Author Topic: Best Macintosh Software and Hardware Combination for 10.13 and Beyond  (Read 705 times)

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Offline MacGarage

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After spending months of dealing with AcuRite's Access issues, I am giving up so I am looking for a new hardware setup to use with my MacMini weather set-up.

I currently use UnderTheWX and it works perfectly to report to WU.

Since Mac is doing away with 32-bit applications, I was concerned with WeatherLink.

Is there a great, quality combination with software that is 64-bit/10.13 and beyond?

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Is there a great, quality combination with software that is 64-bit/10.13 and beyond?

Well, for use with Davis stations (and maybe others too) Weathercat is the usual recommendation.
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Thanks…I saw where there was not much activity in the Mac Software forum and the one person was looking to move away from WeatherCat.

I was also looking at an Ambient station and saw WeatherSnoop 4 http://www.weathersnoop.com/ that looks pretty interesting but have not read too many reviews about the software.



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WeeWx runs on MacOS.

If you are looking for new hardware I'd say go Davis VP2+ or if you want something more reasonable then Ambient Weather WS-2902A. You won't need the Mac for the Davis VP2+ (just add USB logger and a Meteobridge) nor for the AW WS-2902A...unless you really want to run computer software. So if you really want to run software then WeeWx is a pretty popular recent choice. If you just want to upload to WU (and other services) then you can let the station just do it on its own and forget the software.

And if you want to expand what you can upload to online from the AW WS-2902A then you can add an ObserverIP, WS-1000-BTH, and a Meteobridge (or a WeatherBridge).


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Davis isn't going to do anything with its software as they have written in the past.   I am using Weathercat and Weatherdisplay and concerned as you are.   I also have Parallels with Win 10. there I have the Weatherlink for windows and the same with Wd.  I am not sure how that will all work out when Mojave comes aboard.      With a weather console,  I can adjust because I can see it, but with my two Envoys, it is a concern. 

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