Stuff & Things: Widget

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widget = desktop gadget

pac-man@2xA widget is a simple interface, usually set up on a desktop to serve a single purpose. Most often used on cell phones and tablets, common widgets include:

  • clocks & calendars
  • to-do lists
  • music playlists
  • email inboxes
  • picture galleries
  • games
Many applications come with pre-customized widgets that are designed to display particular information in a pleasing or functional format.

More information here.