The movie showtimes widget by Fandango is very useful, especially for film buffs. After you enter your city and state or zip code, this widget will display all local movie theaters, movies and showtimes. It also gives you information on the cast and genre of the movie along with a plot synopsis. There’s even a link you can click to purchase tickets online.
The weather widget by Accuweather is perhaps the most practical widget. Again, you simply enter your city and state or zip code and you receive a six day forecast. You can view the high and low temperatures in Celsius or Fahrenheit and there are a range of icons to indicate how sunny or rainy each day will be. This is a great resource that you can use first thing in the morning to plan your wardrobe and prepare for the day.
If you write a lot, then the dictionary/thesaurus widget is a godsend. Using this widget, you can find definitions and synonyms on the fly. You can also use this widget to quickly check your spelling as it suggests words after you enter a few letters. You can customize the font size by choosing large, medium or small.
Finally, Yahoo! Finance provides a stock market widget that allows you to keep track of your stocks. You can enter any symbol and get the current price of the stock along with a chart of the price history. The history can be set to a minimum of one day and a maximum of two years. You can also choose to have the daily price chance quoted in points or a percentage.