Which iPhone app is your favorite for weather? For most iPhone users it’s likely Apple’s default weather app, but the App Store is clutter with better options and on that gets the best reviews is one I use but isn’t my favorite.
DarkSky may be the most popular non-free weather app on the App Store. The most recent version has more features than ever and now combines multiple pages of weather options onto a single page for easier viewing of weather conditions.
So, what’s wrong with DarkSky that keeps it my second best weather app?
I like what DarkSky did by putting weather conditions and radar on the front page. One look gives you weather conditions for the next few hours and includes the basics. How does that compare to Weather Underground, my favorite weather app?
Here it is. One page. One look. Almost everything you need to see what’s going on.
One tap to the weather radar makes it go full screen so it’s easy to get a more detailed look at weather conditions.
I love radar.
Weather Unground’s iPhone app gives multi-day forecasts, all the basic current conditions from nearby weather stations, the standard Widgets, alerts, and notifications.
Isn’t that just like DarkSky?
Almost. DarkSky excels out micro-forecasts with alerts that tell you changing weather conditions for where you are at the moment, and they pop up on Apple Watch as needed. Nothing compares with DarkSky’s micro-forecasts.
But when I want weather detail, and a slightly different perspective, I use Weather Underground. Where we live has rather consistent weather conditions, however, we are visited by hurricanes a few times each summer, so to track those I use My Hurricane Tracker (a good one among many) as I prefer to see where the hurricane is and projected information about strength and distance from the islands.
Three apps for weather for a state with the most consistent weather in the U.S. Yeah, I know.