Updated: 10/17/2017 by Computer Hope

gadgetAlternatively 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; improving the user's overall experience.

A widget or gadget can add a wide variety of functionality including; icons, menus, buttons, or add-ons that give the user the latest news, sports scores, stocks, weather information, random or daily pictures, to-do list, traffic reports, calendar, mini-games, quotes, etc.

Widgets and gadgets are often made available through the website that supports them. Below some are direct links to web pages with gadgets and widgets.

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