I have to agree, this is perfect for most of my projects. I do have to recommend that people start looking up the proper syntax for links in WP in your widgets. For links internal to your site, I found that doesn't work right but will work just fine.
My only problem was
making the title of the widget text box a link as well. I've discovered that keeping the text box without a title and inserting the desired title in the text box, i.e.
TITLE OF POST
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Just keep the title of the text widget empty.