Quicksilver for Windows

One of the most useful little utilities on the Mac is called Quicksilver. It allows you to get at programs or data with a very few key presses and also indexes all of your user data such as contacts, calendar entries etc. So if I want to find a phone number, I can just type the persons name from anywhere, hit return and their contact record shows up instantly. The idea is so good that Apple have stolen it for the next version of OS X, it will be called Spotlight. This obviously takes advantage of OS X's file store which Windows can't even get close to currently. But there is a utility which gets some of the way there...

Called AppRocket it sits at the top of your screen and at least allows you get at your applications and documents in your My Documents folder quickly. Well worth a look.