With the great number of applications that we have installed on our computers nowadays, it's necessary to use an application launcher to avoid getting lost in the Start Menu each time we want to use a specific application. One of the best application launcher available for Windows is without doubt Launchy.
Quickly access all your favorite apps
This freeware application indexes all the applications in your Start Menu, desktop and any other location that we indicate it, thus allowing us to launch any application by simply bringing it forward by pressing Alt+Spacebar (default shortcut) and writing the applications name or keywords.
The application starts searching as we write and it starts showing the icon of the programs that match what we've written, due to this it is even necessary to type in the full name because Launchy shows the filtered results and their icons. Once the application we are looking for appears all we will have to do is press the Enter key, and the software will be launched
Furthermore, Launchy has support for plug-ins and searches the Internet with various search engines (like Google, YouTube or Wikipedia). We'll also be able to modify it GUI by applying themes or skins.