Windows: Applications launchers are plentiful and since Windows Vista there has been a built-in launcher in the start menu. Blaze however rolls application launching into a package with task automation. As you work it suggests ways to automate your workflow.
Not only does Blaze act as a Launchy-style application launcher but it also monitors your work and leaps into action when it appears that it could help you by automating the task.
Here is a simple example: You create a text file and name it Temp1.txt, then another named Temp2.txt, by the time you create Temp3.txt Blaze will ask you how many files you wish to create based on that numbering scheme and will create them for you.
A more complex example involves repetitive tasks inside a spreadsheet or document. As you continue to do certain tasks, like alter text within cells, Blaze will follow the pattern until the pattern is clear and then suggest that it take over. You can tweak the rules and then hand it over the Blaze to trudge through. The quick guide from the Blaze website covers a variety of tasks that Blaze can automate and includes examples, well worth a read over if you're considering trying Blaze out.
Check out the website for more screenshots and examples of Blaze in action. Blaze is freeware, Windows only.