I have had a few different software packs over the years. They have been really helpful in packaging and launching all the various tools needed on a regular basis.
In recent times though, I have become less and less reliant on the software included or were using more recent versions not included in the pack.
As a result, on my new Win10 build I have decided to go the custom toolbar route. These are really easy to do and provide you with a neat launcher, tucked away on your taskbar.
The first thing you need to do is create a folder somewhere full of shortcuts. I just put it in the root of C. All of the shortcuts will be for programs that you want in your Toolbar. Just add a few to start with, you can add more later. The programs can be anywhere, they can be installed, or they can be stand-alone apps. Name the folder with something relating to the content.
When you right click the taksbar, you will see a menu box like the one below. At the top you have Toolbars >
By clicking on toolbars, you will notice that you have 3 already by default. We want to create a New toolbar.
When you select New toolbar, you will be asked to select a Folder. Chose your folder of shortcuts…
Once the folder is selected, you will see the folder name appear in your taskbar, along with a small icon >>
When you click this icon now, your tools appear and you select which one you require…
You can add other Toolbars relating to other needs.
It certainly tidies up the desktop!