Freeware (0,00 €) | 7 MB | Version 3.0.149
While looking for new and interesting software, I came across a quite promising mix of screensaver and weather forecast. YoWindow was developed by a small team of Russian developers and there is a free basic version of the program available. It should be noted that usually programs offering weather forecast for Windows computers are not available for free. YoWindow provides animated images together with an accurate weather forecast. I just got really curious about this. So I had a closer look at the weather forecast. You can read my complete review here.
During installation one has to pay attention, in order to prevent the additional installations of programs, if necessary. YoWindow also requires an Adobe Flash Player plug-in for the Internet Explorer. However, the setup is structured in a way that any missing plug-in for the Internet Explorer is also downloaded and installed. As soon as that is done, YoWindow will run without any problems. After launching the program it displays an animated image of a village. Depending on the time of day, the lighting conditions in the village will also change. At night there are the mood and stars, but only if the weather allows visibility of the night sky. At the top right all current weather details for a set location, including humidity and air pressure. Here users can create a list of their favourites so that they can easily switch between different locations. I like to use this feature when there is a vacation coming up. This way it is easier to respond to the weather conditions at my holiday destination. The free version of YoWindow includes a 3-day forecast with temperatures and weather icons.
If don't like the image of a village, you can also select a different location for your screensaver in the menu "Landscape". You can choose from different images such as "airport", "at the sea" or also an "Asian image". A special feature of the images is their animation. At the airport there is busy air traffic, clouds passing in the sky - everything according to the current weather report. All images with their animation are very nice and very appealing. You can also upload your own images, but those will not be animated.
Main features of YoWindow
* Animated landscapes show the current weather conditions - clouds, rain/snow, grass swaying in the wind, fog, thunder storms
* Real astronomical calculations - sun and moon, daylight
* Movement over the course of time - observation of the weather forecast exactly when you need it
* The change of seasons is synchronised with nature
* Free landscapes such as village/farm, coast/bay, airport, Middle Eastern and more than 1400 image based landscapes are available
* Fully equipped weather station - much information
The free software YoWindow offers a nicely animated weather forecast that can be set as a screensaver. The progam is multilingual and very easy to use. A very nice program with a good mix of weather forecast and screensaver. This program receives a "highly recommendable" from me and the current version can now be downlaoded and tried for free. Axel Gerken
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