For most of us, there are certain websites that we access everyday. The best thing to do is either bookmark them or use a tool such as SiteLauncher to launch them.
For Firefox users, SiteLauncher is a simple Firefox add-on that allows you to quickly open websites that you need access to most often. You can configure any hotkey to make the launch panel instantly appear - it's a bit like a dashboard widget. Then you just have to strike another key to open the site you want to access. Note that the default hotkey for the launch pad is "Ctrl+Alt" which you can change at any time.
You can perform a certain amount of customization such as the ability to arrange and group related shortcuts together, set the launch pad to open sites in the current or a new tab, or even for the launcher to open as your homepage. You can add as many sites as you want (as long as there is a spare key on your keyboard to launch it!) although in terms of speed, I don't really see how SiteLauncher is any faster than having toolbar bookmarks in Firefox.
SiteLauncher is an alternative to traditional bookmarking for major sites although it doesn't offer any significant time savings.
- Faster than ever, with lower memory usage—many internal optimizations make this the most streamlined SiteLauncher version yet. Use custom icons for shortcuts—replace a shortcut's icon with your own image or even an icon from another website. New toolbar button—now includes an (optional) toolbar button, giving you a way to invoke the launcher without the keyboard. More control over layout of shortcut groups—including the ability to stack shortcuts in groups vertically instead of the "classic" horizonal layout. New option to open shortcuts next to active tab—makes losing your place a thing of the past. Improved support for lower screen resolutions—management screen has been reworked to fit lower resolutions, down to 800x600—especially useful for netbook users. Many more enhancements and a number of minor bug fixes.