Did you know on Windows 8 and 10 you can hit the Windows key then start typing to search for apps, settings, and files? I’ve been using Launchy to do just that since Windows XP. In fact, I still use Launchy, for two reasons: first, it’s faster than the Windows search on my five-year-old laptop. Second, it includes directories in its index, and I find myself searching for directories more often than files. For it’s consistent greatness, I made Launchy my September creators donation.