Mercury Weather 1.0

Delightful new weather app for iPhone and Apple Watch. If you, like me, miss the infographic-based layout of the late great Weather Line, I dare say you must check out Mercury Weather. Great presentation, and I’m particularly digging the dearth of settings. No need to dick around trying to choose from a dozen themes or layouts. Mercury is opinionated — its creators (Kai Dombrowski and Malin Sundberg of Triple Glazed Studios) have decided how it should look, and they’ve knocked it out of the park.

Free to try, with a Premium subscription to unlock widgets, the WatchOS app, historical data, and more. $2/month or $10/year — cheap!

(My one and only complaint is that they also offer a $35 lifetime unlock for Premium. I want great apps like Mercury to thrive for a decade or longer. I subscribed to Mercury on the annual plan, and I’ll be happy to spend more over the years if it helps the app succeed long-term. I give a thumbs-down to any “lifetime” subscription that costs less than 10× the annual plan, and even then I’m skeptical.)

Tuesday, 20 September 2022