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Weather..with an attitude

It’s called Swackett..a combination of the words Sweater, Jacket or Coat..appropriate for a weather application that tells you what to wear in a glance. The most popular weather app for Mac is now available as a web app for all modern browsers.

Most weather apps are pretty businesslike..even with creative icons they still basically give you the state of the sky and the temperature. Swackett features “peeps” which always appear appropriately dressed for the current weather.

If it happens to be cold outside, Swackett peeps appear dressed in winter hats,
coats and boots. A hot, sunny day? Swackett  peeps appear wearing shorts and
sunglasses – and they even remember to bring along drinking water and sunblock.
Rain? Swackett peeps appear with rain jackets and an umbrella. This is a fun and useful way to deal with our obsession with weather. Plus it also shows all the detail you want sourced from  weather leader Accuweather. 

You can also buy different outfits for your peeps..two are available for the web edition..more for the Mac version..plus the app may suddenly sport another kind of peep (Easter Eggs) often a bit bizarre based on whatever whimsy strikes Swackett’s creators at the moment.

This fun app is available for free as the new Web App or the  Mac version (OSX Lion compatible) is $2.99 at the MacApp Store. iDevice apps are coming soon.

Bob Benedetti

Former RCAF Fighter Pilot Bob worked for CTV Montreal as a Reporter, Producer and Executive producer for 35 years retiring in 2004. Bob started reporting on personal technology in 1995 at CTV and continues today at Home Technology Montreal

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