Get gorgeous weather forecasts on-the-go with Atmos

When you launch the app for the first time, Atmos will ask you for your location data so it can fetch the weather conditions for where you are. By default, there are a few other locations already added for you, but you can delete cities by doing a long-press on the tiles to bring up the location manager. If you want to add a new city, just tap on the “+” button and then input the city or zip code. Atmos delivers results to your query in real-time and is quick about it.


One thing that I noticed about Atmos that makes it different from most is the custom iOS status bar at the top. Instead of going with the standard iOS status bar, Atmos has re-skinned it to go with the app’s appearance. It will display your carrier, text for wireless signal (3G or WiFi), the time zone and location, and your battery level. If you have other things, like Bluetooth and Rotation Lock on, these are all hidden in Atmos’ status bar. It drastically reduces clutter and melds in with the app itself. Unfortunately, if you’re not a fan of this custom bar, there is no way to have the default one.


The design of Atmos is what caught my eye immediately — it’s gorgeous. The app makes use of rich, vibrant color themes that complement the weather conditions of each location, information is laid out in a neat and organized manner, and the sans serif typeface that is used is easy to read from a distance. The simplistic icons used for conditions are recognizable too, so you’ll never get anything mixed up. There are bouncy and fluid animations as you navigate around, which I thought was a nice touch, and everything is incredibly responsive. The small “cards” that Atmos uses to show all locations in a single screen is nice, though it looks similar to Solar Weather’s implementation.


I live in Southern California, and naturally, the weather has been a bit wacky the past few days. Due to this, I’ve become more dependent on weather apps than normal, because I don’t want to get rained on while I’m doing my daily walk to fill in the activity rings on my new . Over the years, I’ve gone through many weather apps on my phone, changing my top choice every now and then. I’ve settled on BeWeather 2 for the past several months, but that isn’t stopping me from checking out the competition. When I saw Atmos on the App Store this week, I was intrigued by the design, as it reminded me of other apps I’ve used, so I gave it a spin.


Atmos – Weather for your and Apple Watch ($2.99) by Enormego, LLC is a gorgeous new app for getting the weather forecast on-the-go. If you love weather apps that not only look good, but give detailed data as well, then Atmos is worth checking out. It is similar to other apps like Solar Weather, BeWeather 2, and Dark Sky.

Have An Easier Time Managing Time with these iPhone and Time Management Apps

It doesn’t matter who you are or how you make money, you probably have issues with time management. Even individuals who try to run their lives by a precise schedule can have a difficult time staying on task, showing up on time and remembering their everyday goals. There are plenty of reasons for this. The biggest reason for it is that, due to tablets and smart phones, we now have so many different distractions at our fingertips that are just begging for our attentions every day. In this article we’re going to teach you how to take your iPhone or iPad and turn it from a tool of distraction into a tool of time management.

Download and install Instapaper. Instapaper is an application that you can use not just on your mobile phone or tablet but on your computer also. It’s one of those “read later” programs that helps you save time. How many times during the day do you come across a useful article or web site that you really would like to explore but do not have the time to dedicate to it? And how frequently have you allowed your schedule to be derailed because you did not think you’d remember the article or site later so you read or explored it right then? Instapaper integrates with Twitter and other programs to enable you to save all of those links so that you can read it later on. The links are all saved to one central account. This makes it easy to use any device you like (personal computer, tablet or phone) to catch up on those links when you actually have the time for them.

Wunderlist is among the better programs. It is a basic to-do list application but it is not slowed down by plenty of complicated interfaces or graphics. Every day you can sit down with this software and enter all of the things that you need to do that day. It doesn’t cost anything to use. Along with being easy to use, it is simple to sync with many different devices. Simply train yourself to check the software as many times as you check your email and you are going to quickly see just how much easier it is for you to keep on task.

Evernote is really great and handy. It’s a central place to sort out just about everything: your emails, downloads, images, notes, thoughts, etc. It isn’t just syncable between devices (like your computer) you’ll be able to incorporate it with your other apps (like Wunderlist) as well. Unfortunately, this software isn’t really cost-free–which is its only true negative quality. Your monthly subscription could be paid either each month at $5 each or every year for $45 per year.

Agenda is an invaluable calendar software. There are numerous reasons this is true but the main reason it is true is that it may be synced both to iCalendar (the calendar iPhones and Macs use) and Google Calendar. This makes the management of your calendar easier, especially for individuals with PCs and iPhones as they just have to enter their information into a single, centralized location and it can be accessed on a number of other devices. In addition, it is attractive.

You’ll find all types of time management tools you can download. We believe these are the best but if you do a bit of homework you are going to find several others.

Edwin Basko

The Apple Mac Specialist and author