I’m far too busy doing my day job at the minute to give this a proper right-up, but it’s worth noting the release of Facade, which is a home-screen plugin allowing..
Launcher bar – Bring your favorite application shortcuts directly to your Home screen.
Tabbed interface – Ability to put all Facade sections inside a tab interface or outside.
Calendar – View a list of your upcoming appointments for the next 30 days.
Tasks – View your tasks grouped by progress and completion state.
..all on your home-screen.
You can read more about Facade at http://www.sbsh.net/products/facade/index.php?page=summary