Download 8Start Launcher, to run programs and documents
8Start Launcher is a free Application Launcher with Tree Notes. It is portable and skinable.
Organize shortcuts into groups and categories; Accessed by system tray, hotkey and middle mouse; Create and manage buttons; Shortcuts, Web favorites, files, folders, and application links can be defined easily; Portable with relative path defined; Shows program name / description on mouse over;
Quick access to a drive; Changeable skin with transparency support (30+ skins); Able to use picture files for button icons; Auto shrink to fit the number of icons.
For an easier and free solution, check Favorite Launcher