A few months ago Life Hacker tipped me off to an interesting app called Launchy. It’s a pretty handy application, allowing you to keep your hands on your keepboard to launch applications, and, if you follow LifeHacker, with a few tweaks, you can make it do a whole lot more.
Well, they just released version 2, which includes a new configuration dialog, and a new interface. It’s a handy little tool, and I’d recommend it for those that like to stay away from their mouse as much as possible, or even feel more comfortable at the keyboard. Hitting ALT + Space (configurable), you can type in the name of any app that is on your start menu, and launch it. Sort of similar to Mac’s QuickSilver.