WinExt is a powerful alternative to the Windows Taskbar
For instance, it automatically grabs the bookmarks from your default web browser and adds them to the URLs menu allowing you to launch your web browser and open any of your bookmarks in just a few clicks. (Arguably, you could already do this in just a few clicks, but this way you can do it without waiting for the browser to load in between clicks).
There are also drop-down menus for files and shortcuts stored on your desktop, in your My Documents menu, and your My Computer area. Programs are grabbed from the Windows Start Menu, and any items that appear in your Windows Quick Start Menu will be added as icons to a quick launch area of WinExt. In other words, WinExt does everything the Windows Taskbar does, and then some, allowing you to hide the Windows Taskbar if you don't need it anymore.
You can also enable a CPU and RAM usage meter, a time and date area, a battery indicator, and an uptime meter. The size of the menu bar can be adjusted, you can customize the theme, and use WinExt to create and store notes. An error message pops up every time you try to save a note, but it seems to store them just fine anyway.
[via instant fundas]