Applus is a customizable taskbar that can carry all your
shortcuts, hyperlinks, and generally make your work easier. You can drag-n-drop files or shortcut onto it, assign sounds to shortcuts, create an address field (with history) and do much more. The sophisticated sub-shortcut system is a bit confusing at first but it's well worth it - you can tweak your toolbar in a multitude of ways. It can start with Windows, dock anywhere on the screen, open applications with the parameters you specify (maximized/minimized etc), the tray icon can shutdown or restart your computer, launch the screen server or you can use it the way you use the start menu. If you spend some time customizing Applus you will have all your work at your fingertips.