With Thanksgiving just passed and winter holidays coming just around the corner, I'm sure many of you have been or are planning to travel to visit friends and family. Two things that come to my mind upon departure and arrival are the time and weather. Here are some unique and unusual apps and applications for keeping up with the when and how cold/warm, wherever you are...
W E Δ T H E R
: The main reason why I care about the weather forecast? Because F.D.F: fahrenheit fetermines fashion, of course! I'm sure many people have essentially the same concern when it comes to weather, and W E Δ T H E R
will help match your outfit with the forecast. Using your location (or by entering a zip code), the app reports the day of the week, date, location and current weather. Most importantly, it delivers suggestions for the type of clothing to wear based on the temperature. I'm obsessed.
: Using the iPhone's built-in camera, Chameleon Clock makes your phone or tablet appear like it's blending in with your surrounding environment. The app either samples a color through the camera or plays live video of your surroundings, living up to its moniker. The app offers an opportunity to enjoy cool photos specific to your locale, definitely an interesting way to keep track of time while emphasizing you're away from home.
Flip Clock: Like many design-minded OS X users out there, I have the Flip Clock screensaver installed on my personal computer. I have yet to upgrade my MacBook to Snow Leopard, so the absence of a Flip Flock screensaver version for Snow Leopard has yet to affect me. However, I just discovered Snow Leopard users can now get the Flip Clock screensaver (again) with a new version created by Richard Skinner.
The Weather, City Edition
: This is another simple, yet beautiful screensaver design that reports the weather, date, and time of a city of your choosing. A unique spin is Weather City Edition rotates between telling you the weather for right now, today, and tomorrow.
Time in Words
: I've always been more of a words versus numbers person, which is what I find most intriguing about Time in Words app. It's a clock that tells the time in words in five minute intervals. Give your phone a shake if you need an exact time. The app comes in English, French, German and Spanish.
(Images: 1. Etsy / GusandLulua, other images as credited above)