Launchy is a really great application for opening programmes and files faster. After install, you just press Alt-Space and start typing the name of the programme you want to open. You can also enter quick google searches, and even set it up to open certain types of documents from certain folders (e.g. open .pdf files from your invoices folder).

It makes it really quick to open something (no clicking through your start menu, or trying to find the shortcut), and is also a useful tool for searching through and opening regularly used documents (I use it on my electronic component datasheets directory and I'm getting to the info I need MUCH faster than before). Here are some tips and tricks for using it.

Really useful!