Animated Weather Free

Animated Weather Free

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.3
out of 6 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.1.517
  • Total Downloads:
    20,112
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 03, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    4.33MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    39
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Desktop weather displays aren't as old as talking about the weather, but it sometimes seems that way. There's no shortage of online weather and forecast data to pull from, so they all do the job pretty well. What's left boils down to a combination of features and appearance, mostly appearance. That's certainly the case with MobilityFlow's Animated Weather Free, a desktop widget for Windows XP, Vista, and 7. It stands out by virtue of its realistic animated weather effects, which add a nice touch to current condition displays and forecasts as well as the quick comprehension and recall associated with images, especially moving images.

Animated Weather Free sports an attractive widget-style interface that can be dragged around and pinned to the desktop, viewed always on top, or minimized to the system tray. It opens without a city selected, so the first thing we did was search for and retrieve our local conditions. The program's default weather server is AccuWeather, but several more are available on a drop-down list on the tabbed settings dialog. This dialog offered options for updates, time and date, languages, units, skins, and more. After we'd entered our location, the program returned with our local time, temperature, and conditions displayed, including an attractive "partly sunny" view that closely matched our Eyewitness Weather reports. Beneath that were subtle but clear displays for lunar phase, precipitation, wind, and such, and at the bottom, the program's control and settings icons, including a refresh button to retrieve the latest conditions on demand. Animated Weather Free operates much like Windows Media Center, with arrows that scroll between displays both up and down and right to left, so we were able to scroll through a week's worth of forecasts for day and night. We like the way the animated Moon view displays the correct phase in night forecasts, in addition to the graphic display. It was easy to adjust the transparency and other effects to suit our needs and taste. Only the default skin is provided, but you can search online for new skins.

Animated Weather Free is a contender for most attractive Windows widget we've seen, and not just among weather widgets. Whether its forecasts are as good is up to the meteorologists, but that's an old story, too.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1–4 of 4

1 stars

"I installed it - didn't work"

January 23, 2013  |  By rod_da__impaler

 |  Version: Animated Weather Free 1.0.1.517

Pros

None that I know of.

Cons

It doesn't work.

Summary

Sucks.

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4 stars

"Useful and good looking app!"

October 09, 2011  |  By Spaceuke

 |  Version: Animated Weather Free 1.0.1.517

Pros

Great animations
All the information you need

Cons

None as yet but I'll keep you posted

Summary

Get the free version at
http://www.weather-android.com where you can also see a demo!

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4 stars

"Looks great and works well with android 'Gingerbread'"

July 29, 2011  |  By telquinn01

 |  Version: Animated Weather Free 1.0.1.517

Pros

Fantastic visuals

Cons

none as of yet but its early days

Summary

So far so good, more info on this app:

Animated Weather for Android - Weather forecast application. The exquisitely realistic video effects of cloudiness, rain and snow provide the vivid sensation of current or future weather conditions for more than 50000 locations over the world.

http://www.weather-android.com/

Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KY9qkmzbBy4

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1 stars

"Weather information is completely inaccurate"

June 08, 2011  |  By rbernard410

 |  Version: Animated Weather Free 1.0.1.517

Pros

Looks fairly nice.

Cons

The weather information is completely inaccurate, making this program useless. It reported a temperature of 73 degrees when it was actually 104.

Summary

Useless

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher MobilityFlow
Publisher web site http://www.mobilityflow.com/
Release Date September 03, 2010
Date Added September 03, 2010
Version 1.0.1.517
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Gadgets & Widgets
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements .NET Compact Framework 2.0
Download Information
File Size 4.33MB
File Name animated-weather_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 20,112
Downloads Last Week 39
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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