DashPress is a simple plugin which gives you more control over what is displayed in your admin dashboard. Once it has been installed, you will see a DashBoard Options tab at the top of your page next to Screen Options and Help.
You can set whether widgets such as QuickPress, Right Now, Recent Comments, Incoming Links are displayed and whether news from the official WordPress blog is shown. Additionally, you can add your own news widgets. This allows you to easily add RSS feeds of blogs and news websites you frequently read. Incredibly handy if you subscribe to a few key sites for news regarding your niche.
If you use your admin dashboard frequently and would like to change what is displayed, then I recommend trying DashPress out. It won’t add any major functionality to your site but it should prove useful to some of you.