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There's just something about weather apps. They all basically do the same thing, but no matter how many we download, we just can't resist the temptation of a new interface or novel concept. Foresee fits both of these criteria, so naturally we had to try it out. However, it's less a weather forecasting app than an outdoor planning one. It does display the current temperature and conditions in a city of your choosing, but instead of simply showing highs and lows for the next few days, it predicts how the weather will affect the various things you want to do.
Mind you, this isn't Siri telling you to bring a jacket because it's cold. With Foresee, your personal forecast is based on dozens of common (and some not-so-common) outdoor activities, with choices ranging from archery and dog-walking to baseball and yard-sale exploring. Once an activity is selected, you can choose your preferred time of day and set desired ranges for up to three conditions — selecting from temperature, precipitation, humidity, cloud cover, wind speed, or UV index — using a slick series of vertical sliders.
When you "check the forecast" using Foresee, it'll quickly tell you which activities you can expect to participate in over the next 10 days. As you swipe through each one, you might think you stumbled onto an iOS 7 beta; it's uncanny how Foresee's bright colors, thin fonts, and flat icons mimic Apple's new style. It's as pretty as you'd expect, which is always great for an app that you may need to check several times a day.
While the library of activities is extensive, we would have liked the ability to create a few indoor ones — like "See a Movie" for days when it's cold and rainy. We had some mild issues while flipping through days and activities, mainly due to the interface's spring-like animations, and a loading screen was a constant irritation. And we'd probably find ourselves using it a lot more often if notifications and alerts were added in a future update.
The bottom line. Foresee predicts more than the weather — it sees into the future of your life.
iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 5.1 or later
Future-proof design. Good for planning outdoor activities. Fun gesture-based interface.
No custom activities. Some interface issues. Lacks alerts and notifications.