Freeware app Stick adds tabs for RSS, calendar, explorer, notes, and the calculator to the Windows desktop. Stick tabs are highly customizable and can be relocated to any part of the screen. Stick leaves a light (10MB) memory footprint and opens Explorer, Calculator, and the calendar much faster than Windows on its own. By setting your tabs to remain on top and to auto-hide, you can have one-click access to some of your most frequently used apps without disturbing your desktop or existing apps. Stick also acts as a keyword launcher (Windows Key + Space) and has hotkeys baked in so you can access your tabs without the mouse. Stick ain't no Launchy, but its speed, light memory usage, and hotkeys make it well worth the college try. Stick is a free download for Windows only.