My desktop is always cluttered with icons. When I download something, I generally save to the desktop and, after that, waste hours trying to locate the file in that clutter! After decompressing the downloaded file, the problem repeats! More time wasted!
I found the application RedAlert, that can be attached to any number of folders, including the desktop, and will mark in red, those files and/or folders that were last dropped, created or saved to any folder it is monitoring. So, you can easlily identify the files that were last put or created in that folder! RedAlert is a must have!