Alternatively referred to as a gadget, a widget is an additional feature or extension to a software program, operating system GUI, or web page, which enables additional features. A widget is designed to improve the user's overall experience.
A widget or gadget can add a wide variety of functionality, including icons, menus, buttons. A widget can also include new add-ons that give users the latest news, sports scores, stocks, weather information, traffic reports, calendar, mini-games, quotes, and more.
Widgets and gadgets are often made available through the website that supports them. Below are some links to web pages with gadgets and widgets, or instructions for adding widgets.