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:
    19,833
  • Date Added:
    September 03, 2010
  • File Size:
    4.33MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    38
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7

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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  • 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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    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, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP
    Additional Requirements .NET Compact Framework 2.0
    Download Information
    File Size 4.33MB
    File Name animated-weather_setup.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 19,833
    Downloads Last Week 38
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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