The Mac OS X Menu Bar can host a lot of utilities and options for the user to take full advantage of, and as of default there are the Spotlight search icon, Time and Day, Volume toggle option and the connectivity bar too. There are several extras available at the Mac App Store where you can choose from the best and add these utilities to the Menu bar to make it more useful and intuitive. One of the best and simplest utilities is the “Degrees” app which would show the current weather information and the temperature in the locality you live in.
Features of Degrees Mac App
- It is a very light and simple app which would integrate itself into the Menu bar once installed, and following are its features:
- Uses the Apple Core Location to detect your location
- Manual entering of any particular location whose weather data you like to see
- Automatic updating and refreshing every 15 minutes, after the Mac wakes from sleep, or when it is turned on
- Choose either of the parameters (°C/°F) as well has option to hide the temperature from displaying on the Menu bar, to give it a minimalistic appearance
- Takes all the details from the Yahoo! Weather report, thus a single click would take you to the weather report website for the extra details
The Degrees weather app would work on the Mac OS X 10.6 or later version, and it is just 0.7MB in size, thus doesn’t provide a lot but the simple weather information.
There are several symbols for the weather indication – Rain, Clouds, Sunny, Snow, Clear Moon, Sun with Clouds etc. to give an idea of the general climatic conditions outside. One can toggle whether to make the app search for the location by itself, or remove that option and manually set the location. If someone wishes to check just the general conditions through icons, they can select the option or there are options to display the temperature units too.
Download Degrees Mac App Utility from the App Store: Link