Try out JKLauncher
. I have been developing it for the last
several years, and am currently using it every day to work out bugs and polish up the features. The project site for it
describes what is planned and what it can do. The project site links a very old version, but a new much-improved one
should be linked within the next few days.
JKLauncher (underneath the hood) uses the equivalent of an IP board, but provides so much more than an IP board
I am not implying that Mentat should stop working on an IP board, as some will probably like the IP board better
(because of ease of use or being web-based).