Despite the fact that its release to the market was quite bumpy, it seems that Windows 11 has finally found the right path and we are beginning to discover some of its great virtues. One of the most notable features of the new version of the operating system is the new widgets. What we are going to review in this post in detail is the best widgets for windows 11.
As those who have gone from Windows 10 to Windows 11, the widgets are now integrated into the operating system. Now they occupy small spaces on the desktop, offering direct, quick and easy access. A design conceived to considerably improve our user experience.
It must be said first of all that, at the moment, Windows 11 can only use widgets provided by Microsoft. Already third party widgets are not supported, something that did happen in previous versions such as Windows 7 and Windows Vista.
Windows 11 widgets can be displayed on the desktop by clicking the button "Add widgets". There is also the option to customize them according to our preferences, change their size and the options of each widget.
Here is a brief review of the best free Widgets for Windows 11. All of them can be accessed directly from the taskbar:
The Outlook calendar widget allows us to schedule appointments, check upcoming events or simply plan our daily agenda easily and quickly, with a simple glance. In addition, from the desktop we will always have the current date in view.
Otherwise, Outlook Calendar Widget It is very pleasing to the eye and it combines perfectly with any theme that we have as wallpaper, adapting with one of its two modes: light and dark.
Next on our list of the best Windows 11 widgets is OneDrive Photos, better known simply as Photos. Here the images stored in our OneDrive are randomly displayed. Photos appear in medium and small sizes. This tool also helps us to organize our digital photos.
As the name implies, the Windows 11 traffic widget offers detailed information on traffic conditions near our location. Very useful if we live in one of those cities with hellish traffic or if we are going on a road trip, to plan our routes and travel times well.
Obviously, a widget like this has to be permanently updated. To make sure of this, it is best to always have the location activated on our computer or device.
El weather widget It is one of the most popular in Windows 11, especially since we can customize it in detail. This widget offers us real-time updates on the weather conditions in our area, as well as the weather forecast for the next three days.
It is very easy to manage and customize the widget Weather, schedule alerts and save forecast data which, by the way, stands out for being quite accurate.
A widget that provides us with suggestions about the best television shows and movie titles. What is fashionable at the moment, what we cannot miss. All alerts from widget Entertainment They are merely informative and are based on our tastes and our searches registered in Windows.
This widget has been very successful in the United States, where there is a long tradition of stock investing. His name is Watchlist («watch list») and its main function is to carry out a sminute monitoring of the different stock values throughout the day.
The smartest way to use this widget is to customize it according to our own preferences, choosing which actions we want to follow more closely. It can also be used to monitor the cryptocurrency quotes.
If the watch list of the stock exchange keeps us informed of the evolution of the prices, the sports widget It will offer us detailed information at the time of the sports results and the latest news related to the world of sports.
The best way to follow our favorite teams and athletes in real time, rankings, results, match schedule, records, sporting events and much more.
To close the list, a widget that we will go to again and again for help. And it is that Windows 11 is a fairly new operating system and still little known. There's always something new to learn. That is basically the function of the Tips widget: discover some of its most interesting secrets and utilities.
In this way, in this widget we will find brief curious tips and tricks every day about everything that is related to Windows 11 and the Microsoft Edge browser. We will also receive some PC optimization tips to improve its performance.