SMETAR 0.93.181

4.0 out of 5 stars 4.0 (39 votes)

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Windows (All) / Freeware / 3,063 downloads

SMETAR is a weather monitoring tool. It accesses the METAR database and displays it in a human-friendly fashion.

  • Homepage

    SMETAR

  • Uninstaller

    No

  • Latest Changes

    - Use Windows Vista/2008/7 TaskDialog instead of MessageBox if available to improve appearance

    - Run all threads at idle priority level, to save resources on low-end machines

    - Change main window creation logic to hopefully avoid conflicts with some shells

    - Added location name as trayicon tooltip and balloon caption

    - Corrected spelling in sample ini file and documentation

Reviews of SMETAR

  1. 5 out of 5 stars
    anomoly

    Reviewing 0.93.181 (Aug 18, 2011)

    Fixed the taskbar issue and now lists the location. TYVM

  2. 5 out of 5 stars
    anomoly

    Reviewing 0.90.167 (Aug 1, 2011)

    Another very nice (awesome too) program is AWeather from sourceforge.
    http://lug.rose-hulman.edu/proj/aweather/
    SMetar works awesome now as a tray icon that shows the temp in two digits. Great work btw. Thanks
    Every time smetar starts in sharpeshell it displays a taskbar window even though it starts in the tray. I have to filter it's window (in sharpe) to get rid of it as it is like a dummy window that cannot even be opened. It simply sits in the taskbar taking up space. This probably happens in explorer too but in explorer you cannot filter taskbar items at all. You have to edit the ini like ten times before you are finally comfortable with the output and familiar with it's options.
    Measures is not spelled mesures as in the default ini. minor
    This prog uses airport weather, so you will be using the closest airport to your anti-groping location. It would be nice if in the popup, "SMETAR" was replaced by the airport's city. The line "Weather" does nothing and should be unchecked and or removed. Who knows, maybe it works with other airports that actually have weather, I have no idea. Great little program in any case. It's rather like a watch that only tells the time every hour. If you need a forecaster you will have to use something else.

  3. 3 out of 5 stars
    filip007

    Reviewing 0.88.143 (Nov 16, 2010)

    Name is funny in my lang that means Garbageman so i was thinking at first is that a cleaning tool or something. LOL

  4. 3 out of 5 stars
    Banquo

    Reviewing 0.88.143 (Nov 15, 2010)

    They really need a better name, SMETAR just sounds...gross somehow.

  5. 3 out of 5 stars
    Satansgeek

    Reviewing 0.85.121 (Sep 27, 2008)

    I've now tested build 121 on a number of systems...on some it is stable and accepts the settings in its .ini file and in others it crashes frequently and doesn't accept these settings. In addition to requests for a more comprehensive data source I'd also add that polen count information would be auseful option...rated 3 as it is too problematic at present as to being able to work on users systems.

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