Ever since HTC debuted Sense and that beautiful clock and weather widget, we’ve had a little thing about getting the weather on our homescreens. However, if we’re honest with ourselves, it’s got less to do with the weather and more with how a weather widget can complete the way our homescreens look. Google Now and dropdown weather notifications may have made the humble weather widget a little superfluous but, we still love them and there are some stunning options out there. Read on to find out Android Headlines Top 10.
10. 3D Digital Weather Clock
Often, the best thing is to keep it simple and despite the 3D element going on here, Factory Widgets deliver a simple clock that bring a little flare to your device. While this might look like something from an LG phone a couple of years ago, it’s still a good-looking widget. It’s also a clock so, that’s nice, right?
9. Animated Weather Widget
With some extra focus on delivery the weather with some flare, Animated Weather Widget does what it says it does and brings the weather in motion to your homescreen. It might not be the best crafted widget but, it does come with a style similar to the Sense widget of old. Your mileage on location may vary with this one but, it’s a fun widget to have.
8. Eye in Sky Weather
This one is admittedly more of a complete app but, it’s worth mentioning for its widgets alone. If you’re someone who only runs stock Android on your device – no matter what it is – then chances are you’re a big fan of the Holo theme that came with Ice Cream Sandwich. This is a great app for fans of stock Android’s look and feel, it’s a Holo app through and through and the widgets are stunning, with some brilliant control over them. These are the widgets to use if you were lucky enough to get your hands on a Nexus 4.
Another all-round weather app, Gismeteo has some good-looking widgets. Not to mention that the app is pretty good itself. We’re not here for apps though, we’re here for widgets and Gismeteo offers good-looking widgets that come with a bit more detail than some others. This is an option to blend in with pretty much any phone out there and would look good with something like TouchWiz or even Sense.
6. AIX Weather Widget
For those that want a little more information, there is AIX Weather Widget. It’s a really cool widget, especially if you like your homescreen a little more…digital. There’s graphs and everything. It’ll tell you all sorts of information, such as sunrise and sunset as well as precipitation levels, too. It’s a pretty nifty widget and if you’re into your facts and figures this is a good one to have.
5. Yahoo! Weather
Yahoo might not be a big name in search any more but, for a lot of people their Weather service is still the one they rely on. In fact the service is in use on every single iPhone out there as the default Weather app included in iOS. If you want a run of the mill weather service with a widget tied to it that will get the job done, then Yahoo! Weather is the one for you. The widgets are okay looking but what you get here is a solid offering that’s pretty reliable.
4. GO Weather EX
The GO Dev Team are a hard-working bunch and if I didn’t know better I’d say they had enough apps to make an OS of their own. Their weather offering is a decent one for sure and there’s a lot of eye-candy on offer here. If you’re just looking for some good-looking widgets then GO Weather is the one for you. It’s OK at getting your location etc but, don’t expect anything too spectacular.
3. Fancy Widgets
I’m sure a lot of you have heard of Fancy Widgets and have been using it for some time now. The app features a lot of customization all built around the original Sense clock that we all fell in love with some time ago. If you want to change things up a little bit then this is a pretty good option.
2. HD Widgets
I’ve been using HD widgets for some time now, mostly due to its excellent support for tablets. As well as that though, HD Widgets has some stunning weather animations and the widget has sort of pseudo app in there that will give you more info when you click on it. From good-looking icons to all round widgets there is a lot on offer from HD Widgets and it’s definitely one of my favorites.
1. Beautiful Widgets
This was one of the first apps I purchased on Android and I have never once regretted it. It may not be always on my homescreen but I always find myself coming back to it. Thanks to the stunning v 5.0 update there is even more to do with the app. I’ve been using it for years now and I always find a new skin or layout that I’m really happy with. There is support for tablets but, a lot of the skins are written with phones in mind. If you want your homescreen to look gorgeous, then install this app.