A few days ago when I wrote up an article on WinRoll “Nate The Great” commented with a few programs that he really likes. One of those programs was Launchy and I thought I’d give it a shot since it sounded useful.
What is Launchy? “Launchy indexes the programs in your start menu and can launch your documents, project files, folders, and bookmarks with just a few keystrokes!” It actually reminds me of the search box that Vista has on the Start Menu because both let you quickly find your programs and documents after typing only a few characters.
I’ve been using Launchy on my XP machine for about a day now and it is absolutely great. The only downside is that you have to remember that you have it! I often find myself still going to the Start Menu to start programs even though Launchy is much quicker. I am sure I’ll get used to it though.
Here are a few screenshots: