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Free portable tray launcher and hotkey manager that greatly increases your productivity. Lots ot layouts and color schemes will allow you customize popup menu appearance up to you.

A simple toolbar application that will allow you to access easier and quicker items on your PC.

This is a multi purpose launcher and a more advanced and customizable version of windows run.

You can start programs or open files with it. It is basically the same as the Quick Launch Bar you usually find next to the Start button of Windows. However KwickLaunch has a number of advantages...

Guillotine is a FREE and lightweight Windows utility that allows you to quickly and naturally access items you commonly (and uncommonly) use like programs, bookmarks, contacts, and web searches. The idea is to find things quickly just by typing a few keys, selecting your item, and going on your merry way. It's much more intuitive than hunting down those items as you normally would. It may take a while to break your old habits, but once you do, you'll see how much more intuitive it is to your normal workflow.

Originally written as a launcher app for VNC sessions onto other machines, VNCHelper is able to launch any application, URL, file or folder. It's as small on your screen as possible, remembers where it's placed.
Each item on the menu has a title, command line and also parameters you can set. For a VNC session, the title might be the hostname of the machine you want to control, the command line the path to vncviewer.exe, and the parameters the command line parameters you need to start a session.

Folder Guide
Folder Guide is a free handy utility that provides fast access to your frequently used and favorite folders. It can operate as the part of your context menu in your Windows Explorer. After quick install it will appear in context menus of Windows Explorer and Open/Save dialogs as "Folder Guide" item.With Folder Guide, you no longer need dozens of mouse clicks to navigate to your desired folder. Now reach your favorite folders in just 2 mouse clicks. Select from right click menu "Folder Guide" then click on your desired folder. Folde Guide runs automatically as part of the Windows Explorer context menu, so you will never need to start the program otherwise you want to edit the list of folders. It also works from the desktop, the Start button.

FastOpen 2.2 (last freeware version) is a system-tray-based menu utility. It lets you launch your favorite programs, documents, Websites, and single-pane Explorer views of your frequently used folders from its right-click menu. Arrange your menu entries in any order you wish and add separators to organize items into logical groups. Options let you instantly add all drives to a menu or submenu; insert Run, Find, Open, Connect, and/or Disconnect commands; and automatically place a separator after a certain number of items. FastOpen is easy to use and a nice alternative to the Windows Start Menu.

Hot Key Plus
Hot Key Plus is a small freeware utility that allows you to launch applications using the 'Windows' keys (the ones with the Windows icon on them) on your keyboard.

PowerPro gives you a compact and powerful launch bar, menu, and tray icon facility. Any combination of keyboard key, mouse click action and button press can be combined to give you extreme configurability of your Windows environment. PowerPro integrates three main capabilities. First, it lets you run programs using tool bars, tray icons, hot keys, mouse actions, menus, timers and its scheduler. Second, it give you control over other program's windows, e.g. closing, minimizing, maximizing, rolling-up to caption, minimizing to the tray and positioning them. Third, PowerPro provides a range of utility functions, such as sending keystrokes to programs, virtual desktops, clipboard extender and keyboard macros. It also lets features sounds, wallpaper and screensaver activation and randomization.

Using keystrokes that work no matter what program you are in, you can use ZenKEY to launch a program or bring it back into focus, open a document or Internet resource, resize or move a window, perform an Internet search, access Windows utilities, control Media players and even issue System commands. You can assign any keystroke to perform these tasks, and create pop-up menus with often used commands that appear at the press of a button.

qliner Hotkeys
Hotkeys builds on the concept of Windows shortcut keys but takes this concept to a whole new level. Do you think key combinations are hard to remember? Just hold the Windows key for three seconds and up pops a keyboard with icons on the keys that are configured. This you can you use, not only to remind you of hotkey combinations, but also for drag and drop configuration. It also features intelligent application launching and switching, add-ins like audio volume control and a clock.

SlickRun is a free floating command line utility for Windows. SlickRun gives you almost instant access to any program or website. SlickRun allows you to create command aliases (known as MagicWords), so C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe becomes MAIL.
Enter a web URL into SlickRun and it will launch your browser and navigate to the specified address. Run multiple programs in a few keystrokes, jot a note, look up a definition... SlickRun is the most natural way to interact with your computer.

nnCron LITE
nnCron LITE is a small, but full-featured scheduler that can start applications and open documents at a specified time or with specified frequency. nnCron LITE is a perfect freeware Windows clone of a well-known UNIX scheduler Cron (including all the useful Anacron features).

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