I live and die by launchers and find them to be incredible time savers once they are set up properly.
I intend to try out some of the programs mentioned in this posting but I have been very pleased with the previously mentioned Free Launch Bar at http://www.freelaunchbar.com/
. One feature that I would like is an ability to more easily store and save the launcher set up so they can be moved to another computer or reinstalled at a later date.
I also use another freeware program called Micro-Sys Launcher 1.46 available at http://www.micro-sys.dk/products/launcher/
. This is an older program that could use some updating but it has some good features. I installed before Free Launch Bar and since I spent so much time setting up the launches I couldn’t bear to trash it.