ObjectDock is a program that acts as both a task manager and a program launcher. Users can customize the look of each item on the dock and set various animation options for when the mouse is over an item on the dock. It is very easy to configure.
Extra features in ObjectDock Plus ($19.95) include: Tabbed Docks, Multiple Docks, System Tray support, Custom icons for system tray icons, Fly-out menus, Smart edge docking, Taskbar grouping, Multi-monitor support, and Tons of customization features.
WindowFX WindowFX is a revolutionary new program that allows you to add an unprecedented number of special effects to windows.
Skin Clock SkinClock is the replacement for standard tray clock having skinned interface. You are able to select between multiple differently styled skins. It lets you showing date and calendar, adjust and synchronize time, create and run reminders
XNeat Windows Manager XNeat is taskbar utility in the must have list. XNeat gives you full control over your Windows by extending it's features:
1) Stay On Top
2) Show / Hide Windows
3) Taskbar Utility
Once you try it, you will love it .. !
5pSoft Clock Here's a free timer utility program that offers a novel and interesting way of presenting the current time on your Windows desktop. This is a freeware.
Desktop UI Renamer Windows has an annoying habit of not letting you rename many of the icons on your desktop. With this free little application tweak the ui quickly and easily.
ObjectBar Allows users to create their own custom Start bars, finders, pop-up menus, program launchers, wharfs, docks, etc. It is completely customizable. Users can download hundreds of themes and bars for it from the theme library on www.wincustomize.com.