built for Mac
A native macOS experience
Sparrow is built entirely in Swift, and seamlessly integrates with the menu bar for a clean user experience.Powered by OpenWeatherMap API 3.0
today & tomorrow
Immediate, context-based weather
Today's high and low is always displayed in the menubar. When opened, the hourly forecast is shown – as well as tomorrow's forecast if needed.
sunrise & sunset
Easy, at-a-glance information
Even though the weather is based on hourly forecasts, sunrises and sunsets are accurately displayed between the hours they appear.
Change the look
All color themes are based on popular birds. Choose from Sparrow, Blue Jay, Parrot, Cardinal, Flamingo, Robin, Snow Owl (white) or Raven (black).
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Help & FAQ
Sparrow isn't showing in the menubar
Sometimes macOS will hide menubar items if there isn't enough space. Try closing some menubar apps, or moving Sparrow to the right by command+click dragging.
The app is stuck at "Taking Flight..."
Sparrow requires your location in order to display the local weather. You should receive a prompt to allow Sparrow to access location services when the app is first run. If not, check your System Settings > Privacy & Security > Location Services and make sure Sparrow Weather is turned on.
Nothing happens when I click on a condition item
In order to increase readability in each hour's submenu, each condition item copies information to the clipboard when selected.By adding this function, each condition item is no longer in a disabled state, which made it difficult to read in low contrast settings.
I have other issues
If you're still have issues, reach out to me using the feedback form and I'll be more than happy to help you out :)
Sparrow is now available in French, Dutch, German, Italian, Korean, and Spanish
Choose between “High and Low” or “Current Temperature” for menubar display options
Temperature and time is now monospaced to make forecasts appear a little more readable
Auto Refresh and Manual Refresh has been added to Settings under Refresh Rate. When Auto Refresh is enabled, Sparrow will automatically refresh weather data every hour on the hour
Daily Summary has been added to the current location submenu
Quit now has an assigned keyboard shortcut
Bug fixes for first-time users (defaults now show as checked unless changed)
Added system symbol for Tomorrow
Adjusted 24-hour time format to show trailing zeroes
Added context to UV index (Low, Moderate, High, Very High, and Extreme)
Added new color theme “Robin”
Weather alerts will now appear at the top of the menu, and includes relevant information in the alert submenu.
Added color theme "Flamingo" 🦩
To increase readability, a copy to clipboard function has been added to each condition item in the hourly submenu.
Added reverse geocoding to display current city
Added ability to show or hide the dock icon
Added color theme "Cardinal"
Added the ability to switch between 12-hour and 24-hour time formats
Added settings to App's Settings window. This was previously blank.
Added "Help & FAQ" to main menu