5 BEST ALTERNATIVES TO DARK
By Brent Dirks
Dark Sky has gone dark. Apple acquired the company behind the app in 2020, and in mid-2021 announced that the app will work until the end of 2022. Now that the new year is here, we’re featuring some alternatives to Dark Sky you’ll definitely enjoy.
Carrot Weather takes the usual forecast and adds a big does of snarky personality. The powerful weather app even recently added an inline layout that should make Dark Sky users feel right at home. And there’s much more to explore.
CARROT Weather is designed for the iPhone, all iPad models, and Apple Watch. It can be downloaded now on the App Store for free.
Anyone who downloads the app will be able to find weather conditions on an iOS device or Apple Watch, change CARROT’s personality, and search for secret locations. Access to any other features will require a subscription.
There are three subscription levels that unlock a wide variety of additional features.
And for a limited time, new Carrot Weather users with Dark Sky installed on their phones will be able to receive a one-time only discount of 25 percent off for the Premium Ultra option for $29.99 yearly instead of $39.99 per year. There is a free, seven-day trial.
CARROT Weather: Alerts & Radar
If you’re looking for something simple to use and beautiful, definitely try out the new app Mercury Weather.
Instead of tons of bells and whistles, the app singular’s focus is to provide a look at the weather in a specific location. And it does it very well.
Once you set a home location, you’ll see the shift in temperature and weather in the next 48 hours and the expected minute-by-minute rain in the upcoming 60 minutes.
You can even access the information on your Apple Watch.
Mercury Weather is a free download on the App Store now.
You’ll need a subscription to make use of the lock screen widgets on iOS 16 and the Apple Watch app. A subscription is $1.99 per month, $9.99 yearly, or $34.99 for the lifetime of the app.
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Weather Strip provides a unique look at the weather.
You can see an hour-by-hour forecast for any location in the United States for the next seven days. Along with a temperature, you can also see humidity, precipitation chance, and even extreme warnings like storms and hurricanes.
After a free, 14-day trial, you’ll need a subscription to use the app. There are two different options.
A Basic option, only available in the United States, is $1.99 per month or $8.99 yearly. That provides US-only forecasts that are updated every six to 12 hours.
Premium is $3.99 monthly or $16.99 per year. Along with global forecasts update every hour, you can use home screen widgets to find the weather at a glance.
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(Not Boring) Weather
(Not Boring) Weather definitely lives up to its name. Taking inspiration from games, the animation, physics, and even sounds bring a fresh dose of surprise to the unusual weather forecast. You can even change up the look of the app with unique skins.
The app is for the iPhone and all iPad models and is a free download. You’ll need a $14.99 subscription per year to use the app after a one-week free trial. But as good news, a subscription will unlock access to three other apps from the developer including a habit tracker, calculator, and timer.
(Not Boring) Weather
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Last, but far from least, make sure to try out Apple’s stock weather app available on the iPhone, iPad, and even Mac. After purchasing Dark Sky, a number of features from the app have been integrated into Apple’s app. Some of the most familiar include hyperlocal forecasts for you location, next-hour precipitation, hourly forecast for the next 10 days, and high-resolution radar.
If you haven’t checked out the app in a while, now is the chance. Last, but far from least, make sure to try out Apple’s stock weather app available on the iPhone, iPad, and even Mac. After purchasing Dark Sky, a number of features from the app have been integrated into Apple’s app. Some of the most familiar include hyperlocal forecasts for you location, next-hour precipitation, hourly forecast for the next 10 days, and high-resolution radar.
If you haven’t checked out the app in a while, now is the chance