Although setting it up to your liking may take some time, QuickStart is pretty useful in the long run. In its basic form, the application docks in your system tray with a short menu of links to open your Windows calculator and a clock/calendar. A swift left click lets you quickly browse and launch your files and programs. QuickStart will automatically create a shortcut and add it to the programs you select. You can even list and launch your favorite Web sites from the system tray icon. You'll have to add your frequently used and favorite files manually to QuickStart to get them listed, and you'll have to put up with a nag screen until registration. Even so, this time-saver is easy to use and quite handy for anyone looking to clean those shortcuts off the desktop.
From ION Software:
QuickStart resides in the System Tray and allows you to quickly start often-used programs. Right-click on the icon to display launch menu and left click to browse for a new program to run. Also launches Web sites and documents. Just browse, or enter the name or URL, and click launch.