Dexpot is an awesome virtual desktop app - now with Windows 7 superbar integration!
Enter Dexpot, undoubtedly the best virtual desktop solution for Windows. Virtual desktops always felt a little clunky to me, but with the new Windows 7 plugin SevenDex (it ships with Dexpot), you now have Superbar thumbnail Aero Peek access to your virtual desktops (of which you can have up to 20, but the default of 4 is quite enough for my needs).
The sheer number of options can be a little overwhelming, but they are all neatly organized in a way that best befits this German-engineered tool. You can setup shortcuts (but the defaults of Alt-1, Alt-2, etc. are about as fast and convenient as shortcuts get), move windows between desktops, peruse a catalogue of desktops (to see what you've got running) -- and you can even create 'rules', which seem to interact with new apps/windows in strange ways (I haven't worked it out yet).
It's free to download for personal use, but I imagine the biggest gains are to be made by professional designers and developers. Still, it might be nice to keep all of your 'nefarious' apps open on one virtual desktop, and all your 'safe' apps on another... and just switch between!
[via Freeware Genius]