a very simple launcher. the main attraction of this one is that it doesn't stick around after you use it. you open it, launch a program, then it closes. that's a feature, right? or you can elect to keep it open all the time. anyway this is a nice app, it has 10 buttons down the side that are categories, just drag shortcuts in and keep them in one place. dragging EXEs does not work, they have to be shortcuts. zip download.
i like this one a lot! it's tabbed, horizontal, with nice app icons all lined up inside that have customizable tooltips. the icons on the tabs can be turned into text for a sexier look. supports transparency, command line params, run min or max, plus hotkey for any app in the launcher. best of all, one icon in the launcher can be set to launch any number of programs/scripts/etc. yay!
UniExtract didn't work so i Sandboxed it. registry entries, but just uninstall info. 3 files are stored in %appdata% but i emailed the developer asking nicely for portability, and he wrote back saying i you can just stick those files (an INI, an XML, and a DAT) in the program folder. it worked like a charm