How to Display Web-Based Information on Your Desktop

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Man on computerThere are some pieces of information that you might constantly need to access from the internet. Firing up a browser and searching for the information may not always be convenient. Examples of this include weather updates, social media updates and news. Having this information accessible on the desktop at all times makes is an ideal option. This is made possible with desktop widgets. So what is a desktop widget?

A desktop widget is an application that is designed to show specific information available on the internet on your desktop. The application constantly accesses the internet to provide up-to-date information. You can carry out your everyday tasks and the widget will remain on your desktop and will display the most recent information. These widgets are interactive and generally provide a specific type of information. Here are a few examples of widgets that you can use:

Facebook Explorer

This desktop widget is one of the best you will find to stay up to date with your Facebook feed. It constantly updates the Newsfeed, status updates and notifications. You can let this widget run on the desktop in the background while you work. Whenever you want to a take a quick peek at what is happening online, simply click on the widget. This widget not only lets you view Facebook updates, but you can also use features like poking friends, sending messages, etc.

Ultimate Explorer

This widget is for making search queries convenient. This widget allows direct access to some of the most popular search engines. You can select a search engine and type in your query for an answer. The best part is that you do not have to open your browser and go to that particular website.

Mini TV

Mini TV is an online television application. You can stream news and other channels on your computer through this app. You can stay up to date with all that is going on around the world.

These are some of the best tools for displaying web information on your desktop.