The built-in recent posts widget in WordPress isn't too bad, but it doesn't support custom post types. That's why I wrote this new widget. You can choose any custom post types you want. This way you can always get a list of recent updates on your blog.
The widget ignores any query filters that are applied through plugins or themes, which can be important while using custom post types. Sticky posts are ignored at the moment, please leave a comment if you need to see them.
Downloads will be available at WordPress.org soon.
Update: I will add more features before releasing the widget, but downloads are available here.
WordPress plugin demos are disabled as I don't use WordPress on this site any more.