When comparing Weather Timeline vs QKSMS, the Slant community recommends Weather Timeline for most people. In the question“What are the best Material Design apps?” Weather Timeline is ranked 10th while QKSMS is ranked 11th. The most important reason people chose Weather Timeline is:
Once loaded the first thing the weather app does is present the user with temperature and conditions of saved places. If more information is needed, clicking on one of the places will give information about rain, sunset times, wind and give an overview of the upcoming week with possibility to go even deeper and get more information about each day hour by hour. All information is presented in a logical, straightforward manner with a Material Design inspired look.
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Pro Simple, elegant, unique UI
Once loaded the first thing the weather app does is present the user with temperature and conditions of saved places. If more information is needed, clicking on one of the places will give information about rain, sunset times, wind and give an overview of the upcoming week with possibility to go even deeper and get more information about each day hour by hour.
All information is presented in a logical, straightforward manner with a Material Design inspired look.
Pro Choice of data sources
Offers choice of weather information sources between Weather underground (recommended), Dark Sky, YR.no, OpenWeatherMap, World Weather Online and SMHI (Sweden).
Pro Great notifications
Notifications are highly customizable, and have separate folders and unfolded layouts that show the right information at the right place.
Pro Excellent widgets
A large number of widgets are available, and each of them are customizable down to the details.
Pro Weather alerts
Sends a daily notification at a set time about a general forecast or to remind you to take your umbrella (if needed).
Pro Allows checking weather years in advance
A feature called Time Machine allows checking weather forecast years into the future.
Pro Persistent notifications
The weather is always at the bottom of the notifications stack, making it easy to glance at the weather.
Pro Android Wear support
Pro Beautiful design
Responsive, highly customizable Material Design interface makes for a native looking app that fits in well with Google's UI design guidelines.
Pro Allows responding to SMS without opening the app
When a new sms is received, a window will pop up that has the message and allows answering it from there, without having to open the app. It can be dismissed by tapping anywhere else on the screen.
Pro Per-conversation notification settings
Users can set different notification settings per user as an easy way to know who is messaging without having to look at the actual message.
Pro Save yourself from sending out bad messages
Through delayed messaging one can set it up so that a message is not sent automatically. This can help for those times that it may be best to think something over before sending out a rash message.
Pro Readable in day or night due to themes
There are light and dark themes available within the settings which can be switched depending on how light it is around one when using the app. The dark theme can also help to conserve battery when being used as not as much brightness and hence battery will be used.
The app is available for free with an optional donation IAP that ranges from $1-$10.
Pro Very active developer who listens to the community
While QKSMS is one of the younger apps, the developer is quickly adding features/fixing bugs.
Pro Convenient Android Wear support
Those that own an Android Wear device will be able to set it to receive their messages on the Android Wear device making for convenient notifications and easy messaging through not having to take their phone out.
Pro Easily communicate with groups
Users can communicate with large groups at the same time due to the included group messaging feature. This is convenient when trying to synchronize with friends or colleagues.
Con Need to find the data provider that suits your location
In a perfect world, all providers would provide the same level of accuracy. But in actuality, one service will have better predictions than others for your region.
There are little annoyances here and there, from dark theme problems making text unreadable to crashing and missing notifications.