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
    137 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
    66 votes
    • PROS: Shutdown timer, Many direct accesses to folders
    • CONS: Doesn't blend that well with Windows
  • 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
    • 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
      • 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
      • Folder Marker

        1.4

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Change folder icon or color with just one click

        8
        111 votes
        • Total Copy

          1.10

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Add new functions to the Windows file copying tool

          8
          36 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
          • Classic Start 8

            1.0.0.10

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Windows® 7 start menu for the Windows® 8.

            9
            11 votes
            • Free Launch Bar

              1.0

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Customizable launch bar

              8
              21 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
              • 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
              • 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
                • 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
                • 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
                • Tray Commander

                  2.3

                  License
                  buy Download
                  Platform
                  Windows

                  Advanced tray launcher

                  10
                  4 votes
                  • 7 Sidebar Gadget

                    1.50

                    License
                    free Download
                    Platform
                    Windows

                    A sidebar like Vista's for Windows 7

                    6
                    105 votes
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