Windows: The Run dialog (Windows-R, shortcut fans) is a great tool for quickly accessing obscure features. Add2Run allows you to boost the utility of this feature by adding your own.
The tool is dead simple. Just find the executable for the app you want to launch, give it an alias and boom. You're done. You may need to run the utility as administrator, since behind the scenes it's modifying the registry to add the shortcuts.
Launch Any Application From Windows Run Dialog With Add2Run [Addictive Tips]