Apps unleash the power of your computer. We collect dozens of them for different tasks. Some we leave running most of the day, and others we start up as we need.
How do you normally launch apps? Do you prefer to use the keyboard or mouse?
Do you use a special launcher like Quicksilver, Alfred, Launchy or Gnome-Do? Do you use the dock or desktop? Do you use the command line or Spotlight? Or can your computer just read your mind?
Check off as many methods as you use in the poll, and let us know the details in the comments.