Did you know: Wind on your desktop
Besides the normal way of opening a browser and pointing it to www.windfinder.com, there are also other ways to stay in touch with the wind while you are at your computer. If you have Firefox running, you perhaps already know about our Firefox extension Windfox, but we also have so-called “Widgets” or “Gadgets” available for almost any computer platform there is.
With every widget, you can view the current wind speed and the wind forecast for the next days. It updates frequently, so you can be sure to never miss the wind again. The widgets also can alarm you when the wind speed extends beyond a certain configurable threshold.
If you run Windows Vista, the Windfinder Gadget is available for your sidebar. For Mac OSX, the Widget sits in your Dashboard. If you have Windows XP or Linux, you must install Google Desktop first before installing our Google Gadget. And if you are using the Yahoo widget engine, we also have a widget available for that.
Windfinder Yahoo Weather Widget
Windfinder releases another weather widget for your desktop, the Windfinder Yahoo weather widget. Why does Windfinder release another weather widget when there are already Windfinder widgets for Mac OS, Windows Vista and the Google Desktop Search? That’s because the Mac OS widget is only available for Mac OS, the Vista Widget is only for Windows Vista and in order to use the Google Desktop Gadget you have to install the Google Desktop Search and activate the sidebar. We wanna give you more choices to monitor the weather on your desktop! Pick the widget you like best. By the way, you can help us develop a widget for mobile devices and for Linux.
Google Earth markers of Windfinder weather stations and forecasts spots
The Windfinder kmz file allows you to view the locations of all weather stations and forecast spots from Windfinder as little markers in Google Earth and you can click the markers to see the corresponding wind report and forecast on windfinder.com »
New version of Windfinder Google Gadget
All previous versions of the Windfinder Google Weather Gadget don’t work properly with the latest version of the Google Desktop Search, which is a requirement for the Windfinder Google Gadget. Therefore we have released a new version 1.2.1 which works also with the latest Google Desktop Search. Please upgrade to Windfinder Google Gadget 1.2.1.
New versions of Windfinder Gadget for Windows Vista and Google (Win XP, 2000)
Windfinder releases bugfix versions of the Windfinder weather Gadget for Windows Vista and for the Google Desktop on Windows XP and 2000. The Google Gadget fixes a typing error and the Vista Gadget fixes a bug when selecting another location. Please uninstall any previous versions and get the new stuff to monitor the weather at your favorite surfspot on your computer desktop. »