Download Start Menu - Best Software & Apps

  • Start Menu 10

    5.80

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Alternative Windows 10 & Windows 8 Start Menu

    8
    58 votes
    • PROS: Shutdown timer, Many direct accesses to folders
    • CONS: Doesn't blend that well with Windows
  • Start Menu 7

    4.53

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Make the Start menu in Windows 7 easier to use

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

    2004

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

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

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

      1.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Blend the Windows 8 modern UI with the desktop

      7
      32 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
    • IObit StartMenu8

      3.1.0.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      IObit StartMenu8

      7
      65 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
    • Start Menu X

      5.46

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Start Menu X is designed for all users

      8
      7 votes
      • Start8

        Beta 1.17

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Bring back the start menu without giving up the Modern UI

        8
        191 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
      • 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
      • Start Button 8

        5.70

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A more powerful start menu

        5
        30 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
      • ViStart

        8.0.0.4040

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Add Vista start menu functionalities to Windows XP

        6
        244 votes
        • PROS: Seamless integration, Quick and easy to use, No installation
        • CONS: No support for right clicking, No support for using arrow keys
      • Classic Start 8

        1.0.0.10

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Windows® 7 start menu for the Windows® 8.

        9
        11 votes
        • Vista Start Menu

          3.88

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Find the shortcut to the program you want, quickly!

          6
          60 votes
          • 8Start Launcher

            1.8

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Create your own Windows Start menu

            7
            157 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
          • Ferrari Theme

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows
            Symbian

            Show your support for the most popular F1 team

            7
            156 votes
            • PROS: Nice, crisp looking theme, Impressive looking start menu, Easy to install
            • CONS: No wallpaper included
          • Windows 8 Start Menu Toggle

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            A Free Desktop customization program for Windows

            6
            51 votes
            • Taskbar Transizer

              1.0

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

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

              8
              17 votes
              • Win8Starter

                1

                License
                buy Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Start button and start menu for Windows8!

                8
                7 votes
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