't understand the 100% utilization. This programs is great. I just don't understand how there was 6 - 8 weeks between beta releases, yet 2 updated back to back after the gold.

By far, the best weather program out there.

ServerMechanic

ServerMechanic reviewed v5.6.2 on Nov 22, 2005

Best weather program out there.

Thanks Mike! You do a great job on your coding. I also like the other free programs on your website.

Big Thumbs Up mate! :)

TomA102210

TomA102210 reviewed v5.6.2 on Nov 22, 2005

Mike, you still have the best bang as far as a weather program is concerned. The Graphic User Interface (GUI) is fantastic and with each new version you find something new and pleasing to the eye to include. Many, many subscription services don't even come close to what you offer. Keep up the good work.

trandber25

trandber25 reviewed v5.6.2 on Nov 22, 2005

100% CPU on TaskInfo !!!

Zoroaster

Zoroaster reviewed v5.6.2 on Nov 22, 2005

I haven't tried all weather forecasts programs, but still quite a fiew. Weather Watcher is an everyday pleasure, even when the weather is not. Very nice software.

WeatherFreak

WeatherFreak reviewed v5.6.2 on Nov 22, 2005

Mike, we all appreciate the continued effort. Keep up the good work!

Mike Singer

Mike Singer reviewed v5.6.1 on Nov 13, 2005

Nogard, did you ever hear what happens to people who assume? :)

Weather Watcher is stil 100% spyware-free/adware-free. There is a second bundle setup that is also spyware-free. The bundle setup is optional, and it was only meant to be downloaded by those people who wish to discover some great deals and support Weather Watcher while doing so.

I think it's great that you want to voice your opinion about Weather Watcher. However, please make sure what you say is factual, rather than past experiences of other companies who bundled software.

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Thost, it doesn't seem very fair that you are going to knock your review down a few notches because of something I offer on another website. All of the Weather Watcher downloads links (including the one on this site) point to the same adware-free, spyware-free setup that they have always pointed to.

It's really not fair for you to post a bogus review and assume I will do the same thing that a lot of other shady companies have done in the past. Shame on you.

Nogard

Nogard reviewed v5.6.1 on Nov 9, 2005

LOL OK I just went to singers site and notice there are 2 version of Weather Watcher. Theres one with spyware/adware and one with out (so they claim). I don't mind the program bundling but when they claim it's spyware free adware it BS. Did weather bug take over the making weather watcher? Now theres on 1 true free adware and spywarefree and that's Weather Pulse. Sorry, nice program gone bad.

jmbadger

jmbadger reviewed v5.6.1 on Nov 9, 2005

I love this program! Though I also use forecast fox, it's nice to have the data available without having an open browser window.

ZenWarrior

ZenWarrior reviewed v5.6.1 on Nov 9, 2005

I love this program and will score it on its previous performance. That performance has been exceptional. However, at least for me, the newest version simply does not work. It chokes when attempting to retrieve forecasts and seems to have display problem of some sort on my computer. (I say this only in case others experience the same.)

I've gone back to a previous release, v5.6 beta 11, which although is not this most current version, still deserves a top score--simply because it simply works, even still. (But I sure wish this newest version worked for me. It's beautiful and has some nice new features.)

brotherS

brotherS reviewed v5.6 on Oct 31, 2005

Hi Mike,

thanks for this lovely tool, looks even better now!

Only one tiny request for the next update: please change the behaviour of the tray icon - it's lovely that I can click it to open WW but I'd love to be able to click it again to minimize WW back to the tray (so that I could take a peek and close it seconds later back to the tray without having to move the mouse)!

Many other apps allow this too, it would be great if WW could too.

Thanks again!

yokozuna

yokozuna reviewed v5.6 on Oct 31, 2005

Wow, the new skin really rocks! It is very aesthetic and functional. Kudos to the author!

CyberDog

CyberDog reviewed v5.6 on Oct 31, 2005

Best weather software hands down... clean interface, easy to use, light on resources, and no ads or bundled garbage.

kgruber

kgruber reviewed v5.6 Beta 11 on Aug 16, 2005

I find the interface cluttered and disorganized in comparison to the ergonomics of WeatherPulse (freeware).

8189720

8189720 reviewed v5.6 Beta 11 on Aug 15, 2005

Simply the best weather program out there. I've been using it for a couple of years and it works like a charm. I'm not sure why it's being updated (because it has everything I need/want), but I'm sure it's a good thing.

As for Pixelv2's comment, please write a better program and perhaps I'll start using it. Until then, review the program, and not what you're jealous of.

ZenWarrior

ZenWarrior reviewed v5.6 Beta 11 on Aug 15, 2005

Superb software. Works like a charm.

pyridox

pyridox reviewed v5.6 Beta 11 on Aug 15, 2005

Extremely nice weather program. No Spyware or Adware, like the free edition Weatherbug. And the price is damn cheap!

Thanks

yokozuna

yokozuna reviewed v5.6 Beta 11 on Aug 15, 2005

IMO the best in its class. What I like: the price of the program is unbeatable, W.W. shows the temperatures in Celsius degrees, and the interface is simple but not oversimplified.

lotsamosi

lotsamosi reviewed v5.6 Beta 9 on Jul 13, 2005

Another great update! Weather watcher is one of my top five all-time freeware apps. It is very stable,very customisable, and most of all Mike Singer is very responsive to suggestions- in fact one of my suggestions was included in this update!

mmhah

mmhah reviewed v5.6 Beta 9 on Jul 13, 2005

A very good weather reporter with excellent features. Rather than having to resort to the system tray maybe a nice Desktop display would be very much appreciated. Otherwise I like it!

edipoli

edipoli reviewed v5.6 Beta 8 on Jun 21, 2005

Best weather watcher!!
I am using since 2 years!!
No ad,no spy!!
Thank you singer creations...
Edy_ISTANBUL_TURKEY

ghammer

ghammer reviewed v5.6 Beta 8 on May 3, 2005

Works well, nice interface, gets the data in my preferred format (imperial units) and has displays metric as well.

Try it, you'll like it. The developer is quite open to ideas too.

Mike Singer

Mike Singer reviewed v5.6 Beta 7 on Mar 21, 2005

davewf, the 5.6 Beta 7 was repacked to fix the blank Options tabs issue. Download and reinstall a new copy of the setup to fix the problem.

djstallion

djstallion reviewed v5.6 Beta 7 on Mar 19, 2005

5.6 beta 7 works fine, exellent program!

utomo

utomo reviewed v5.6 Beta 7 on Mar 18, 2005

They need to add more features:
add warning if X happend.
send warning by SMS, email, beep, etc.

the creator need to add more info in the website so user will find the features, screenshot and other info easier.

davewf

davewf reviewed v5.6 Beta 7 on Mar 18, 2005

The program is really good and well written.
However, there is a problem in the options tabs.
Active City, Auto Update, and Tray Icon tabs appear to be blank. I think this is a new bug.
Does anybody else have this problem??

yokozuna

yokozuna reviewed v5.6 Beta 7 on Mar 18, 2005

Server errors seem to be eliminated. Problems with non Latin characters appeared. I downgraded Weather Watcher to the best version (5.6 beta 3) again.

jmbadger

jmbadger reviewed v5.6 Beta 7 on Mar 18, 2005

Very nice program. They fixed the "Server not found" problem I had with the last version. And this is so much faster than going to Weather.com, especially when I want to jump from general info to hourly forecasts to 10-day outlook. I guess Weather.com's advertising is what is clogging up my 56k connection.

Mike Singer

Mike Singer reviewed v5.6 Beta 5 on Mar 14, 2005

You can find fixes for the "Server Not Found" error here:
http://www.singerscreati.../topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=662

You can download the new download method here:
http://www.singerscreati.../topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=677

The current download method works, but some user system settings get in the way of the download process. The new download process should do the job with less tweaking needed.

When installing 5.6 Beta 5, you might have to reset your wallpaper options, as some of them have changed. All of the wallpaper options have been moved to the "Wallpaper" section of the Weather Watcher Options.

stp

stp reviewed v5.6 Beta 5 on Mar 14, 2005

There is a patch for an alternative download method that fixes the server error.

PC Rat

PC Rat reviewed v5.6 Beta 5 on Mar 14, 2005

This applet used to be a nice proggie back in the days when it actually functioned.

Have no idea what they did to it.

The DataRat

carstereos

carstereos reviewed v5.6 Beta 5 on Mar 13, 2005

agreed 5.9 beta3, ran smoothly. beta 5 opens my surface map somewhere in europe. i have to retrieve the background again to get the correct map to show. i went back to beta3

djstallion

djstallion reviewed v5.6 Beta 5 on Mar 13, 2005

5.9 beta 3 is still very good, but beta 5 does'nt work!!! Server error - what's going on?!?!

DrMicro

DrMicro reviewed v5.6 Beta 5 on Mar 13, 2005

Download and install went quickly and smoothly with no problems noted. Running Windows 2000 SP 4 on an Athlon 2700 (underclocked to 2400), 1.5Gb DDR, Cable Modem, McAfee AV, ZoneAlarm, Microsoft Anti-Spyware Beta, CounterSpy (registered ver). I keep the system regularly tuned up and clean with Iolo's System Mechanic 5.0.

cees2000

cees2000 reviewed v5.6 Beta 5 on Mar 13, 2005

Have to agree with Yokuzuma, this version can't find the server to update the weather, which is rather an essential option I'd say. ;)
Switched back to ßeta 3 and will wait for an update to this ßeta 5.

yokozuna

yokozuna reviewed v5.6 Beta 5 on Mar 13, 2005

It is getting worse and worse. The last working version of Weather Watcher is 5.6 beta 3. What a disappointment!

gregma

gregma reviewed v5.6 Beta 4 on Mar 10, 2005

Works perfectly. And is probably the best FREE weather program I've found!

gate1975mlm

gate1975mlm reviewed v5.6 Beta 4 on Mar 10, 2005

I like the idea of this program but I am not happy with it at all! When I get a alarm I should be getting a balloon tip in the tray. But it never shows. And it seems to have a hard time getting updates alot! I may look else ware for a weather program.

guitarguynboston

guitarguynboston reviewed v5.6 Beta 4 on Mar 10, 2005

This program won't even run. Click on the icon and it flashes on the screen and closes. What a piece of crap.

Ed_P

Ed_P reviewed v5.6 Beta 3 on Jan 31, 2005

Not only is the program remarkable it is constantly being enhanced and the support by the vendor and visiters to his forum outstanding.

As for the review by kprovance I think he may be thinking about another program called weather pulse. hmmmm it may be the problem with its stealing focus. Have never had that problem with Weather Watcher.

Mike Singer

Mike Singer reviewed v5.6 Beta 3 on Jan 28, 2005

Raven Sati, Weather Watcher is highly customizable. It's apparent that you've overlooked some of the options, such as displaying the forecast data in both F and C. Feel free to e-mail me at Mike@SingersCreations.com if you need any help configuring the Weather Watcher options.

I'm not sure what you mean by "make something unique". Weather Watcher has been around for 6+ years now.

kprovance, it's quite amazing how your posts never talk about the specifics in Weather Watcher. You always end up posting just to talk about this great thing that you're working on... when it's finished (of course).

8189720

8189720 reviewed v5.6 Beta 3 on Jan 21, 2005

Raven, the program already displays the temperatures in both, Fahrenheit, and Celsius. I have no clue what the hell you are talking about if you can't make it do that on your own (use the settings). Your other two points are useless gibberish. You critisize the author of the program, and not the program itself, which you are supposed to review here. (How many unique things have you done?)

Having said that, the program is excellent, the support is just as good and the program does everything it is supposed to do. No bugs in the latest stable release and I get my forecast easily, and well presented. Top-notch program.

Raven Sati

Raven Sati reviewed v5.6 Beta 3 on Jan 20, 2005

Mike - here's a few constructive thoughts with your requested explanations:

make the temperatures show simultaneously in fahrenheit and celsius - for those of us who are still trying to learn the equivalents in the opposite system

chill on your alarm response to criticisms and think over what they could mean on your own - you'll live longer and your hippocampus will not shrink

make something unique - I think you can figure out the reson for this

Metshrine

Metshrine reviewed v5.6 Beta 2 on Jan 7, 2005

Have to rate it a 3 (Nice Windows Native Interface gets it points, perhaps an option for a more weather1/weatherbug interface (as this is what most weather programs lack, an option to select whether you want a totally graphical and in your face interface (such as weather1/weatherbug), or a basic windows native form as it has now (I Personally use the native, but for other users))) since it doesnt even update the weather info for me. I've made sure no proxy is selected in options, but still no dice.

Mike Singer

Mike Singer reviewed v5.6 Beta 2 on Dec 20, 2004

kprovance -- I feel the Weather Watcher 5.6 Beta has added a lot to the current version of Weather Watcher. There are many new features, and just a lot of features in general that you will not find in any other freeweare weather software.

If anyone has constructive criticism, it would be great if you could e-mail it to me at Mike@SingersCreations.com. "Nothing special", "Cute program, but useless", and "I dislike the interface, for a variety of reasons" are pretty much useless comments since they have no explanation. So, if you e-mail me, please be detailed about your thoughts.

Ainvar

Ainvar reviewed v5.6 Beta 2 on Dec 19, 2004

Was looking for a good alternative for the wife who uses weatherbug (bloated piece of crap) and came across this. Very easy on lowerend system resources and looks nice, clean interface, and best of all no clutter or ads. I liked it so much I even installed it on my workstation and laptop.

Kudos to the author of this fine program!!

lotsamosi

lotsamosi reviewed v5.6 Beta 2 on Dec 19, 2004

kprovance- I have found the developer to be very responsive, he has responded to every one of my questions and requests.
I also have tried several other weather software and have returned to Weather Watcher every time.

gate1975mlm

gate1975mlm reviewed v5.6 Beta 2 on Dec 19, 2004

Weather Watcher is the best weather software I have used. And I have used almost all of them! I mean what more could you want? It has Lots and Lots of options uses hardly any system resources and has no Bloatware! I have tried Weatherbug Plus,WeatherPulse and a few others and Weather Watcher works the best and has the most (options)! And it gets new weather updates very quick. Trust me if you are looking for weather software this is the one to have! And the good thing is it is getting better with every new build. Just e mail the maker if you are looking for more options to be added.

cees2000

cees2000 reviewed v5.6 Beta 2 on Dec 19, 2004

I don't really understand the negativity around this fine utility program. I am using it for a long time now, and it finds the city I live in just fine. And I live in The Netherlands/Europe!

Pipewrench

Pipewrench reviewed v5.6 Beta 2 on Dec 19, 2004

Neat Program.

Here's a hint. Wanna know what the weather is like?
Go outside and take a break from your computer :-)

distinguished

distinguished reviewed v5.6 Beta 2 on Dec 18, 2004

Cute program, but useless for most of the world.

ghammer

ghammer reviewed v5.6 Beta 2 on Dec 18, 2004

Ha! A low rating because of something on a webpage? Odd.

Only one source of weather info? So? Is the temperature, etc. different when gotten from different sites? The forecast? I only need one source of weather data and this app gets it then displays it best of any of the weather apps I've tried. Which is most of them.

As for a plugin for True Launch Bar, um, the price is slightly higher, don't you think?

Nope, I'll stand by my rating for this, a solid 5.

httpd.confused

httpd.confused reviewed v5.6 Beta 2 on Dec 18, 2004

I dislike the interface, for a variety of reasons, as well as the fact that it supports only one source for weather information. (The damnable snowflake JavaScript he has on his home page, which makes Opera devour ~50% of CPU time on my system, tells you how much he truly cares about interfaces.)

I find the weather plugin for True Launch Bar to be superior in many ways.

I know this review will be a real panty-twister for the Weather Watcher fanboyz, but that's too bad. Deal with it.

8189720

8189720 reviewed v5.6 Beta 2 on Dec 18, 2004

Simply the best weather program out there. In a previous version, however, there was a Netscape icon that installed on my desktop--never looked into why, though. In the recent versions that's gone. This program gives me the weather, excellent ways in which to display it and it's easy to use without unnecessary features which would make this program bloatware. Way to go. Five stars!

ZJAM

ZJAM reviewed v5.6 Beta 2 on Dec 18, 2004

i deffinitly give this a 5 this program is great ive been following it for awhile not and in my opionion its the best weather program out their...it gives you just what you want without all the bloat and when it sais it has no spwyare or adware it really doesnt...also the creator Mike is a real nice guy i talk to him alot and he loves to hear feedback on his programs and feature requests...if you guys are looking for a good weather program youve come to the right place this is the one to have.

ghammer

ghammer reviewed v5.5b on Nov 10, 2004

I have been using this for quite awhile.
It is the best free or paid weather app out there! I don't need skins, don't care about connecting to private weather stations, etc.
I want the latest conditions and the forecasts. This does the job without any bother on my part. Day in, day out. Hour after hour it has never given me a problem.

Y0landa

Y0landa reviewed v5.0.28 Beta on Nov 9, 2003

This version 5.0.28 has some new options which I like a lot. For me this is the best weather program that is available for windows.

fkewe

fkewe reviewed v5.0.28 Beta on Nov 9, 2003

same here, dkg_ctc..but my reasons were because weather pulse has problems with the alerts page from weather.com

dkg_ctc

dkg_ctc reviewed v5.0.26c on Aug 7, 2003

I originally used WeatherPulse, but have since switched to Weather Watcher. It's lighter on resources, it's more compact as far as screen real estate, and is just better overall, in my opinion.

MyAllyCat

MyAllyCat reviewed v5.0.26c on Aug 7, 2003

Great little program. You can customize every little detail. I found this program the best one of its kind and freeware to boot. You can't go wrong.

ckjnigel

ckjnigel reviewed v5.0.21 on Feb 28, 2003

(5.0.21) The local data is fine. Better is the way the micro-browser gets the Weather.com stuff quickly with no ads or clutter. Tops!

Von Himpfendinckz

Von Himpfendinckz reviewed v5.0 Beta 1.1.0 on Jul 27, 2002

Hello I'm coming from Esbjerg Denmark and I have no trouble at all with weather watcher. It finds my town quick and easily and last but not least, Weather Watcher really comes up with the right forecasts, better than the forecasts they've come up with on all the TV and Radio stations we got here in Denmark. So I can only say one thing, Well done Weather Watcher Now I can get a precise forecast for the hole day when I go fishing tomorrow at 4 o'clock in the morning.

eviljolly

eviljolly reviewed v5.0 Beta 1.1.0 on Jul 27, 2002

Not a bad program, although it does need proxy support as someone mentioned below. Personally I just bookmark myself a page at weather.com and put it in my quickbar, and that accomplishes the same thing except I think weather.com has ads on it, but I use zero popup to get rid of those.

Dapumkins

Dapumkins reviewed v5.0 Beta 1.1.0 on Jul 27, 2002

I like this program because it takes little memory and it's easy to use. Also the temp is displayed on the taskbar and updates are easily configurable for 10 minutes at a time. It shows by the hour and day forcasts. I can't see a reason why this doesn't have a 5 rating because it's even free so far.

Mailman04

Mailman04 reviewed v5.0 Beta 1.0.8 on Jun 27, 2002

This is a very good program ... very intuitive ... i don't know why you complain about large fonts .. ok this program is not totally finished and can sometimes be buggy but hey this ain't Microsoft. Offer them to help them program this soft instead of complaining. A bigger team a better program

davidhelsen

davidhelsen reviewed v5.0 Beta 1.0.8 on Jun 27, 2002

Apologies - the review below should have been posted to Desktop Weather not this program which I haven't tried yet

betasun

betasun reviewed v5.0 Beta 1.0.4 on Jun 23, 2002

doesnot work on my W 2k

jluther

jluther reviewed v5.0 Beta 1.0.4 on Jun 23, 2002

Yet another program that won't work if you're using Large Fonts.

tedbieri

tedbieri reviewed v5.0 Beta 1.0.4 on Jun 22, 2002

Fast, easy, doesn't suck the life out of your comp.

tompagenet

tompagenet reviewed v5.0 Beta on May 16, 2002

It's a cool, simple program - it's nice to be able to see the information very quickly without having to load up a web browser - very good!

Manager-Sell

Manager-Sell reviewed v5.0 Beta on May 16, 2002

I am sure, that this dictionary is the best.
I bought SOCRAT Dictionary and all my problems were at once solved. It is easy and comfortable to use.

mismis

mismis reviewed v5.0 Beta on May 16, 2002

hey dudes

NO offence but why dont you just stick the head out of the window insted, get alittle sun, it is helthy you know :)

Best regards

MIS

NYCgreen

NYCgreen reviewed v2.3 on Mar 8, 2001

A very good program. Displays just enough information for those of us that don't require a weather station on our systems.

itzhitman

itzhitman reviewed v2.3 Beta on Mar 4, 2001

As of the beta version 2.3, Weather Watcher also works with Win2k!

ronnie551

ronnie551 reviewed v1.9 on Oct 15, 2000

Seems to be a good straightfoward, no-frills program. Easy to install and maintain. Somewhat lacking in the area of automatic weather updates but very solid overall.

waterb0y

waterb0y reviewed v1.4 on Sep 5, 2000

looks nice but any chance of proxy support for us Lan users ?

Androo

Androo reviewed v1.4 on Sep 5, 2000

Very nice! Looks great, small .. what I've been looking for. Now, just make the tray tooltip display the temperature and I'll give you a five :)

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