Download Start Menu - Best Software & Apps

  • Start Menu 10

    5.80

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Alternative Windows 10 & Windows 8 Start Menu

    7
    13 votes
    • PROS: Shutdown timer, Many direct accesses to folders
    • CONS: Doesn't blend that well with Windows
  • Brutus

    2004

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    Platform
    Windows

    Shut Down, Restart or Log Off Your Computer with a Single Click

    6
    65 votes
    • PROS: Simple installation and uninstallation, Helps you hide Start menu items,
    • CONS: The feature set isn’t extensive, No warranties
  • Start Menu 7

    4.53

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    Platform
    Windows

    Make the Start menu in Windows 7 easier to use

    7
    55 votes
    • PROS: More customizable Start menu, Support for skins, Easy to configure
    • CONS: You can't define new tasks for shortcuts
  • IObit StartMenu8

    3.1.0.2

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    Platform
    Windows

    IObit StartMenu8

    7
    42 votes
    • PROS: Faithful recreation of Windows 7 Start menu, Quick search feature, Access to most used features
    • CONS: Option to boot to desktop doesn't work, Doesn't show user icon, Can't use arrow keys to select item, Jumping to Modern UI unintuitive
  • Windows 8 Start Panel

    Full 3.0

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    Platform
    Windows

    Give your PC a Windows 8 look and feel

    7
    514 votes
    • PROS: Simulates Windows 8 interface well, Offers tile organization on Start menu, Tiles include Facebook, Twitter, Gmail and more
    • CONS: Can't change the green background
  • Launchy

    2.5

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Say goodbye to the Start menu

    10
    10 votes
    • PROS: Cuts down on clicking time and requiring shortcuts, Doesn't require Start Menu
    • CONS: Tapping two keys would be better replaced by one
  • Start8

    Beta 1.17

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    Platform
    Windows

    Bring back the start menu without giving up the Modern UI

    7
    33 votes
    • PROS: Great compromise between Modern UI and traditional start menu, Useful customizations, Wide Windows 8 or traditional Windows 7 start menu, Automatically matches the color of your task bar
    • CONS: 30 day trial
  • Pokki Start Menu

    260.11.291

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    Platform
    Windows

    Get your Start button back on your Windows 8 desktop and access all the most important stuff on your computer, in one click

    7
    50 votes
  • Start Button 8

    5.70

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    A more powerful start menu

    9
    22 votes
    • PROS: Ability to create virtual groups, Customizable skins, Skin editor and creator
    • CONS: Must upgrade to Pro version for all the features, Default skins look dated, Doesn't help boot to the desktop
  • 8Start Launcher

    1.8

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Create your own Windows Start menu

    6
    152 votes
    • PROS: Allows you to personalize menus the way you want, Speeds up access to applications
    • CONS: Doesn't automatically update when applications are un-installed
  • ViStart

    8.0.0.4040

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    Platform
    Windows

    Add Vista start menu functionalities to Windows XP

    3
    47 votes
    • PROS: Seamless integration, Quick and easy to use, No installation
    • CONS: No support for right clicking, No support for using arrow keys
  • Start Menu Modifier

    1.2

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Blend the Windows 8 modern UI with the desktop

    7
    40 votes
    • PROS: Looks seamless, Ability to assign hotkey
    • CONS: No advantages over stock start menu, Does not keep settings after a reboot or shutdown, .NET Framework error