The 20 best weather widgets you should check out

The 20 best weather widgets you should check out
Weather forecasting and its many uses have been recognized long, long before any of us stepped foot on this planet, and for a pretty good reason. It stands to reason that each and everyone of you should have a weather app/widget of sorts installed on his Android, and today we'll be looking at what's on the market.

Before we dive right into this one, a small disclaimer. There are literally hundreds of weather apps out there, as is to be expected, seeing as weather forecasts are something of a staple. Cutting that list down to a dozen or so apps means some of them didn't make the cut, and we sure don't pretend to have checked each and every one out. But dig we did. And we found a few that are worth getting a special mention in this pick, while others failed to make the cut for one reason or another. Lastly, we emphasize that we're looking at free widgets today, though it does help if the app is more than just . To that end, some particular apps are entire goldmines of information, whilst others simply have an eye-catching design. Let's go right ahead and check out some of the best-looking weather widgets out there.

Note: these haven't been sorted in any particular order.

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27 Comments

1. nexusdude

Posts: 151; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

Weather widgets have lost their meaning with time. Now all I need is the DashClock widget extension and for more specific information - Google Now.

4. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Wondering what would revive the widget situation though? A lot of them have gone by the way side without updates and people I think are generally losing interest since they seem to have hit a brick wall in terms of new development. What would make the weather/clock widget, calendar, etc. useful or appealing again?

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

On the borderline but Dashclock and Yahoo Weather deserves a mention too !

22. andynaija

Posts: 1255; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Yahoo Weather is in there.

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Widgets are overrated.

5. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

That's what you fruit fans say. In the deepest part of your heart you're crying for widgets.

12. Sauce unregistered

Scroll down moron

7. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

Actually, I have many friends and colleagues that wish they could have widgets on their iphones. John B.

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

iOS's first "widget" is the clock widget on iOS 7. Just saying.

23. andynaija

Posts: 1255; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Yeah because you wish you could experience them ;P

6. techguyone

Posts: 214; Member since: May 18, 2013

Bet you hated notification bar too... oh wait.

8. pixel8or

Posts: 83; Member since: Jun 10, 2010

The problem with all of the weather widgets I've loaded in the past is that they never automatically update, which defeats the purpose of widgets. If anyone knows of one that DOES automatically update, please let me know. (and no, I don't mean update when you click on the widget to go into the app... ) :)

20. brd8951

Posts: 26; Member since: Nov 23, 2011

See my comments below.....try Beautiful Widgets. :)

24. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

Um, pretty much every and each one of them does? You can even set the update interval. It can usually be no less than 15 minutes (which makes sense).

25. pixel8or

Posts: 83; Member since: Jun 10, 2010

Yeah, I've set the once that I care about to the shortest possible, and they still show info that is old. An example is every weather widget I've ever tried shows the temperature from the morning, even though it's 3PM. When I touch the widget to go into the app, only then does it update. The only on that seems to be somewhat updated is the DROID Command Center widget on my Moto Mini. it seems to update at least a little more frequently.

26. rdaex

Posts: 152; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Same here, I have beautiful widgets set to update whenever I unlock the device, and... let me check it.....right now it says 8am.

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

1Weather and Yahoo! weather are the best aside from the widgets from Samsung and HTC.

18. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Being a battery hog and not delivering NWS alerts are major failures in the Y! app. Not to mention that its lock-screen widget displays the time in tiny numbers. IOW, a bunch of issues in an otherwise nice weather app.

11. Sauce unregistered

My favorite widgets on my iPhone. http://tinypic.com/r/33cbzq0/5 http://tinypic.com/r/2vinjgp/5 http://tinypic.com/r/rssfma/5 PS: Artsim98 is an idiot. PSS: I like simplistic widgets :)

13. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Oh thank you! I really love to hear you say that! :)

14. Sauce unregistered

Any day, cutie ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

15. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Was is jailbroken?

16. Ant34

Posts: 193; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

Right now I'm using Chronus.It's a nice, clean looking widget.

17. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Does anybody know a similar animated weather lockscreen found on sense 3 and 4? Htc should have never removed it

19. brd8951

Posts: 26; Member since: Nov 23, 2011

Beautiful Widgets is my favorite and I've tried many of them over the years. I like the fact that you can assign different shortcuts to portions on the widget (I use the 4x2 size) on my Note2. The stock Sammy widget is bland, but I like the fact that you can scroll thru your cities right on the screen, just make sure you realize the local time is also changed on it. I also like BW because of the different themes they have (for the clock) and you can adjust the transparency of the widget so it doesn't block your wallpaper. Plus you can set the update frequency from 15 minutes to 23hr 45min. Be sure to check it out.

21. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Looks good, but I'm always wary of apps that request access to accounts on the device for apparently no good reason. In my experience they do so to harvest contact information to sell.

27. CosminR

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 03, 2014

I like Weather Animated Widgets it has animations in widgets and a clean design

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