Widgets are basically short or mini version of software or website applications.
They are normally very simple versions or your broader software than each focus on specific functionality. Widgets are quick, intuitive, independent actions that can be performed with just one click. Good variety of widgets are necessary for a properly developed application for attracting many users.
One of the best examples of a widely used Widget is one offered by Twitter which can display 3-5 of your most recent tweets, and also provides a link to your Twitter profile so people can easily follow you. The widget pulls information from your Twitter account and updates the feed to the widget in real time.
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