This no-frills application reduces taskbar clutter by letting you manage programs from your system tray. Minimize Magic allows you to add applications you want to control and assign a hot key to easily restore and minimize programs. When you minimize a window for one of your designated applications, it's removed from the taskbar and reappears as a system tray icon. You can double-click any icon to reopen it, but if, for example, you have five Word documents open, they'll all have the same icon. Go to Task List to see a more detailed list of minimized windows and restore or close them. Also included is an odd little tool called Date Magic that displays the current day and that, if you double-click it, inserts the date in one of three formats into documents. Minimize Magic's bare-bones help file needs some beefing up, but overall this is an effective way for any user to manage windows.
With Minimize Magic, you can run any application from an icon that sits in your system tray, which reduces the clutter in your taskbar. To access the application, simply click on the Minimize Magic icon and select the desired program from the drop-down menu. Version 2.3 gives you the ability to assign a hot key to restore and minimize any program under Minimize Magic Control.