I'm on the latest version of the plugin and WP. I've done a little searching around the Worpit pages for the plugin and read the support items here, and I don't find any mention of this.
I assumed the shortcodes would work just as well in the sidebar as in the main content area, until I pasted code that is working in the content area to a sidebar text widget, and it just displays the code as text.
It's entirely possible I'm missing something obvious. Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated!