Windows 7: When you sit down at your computer in the morning, you probably have a handful of applications you open at once to start your day. Windows 7 App Launcher (7APL) can open select applications or groups of applications with a single click, or you can bind application groups to key commands and open all of your “work apps” or “gaming apps” with a keystroke.
This isn’t the only utility that does this, and we even walked you through how to the same thing with batch files a while back. Even so, 7APL makes the process a bit easier and allows you to define different groups of applications for different needs. For example, if you want to fire up Steam, your graphics card overclocking utility and your favourite IM client when you’re ready to play video games, you can set that group of applications to one key, while you can set another key to be your work apps, like your word processor, email client, VPN client and web browser.
7APL is a portable application, and while it takes a little setup to get running the way you’d like, once you have it configured, you may never open individual apps one after another again. To install the app, grab it from the DeviantArt link below, and for help setting it up, check the How-To Geek guide below for a step-by-step walkthrough.