The Dashboard ships with 13 toolbars. They each provide quick access to a given Function together with dropdowns and buttons as required. Plus a 'configure' button to open the main popup window for that Function.
By default the Quick Search, Layout, Export and Column Filter toolbars are shown but you can make a different selection - through Dashboard Predefined Config.
In this example we have selected the 'Smart Edit, 'Alert, 'Bulk Update' and 'Chart' toolbars (for the latter we needed to install the Charts plugin).