Download Start Menu - Best Software & Apps

  • Start Menu 10

    5.80

    License
    free Download
    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

    License
    free Download
    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

    License
    free Download
    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

    License
    free Download
    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
  • Launchy

    2.5

    License
    free Download
    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
  • 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
    50 votes
    • Windows 8 Start Panel

      Full 3.0

      License
      free Download
      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
    • 8Start Launcher

      1.8

      License
      free Download
      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

      License
      free Download
      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
    • Start8

      Beta 1.17

      License
      try Download
      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
    • Start Button 8

      5.70

      License
      free Download
      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
    • Classic Start 8

      1.0.0.10

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Windows® 7 start menu for the Windows® 8.

      6
      15 votes
      • Start Menu Modifier

        1.2

        License
        free Download
        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
      • Ferrari Theme

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Symbian

        Show your support for the most popular F1 team

        7
        177 votes
        • PROS:Nice, crisp looking theme, Impressive looking start menu, Easy to install
        • CONS:No wallpaper included
      • Taskbar Transizer

        1.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Give a transparent effect to the taskbar and start menu in Windows

        8
        10 votes
        • Windows 8 Start Menu Toggle

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          A Free Desktop customization program for Windows

          8
          15 votes
          • Vista Start Menu

            3.88

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Find the shortcut to the program you want, quickly!

            8
            16 votes
            • PStart

              2.11

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Add a customized Start Menu to execute portable applications

              9
              3 votes
              • Win8Starter

                1

                License
                try Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Start button and start menu for Windows8!

                7
                6 votes
                • Appetizer

                  1.3.1.222

                  License
                  free Download
                  Platform
                  Windows

                  An alternative Start menu for apps and files

                  10
                  4 votes
                  • PROS:You can import links from the standard Start menu and Quick Launch bar, Support for keyboard shotcuts, Multi-Launch group to open multiple apps at the same time
                  • CONS:Not many new features in comparison to the Start menu
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