Hallo and welcome to Sabyon, Overkiller.
To get a good answer for your questions, we need to know which GUI you use, KDE, Gnome, Mate, XFCE or else.
In KDE there are Plasmoids, in Gnome (2) there are often 'Screenlets'. In Gnome 3 you can also use KDE plasmoids and so on.
-Linuxfluesterer (I love KDE ...)