Download Start Menu - Best Software & Apps

  • Windows 8.1 Update 1

    Windows 8.1 Update 1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    New updates and features for Windows 8.1

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

    Start Menu 105.80

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Alternative Windows 10 & Windows 8 Start Menu

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

    RK LauncherBeta 0.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Mac-style task bar for Windows

    7
    154 votes
    • Remove Watermark

      Remove Watermark0.8

      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!

      TrayIt!4.6.5.5

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A free Software utilities program for Windows

      8
      221 votes
      • Classic Start 8

        Classic Start 81.0.0.10

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Windows® 7 start menu for the Windows® 8.

        9
        11 votes
        • Total Copy

          Total Copy1.10

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Add new functions to the Windows file copying tool

          8
          39 votes
          • Start Menu 7

            Start Menu 74.53

            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
          • Brutus

            Brutus2004

            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

            Folder Marker1.4

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Change folder icon or color with just one click

            8
            111 votes
            • Skip Metro Suite

              Skip Metro Suite2.1.1

              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
            • Sizer

              Sizer3.3

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Resize any window how you want

              9
              6 votes
              • TurboLaunch

                TurboLaunch5.0.10

                License
                buy Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Provides you with a little window full of icons

                8
                15 votes
                • 8Start Launcher

                  8Start Launcher1.8

                  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
                • Pokki Start Menu

                  Pokki Start Menu260.11.291

                  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

                    Launchy2.5

                    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
                  • ViStart

                    ViStart8.0.0.4040

                    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
                  • Tray Commander

                    Tray Commander2.3

                    License
                    buy Download
                    Platform
                    Windows

                    Advanced tray launcher

                    10
                    4 votes
                    • Taskbar Transparency

                      Taskbar Transparency2

                      License
                      free Download
                      Platform
                      Windows

                      Adjust the transparency of the Windows 7 taskbar

                      5
                      26 votes
                      • AudioShell

                        AudioShell1.3.5

                        License
                        free Download
                        Platform
                        Windows

                        View and edit music tags from the Windows Explorer

                        7
                        65 votes
                        Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
                        #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
                        1TrayIt!4.6.5.52218.5Windows
                        2RK LauncherBeta 0.41547.3Windows
                        3Windows 8.1 Update 11427.2Windows
                        48Start Launcher1.81586.8Windows
                        5ViStart8.0.0.40402446.3Windows
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