Widgets are very simple to develop and, from the initial set of 20 widgets presented by Apple back in the Tiger days, there are now thousands of widgets available. There are widgets for just about anything: from checking your favourite TV channel schedule to the result of the latest cricket game. There are even widgets that are fully fledged applications, such as the scientific calculator or the famous Asteroids game of the Eighties. This tutorial will show you how to download and install these simple but powerful and time-saving tools.
1: Find a new widget
Open Dashboard; click the plus sign; click Manage Widgets; click More Widgets. On the Apple website, check the various widget categories: Top Widgets, Just Added etc… Or visit www.dashboardwidgets.com.