Freeware Pick

By | February 24, 2011
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YoWindow
Weather Station Screen Saver
Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7
32bit and 64bit
3.7MB download

“Yo Adrian!” “Yo Rocky!” “YoWindow!” Yep, we’ve found a doozy of a program for you this week, it’s weather station and a screen saver. The free version, the one we’re promoting because this is the freeware pick of the week, gives you a three-day forecast for your location – and you’re limited to two locations – yours and someone else’s. If you live someplace warm, enter any Ohio city for fun. Right now it’s 5 degrees. You have more fingers than I have degrees. Anyway..

The developer really loves his program (and so do we) so he waxes liltingly about it – such as:

“We are trying to make YoWindow close to reality. The location of the sun, moon, moon phase, sunrise and sunset times correspond to the actual values for the place you choose.
The look of the landscape changes considerably depending on the season. YoWindow selects the most appropriate season for the given date at the place you choose (we use weather history). Scroll through the year using the calendar – and you will see how seasons change.

The weather is updated automatically, fast and only on necessity.

You can use YoWindow as a reliable world-clock. Whatever location you choose, the local time displayed by YoWindow is correct. Daylight saving time is computed flawlessly.
Occasionally, you may notice interesting objects in the skies like a plane or a shooting star.”

No, honest, TC didn’t write it was either Mr. Yo or Mr. Window – they don’t say. Anyway, wait there’s more. Mr. Yo and Mr. Window haven’t even begun to effuse:

“What is YoWindow?

YoWindow is a weather application.
A new kind of a weather application.
YoWindow displays weather conditions over a nice and peaceful landscape.
So you can watch the weather looking at the landscape.
Naturally – just like looking out of your window.
That makes YoWindow special.
You see the picture instead of bare weather data.
In your window you can watch current weather only.
YoWindow is able to display the weather forecast.
You can point at any time you wish and enjoy the weather picture.
You can even scroll the time.
At the moment, there are no weather application of this kind.
YoWindow is a next generation interface for weather application
Key features

Beautiful picture – quality graphics and animation.
The weather picture is easy to get and easy to remember, opposed to weather reports.
Watch the weather at any moment you wish.
The picture is built on top of the real data – weather, sun-light, season, astronomical calculations.
Every weather phenomenon is supported:
various clouds
rain
snow
hail
fog
wind (reflected in the clouds, grass, rain drops, etc)
thunderstorm
Take a look at the screenshots
Every weather parameter you need is available for display: temperature, wind speed and direction, pressure, humidity, etc.
You can choose virtually any place on earth to watch (21,000 locations)…”

We swear TC did not write that, so English teacher hold thy emails!

By now you’ve learned exactly what YoWindow is and who Mr. Yo and Mr. Window are. And thanks to their flowing prose, you didn’t have to listen to me prattle. I’m so wont to prattle you know.

It’s a really useful and fun program. While I’ve seen no birds flying nor animals loping over the landscape (yet), it’s 5 degrees outside tonight and no bird or loping beast would be out in this weather.

You want to know more don’t you? You want to download this nifty little combo screen saver and desktop weather application, don’t you? OK, I will defer to Mr. Yo and Mr. Window. You can visit them, learn more about YoWindow and/or download this very nice program from, where else? http://www.yowindow.com/

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