This page discusses both out-of-the-box and custom widgets used to visualize information in Squirro dashboards.


Widgets are an important part of Squirro Dashboards, which represent the primary user interfaces for end users.

Squirro includes many out-of-the-box widgets, though you can also create your own custom widgets.

Widgets are frontend components built either in React or Backbone JavaScript frameworks.


Squirro is currently in the progress of migrating all widgets from a Backbone JavaScript framework to React. It is strongly recommended that you use React widgets if given a choice between the two frameworks.

Out-of-the-Box Widgets#

Widgets are powerful tools for visualizing project data and customizing the end-user experience.

By default, the Squirro platform includes the following types of dashboard widgets:

  • Item widgets such as cards and item detail.

  • Navigation widgets such as tabs, breadcrumbs, and actions.

  • Filtering widgets such as search bar, time selection, and favorites.

  • Comparison widgets such as pie chart, word cloud, and heat map.

  • Geographic, special, and other widget categories.

For more information on out-of-the-box Squirro widgets, see Built-In Widgets.

Custom Widgets#

See Custom Widgets for information on creating custom widgets.