We don’t usually cover desktop PC software but with only occasional exceptions when that certain app is related to the mobile world in a way or another and this one really is, especially if you are an HTC or HTC Sense fan.
We’ve almost all met, at least once in our lives, HTC’s Sense UI either on Windows Mobile operating systems or on Android devices and if you did, we’re sure you’ve noticed the HTC clock and weather widget displaying the current time, date and weather conditions related to your current location. Well, looks like the widget found its way to Windows PCs and we must admit it’s quite sexy. It’s called HTC Home and can be used on Windows 7, Vista and even XP, with x64 versions available without the need to install anything; all you need to do is download the archive, extract it to a folder of your choice and run the executable. You will be presented with the familiar HTC look and you can configure your current location (actuallly, HTC Home automatically located me to my hometown) as well as the size of the widget and whether you want it to be always on top or not. The current weather conditions are spiced up with some nice animations (HTC style, even the flip clock) and in case you are running Windows 7, it also supports Aero Glass.
Even though the requirements state Windows Vista/7 with Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 (Client Profile), we’ve managed to run it without problems on a Windows XP machine.
Thanks for the tip, @HTCro and Robert!