This is an app that I have been using since I made it for Window XP. I know there are apps like Launchy and Rocket Dock, but Windows (IMHO) has a very nice app launcher built in (besides the start menu), the Run dialog. Short Run allows you to create shortcuts to applications and run them using the Run dialog. It is portable (but you can add it to the Send To menu.) and very easy to use. Just run the ShortRun4.exe file and choose Shortcuts > Add Shortcut or drag and drop a file or folder (dropping a folder will add a shortcut to that folder). Read the Help.txt file for more info. This is for Windows XP or higher.