Review: Mizzle21st Nov, 2013
An impressively attractive weather app.
Recently I learned that there’s a word for that type of light, mist-like rain: mizzle. It’s like drizzle, but lighter. Which makes it the perfect name for a light weather app. And Mizzle (the app) is quite stunning. You can say it’s copied the Yahoo weather app more than Apple did, but that doesn’t make it any less gorgeous.
From a performance perspective, Mizzle is one of the fastest I’ve used. Weather Neue is another lightweight weather app I really enjoy, but Mizzle seems to be a bit quicker for me and it offers up much more detail. Sort of.
Mizzle is free, but you’re only given a 3 day trial of all the features. If you want to see a 10 day forecast and check the weather in multiple places, you’ll need to pay $0.99. It’s a fair price for a well-designed app, and you can get the current weather for your location for free forever, so if that’s all you’re looking for then Mizzle may serve you well.
What I did find, in using it over the last few days, is that the accuracy is not always on par with other services. My unscientific observations found it not uncommon to be 3 degrees off in temperature from Perfect Weather (my current weather app of choice), or Apple’s weather app. I’m not sure which weather API it’s using, but somehow it’s slightly less accurate than others.
Still, if you’re looking for an attractive way to get an idea of the current weather where you are for free, Mizzle is a decent choice. If you want extended forecasts, the accuracy difference could be really problematic two or three days out, let alone 10 days. Yahoo Weather, or simply Apple’s app might be a better option, though.
Mizzle: 2/5 piles of poo.