A widget is a tiny application you can post on your desktop, web site, or blog. For example I just had a client want a little weather box on the corner of their web site – not that the weather is bearable in Minnesota again.
WdigetBox (http://www.widgetbox.com/) is a huge collection of free widgets. Here’s an example of what you can get:
Weather widget, (http://www.widgetbox.com/widget/weather-badge)
Matisse Artist (http://www.widgetbox.com/widget/MatisseArtist) where you can assemble cut outs to create art
Movie Moron (http://www.widgetbox.com/widget/movie-moron) – movie news and reviews