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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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HeyCori says:

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

ericesque says:

No need to click refresh.

HeyCori says:

Thanks for the info.

jubbing says:

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?

erasure25 says:

It auto-refreshes. You only have to manually refresh if you change a setting in the options menu.

WayCool says:

Any idea what source it uses to pull weather data ?

erasure25 says:

I believe it uses MSN weather.

Adiliyo says:

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. :)

wetworker says:

Pure sweetness!!! Thanks for creating it.Pic of mine in action. http://twitpic.com/51pcbh/full

rkiels says:

Is anybody else having trouble getting the download to work?

shortiewaswo says:

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!

metsfan421 says:

as of when? didn't work for me?

metsfan421 says:

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?

metsfan421 says:

downloads as a .z7 file??? wth?

Jim_MAY says:

Says my post is spam, cannot post comment...