Widgets

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Apple Computer implemented Widgets in version 10.4 of Mac OS X, released April 29, 2005. Widgets run on the Dashboard extension of the Mac OS.

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Widgets are small applications which often do tasks which are too minor to be handled by a full-fledged standalone application. Such tasks include weather forecasts, stock market information, a world clock, calculators and more. A unique feature of widgets is the ability to open multiple instances of a particular widget at once. This can be useful for monitoring time in different locations with multiple clocks, performing several independent calculations, or tracking weather for different cities, as a few examples.

Widgets employ technologies such as HTML, CSS, and Java functionality. This is useful to developers who want to program widgets without spending extensive resources to do so.

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Links

Official Dashboard Site

Widget Downloads

DashboardWidgets.com Showcase

Widget Develpment on OS X

Macrumors Forum