The term was used in AppleScript in 1993, but predates that by nearly a decade.
The word applet could alternatively be used to describe a small standalone application, such as those typically bundled with operating systems, for example a calculator program or text editor.
Examples of applets are Java applets and Flash movies. Another example is the Windows Media Player applet that is used to display embedded video files in Internet Explorer (and other browsers that support the plugin). Some plugins also allow for displaying various 3D model formats in a web browser, via an applet that allows the view of the model to be rotated and zoomed. Many browser games are applet-based, though some may develop into fully functional applications that require installation.
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