* Weather program *

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Herkalees, Apr 23, 2002.

  1. Herkalees

    Herkalees Guest

    I was wondering if there is a nice "light" weather/temperature program out there available for download (free or $$, I don't care) which has these particular features:

    1) I only really want something that displays the temperature of my zipcode. Nothing extra if possible...

    2) No ad's or popups. (I would assume this is possible if I pay some $$ for the program)

    3) I prefer it to run in the system tray as opposed to the taskbar or desktop.

    4) As mentioned above, I want it to be "light" as in nothing that spreads itself across the HD, and does not come with any other "try me" programs...

    I need to know the temperature daily, almost hourly for my job & outdoor photo taking hobby. Thanks for any replies!
     
  2. adventureran

    adventureran Guest

    I like WeatherBug for the things you mention. It just sits in the system tray showing current temp. If you click the temp, you get all the bells and whistles (ad-free if you pay, of course). It even flashes or sounds off for weather alerts. Doesn't eat up system resources either. Click here to check it out.
     
  3. npfanz

    npfanz Guest

    I don't know that I can answer to every one of your qualifications... but:

    http://www.weatherbug.com

    This program will just display the current temperature in your taskbar (and if you want you can click on it to bring up a dialog with further info). I have to be honest, I haven't used this in quite a while, and it *might* be full of spyware. You could check around on their website, its all documented, but I didn't want to take the time to look as I don't know if you'll even like the program.

    Both
    http://www.weather.com
    and
    http://www.accuweather.com
    have programs that will run in your system tray, but I don't know much about either of them.

    My friend tells me this is good, but I haven't used it and I know absolutely nothing about it:
    http://www.weather1.com/index.asp

    If you look at the 'post your desktop' thread I'm sure you're familiar with Desktop Weather. I tried the program myself and really didn't like it, but most seem to be very happy with it. I don't remember where to get it, but search the forums here and you'll find plenty if you're interested.

    I know all of these cover the US, but if you aren't here then I'm not sure if they will work for you...

    Hope that helps.
     
  4. Hilander

    Hilander Guest

    weatherbug works well, connection is to the school net system, with the weather equipment atop a local school. It has no spyware, I've run Ad Aware and have never found anything.
    And as fo those annoying pop under ads. Thats what PopUp Killer is for :D