Windows only: Tiny, portable utility Folder Menu adds quick access to your favourite applications and folders through a popup navigation menu—and it even works in those irritating File Open dialogs.
The first time you run the application it will generate a default configuration file and put an item in your system tray—but you can simply access the menu from anywhere using the Win+W shortcut key combination. Where it really comes in handy is file open/save dialogs or any Explorer window—you can simply use the middle-click function to show the menu, and once you've selected something, Folder Menu will automatically navigate to the correct folder from within the dialog. The fun doesn't stop with folders, however—you can add applications, web sites, and even registry keys to use this as a LiteStep-style menu launcher.
The configuration page adds loads of tweaking possibilities—you can completely customise the icons, hotkeys or menu items that show up, and you can choose which applications will work with Folder Menu. As if that wasn't enough, if you hold the Ctrl key while clicking on a menu item (or use the Caps Lock key), you can browse down through the folders the same way you can in StandaloneStack.
Folder Menu is free for Windows only, and after using it for an hour I'm not sure how I worked without it. For more, check out how StandaloneStack adds Leopard-style Stacks to Windows.