Quicksilver has solved this problem on MacOS, but if you’re on Windows and like me have 1.6 gajillion different applications, utilities and games installed across a collection of hard drives, you probably struggle to find applications you’d like to launch and have such a proliferation of icons on your desktop that you can no longer distinguish between them. Enter Quickrun, another file launcher for Windows. It’s free, very small at ~300k, and super easy to use. Just install it then right click on the quicklaunch area to the right of your start menu and begin customizing. It’s nowhere near as elegant as Quicksilver but it gets the job done, especially if you’re partial to hierarchical file management, and you can’t beat the price.