WIDGET File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a WIDGET file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .WIDGET files.

What is a WIDGET file?

A widget is a small application that enables users to keep the tools they use the most directly on their desktop or attach the tool to a browser or other application. Widget applications can include clocks, calculators, calendars, news tickers and other convenient computer tools.

The .widget file extension is primarily used by the Yahoo! Widget Engine. In order to install the .widget files on a computer desktop the user must first download the Yahoo! Widget Engine. Once the engine is installed the user can select the widgets he or she prefers and install them onto their system.

In addition to being used for the Yahoo! Widget Engine, the .widget file extension is also used for widget files that are installed on many mobile devices.

How to open WIDGET files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension WIDGET for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 4 different WIDGET openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension WIDGET

While we know of one file format using the .WIDGET file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .WIDGET file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of WIDGET files. Remember, different programs may use WIDGET files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

WinRARWinRARUser submitted
Yahoo! WidgetsYahoo! WidgetsUser submitted
Yahoo! Widget EngineYahoo! Widget EngineUser submitted
KonfabulatorKonfabulatorUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with WIDGET-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with WIDGET-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!