Day One, Hello Weather and other awesome apps of the week

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'Appy weekend.
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

This week we check the weather with two great updates to old favorites, and record our thoughts on the never-ending 2018 summer in Day One’s great new voice notes feature.

Day One

Day One
Day One makes some pretty sweet-looking journals.
Photo: Day One

Super-popular journaling app Day One gets a big update, with a new editor view, photo grids, and audio notes. The big news is that you can now record audio clips directly into journal entries. These can be up to 30 minutes long, for straight audio clips, or you can choose to transcribe the clips into text, using Apple’s Speech dictation service.

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Download: Day One from the App Store (iOS)

Dark Sky

The new dark sky view is waaaaay better.
The new view is waaaaay better.
Photo: Dark Sky

Dark Sky just got updated to version 6.0, and the big change is the new the unified timeline, which gathers all the most important information on one screen. You can see the current conditions, as well as forecasts for the next hour, day, and week, all in one view. You can also — finally — save multiple locations. Only available in the U.S. and Britain.

Price: $3.99

Download: Dark Sky from the App Store (iOS)

Hello Weather

Tons and tons of maps.
Tons and tons of maps.
Photo: Hello Weather

Hello Weather manages two seemingly contradictory feats. It is friendly, simple, and easy to read, and yet it also offers you a real depth of weather information. And not by hiding things behind menus and swipe-screens. It’s all there to see on the main screen. Hello Weather is a triumph of information presentation. It’s currently my favorite weather app. And I’m English, so I know about weather.

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Download: Hello Weather from the App Store (iOS)

Mailplane 4

Mailplane 4

Mailplane is a native Mac app that takes Gmail, and improves it. You still get to use Gmails web interface, but the app adds all kids of neat extras, like offline support, and notifications. Version 4.0, just launched this week, adds actions to those notifications, so you can reply or archive a message without activating the app itself, annotations for images, and eight new extensions, including Grammarly and Salesforce Inbox.

Mailplane 4 is $25 for new users, free for recent purchasers Mailplane 3.

Price: $29.95

Download: Mailplane (Mac)