Being a long-time After Effects user from back in the Cosa days before it was bought out by Adobe, this is a little trick that, even when I show it to some power users their jaw will drop in surprise. Yes, you can open and run multiple copies of After Effects on the same computer at the same time and it is so lame and easy to set up that it is crazy that it does not just do this out of the box.
after effects properties window
All you need to do is go in the properties window by right clicking on the icon and choosing properties (get info on Mac OSX). After the command to open the program append a -m which is the flag for multiple and you will now be able to open up several After Effects projects all at once.

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