Good things often come in small packages. And it is completely true about a free Windows utility called Launchy.
“Launchy is a free windows utility designed to help you forget about your start menu, the icons on your desktop, and even your file manager.Launchy indexes the programs in your start menu and can launch your documents, project files, folders, and bookmarks with just a few keystrokes!” That is what they say on their website. But believe me its a lot more than that.
With launchy you can search Google, weather updates, music that you have forgotten was there on your hard drive and amazingly you can use launchy as a calculator. There’s lot more you can do with Launchy that you can find in the ReadMe file.
And if you want to give Launchy a different look, you can also download skins for it here.
I strongly advise you to read the ReadMe file after installing Launchy. (By the way, to bring up Launchy, press Alt+Space).