There are zillions of weather apps out there, but here are my five personal favorites. These digital forecasts are unusally aesthetically pleasing and dynamic. Some are minimalist, others are artsy-fartsy, one is downright hipster.
swackett totally wears skinny jeans and a trucker hat. From its lowercase letters to its suggested outfits including "distressed khaki shorts" to its hidden dogs in superhero costumes, this is a weather app for hipsters.
In addition to all your standard forecast data presented in attractive modern design fit for any coffeeshop menu, swackett even includes a dog-walking index - that is, just how nice it's going to be to walk your dog today.
For those who take their weather as dynamic as possible, Weather HD Free displays a high quality video streaming behind the standard daily data dose. Clips match what's going on outside, so anticipate streaming through sunlit fields of green on splendid summer days, and a brightly looming moon casting a glow on crisp fall evenings.
All your standard features are here: adding more than one city, checking out possible precipitation in the coming days, and so forth.
The designers of Solar : Weather totally get it. Most days, you don't need precise data on humidity or allergens or wind speed, and being presented constantly with this wash of information amounts to little more than noise. Solar presents you with exactly what you want - what the weather's like now in terms of temperature and precipitation, both in written form and as a dynamic background colorscape. Warmer days flush your device with pinks and oranges; snowflakes drift across soft blues and whites on the chilliest of winter mornings.
Weatherwise is art's take on meteorology. A collection of high quality scenes ranging from the whimsical to the macabre turn dynamic along with the temperature and precipitation, so choose one that captures your fancy and display it with pride. The default free image of an ancient tree sprouting up from a garden isn't half bad itself.
For the most minimal of the minimal comes Climatip. Do you really need that to-the-minute pollen forecast? What does the precise number of degrees outside actually matter? What's important is how it feels and, accordingly, what you ought to wear today.
Climatip checks out all the nitty-gritty data for you behind the scenes, spitting out a simple color and glyph representing the day's offering, plus a few sage words of clothing advice ("Wooly hat and be careful," "Your favorite tank top," etc). No muss, no fuss.