Download Start Menu - Best Software & Apps

  • Windows 8.1 Update 1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    New updates and features for Windows 8.1

    7
    140 votes
    • PROS: Updates and new features, Better usability for Windows 8.1
    • CONS: No improvements to the start button
  • Start Menu 10

    5.80

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Alternative Windows 10 & Windows 8 Start Menu

    8
    68 votes
    • PROS: Shutdown timer, Many direct accesses to folders
    • CONS: Doesn't blend that well with Windows
  • RK Launcher

    Beta 0.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Mac-style task bar for Windows

    7
    154 votes
    • Remove Watermark

      0.8

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A simple tool for removing the Windows 7 watermark

      5
      118 votes
      • PROS: Easy to use, No installation required, Removes watermark
      • CONS: Only for x64-bit, No interface, Requires restart
    • TrayIt!

      4.6.5.5

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A free Software utilities program for Windows

      8
      221 votes
      • Start Menu 7

        4.53

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Make the Start menu in Windows 7 easier to use

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

        1.10

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Add new functions to the Windows file copying tool

        8
        37 votes
        • Brutus

          2004

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

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

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

          1.4

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Change folder icon or color with just one click

          8
          111 votes
          • 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
          • 8Start Launcher

            1.8

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Create your own Windows Start menu

            7
            158 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
          • Classic Start 8

            1.0.0.10

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Windows® 7 start menu for the Windows® 8.

            9
            11 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
              • Start8

                Beta 1.17

                License
                buy Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Bring back the start menu without giving up the Modern UI

                8
                194 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
              • 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
              • TurboLaunch

                5.0.10

                License
                buy Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Provides you with a little window full of icons

                8
                15 votes
                • Sizer

                  3.3

                  License
                  free Download
                  Platform
                  Windows

                  Resize any window how you want

                  9
                  6 votes
                  • Start Menu X

                    5.46

                    License
                    buy Download
                    Platform
                    Windows

                    Start Menu X is designed for all users

                    8
                    7 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
                      41 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
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