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Free desktop Metro Weather widget kind of rocks

We've seen our share of Metro spin-offs for your Windows desktop (see Firefox skin, RainMeter) and heck, Windows 8 is going to have a Metro-inspired UI to it to boot. But for those wanting a quick way to update today, you can run this free weather app right on your desktop that heavily lifts from your precious Windows Phone UI.

The app is simple enough, not even an installation. Just download and extract the folder to your \Programs (or wherever) and run the main .exe file. From there, right click to get options and setup your location and preferences, then hit "refresh" on each panel to get it up to date.

Heck, it even bounces up and down like the Metro UI, so we're giving this a big thumbs up--it looks great, works well and is simple.

Note: the app auto-updates, you only need to manually refresh if you change anything in settings. You can even set the weather-update interval.

Source: Download Crew; designed by 'Stealth'; via Beta News

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Reader comments

Free desktop Metro Weather widget kind of rocks

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Looks cool. Will have to try when I get home. Does anyone know if you always have to hit "refresh" to get updated information?

Yea I want to know that, does it auto refresh or do you have to annoyingly click refresh each time you want it to update?

it has a list of sources:MSN weatherWeather channelforecafreemeteoit's quite nice, and it's replaced three gadgets for me (weather, clock and calendar) and uses less space (i shrunk it down a little and removed the picture slideshow.so as long as it doesn't become a memory hog, it's there to stay on my second desktop. :)

Yeah, I'm getting an error as well. It seems to be on HTCHome site end that the above download-link directs to :-(Edit: Link is now working!

i'm having the same problem downloading it.. even if you try and rename it as a .zip file it is corrupted and won't open.. what's the deal?