Most phones come with a built in weather app, but let’s face it: not all apps are created equally. Nor are all users. Today, we’re giving our recommendation for the best weather apps and what user would enjoy them most.
Weather+ is well loved first and foremost because of the beautiful display. Fully customizable and with the Retina display in mind, this app uses HD graphics that make just looking at the weather enjoyable. There is the date, a 5 day forecast, precipitation, hourly forecasts, and a few other settings. The only thing missing is the “feels like” forecast.
The Weather Channel Max ($3.99)
This app shows everything: the temperature, feels like temperature, sunrise and sunset times, and dew point. Weather Channel Max also displays the current conditions tab with hourly, 36 hour, and ten day forecasts. Other notable features include a radar map and emergency alert area. While this app isn’t the prettiest, it’s definitely the most jam packed with all the weather information you could possibly ever need to know.
This is a simple, clean app best known for giving the temperature on its homescreen badge. This app also offers the temperature ten days out, or in three hour increments. For those outside the US, there is a sister app called Celsius.
Shine – Weather at a Glance ($0.99)
This no frills app offers the basics: a 72 hour forecast and a 72 hour forecast. No animations or fancy graphics, this is a great app for someone just looking to keep up to date on the most basic of weather information.
Weather HD ($0.99)
Another beautifully designed app, this offers many of the same features as the Weather+ app, but with a different interface. With quite a few customizable settings, this app is the perfect one for customizing to fit your exact vision.
These are our suggestions for the best weather apps, but we want to know what you use. Leave a comment below and let us know which weather app you use.