Download Start Menu - Best Software & Apps

  • Start Menu 10

    5.80

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Alternative Windows 10 & Windows 8 Start Menu

    7
    64 votes
    • PROS: Shutdown timer, Many direct accesses to folders
    • CONS: Doesn't blend that well with Windows
  • Windows 8.1 Update 1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    New updates and features for Windows 8.1

    7
    133 votes
    • PROS: Updates and new features, Better usability for Windows 8.1
    • CONS: No improvements to the start button
  • Remove Watermark

    0.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Eliminate water marks from Windows 7 beta and RC

    5
    118 votes
    • Start Menu 7

      4.53

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Make the Start menu in Windows 7 easier to use

      6
      84 votes
      • PROS: More customizable Start menu, Support for skins, Easy to configure
      • CONS: You can't define new tasks for shortcuts
    • TrayIt!

      4.6.5.5

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A free Software utilities program for Windows

      8
      219 votes
      • RK Launcher

        Beta 0.4

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Mac-style task bar for Windows

        7
        153 votes
        • Brutus

          2004

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

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

          5
          113 votes
          • PROS: Simple installation and uninstallation, Helps you hide Start menu items
          • CONS: The feature set isn’t extensive, No warranties
        • Total Copy

          1.10

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Add new functions to the Windows file copying tool

          8
          34 votes
          • Windows 8 Start Panel

            Full 3.0

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Give your PC a Windows 8 look and feel

            7
            690 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
          • Folder Marker

            1.4

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Change folder icon or color with just one click

            8
            111 votes
            • Pokki Start Menu

              260.11.291

              License
              free Download
              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
              43 votes
              • IObit StartMenu8

                3.1.0.2

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                IObit StartMenu8

                7
                66 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
              • Skip Metro Suite

                2.1.1

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Disable annoying Windows 8 features

                6
                39 votes
                • PROS: Disables Modern UI when logging in, Ability to disable hotcorners, Simple to use
                • CONS: Windows 8 still relies on hidden features
              • AudioShell

                1.3.5

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                View and edit music tags from the Windows Explorer

                7
                65 votes
                • Start8

                  Beta 1.17

                  License
                  buy Download
                  Platform
                  Windows

                  Bring back the start menu without giving up the Modern UI

                  8
                  193 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
                • Classic Start 8

                  1.0.0.10

                  License
                  free Download
                  Platform
                  Windows

                  Windows® 7 start menu for the Windows® 8.

                  9
                  11 votes
                  • Start Menu Modifier

                    1.2

                    License
                    free Download
                    Platform
                    Windows

                    Blend the Windows 8 modern UI with the desktop

                    7
                    33 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
                  • Launchy

                    2.5

                    License
                    free Download
                    Platform
                    Windows

                    Say goodbye to the Start menu

                    9
                    40 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
                  • 7 Sidebar Gadget

                    1.50

                    License
                    free Download
                    Platform
                    Windows

                    A sidebar like Vista's for Windows 7

                    6
                    105 votes
                    • Sizer

                      3.3

                      License
                      free Download
                      Platform
                      Windows

                      Resize any window how you want

                      9
                      6 votes
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