If your start menu is loaded with lot of programs and every time you are like searching for the applications to launch give Jetstart a try. Jetstart is an quick application launcher and start menu replacement for windows. It allows you to quickly access categorized start menu shortcuts, recently launched programs and system commands.
Jetstart also supports searching for the programs, to find any program just open jetstart ans start typing few letters, it will display the programs as you type. You can click the search results to quickly launch any program.
Jetstart comes in two flavors a free version and a pro version for $14.95. With the pro version you can add your own categories, hot keys manager and support. But free version is good enough for any one.