Perfect Thumb is known for developing simple but useful apps for Windows 10 PC and Mobile. Perfect Weather Universal is one of their latest offerings that follows suit with the other Perfect Thumb apps nicely. It delivers your current weather conditions and extended forecast in a simple, eye-catching package.
The app relies on gesture controls for convenient one-handed use and has Live Tile support. Perfect Weather Universal is lacking in weather maps or radar features, but if you are looking for a sharp weather app that covers the basic weather information nicely, you will want to give Perfect Weather Universal a try.
At launch, once you give Perfect Weather Universal permission to access your Windows 10 location services it will begin tracking your weather information based on your current location. The layout of the weather screen for Perfect Weather varies slightly between the Windows 10 PC and Mobile versions. There is a menu button in the upper left corner where you can add locations and change the app's theme (more on this in a second).
Next to the menu button you will find options to refresh the weather information, tag a location as a favorite (thus automatically adding it to your locations list) and pin your current or displayed location to your Start Screen.
Just below the menu options, you will find a slider bar to view the nine-day extended forecast by date and just below that slider bar is an hour timeline that will display your hour-by-hour forecast. The heart of the app is the weather information that takes up the lower two-thirds of the screen.
Here you will find your current temperature, a brief description of the weather, and a host of weather data that includes:
- Wind speed and direction
- Sunrise/Sunset times
- Length of day
- Barometric pressure
- Moonrise/Moonset times
- Moon Phase
You can slide your finger across the weather data display to check out the hour-to-hour forecast throughout the nine-day extended forecast. Perfect Weather has support for multiple Live Tiles that will display your current conditions and a three-day extended forecast.
Now to the app's themes. Perfect Weather Universal has a host of background themes; the free version has access to the first two themes. Unlocking the remaining themes and any additional themes that will be added to the app is accomplished through an in-app purchase of $1.99 to upgrade to the premium version of the app.
The themes add a bit of pop to Perfect Weather Universal's appearance with beach scenes, night scenes and even Super Mario making an appearance. We've even dropped the hint to the developer that a Star Wars theme would be grand and hopefully we will see that (and more) added to the mix with future updates.
Perfect Weather Universal does lack a proper settings menu. By default weather information is displayed in the metric format and to switch to the imperial format just tap the temperature display. The Windows 10 app also lacks weather radar, maps and severe weather alerts. While Perfect Weather Universal isn't as feature rich as other Windows 10 weather apps, it does a great job of delivering the basics.
The only nit I have with Perfect Weather Universal (and it is minor) is that with the Windows 10 Mobile version of the app your location is dramatically abbreviated on the main window due to the limited real estate on your Windows Phone display. I would have preferred to have seen the refresh, favorite and pin options collapse with the Mobile version to give room for the full location name.
Regardless, overall Perfect Weather Universal is an eye appealing and informative weather app that is available for both Windows 10 PC and Mobile. The base app is free with the option of upgrading to the premium version for $1.99 that unlocks all your themes and any future themes that become available.