Apple has announced that there are now 1,000 widgets available for Dashboard.

Widgets are tiny, embeded applications that offer access to information from weather forecasts and stock quotes to traffic conditions and the latest news stories - download Macworld's news widget here.

Apple senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing Philip Schiller: "Dashboard is a runaway hit. With over a thousand widgets to choose from, users can customize their Dashboards to do almost anything."