The Weather Channel Desktop is an application designed to bring weather updates directly on the computer, without the need of accessing the browser each time a weather update is needed by the user. The Weather Channel provides a lot of features on their website, but when working in an office environment, for example, it might be easier to switch to the desktop and see how is the current weather and how it will be later on. Moreover, customization possibilities are also available and it will be easy to make use of them.
The installation process is simple and there are no special features that can be accessed at that point. Afterwards, a desktop icon will be available and from there, people can customize all of the features that the app provides. There are multiple of them and they can also contribute to the creation of a unique desktop. There are multiple widgets that can be placed on the screen, the main one showing the current weather situation. There are also more that will provide updates for the next hours and for the next days and users can customize the time frame for each of these widgets.
Another widget provides easy access to other features, such as the cloud map, which can be expanded and controlled with ease afterwards. Multiple locations can be added to the desktop and they can be accessed with ease. The weather alerts will be displayed in a special widget and users can see detailed information about each of them in the form of a live update. Other updates can be provided at various intervals of time, depending on the user’s choice. The recommended update interval is of 30 minutes, but this value can be either increased or decreased.