The desktop should be used for what you are doing right now: Your documents, pictures and other files you are currently working on. For everything else it's much smarter to use SideSlide.
SideSlide is an advanced, portable, unobtrusive, dockable, skinnable, instantly accessible, highly configurable Desktop Extension on Steroids! SideSlide keeps your desktop clutter-free and organizes your PC life in a unique and personalized way. With dynamic containers, a full featured keyboard launcher and various innovative features, SideSlide lets you get instant access to everything you have and much more. It's the program launcher you never knew you needed, with the ability to contain and organize a bewildering amount of information.
☆ SideSlide respects your system and keeps all of its configuration files in a single folder.
☆ SideSlide is completely free. It doesn't contain adware/spyware or bundled with any 3rd party software.
Dock and hide SideSlide's workspace to any screen edge. Browse through your favorite RSS news feeds, keep shortcuts to files, folders and URLs you frequently visit and execute various commands quicker than ever before. Add multiple notes and picture slideshows, schedule reminders, save web snippets and more. Customize the workspace to emphasize the things you use the most and make more information accessible without occupying precious screen space.
By using containers you can shrink and fold to organize your projects, downloading ready-made containers from an online library, linking containers to actual folders on disk, detaching containers from the workspace to claim additional space, various ways of launching multiple shortcuts at the same time, shortcut tags, zooming in and out of shortcuts, news feed reader, advanced keyboard navigation and launcher, different skins, picture containers, quick expression calculator and colored notes; SideSlide is designed to make a great deal of content instantly accessible and neatly organized.
If you like a clean desktop, you'll love SideSlide!