The difference between a gadget and a widget
Many individuals often get confused between widgets and gadgets, with others thinking that they are similar. This is due to the fact that they both tend to enhance an individual's experience in computers, on mobile phones and when browsing the Internet. However, a widget and a gadget are very different not only in their definition but also in their functions.
There are a number of definitions for both a widget and a gadget all of which vary since there is no global definition of the two terms. For instance, the Cambridge Dictionary defines a widget as any small device whose name you have forgotten or do not know, or an imagined small product made by a company while a gadget is defined as a small device or machine with a particular purpose.
However, unlike widgets which can be placed on any website or blog, gadgets are limited in that they can be placed only in specific websites. For instance, Google widgets can only be placed on sites that are managed by Google Corporation while a WordPress gadget can only be placed on a WordPress blog.