New for Swackett 6 and iOS 13: The Minimalist Collection

Visualize only what you really need to know.

The Minimalist Collection features weather widgets reflecting a minimalistic design style. Free from unnecessary visual distractions, these widgets present important weather information using simple icons and straightforward text narrative.

By design, the Minimalist Collection contains none of the famous Swackett Peeps.

Available now in Swackett 6-Series Apps.

New in Swackett 6 for iOS 13: Weather Widget Collections

Choose the weather information you want to view — and how you see it. It’s like crafting your own weather app.

Over the years people have been very vocal about their Peeps in Swackett apps. Some people adore them. Other people think they are a distraction. With Swackett 6 the user can decide which user interface objects to turn on — so you can have your Peeps (and any other Swackett widget) just the way want them.

Swackett 6 apps feature dozens of weather widgets grouped into stylized collections. Widget collections can be enabled with a single tap — and widgets from different collections can be mixed and matched to suit any need. 

Because widgets can change their appearance based on the data they are displaying — and because of the sheer number of available widgets — the ability to display a widget’s name and ID is available in Settings. Making the widget name and ID visible can aid in organizing widgets to suite a user’s taste.

Widget names and IDs are hidden by default, but can be made visible when needed. Visibility is controlled in the Layout and Skins section of the Setting tab.

Available now the App Store.

New in Swackett 6 for iOS 13: Today Extension Widgets

Check the forecast with a single swipe right. It’s the easiest way to enjoy Swackett.

Swackett 6 features brand new Today Extension Widgets for iOS. View Swackett Peeps, a handy Weather Snapshot (featuring 6-hour, 12-hour and 7-day forecast details) and animated radar loops* (where available) made visible with a simple swipe right — even from the lock screen. 😃

Available now the App Store.

*Animated radar loops require a Swackett PRO subscription.

New for Swackett 6 and iOS 13: The Little Peeple Edition

A little version of Swackett specifically designed for the young people in our lives! Featuring little peeps engaged in weather-appropriate activities, this lil’ edition is fun, fast and accurate.

Designed for children ages 4 – 9 this edition can be helpful with decision making and building independence. Children are able to open the app by themselves, view the daily weather symbols, and use that information to choose appropriate clothing to wear. Parents and caregivers appreciate that it lightens their daily workload.

Features appealing to young people are the child-like figures dressed in clothing that currently correspond to the weather and colorful graphics.

Available now in Swackett 6-Series Apps.

New for Swackett 6 and iOS 13: The Pittsburghese Edition

Yinzer (noun): Historically used to identify the people from the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania region who often speak with a heavy Pittsburghese accent. As Team Swackett is born and bred in Western Pennsylvania — we couldn’t wait to add a special Pittsburghese Edition so our peeps would be all like “Swackett n’at — the quirky little weather app for Yinzers”.

Available now in Swackett 6-Series Apps.

Swackett and macOS Mojave Dark Mode (explained)

In macOS Mojave in Dark Mode, dark colors are used in place of light colors throughout the user interface. In Dark Mode the menu bar at the top of your Mac is inverted — so the bar is a dark color and the the text is white. That dark theme is carried throughout the UI.

Dark Mode may not seem like a big deal, but it has many benefits including reduced eye strain, higher contrast for easier reading — and it just plain looks cool. It’s also perfectly suited to control rooms where Swackett apps run 24-hours a day.

Swackett for macOS full supports Dark Mode — and is macOS Mojave savvy — fully supporting dynamic Light- and Dark-Mode switching by the operating system.

Swackett will honor Dark Mode as set by the operating system (requires macOS 10.14 Mohave). You can override the operating system below — forcing Swackett’s user interface to appear in light or dark mode (requires PRO version of Swackett).

Full Dark Mode support requires Swackett version 5.2.0 or greater.

Are You Writing About a Swackett App?

Writing about Swackett?  You’re not alone! Swackett apps have been featured on CNN, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, FORTUNE, Mashable, CNBC — and even the Wall Street Journal.

We want to thank you for taking the time to write about our apps — and have provided resources such as logos and screen shots to help your story.

Below are various Swackett app logos, videos, screen shots and high resolution artwork that have been approved for media use. Click any of these images to view a high-resolution version suitable for print media.

Please let us know about your story — we will include links to it from our web sites and social media channels.