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
    134 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

    7
    65 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
    220 votes
    • RK Launcher

      Beta 0.4

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Mac-style task bar for Windows

      7
      153 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
      • 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
      • Total Copy

        1.10

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Add new functions to the Windows file copying tool

        8
        35 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
        • 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
          • 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
          • 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
          • 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
          • Tray Commander

            2.3

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Advanced tray launcher

            10
            4 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
              • 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
              • Sizer

                3.3

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Resize any window how you want

                9
                6 votes
                • 7 Sidebar Gadget

                  1.50

                  License
                  free Download
                  Platform
                  Windows

                  A sidebar like Vista's for Windows 7

                  6
                  105 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
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