ZLaunchy was written mainly for those who like the way Windows Mobile dialler allows searching for contacts in a T9-like way – so that finding Adam means choosing 2326 in the phone application. ZLaunchy uses the same idea to run programs on your device.
ZLaunchy gives you a dialler keypad and when you type in a series of digits, it searches for all programs that match – for example to start Internet Explorer, start typing 4683 – Internet Explorer and Internet Sharing should show up in the result list.
This application performs a search using all items in the Start Menu. It also skips showing application icons, which causes it to work faster than usual application launchers. This makes ZLaunchy a perfect candidate for an application that’s bound to a hardware key (using system settings) and have it always handy when you want to find an application quickly.
A tip to users with front-facing keyboards on their smartphones is that they can get at least a small part of this functionality by repeatedly typing the first letter of the app they wish to launch, which usually skips down the start menu from one app to the other with that initial letter, until it hits the one you want. This does not seem to work anymore in the new Windows Mobile 6.5 Start Menu however.
Read more at Endorser.org here or download the cab directly to your device from your mobile browser by typing in tinyurl.com/zlaunchyvga for the VGA version and tinyurl.com/zlaunchyqvga for the QVGA version.