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By Chris Sounness (DPI, Horsham)
Hi all welcome to the special iPad focus issue of the fiver.
But first a few thought points.
At The Break we are always thinking and reviewing what we present and how we present the newsletter. We survey, we ask a lot and we get much-appreciated unsolicited feedback.
Some changes we think are a good idea, others occur through circumstance around needing to be able to ensure accessibility guidelines are met.
Anyway, over this year we are looking at revamping The Break and hoping to be able still deliver seasonal climate information which has been finessed, to add context of what it means as a grain grower or adviser. Hopefully some info will be updated more regularly where appropriate, we will get better at curating the various pieces of information presented and you get the info by email or by some of the social media channels such as twitter.
This means The Fiver is likely to be revamped and maybe done in a different way. Still pretty certain it will involve the best links written with tremendous wit!
Enough of the waffle, what about the iPad edition?
As most of you were very good leading up to Christmas, Santa delivered. You either got an iPad or an Android tablet. This month I thought I would list a few of the weather apps for iPad. Next month an android focus.
The five best weather apps for iPad
Pocket Weather Australia. I still think it stacks up as number one for the way it is laid out and having the BoM feed as the data source
Weatherzone and Elders apps are both very good and if you use either of those I understand, as with all these things, personal preference plays its part.
Rain? Is excellent if you want access to only the radar. That is all it does, but it does it well
Rain Alarm XL I have found very reliable over the past few months in indicating that rain is on its way. It normally sends an alarm to your iPad about 20 mins before it rains. Been very accurate
Now a couple of these look beautiful but just not sure where they get their information from and it might be a case of looks rather functionality.
Haze is an app which does the current weather very well and uses a bauble feel. Groovy almost
Conditions is a stripped down forecast only provides crisp today temp and synopsis plus five day outlook.
Weathercube, as promoted this week in the app store is too clever by half and while has some merit, does not quite work for me.
Final app is Today. Looks great, does both today and the eight day outlook. Easy to navigate and has excellent colour bars. However its forecast is often different from BoM and I find not as reliable.
Final thing I will mention is if you have an iPad get Evernote and give it a go.
It is excellent as your notebook and syncs with your computer and phone so you can use the same notebook where ever you are.