Add some personality to your forecast with Carrot Weather [50 Essential iOS Apps #32]

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Carrot Weather forecast says its hot hot hot
Carrot weather tells it like it is... rain or shine, frigid or inferno.
Photo: Ian Fuchs/Cult of Mac

50 Essential iOS Apps: Carrot Weather app Weather can be exciting, but checking the weather rarely is. Regardless of what’s going on outside, Carrot Weather makes checking the forecast hilarious and fun. Better than that, Carrot Weather offers an Apple Watch app that is best in class for the platform.

What is Carrot Weather?

Carrot Weather is a hyper-localized weather app for iPhone and Apple Watch. The app uses weather data from Dark Sky, allowing it to provide real-time updates on current and upcoming precipitation. What makes Carrot Weather stand out, though, is the app’s personality.

Why it’s great

The Carrot family of apps all feature the same robotic “ocular sensor,” which antagonizes and gently insults you. This might seem silly or pointless, but in the billions of apps in the App Store, they stand out as entertaining in a functional way.

CARROT Weather forecasts, achievements, radar, and the wonderful ocular sensor
Carrot Weather provides useful forecasts, radar and even gamifies experiencing the elements.
Screenshots: Ian Fuchs/Cult of Mac

Behind the sarcastic forecasts and random insults is an incredibly powerful weather app that can provide detailed hourly forecasts seven days into the future. To view hourly forecasts, the app functions like a side-scrolling video game, using visual variations to indicate clear skies, clouds, precipitation and changes in temperature.

Beyond the iPhone app, the Carrot Weather Apple Watch app is the best weather app for Cupertino’s smartwatch. The watch app provides a very similar experience to the iPhone app, brilliantly adapted to the small screen. Using the Carrot Weather complication is also incredibly useful, as it provides numerical and visual indications of the current conditions outside at a glance.

Who the Carrot Weather app is for

Anyone that is looking for a little fun when checking the weather can enjoy Carrot Weather. If you’re an Apple Watch user and want a better weather complication, Carrot is the best weather app you can get.

Bottom line: Carrot Weather is the best weather app for Apple Watch

There are hundreds of weather apps in the App Store, but none compare to Carrot Weather. Its fun, quirky take on weather — and its intuitive and visual interface — make it a perfect choice for iPhone and Apple Watch.

Price: $4.99

Download from: App Store

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