Windows 7: Piles for Windows is a Stacks-like file management tool that places recently created or altered files in a Windows 7 jump list on the Windows taskbar for your quick-access convenience.
After installing and running Piles for Windows (PoW) a new icon will appear on your taskbar that is, by default, linked to your "My Documents" folder. Right click on the icon to create a new pile with a new target directory - we pointed ours at our Downloads folder. Any files that are added, edited or otherwise altered within that directory are updated on the PoW list. You no longer have to keep a directory open or go rummaging around in it each time you download, save or edit a file. You can easily create multiple PoW instances to point at frequently accessed directories. Watch it in action in the demo video below.
For more taskbar tools that take advantage of Windows 7's jump list features make sure to check out our guide to mastering jump lists and previously reviewed Jumplist Launcher and JumpLaunch. Piles for Windows is freeware, Windows only and requires .NET Framework 3.5+.