This is one of the apps that make my life easier, and what better way to start this section than posting an app launcher?
PStart is a simple tray tool to start user defined applications. Designed to run portable applications (like portable Firefox & Thunderbird), you can start anything runnable from USB key devices or removable disks.
Despite beign an application written to launch portable programs from USB sticks, I use it everyday on my computer, and run from there all the programs that I use frequently, just by pressing the custom keyboard shortcuts previously defined by me (eg, Firefox: Ctrl+Shift+F; MSN Messenger: Ctrl+shift+M; y many more).
In conclusion, PStart is the best app launcher I’ve found (and I’ve tried several both on Windows and Linux, like Launchy), and it is probably the program that have saved me more time. Essential.