Do you keep your hands on the keyboard most of the time when using the

Have you ever launched an application from the Dock while trying to
switch to a running one?

Do you find the general Dock interface somewhat lacking?

Well then, you will want to check out Dockhand, a simple utility that
installs a hot key which, when invoked, allows you to switch to or
launch an application, doent, folder, or web address with a
shortcut that you define. Check it out at the link below: