I'm always trying to find new ways to improve my productivity while working with PC's. One of my mayor bottlenecks is the ability to start applications with a few keystrokes. For example: I use PuTTy at least 5 times per day. After fiddling around with WinKey, which worked quite well, I still wanted some more.
Thats why I started creating my own new launcher application. It is called 'Geek Launcher', because probably only geeks (and maybe speed-freaks) are going to use it. You can download the first beta version here: geeklauncher-1.0beta.exe and can view the sourcecode here through websvn or normal SVN: http://svn.demontpx.com/GeekLauncher