Those of us that actively use widgets have a problem. There are too many freaking widgets! I mean seriously, you can only cram so many widgets into your posts, sidebars, and profile pages.
This problem is only going to get worse as more services are made available a la carte on the desktop, web, and mobile as widgets. So what’s the solution? Widget management tools. Specifically, we need tools to:
1. Import widgets from 3rd party sites
2. Organize widgets into sets
3. Publish widgets, or widget sets, to internal and external platforms
The only company that I have seen who is directly attacking this problem is Snipperoo. That being said, there are several folks attacking this problem from different angles. Most notably, start page platforms like Google enable the organization of widgets published through their gallery.
This space is only going to get more heated. Ultimately, some derivative of digital lifestyle aggregators with widget management capabilities will serve as the central point of management for web services – displacing traditional web portals as the de facto gateways to the web.